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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • May 31 2011

    Is Organic Really Better?

    Is anyone else confused about whether to buy organic or conventional food? With all of the conflicting information about whether organic or conventional food is better for you, it’s hard to know what to think! Read on for insight on the organic...

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  • May 26 2011

    Memorial Day: Grilling Season is Here!

    Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer grilling season. Have you dusted off the grill and fired it up yet? If not, get cooking! Backyard barbecues tend to involve highly decadent foods, but they don’t have to! With spring in the air...

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About the Author


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