Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
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...
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...
Jun 17 2011
Rely on Convenience
Does the thought of cooking or preparing a meal seem like a daunting task? If so, I’ve got a secret for you: it’s okay to “cut corners.” Convenience foods exist for the sole purpose of making your life easier, and it’s okay to let them do just ...
Jun 15 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts
When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...
Jun 13 2011
Be Beverage Smart
About two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in water, and 60-70 percent of your body is made up of water. Therefore, it is obvious that this liquid is essential for life. You’ve probably been lectured on the importance of hydration so ma...
Jun 10 2011
How Caffeine Affects Your Body
Like most busy people, I occasionally get those mid-day slumps where I begin to lose energy and feel sluggish. For most, this results in a caffeine fix (not for me…I get up and MOVE and eat a low glycemic snack), but did you ever think about wh...
Jun 08 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai
One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...
Jun 06 2011
Debunking the Myth: Skipping Meals Helps You Lose Weight
photo courtesy of the internetHave you skipped breakfast or lunch, thinking it’s a good way to lose weight? You’re saving calories, right? Not really. While your intentions may be good, they are misplaced.Even though skipping meals might seem ...
Jun 03 2011
Turn Your Pyramid Into a Plate
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid, first developed in 1992 and modified since then, has officially hit the dust. MyPyramid was, in my opinion, difficult for people to follow and use as the guide to a healthy diet...
Jun 02 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Green Tea
Worried about getting enough antioxidants? Well worry no more! Sometimes it can be hard to get in enough antioxidant-rich foods, but what if you could drink your antioxidants instead? For an effortless way to get antioxidants, try the super foo...