Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 26 2009

    Mindless Eating: 2 years old!

    I have not posted a blog in a week because we were on vacation and truly wanted to be on vacation and not be tied to doing any "work."We went to north Georgia for a few days then up to the mountains in western North Carolina. How gorgeous! It wa...

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  • Jul 17 2009

    Fiber for Kids

    I was wandering around the Kellogg's nutrition site and found 2 really interesting things they are doing.I told you not too long ago about their commitment to add fiber to many of their children's cereals. Along with this, they have a whole secti...

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  • Jul 17 2009

    RealAge

    I just returned from the Florida Dietetic Association conference. It was great! I love going to conferences and hearing speakers and networking with other dietitians.I wanted to especially tell you about the fabulous keynote speaker who kicked o...

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  • Jul 16 2009

    Summer Sipping

    It is hot out there in the middle of July. What are your kids drinking? A recent survey found that moms report their kids drinking fruit drinks (56%) and slushies (43%) as their top summertime drinks. Unfortunately both of these don't have much...

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  • Jul 11 2009

    Sport Nutrition for Coaches

    I just got a new book this week that I had to tell you about. You know I don't promote books unless they are REALLY good!This one is for any coach or trainer or dietitian who is working with athletes, especially student athletes. It is called Sp...

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  • Jul 09 2009

    Saving Money by Saving Food?

    Money is tight and people do not want to waste food by throwing it away. I understand not wasting perfectly good food, but my concern is in the safety of food that is kept longer than it should be, so here are some guidelines to keep in mind.Numb...

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  • Jul 07 2009

    Expect the Best

    I am officially on the countdown to when this next baby is due. 8 weeks and counting (due Aug 31). I have a little boy on the way, ready to join my other little guy who just turned 2 a few weeks ago.For any women out there who are pregnant or th...

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  • Jul 07 2009

    McD Premium Burger

    Have you heard about the new premium burger at McDonald's? They have been testing it for several years in various locations around the US and it must have tested well because now they are coming to all US locations in the next few months. The bu...

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  • Jul 01 2009

    Healthy Suggestions for Backyard BBQ

    With the 4th of July weekend right around the corner, you are probably starting to plan your menus for that backyard BBQ. Here are a few quick suggestions:Munchies: Pistachios make a great appetizer because they are a heart healthy nut and you ...

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  • Jun 30 2009

    Sugar vs High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Have you noticed that many products on grocery shelves are bragging that they do not have high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? HFCS has been demonized by many people in the public as well as the medical community in recent years. But how much differ...

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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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