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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 28 2011

    Balanced Meals for Optimal Energy

    Maintaining your energy isn’t just about sleeping well and exercising—it’s also about eating balanced meals! To get the most from your meals, include each food group, plan your meals in advance, and be mindful of your portion sizes for sustaine...

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  • Mar 25 2011

    Eat a Rainbow of Foods: Health Benefits of Colored Foods

    Many American’s plates tend to be beige and brown with meats, loaded potatoes and refined grains. A diet rich in these foods provides high fat and cholesterol, with little nutritional quality. So what can we do to improve nutrition and add some...

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  • Mar 23 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Beans

    Want to know my secret way of adding large quantities of fiber and protein into my diet with one simple food? The answer: beans! Whenever I’m in need of a good dose of fiber, protein, nutrients, and flavor I look to this week’s superfood, and o...

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  • Mar 21 2011

    The Small Change Diet

    The newest diet book on the market is one of the smartest ones ever written. Are you tired of making drastic changes to your lifestyle, only to get burnt out and then go back to even worse habits? Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian, saw that i...

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  • Mar 16 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Quinoa

    Looking for plant based protein? There are many non-meat foods out there that provide great sources of protein to fuel the body and give us needed strength. There is one food in particular that is a staple in my diet due to its nutritional ben...

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  • Mar 14 2011

    Tips to Curb Your Cravings

    One of the most challenging things about eating healthy and keeping fit is fighting off your food cravings! I am a chocolate lover myself, so I understand how hard it can be to deny myself my favorite treat. So how can we stop ourselves from o...

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  • Mar 11 2011

    Superfood of the Week: The Health Benefits of Pomegranates

    Want a fruit that tastes great, is healthy and can be used as a beautiful garnish? Try this week’s superfood: pomegranates! Pomegranates are a deliciously healthy fruit that have been gaining popularity for their great taste and amazing health ...

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  • Mar 09 2011

    It's Registered Dietitian Day!

    What’s an RD? If you didn’t know already, RD day is on March 9. This is the day that we recognize the leading experts in food and nutrition, our registered dietitians (RDs). A Registered Dietitian is a credentialed authority and the leading ...

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  • Mar 07 2011

    Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother: Health or Hype?

    Have you ever found a product that is completely new to you? There are some very unique foods out there—many that you have never heard of or even thought could exist! I recently spoke with someone who wanted to know more about apple cider vineg...

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  • Mar 04 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Almonds

    When it comes to eating well, that means eating a variety of carbohydrates, proteins,andfats. The word fat scares off many people, but it’s an essential part of our diets. Fat keeps our bodies functioning properly, provides cushioning for our orga...

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About the Author


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