Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
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...
Feb 02 2011
Super Bowl 2011: Healthy Snack Ideas
Super Bowl Sunday could easily be renamed Super Snack Sunday. Most people don’t sit down to a meal while they’re watching the game—they are much more likely to fill up on snacks like pizza, wings, and chips and dips. You might start a riot if y...
Jan 31 2011
Eating To Prevent Cancer
Cancer is scary because we don’t always know why people get it. Over the years, cancer prevalence has increased greatly, and that’s partially because of lifestyle behaviors that we as a nation have adopted. Although cancer may occur because of ...
Jan 27 2011
Eat Light, Eat Often
Energy and performance are very important in my day-to-day work. In order to be an efficient full-time worker and full-time mom, I need to make sure I’m at the top of my game to provide the best for my family. For many people, the first go-to en...
Jan 26 2011
My First Visit to the ER
In my 36 years of life, not once have I had to visit an ER. That is, until a few weeks ago when I came down with a nasty stomach virus. I was so sick I made the decision to break down and get an IV and some anti-nausea meds. I am still not...
Jan 24 2011
Portion Control: How Big is That Plate?
Are you eating healthy, but still not seeing the results you’ve been hoping for? The reason could be portion sizes! Food portions have increased to two or three times of what’s recommended without us even realizing it. In order to get control o...
Jan 20 2011
Strategic Grocery Shopping
Healthy eating starts at your home, but in order to ensure that your home will be stocked with nutritious food you need to first learn how to shop strategically in the grocery store! Grocery shopping can be pretty overwhelming. With the nev...