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

  • Jun 05 2009

    How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

    Have you ever thought about how much protein you are supposed to get each day? The answer to that question is not as black and white as you may think.The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is set at 0.8 grams (g) per kilogram (kg) of...

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  • Jun 03 2009

    Fresh Fit for Kids

    With the school year coming to an end, it is important to start thinking about how you can keep your kids active and eating right this summer.Move MoreGet them involved with sports like Little League, swimming, beach/sand volleyball, or whatever y...

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  • Jun 01 2009

    Orlando Magic In NBA Finals

    I just have to write about the Orlando Magic today because last night they clinched their spot in the NBA finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-90. They are the Eastern Conference Champs and now start Thursday against the Los Angeles Lake...

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  • May 27 2009

    Going Generic

    I don't have to tell you that in this economy everyone is looking for ways to cut costs. One place many people are choosing to save pennies is by choosing generic, or store brands, instead of name brands at the supermarket.The Food Marketing Inst...

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  • May 24 2009

    Have You Been Down the Yogurt Aisle Lately?

    Remember the days when your two choices for yogurt were Fruit on the Bottom or Light? If you haven't been in the yogurt aisle in a while, you may want to consider visiting. There are a bunch of very tasty new yogurts in the dairy case that are w...

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  • May 22 2009

    Grilling Out This Weekend?

    I am looking out the window at a heavy rainstorm right now and having a hard time imagining grilling out this weekend, but Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff of grilling season in the United States. would be nice if this rainy weather w...

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  • May 20 2009

    Yummy New Snack

    I am always on the lookout for a new snack and I found one I just had to tell you about. I have a big sweet tooth so sweet snacks are usually my first choice (although I also do love my popchips). I firmly believe in the glycemic index for snack...

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  • May 15 2009

    Omega-3 Supplements

    I wrote a blog a few weeks ago as sort of an overview of the benefits of including omega-3 fats in your diet. If you are not familiar with the numerous benefits, please read or re-read that post.Since I wrote that, I have had numerous questions a...

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  • May 13 2009

    Cheerios: A Drug?

    I really don't think the cholesterol lowering effects of Cheerios are comparable to how a drug may help lower cholesterol, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is saying that the claims Cheerios is making on it's boxes are similar to those m...

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  • May 12 2009

    High Sodium Dishes

    I love salt. I love the taste of salt and I love salty food. Salt simply tastes good. Unfortunately, too much salt isn't good for us. It can lead to high blood pressure which can lead to stroke.Salt is listed as sodium on a food label, and the...

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About the Author


Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.