Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Mar 02 2012

    Get your Plate in Shape During the Month of March!

    Hello March! March just happens to be National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attenti...

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  • Feb 15 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: B Vitamins

    Many people toss the term “B vitamins” around without true knowledge of these powerhouse nutrients! What many people don’t know is that there are 8 vitamins designated as B vitamins, which include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pan...

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  • Feb 10 2012

    Prevent That Flu This Winter

    With little boys ages 2 and 4, I try to do everything I can to prevent them for getting sick. They are bringing home other kid’s germs daily from school. If I can do everything in my power to build their immune systems, I can keep them healthy!...

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  • Feb 08 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably the most well known vitamin of all. It is a water soluble vitamin that not only performs as an antioxidant, but also plays a part in various body functions such as: Maintaining and re...

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  • Feb 06 2012

    Prevent Heart Disease--One Day at a Time!

    Heart disease is the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States and most countries. Diet plays such an important role in the development of major risk factors of heart disease including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, ...

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  • Jan 27 2012

    Fact or Fad?

    The weight loss industry makes billions and billions of dollars every year telling us that by eating only bacon and eggs, grapefruit, or cabbage, we will get the body of our dreams. Fad diets are weight loss plans that promise dramatic results....

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  • Jan 25 2012

    Do I Need a Sports Drink During Exercise?

    Water is always an excellent choice for hydration; however sports drinks do have their place with athletes or with recreational gym goers. Today’s commercial drinks, such as PowerAde and Gatorade, incorporate electrolytes and carbohydrates wit...

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  • Jan 09 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Health Benefits of Tuna

    In the past, tuna has had a bad rap because of potentially high mercury levels and it seems to be a question I get all the time when I am recommending it as a good source of lean protein to clients. In fact, when consumed in moderation tuna off...

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  • Jan 06 2012

    Fuel Your Fitness Goals

    Some people may think that getting into great shape means to only work out regularly, however if getting in shape is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, exercise is only half the equation. What you eat can make or break your fitness goals so th...

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  • Dec 28 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

    I’ve always been a peanut butter fan since I was a child. I can remember eating it by the spoonfuls out of the jar! To this day, it is one food I’ve never gotten sick of. It’s tasty, satisfying, inexpensive, and even good for your health. That’...

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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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