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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Nov 24 2011

    Bring the “Thanks” Back to Thanksgiving

    November is the one month designated to giving thanks. We gather around the table during the eleventh month of the year with close relatives surrounded by great food and family traditions. But the real reason behind the season is not to eat unt...

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  • Nov 21 2011

    Spice Up Your Mashed Potatoes

    Mashed potatoes are a dinner favorite at my house and you don’t have to twist my arm too hard for me to make them! Potatoes often get a reputation for being a “bad food” but potatoes are actually a really nutrient rich food! It’s a surp...

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  • Nov 18 2011

    Try to Guess: Myth or Fact

    Just about every day some new nutrition advice is in the media or magazines, or your friends tell you they’ve heard something from the guy at the gym. Confused about who to believe? Here are five things you may or may not have heard of, but I’...

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  • Nov 16 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Cranberries

    Tis the season for giving thanks and family feasts! I love Thanksgiving and look forward to the great food that the month of November has to offer . . . turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and don’t forget the cranberries! This is one of my f...

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  • Nov 14 2011

    Foodily App

    At the end of a long work day, do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for dinner? Believe me, I have been there numerous times, especially if it is one of those days where nothing sounds good. Well, have I got a solution for you! A Fun F...

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  • Nov 11 2011

    Digestive Disturbances

    Do digestive disturbances rule your life? Nothing is worse than a stomach issue that leaves you feeling bloated, uncomfortable, constipated, or gassy. Approximately 60-70 million Americans experience these problems every day. While many believe...

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  • Nov 07 2011

    Fuel Up to Play 60

    Childhood obesity is skyrocketing today with statistics showing that nearly one in three American children/teens is being classified in the overweight and obese categories. It is now the number one health concern parent’s face today topping dru...

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  • Nov 04 2011

    Shape Your Baby’s Diet

    Is your child a picky eater? Does he or she dislike or spit out their vegetables when you try to feed them? Would you believe me if I told you that this could be due to what you ate during your pregnancy? Recent studies have shown that in o...

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  • Oct 31 2011

    Hiding Veggies–Good or Bad?

    Your kids don’t gobble up the veggies? We’ve all been there. Young children are just beginning to develop their senses, and vegetables have natural bitter components to them that don’t naturally taste good. Kids are very smart and very obse...

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  • Oct 28 2011

    Is It Possible to Have a Healthy Halloween?

    Halloween is approaching fast, and, if your kids are like mine, they love candy and would eat it as their meal if they could! Here are six tips for a healthier Halloween to prevent your children from filling up on non-nutritious foods all da...

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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

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

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