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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 02 2011

    National Nutrition Month: Eat Right With Color!

    March is upon us, which you may or may not realize is a very important month for dietitians everywhere. It is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.” What does that mean? Simply add colorful foods to your plate....

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  • Feb 28 2011

    Is There Anything Healthy in the Vending Machine?

    We’ve all been there. It's three in the afternoon and your eyes are drooping as your energy starts to fall. This can only mean one thing: it’s time for a snack! Since you’ve eaten all of the food you brought from home already, there’s only one ...

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  • Feb 25 2011

    Healthy Comfort Foods

    When you think of “comfort foods,” what are the first foods that come to your mind? For me, I think of soups and stews or chicken dishes. Something that warms you from the inside out. During these cold winter months, hearty meals are more appea...

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  • Feb 23 2011

    Eat This for a Healthy Heart

    The heart is one of the hardest working muscles in the body. It pumps an average of 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day. Instead of focusing on what NOT to eat, let’s look at what TO eat! Choose Heart H...

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  • Feb 22 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Kefir

    I am starting something new: Each week one of my blogs will be devoted to one particular “Superfood.” While no food is the healthiest thing on the planet nor will any one food cure cancer, there are definite advantages to eating certain foods. ...

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  • Feb 17 2011

    Matters of the Heart: Nutrition For a Healthy Heart

    February is known as the month of Valentine’s Day, love, and chocolate. To go along with this heart theme, February also is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness of one of the top problems our nation faces: heart disease. Heart di...

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  • Feb 15 2011

    Making Fiber Fabulous

    GNU BarsIf you are like the average American, you are getting about 12-15 grams of fiber every day. But that’s not enough. Men, you need about 35 grams a day. Women, you should get around 25 grams.Just a quick warning: Dietitians love to talk a...

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  • Feb 11 2011

    What the New USDA Dietary Guidelines Mean For You

    On January 31st, 2011 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2010 dietary guidelines, a guided report giving nutrition recommendations to the general public based on current needs of our country and population. Publishe...

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  • Feb 09 2011

    The Flexitarian Diet

    Tara with Dawn Jackson BlatnerHave you considered the idea of becoming a vegetarian but can’t imagine a life completely free of meat? We all know how hard it can be to eat meat-free, so for those of you who enjoy your vegetables but still want ...

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  • Feb 07 2011

    On the Road Again: Eating Healthy While Traveling

    I am writing this post on a plane to Las Vegas for a speaking engagement. While healthy eating begins at home, being on the road is not excuse for letting it slip. As a busy professional myself, I know how hard it is to eat healthy while travel...

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About the Author


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