Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • May 17 2012

    Superfood of the Week: Concord Grape Juice

    When it comes to Concord grape juice, this is a superfood that is sometimes overlooked. My kids love Concord Grape Juice and it’s something I keep on hand at my house at all times. There is a substantial body of research to support the idea th...

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  • May 16 2012

    Super Nutrient of the Week: Fiber

    Fiber, a word many people often associate with…cardboard. While this is so far from the truth, the bottom line is that it's a nutrient you don’t want to miss! Fiber in general terms is the non-digestible parts of the plant also known as “rougha...

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  • May 14 2012

    A Fantastic “Gnu” Product

    For years now, the key phrase for keeping weight off and keeping you fuller longer has been simply, “Eat more fiber.” According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you should be getting 25 to 30g of fiber in your diet daily. So, the quest...

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  • May 11 2012

    New Product Review: Kashi Steam Meals

    Let’s face it, sometimes it is difficult to get to the kitchen to cook. Whether we are running errands, taking kids here and there, or just had a long day at work and the last thing we want to do is cook a meal for the family. Home cooked meal...

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  • May 09 2012

    Reading Labels: Beef

    For the longest time, Americans have held steak and beef in the highest of standards. In the old days beef was symbolic of wealth and prestige and today many people still order it to celebrate a special occasion. This year the USDA began requir...

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  • May 07 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Strawberries

    There’s nothing that says “hello summer” quite like eating a juicy, sun ripened strawberry. Strawberries serve a greater purpose than just fulfilling a sweet tooth as they are packed with health benefits, making it a nutritious fruit choice for...

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  • May 04 2012

    Super Food of the Week: Olives

    We have seen a growing trend this year with a shift from “fat free” foods to healthy fats. While more attention is often given to olive oil than its whole counterpart, olives are actually one of the world’s healthiest and most widely consumed ...

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  • May 02 2012

    Six People Who Can Often Sabotage Diets

    When you are trying to lose weight, often your friends and loved ones become your biggest obstacle, contributing to halting your best efforts in your weight loss program. Since those closest to us have the greatest influence on our eating habit...

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  • Apr 30 2012

    Best Foods for Inflammation and Healing after Injury

    Are you an athlete who has been sidelined in the past for a minor sports injury? Whether you are a weekend warrior or a more serious athlete, you can help to avoid being sidelined for too long but incorporating a few important nutrients into yo...

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  • Apr 27 2012

    The Art of Keeping Lost Weight off for Good!

    One of the biggest struggles people face in terms of dieting and fitness is how to maintain weight after losing it. Whether you have lost 100 lbs or 10 lbs, you want to make sure you keep that weight from creeping back up. Below are some helpfu...

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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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