Diet Diva
Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

  • Jul 05 2011

    Nutrition: It's A Matter of Fact

    Welcome to March! Lots going on this month....St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and.........National Nutrition Month! I know you have been waiting all year for nutrition month! It is finally here!Nutrition is one thing that people are talking about al...

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  • Jul 05 2011

    Pop-tastic!

    It's no secret that I am a big fan of popchips. I have written about them before and I just read an article in USA Today about the CEO of popchips, Keith Belling. He is completely dedicated to building the popchips brand, and in just over 2 year...

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  • Jul 05 2011

    He Likes It! Mickey Likes It!

    Remember that old Life cereal commercial? Mickey is trying Life cereal and his brothers can't believe he is actually eating it? He Likes It! Mickey Likes It!How do we get our kids to eat healthy food---and actually enjoy it? My 2 year old Basi...

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  • Jul 01 2011

    What are You Grilling this 4th of July?

    We’re going to the beach for the holiday weekend (I live in Florida) and I am so excited! My kids are young and love crashing in the waves and playing in the sand. We need a little vacation, so this long weekend is falling at the right time! ...

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  • Jun 29 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Chia

    Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Did you realize that you can actually eat those seeds? I wouldn’t recommend the exact ones from the Chia Pet box, but you can find Chia seeds at your local health food store. Chia seeds are tiny,...

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  • Jun 27 2011

    All the Flavor with All of the Benefits

    Cutting calories doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite flavors. Try substituting these simple and healthier alternatives for their high-calorie counterparts. Get the flavor of bacon in your recipe without all the fat. Instead, use ...

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  • Jun 24 2011

    Summertime Flavor

    It’s summertime, which means it’s really easy to plan your meals based on what’s in season! More often than not, we buy our favorite foods when they aren’t at their peak ripeness. This means we eat our foods when they don’t taste their best, an...

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  • Jun 22 2011

    New Breakfast on the Block

    Subway is known for a quick and healthy (easy on the sauces) option for lunch or dinner, but they have just launched a breakfast menu that is equally healthy and fresh.One of the things that I personally love about Subway is the ability to customi...

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  • Jun 22 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Potatoes

    When you hear potato, what comes to mind? Starchy, white? Fattening and avoid at all cost? While starchy and white may be true, the latter is absolutely false! Over the years, the potato has gotten a bad rap thanks to the many diet fads and “no...

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  • Jun 20 2011

    The Dangers of Grazing

    Are you a grazer? If you read my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I am in favor of eating small portions and eating frequently throughout the day. However, mindless “grazing” can lead to calories going unnoticed throughout your day, beca...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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