Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 16 2010

    Is Fresh Better Than Canned or Frozen?

    While fresh fruits and vegetables are good, they often sit in my crisper drawer and rot. The biggest food cost is when food is wasted and not eaten. That is why I love frozen vegetables so much. They can sit in my freezer for weeks or months, j...

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  • Mar 05 2010

    Nutrition Quiz: Myths About Dieting

    I started a quiz in yesterday's post and I know you could barely sleep last night, anxious for the answers, right?True or False: Calories eaten at night are more fattening. FALSE. It doesn't matter what time of the day that you overeat, your bo...

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  • Mar 02 2010

    Do Carbs Make You Fat?

    It is National Nutrition Month--time for Registered Dietitians everywhere to bask in our glory of sharing nutritional wisdom with the world for 30 days (because we are really just sitting around eating bon bons the other 335 days of the year).In t...

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  • Feb 26 2010

    Is Raw Milk Better for You?

    My mother grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and she talks about drinking truly fresh milk, right after milking the cows. The taste, she says, is wonderful and unlike any other milk you can get today. Back then, she wouldn't drink the milk at ...

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  • Feb 26 2010

    Pistachios: The Wonderful Green Nut

    Last week was National Almond Day and now February 26 is World Pistachio Day. I guess February is the month to eat nuts!Pistachios are another favorite nut of mine because they taste great and they are also lower in calories than a lot of the oth...

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  • Feb 22 2010

    3 New Products to Try: Fiber One Bars, Godiva Coffee, and Yoplait Greek Yogurt

    I am always on the hunt for new foods on supermarket shelves and I have 3 new products I have tried and want to share with you!Fiber One 90 calorie barsI was a big fan of Fiber One bars when they first came out. They were one of my go-to bars for ...

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  • Feb 19 2010

    Healthy Dark Chocolates: Hershey's Extra Dark

    Dark Chocolate is the best. I love the rich flavor and strong aroma of a good piece of dark chocolate. Since February is the time to think about your heart, it is also great time to eat chocolate (not like there is a bad time to eat chocolate).I...

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  • Feb 15 2010

    Almonds Are In: Learn the Health Benefits of Almonds

    In honor of National Almond Day (February 16) I thought I would write about the wonderful nutritional benefits of almonds.Did you know that 100% of the almonds in the United States come from California? And 80% of the world's almonds are from Cal...

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  • Feb 11 2010

    Love Your Heart: Heart-Healthy Eating Tips

    Love is in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner. February is Heart Month and here are a few ways to keep your ticker strong!What does it mean to eat right for heart health?Avoid too much saturated fat and trans fatEat more soluble...

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  • Feb 09 2010

    Heart Health: Choose Cherries

    It’s no coincidence that February is both National Cherry Month and American Heart Month. Eating RED foods like cherries can be a powerful way to protect our hearts. A growing body of science indicates that tart cherries’ powerful bundle of antiox...

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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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