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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • 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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  • May 20 2011

    Healthy Cooking Swaps

    As a dietitian and food enthusiast, one of my favorite things to do is cook and bake. To me, there’s nothing better than finding a unique recipe and creating it from scratch. Often times I have trouble deciding on a recipe; there are so many de...

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  • Feb 25 2011

    Healthy Comfort Foods

    When you think of “comfort foods,” what are the first foods that come to your mind? For me, I think of soups and stews or chicken dishes. Something that warms you from the inside out. During these cold winter months, hearty meals are more appea...

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  • Feb 04 2011

    Who Wants Pizza?

    I was about a month into my very first job as a dietitian when a high level executive I was working with asked me, “How often do YOU eat pizza?” It was my first introduction into the fact that people look at dietitians as if they are perfect ea...

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  • Jan 24 2011

    Portion Control: How Big is That Plate?

    Are you eating healthy, but still not seeing the results you’ve been hoping for? The reason could be portion sizes! Food portions have increased to two or three times of what’s recommended without us even realizing it. In order to get control o...

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  • Dec 20 2010

    Energy That Lasts: Understanding the Glycemic Index

    Eating right not only means eating well and exercising, it also means choosing the best foods to benefit your body. With the right fuel you will have so much energy you won’t know what to do with it! Snacks are important to bridge your energy...

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  • Jan 25 2010

    Bacon and Eggs Good for the Brain?

    I ran across this story the other day about bacon and eggs boosting brain power in baby mice if the pregnant mice were fed a certain nutrient found in bacon and eggs. Hmmm....as if pregnant women aren't already confused enough. Should they be ea...

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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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