Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Oct 05 2012

    Exercise for Your Health

    Exercising not only helps you lose weight, it also reduces your risk of chronic diseases, improves your mood, reduces stress, improves sleep, and improves your overall quality of life. With our busy schedules, fitting exercise into our daily r...

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  • Oct 03 2012

    Fall is Apple Season

    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather begins to cool down, football starts again and it’s apple-picking season! During this time of year, you can find so many types of apples -- at a super market, a farmers market, or by mak...

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  • Oct 01 2012

    McDonald's New Calorie Postings: How Will it Affect You?

    More new changes at McDonald's! Last year they changed the calorie levels in their happy meals and now they are giving you the option to make better choices when you dine out. McDonald's just recently began posting their calorie counts inside ...

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  • Sep 27 2012

    Tart Cherries for Post Workout Recovery

    Don’t waste your workout! When you get done with an intense workout or long competition, your muscle glycogen stores (energy stores) are severely depleted. Muscle tissue also gets damaged as you train and compete and requires repair immediately...

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  • Sep 26 2012

    5 Key Nutrients for Pregnant Women

    While pregnancy is certainly a joyous time, it can also be a time full of stress and anxiety as you constantly wonder if you are doing everything right! Now that you are eating for two you want to make sure you are giving your baby all the pro...

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  • Sep 24 2012

    The Truth About the Paleo Diet

    People are always talking about the newest diet craze or fad diet that helped them drop that last 10 pounds they were struggling to lose. The magic plan that works for one person may not work for another. One of the diets many people (including...

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  • Sep 21 2012

    A Healthy Game Day Menu

    Avoid putting on those extra pounds this football season (without even tasting the difference)! Here are some ideas to put a light spin to some classic tailgating foods. Appetizers: Bowl of mixed nuts – Easy to eat and most everyone loves ...

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  • Sep 19 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Blackberries

    When it comes to desserts, jellies, jams, and wine you often think of more common fruits like strawberries or grapes, but blackberries are gaining traction as a new favorite. Low in calories and sweet to the taste, blackberries are one of my f...

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  • Sep 17 2012

    Super Spice of the Week: Oregano

    Spaghetti dinners are one of the quickest and easiest things to prepare after a long day at work -- an added bonus is that my family loves spaghetti night! As a dietitian, I always try to find ways to make meals healthier and taste better at th...

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  • Sep 14 2012

    After School Snacks: The Fourth Meal?

    Did you know that children consume about 25% of their calories from the snacks they eat? When children get out of school they are very hungry because their last meal was lunch, and they may or may not have actually eaten much. Therefore, it’...

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About the Author


MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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