Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Sep 09 2009

    Where Germs Are Hiding

    With news reports about the H1N1 flu all over the place, you may not think about the old "stomach flu" right now. Did you know that there really is no such thing as the stomach flu? If you have diarrhea or vomiting, it is usually not from influe...

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  • Sep 08 2009

    Whole Grains Photo Contest

    Do you love whole grains? Snap a picture of yourself/your family enjoying your favorite whole grain food and submit it to the "I Love My Whole Grains" contest being run by Oldways and the Whole Grains Council. YOu don't have to be in the picture, ...

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  • Sep 05 2009

    Eating Too Healthy Can Be Disorder

    I wrote about this new eating disorder called orthorexia in a previous post over a year ago. Orthorexia is not an official classification as an eating disorder but it is basically known as an obsession with healthy eating.Some people don't know w...

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  • Sep 04 2009

    Prostate Cancer Month

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in six men in the United States will get prostate cancer in their lifetime? Those are strong odds and it makes prostate cancer the most common cancer in American men. Lung canc...

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  • Aug 21 2009

    Snack Ideas for Office or After School

    I am a big believer in "Eat light, Eat often." I limit the size of my meals so that I can spread my calories throughout the day to keep my metabolism as high as possible. I look forward to my next eating "event," so snacks are key to my daily ro...

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  • Aug 19 2009

    Healthy Juice Box for Kids

    I told you yesterday about some healthy options for packing the kid's lunches. I mentioned these juice boxes in the blog post, but I thought I would tell you more about them because I love them!I often hear from parents that they don't like to gi...

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  • Aug 18 2009

    Back To School Lunches

    It is getting near the end of summer. Even though the weather is still hot, school starts next week or has already started for many kids across the US. How can you get your kids to eat healthy food that won't come back home in their lunchbag, un...

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  • Aug 17 2009

    Artificial Sweeteners: Cancer Causing?

    Of all of the questions I get asked about nutrition, I would say that artificial sweeteners are one of the most commonly asked about topics. So every time I see a headline with a recent study on the safety of artificial sweeteners I take notice.T...

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  • Aug 14 2009

    How Much Sugar Do You Eat?

    I was reading a very interesting study in this month's issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association the other day. The study was on sugar consumption and looked at different populations in the US and compared on average how much suga...

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  • Aug 11 2009

    Love Trail Mix?

    One of my favorite snacks is trail mix with various nuts and dried fruits. Nuts are incredibly healthy, and my favorites are pistachios, walnuts, pecans, and almonds from a taste and nutritional perspective. Dried fruit is sweet and can satisfy ...

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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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