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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Aug 09 2012

    Quick Tips for Cutting Calories

    Losing weight is not always as easy as it sounds. You have probably tried diet after diet, and while some of them may work in the beginning, the second you straythe pounds start creeping back up. I have seen this same scenario time and again wit...

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  • Aug 06 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Tomatillos

    A member of the tomato family and native to Central America, a tomatillo (“little tomato” in Spanish)is a small, round fruit that is usually green or yellow and surrounded by a papery husk. They are used in many Mexican dishes to give them a tang...

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  • Aug 03 2012

    Back to School Weight Gain: How Can You Avoid It?

    It is now the first week of August, which means that summer is almost over back to school time is lurking just around the corner. The beginning of a new school year is always exciting, and whether your kids are in pre-school or heading off to coll...

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  • Jul 27 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Monk Fruit

    We all need to cut down on our sugar intake, but that doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth. Naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and foods with my super food of the week : Monk Fruit. Monk fruit is a small green melon grown on...

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  • Jul 25 2012

    Seeds: They Aren't Just for the Birds

    Nuts are a great snack and incorporating them into some of your meals can provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to your diet, but have you ever thought about eating seeds? Seeds are an often overlooked food by many. These tiny little...

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  • Jul 23 2012

    Boost Energy All Day at the Office

    Do you tend to have energy slumps throughout the day? Not sure how to fuel up? We get stuck in meetings, on conference calls, or working hard at our desks all day long. Often we get so busy we forget to eat -- that’s when energy drains and we find...

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  • Jul 20 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Protein

    Three nutrients make up the macronutrients that we must include in our diets daily--carbohydrates, protein, and fat. All have important functions and work synergistically in our bodies. While carbohydrates and fat are both necessary to include...

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  • Jul 13 2012

    The Color of the Plate Matters!

    Do you love having dinner parties like I do? Well, the next time you are planning what to serve, how much to serve, and who to invite, you may also want to take into consideration the color of the plates you will be serving your food on. Yes, t...

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  • Jul 11 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Peaches

    While the summer months produce an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, one that often comes to mind that I cannot get enough of is peaches. With their fuzzy coats, this round and versatile fruit is full of nutrients and is worthy of bei...

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  • Jul 06 2012

    Where is Your Money Spent at the Grocery Store?

    Whenever I take clients on grocery store tours, I always talk to them about the following things: Fill the majority of your cart with plant-based foods--fruits, veggies, whole grains, beansNever go to the grocery store hungry to prevent impu...

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About the Author


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