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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 22 2011

    Have You Tried Coconut Water?

    During these hot summer days my body craves something refreshing to re-hydrate and re-energize. Looking for something a bit different? Have you tried coconut water yet? You’ve probably seen it around—it’s been gaining popularity with athletes ...

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  • Jun 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai

    One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...

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  • Jun 06 2011

    Debunking the Myth: Skipping Meals Helps You Lose Weight

    photo courtesy of the internetHave you skipped breakfast or lunch, thinking it’s a good way to lose weight? You’re saving calories, right? Not really. While your intentions may be good, they are misplaced.Even though skipping meals might seem ...

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  • Jun 03 2011

    Turn Your Pyramid Into a Plate

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid, first developed in 1992 and modified since then, has officially hit the dust. MyPyramid was, in my opinion, difficult for people to follow and use as the guide to a healthy diet...

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  • May 31 2011

    Is Organic Really Better?

    Is anyone else confused about whether to buy organic or conventional food? With all of the conflicting information about whether organic or conventional food is better for you, it’s hard to know what to think! Read on for insight on the organic...

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  • Apr 22 2011

    Earth Day 2011: Going Green With Your Food Choices

    Going green is more than just reducing your carbon footprint. It may help you improve your diet. The key is to start small by incorporating changes step by step into your daily life. A great book of reference is Go Green Get Lean by Kate Geaga...

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  • Apr 15 2011

    Eat Intuitively

    Whenever I pass any book store or magazine stand I am floored by the amount of new diet trends that I see sprawled across the pages of magazines and newspapers. There are low-carb diets, low fat, Atkins, zone, south beach, weight watchers, Pale...

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  • Apr 11 2011

    Healthy Food Imposters

    Have you ever eaten a food because you thought it was super healthy? Make sure you look carefully at everything you eat and don’t be fooled by deceptive advertising! A few of our favorite foods may have been branded as nourishing, when in reali...

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  • Apr 06 2011

    Is Radiation in Our Food?

    The radioactive activity in Japan has left a lot of American scratching their heads wondering what the impact is for us. Milk in California and Washington State has tested positive for radiation, and the source of the contamination is confirmed...

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  • Mar 21 2011

    The Small Change Diet

    The newest diet book on the market is one of the smartest ones ever written. Are you tired of making drastic changes to your lifestyle, only to get burnt out and then go back to even worse habits? Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian, saw that i...

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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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