Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Jul 18 2011
Healthy Eating on the Fly
Do you have upcoming flight plans? Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, it is important to get a healthy jumpstart, starting at the airport! With all of the donut shops and fast food chains lining every terminal, it can be hard to...
Jul 15 2011
Healthy Eating: Game Day
As a dietitian for a professional sports team (Go Orlando Magic!), I enjoy my regular dose of fun sporting events. Isn’t it ironic that while the athletes are sweating it out on the court or field, we’re in the stands stuffing in the calories? ...
Jul 13 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt
I’m always looking for foods and snacks that satisfy, and protein is one way to satisfy hunger. When you think protein, your mind may go straight to meat, but there’s another way that is my favorite and also our superfood of the week: Greek Yog...
Jul 11 2011
Summer is one of my favorite seasons not only because of the great weather, but also because of the fresh foods that are in abundance. Some of my favorite produce such as berries and watermelon are available, which means refreshing and nutritio...
Jul 08 2011
MyPlate Or No Plate?
Have you been using MyPlate since it came out to help visualize portions and food groups on your plate? A few weeks ago, I covered an introduction to the MyPlate icon, after it was unveiled by the USDA. Now, it’s time to put the plate into act...
Jul 06 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas are America’s most popular fruit and the world’s most consumed food sold at the supermarket, so just by sheer popularity bananas are our superfood of the week! But never fear, bananas also have lots of nutritional benefit, too. The ...
Jul 01 2011
What are You Grilling this 4th of July?
We’re going to the beach for the holiday weekend (I live in Florida) and I am so excited! My kids are young and love crashing in the waves and playing in the sand. We need a little vacation, so this long weekend is falling at the right time! ...
Jun 29 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Chia
Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Did you realize that you can actually eat those seeds? I wouldn’t recommend the exact ones from the Chia Pet box, but you can find Chia seeds at your local health food store. Chia seeds are tiny,...
Jun 22 2011
Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Potatoes
When you hear potato, what comes to mind? Starchy, white? Fattening and avoid at all cost? While starchy and white may be true, the latter is absolutely false! Over the years, the potato has gotten a bad rap thanks to the many diet fads and “no...
Jun 20 2011
The Dangers of Grazing
Are you a grazer? If you read my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I am in favor of eating small portions and eating frequently throughout the day. However, mindless “grazing” can lead to calories going unnoticed throughout your day, beca...