Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 25 2012

    Seeds: They Aren't Just for the Birds

    Nuts are a great snack and incorporating them into some of your meals can provide essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to your diet, but have you ever thought about eating seeds? Seeds are an often overlooked food by many. These tiny little...

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  • Jul 23 2012

    Boost Energy All Day at the Office

    Do you tend to have energy slumps throughout the day? Not sure how to fuel up? We get stuck in meetings, on conference calls, or working hard at our desks all day long. Often we get so busy we forget to eat -- that’s when energy drains and we find...

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  • Jul 20 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Protein

    Three nutrients make up the macronutrients that we must include in our diets daily--carbohydrates, protein, and fat. All have important functions and work synergistically in our bodies. While carbohydrates and fat are both necessary to include...

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  • Jul 18 2012

    Grill it Up Safely

    July is the peak month for grilling and cook outs. Think safety so your good times aren’t spoiled by illness! Summer is the time when you are going on vacation or hanging with the kids, so the last thing you want is to come down with a food bo...

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  • Jul 16 2012

    What to Choose and What to Avoid on Your Salad

    Salad--the no brainer diet food, right? Not so fast! While salads can be a great choice at times, it’s way to easy to load up a salad with “fun stuff” that’s not necessarily the most weight friendly. Some salads’ calorie levels can even exceed e...

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  • Jul 13 2012

    The Color of the Plate Matters!

    Do you love having dinner parties like I do? Well, the next time you are planning what to serve, how much to serve, and who to invite, you may also want to take into consideration the color of the plates you will be serving your food on. Yes, t...

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  • Jul 11 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Peaches

    While the summer months produce an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, one that often comes to mind that I cannot get enough of is peaches. With their fuzzy coats, this round and versatile fruit is full of nutrients and is worthy of bei...

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  • Jul 09 2012

    Diet Goes Downhill As Day Goes On

    Do you have intentions of eating healthy when you get up in the morning and then somewhere around 3 PM you hit the candy jar at work and it’s all over? You wake up in the morning, have a healthy breakfast, and try to plan for the day ahead. But...

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  • Jul 06 2012

    Where is Your Money Spent at the Grocery Store?

    Whenever I take clients on grocery store tours, I always talk to them about the following things: Fill the majority of your cart with plant-based foods--fruits, veggies, whole grains, beansNever go to the grocery store hungry to prevent impu...

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  • Jul 04 2012

    The Link to Maternal Vitamin D and Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is on the rise and a lot of attention has been directed towards excessive intake during pregnancy. However, new research shows that inadequate nutritional intake may be to blame for excessive body fat during childhood. A rece...

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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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