Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Nov 23 2009

    Does Coffee Make You Fat?

    I got a call from the local FOX station last week about a story they were working on. They wanted to know if coffee can make you fat.Of course coffee can make you fat if you add a bunch of milk, cream, sugar, flavored syrups, etc. But they were ...

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  • Nov 20 2009

    Planning Thanksgiving Menu

    Many of you will be sitting down and planning your Thanksgiving menu and shopping for those yummy treats. Here are some ideas to make things a bit healthier!Turkey: There are so many options out there. If you aren't into cooking the entire bird...

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  • Nov 20 2009

    Alcohol Reduce Heart Disease Risk?

    I get this question a lot: Isn't drinking some alcohol good for me? What about the antioxidants in red wine?A new study out of Spain published in the medical journal Heart found that indeed alcohol in almost any quantity is associated with nearl...

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  • Nov 13 2009

    Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk

    Some schools have recently eliminated chocolate milk from their school cafeterias. They claim that it is too high in sugar. I understand the concern with the childhood obesity epidemic, but when you look at the research it is obvious that flavor...

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  • Nov 12 2009

    Cereal: It's What's for Breakfast!

    I am a big cereal eater. My husband eats cereal EVERY morning for breakfast. We love it! My two year old started his cereal eating career with Cheerios. I remember cutting them in half when he was first starting out and now he shoves a fistful...

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  • Nov 10 2009

    Does Low Carb Make You Angry?

    As if we haven't seen enough bad press for low carb diets, check this out: a study just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that dieters who followed a low carb diet for a year were more depressed, angry, and confused than people...

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  • Nov 09 2009

    What Can You Get For 100 Calories???

    Those 100 calorie snack packs are everywhere! The perception is that "it is only 100 calories." The danger is that even 100 calories extra each day can cause weight gain of 10 pounds in a year!!! Just because it is "only 100 calories" doesn't m...

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  • Nov 06 2009

    Powered By Red

    The only negative side effect of exercise is that you produce a lot of free radicals and inflammation, especially with intense exercise. The good news is that there are foods that help your body recover from intense exercise.Cherries are one of t...

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  • Nov 04 2009

    Nutrition at Your Fingertips

    I love, love, love this new book! I always love when Registered Dietitians write books, and I especially love when they are brilliantly written and super informative!Elisa Zied, MS, RD, wrote Nutrition at Your Fingertips (part of the At Your Fing...

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  • Oct 30 2009

    Boost Your Immunity

    Cold and Flu season is in high gear! Are you doing everything you can do prevent getting sick?Wash your hands regularly. I can't stress this enough. We touch our eyes and noses all day long and any germs on our hands go directly into our body. ...

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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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