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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jun 27 2012

    New Product Alert: Special K Granola Bars

    People are busy. I get that. I am busy as a working mom with two young boys and nutrition isn’t always the top priority…even for me (shhh, don’t tell anyone!)! Today, when people are rushed in between meetings or just swamped with work in the a...

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  • Jun 20 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Red Peppers

    Are you ready to liven up your summer with something sweet and vibrant? Red pepper is the perfect superfood to incorporate into your diet this summer! This crunchy and slightly sweet food has a vibrant color that will liven up any summer meal....

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  • Jun 18 2012

    Bananas Beneficial During Exercise

    I am a huge believer in the fact that every athlete should have a banana a day and I preach this constantly to all of the athletes I work with. Bananas provide numerous health benefits and have been a long favorite source of energy for enduranc...

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  • Jun 08 2012

    The 411 on Pregnancy Weight Gain

    When you first find out you’re pregnant, you want to do everything you can to make sure you have a healthy baby and a smooth pregnancy. Keeping your weight under control before and during pregnancy is an important way to ensure the health of yo...

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  • Jun 06 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Watermelon

    Summer is here! It’s time to indulge in watermelon, the unofficial fruit of the season! Not only is watermelon juicy, sweet, and delicious, but it's jam-packed full of nutrients. Watermelon is made up of about 91 percent water and will help...

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  • May 29 2012

    It’s Summertime! Eat in Season

    A new way to try and beat the heat, maintain your weight and your budget, all the while helping to save the earth is by eating in season this summer. With the changing of seasons, try a change of outlook this summer by deciding to purchase frui...

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  • May 21 2012

    Can a Good Night’s Sleep Influence Eating Habits?

    Just as important as getting 8 glasses of water a day, so is getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Sleep is that important part of your day that you are resting, recovering, and preparing for the next day. So what happens when we don’t get enou...

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  • May 17 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Concord Grape Juice

    When it comes to Concord grape juice, this is a superfood that is sometimes overlooked. My kids love Concord Grape Juice and it’s something I keep on hand at my house at all times. There is a substantial body of research to support the idea th...

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  • May 16 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Fiber

    Fiber, a word many people often associate with…cardboard. While this is so far from the truth, the bottom line is that it's a nutrient you don’t want to miss! Fiber in general terms is the non-digestible parts of the plant also known as “rougha...

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  • May 14 2012

    A Fantastic “Gnu” Product

    For years now, the key phrase for keeping weight off and keeping you fuller longer has been simply, “Eat more fiber.” According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you should be getting 25 to 30g of fiber in your diet daily. So, the quest...

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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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