Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Feb 04 2011
Who Wants Pizza?
I was about a month into my very first job as a dietitian when a high level executive I was working with asked me, “How often do YOU eat pizza?” It was my first introduction into the fact that people look at dietitians as if they are perfect ea...
Feb 03 2011
Big Game No Guilt Snacking
The Big Game is on for Sunday, and while the players will be burning it off, most people will be packing it on. Check out my latest appearance on The Daily Buzz TV show with my no-guilt Big Game snacks! The Super Bowl is one of the bigges...