Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Sep 02 2011

    Nutty for Nuts

    If anyone knows me, they know that I am definitely a nut fan. I love all types from almonds to pecans to pistachios and more! All nuts are a great source of protein, antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats, and add delicious taste to meals ...

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  • Aug 05 2011

    A Healthier Happy Meal on the Horizon

    By now, you're probably aware that McDonald’s recently announced its plan to reduce its Happy Meals' overall calorie count by 20 percent. Launching in September, the new Happy Meal will contain a 100-calorie portion of fries and include a pack...

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  • Aug 03 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

    It may not be a regular part of your routine, but maybe after you read this post, you’ll be motivated to try the superfood of this week: wheatgrass! As a natural food grown from a wheat plant, wheatgrass provides a powerhouse of nutrients i...

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  • Jul 27 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Corn

    When I think of summer foods, one immediately comes to mind, and it happens to be this week’s superfood: corn! There’s nothing better than grilling up some delicious corn for your backyard BBQ. To spice up your corn dishes, try the many type...

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  • Jul 25 2011

    No Grill? No Problem

    Summertime may be the season for grilling, but what about people without grills? If you don’t have a grill, there are still other delicious methods of cooking that you can take advantage of! Broiling When grilling isn’t an option, your nex...

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  • Jul 18 2011

    Healthy Eating on the Fly

    Do you have upcoming flight plans? Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, it is important to get a healthy jumpstart, starting at the airport! With all of the donut shops and fast food chains lining every terminal, it can be hard to...

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  • Jul 13 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt

    I’m always looking for foods and snacks that satisfy, and protein is one way to satisfy hunger. When you think protein, your mind may go straight to meat, but there’s another way that is my favorite and also our superfood of the week: Greek Yog...

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  • Jul 11 2011

    Summer Treats

    Summer is one of my favorite seasons not only because of the great weather, but also because of the fresh foods that are in abundance. Some of my favorite produce such as berries and watermelon are available, which means refreshing and nutritio...

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  • Jul 05 2011

    Small Changes, Big Results

    Looking for a way to lose a large amount of weight and keep it off? Make small changes. Many people look for quick fixes and go on diets that deprive them of their favorite foods, which only leads to weight regain. To lose weight and keep it of...

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  • Jun 17 2011

    Rely on Convenience

    Does the thought of cooking or preparing a meal seem like a daunting task? If so, I’ve got a secret for you: it’s okay to “cut corners.” Convenience foods exist for the sole purpose of making your life easier, and it’s okay to let them do just ...

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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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