Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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  • Jun 08 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Acai

    One of my favorite things about berries is the array of types available to nourish our bodies. There are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and one that is a bit off the beaten path: Acai berries! Many health claims have go...

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  • May 23 2011

    Sandwich Makeover

    Remember Joey from Friends? I can’t think of sandwiches without thinking of Joey! Mmmmm…..sandwiches! One of the staples of the American diet: the sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick, easy meal, and with so many varieties you’ll never get bo...

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  • May 16 2011

    Food Tips for a Busy Week

    The idea of eating healthy gets a bad rap when it comes to providing meals in a pinch. A lot of people have the idea that preparing healthy food is time consuming—but it doesn’t have to be! So before you pull into the drive-through for a meal o...

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  • Feb 28 2011

    Is There Anything Healthy in the Vending Machine?

    We’ve all been there. It's three in the afternoon and your eyes are drooping as your energy starts to fall. This can only mean one thing: it’s time for a snack! Since you’ve eaten all of the food you brought from home already, there’s only one ...

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  • Feb 07 2011

    On the Road Again: Eating Healthy While Traveling

    I am writing this post on a plane to Las Vegas for a speaking engagement. While healthy eating begins at home, being on the road is not excuse for letting it slip. As a busy professional myself, I know how hard it is to eat healthy while travel...

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  • Feb 02 2011

    Super Bowl 2011: Healthy Snack Ideas

    Super Bowl Sunday could easily be renamed Super Snack Sunday. Most people don’t sit down to a meal while they’re watching the game—they are much more likely to fill up on snacks like pizza, wings, and chips and dips. You might start a riot if y...

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  • Jan 27 2011

    Eat Light, Eat Often

    Energy and performance are very important in my day-to-day work. In order to be an efficient full-time worker and full-time mom, I need to make sure I’m at the top of my game to provide the best for my family. For many people, the first go-to en...

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  • Jan 20 2011

    Strategic Grocery Shopping

    Healthy eating starts at your home, but in order to ensure that your home will be stocked with nutritious food you need to first learn how to shop strategically in the grocery store! Grocery shopping can be pretty overwhelming. With the nev...

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  • Jan 07 2011

    Meals in a Flash

    photo courtesy of IkescsWith the hectic lifestyles that we all lead, healthy eating can often take a back seat to other obligations, like family, work, hobbies and everyday living. All these can make it hard for individuals to plan healthy and...

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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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