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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Feb 15 2011

    Making Fiber Fabulous

    GNU BarsIf you are like the average American, you are getting about 12-15 grams of fiber every day. But that’s not enough. Men, you need about 35 grams a day. Women, you should get around 25 grams.Just a quick warning: Dietitians love to talk a...

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  • Jan 31 2011

    Eating To Prevent Cancer

    Cancer is scary because we don’t always know why people get it. Over the years, cancer prevalence has increased greatly, and that’s partially because of lifestyle behaviors that we as a nation have adopted. Although cancer may occur because of ...

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  • Jan 27 2011

    Eat Light, Eat Often

    Energy and performance are very important in my day-to-day work. In order to be an efficient full-time worker and full-time mom, I need to make sure I’m at the top of my game to provide the best for my family. For many people, the first go-to en...

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  • Jan 20 2011

    Strategic Grocery Shopping

    Healthy eating starts at your home, but in order to ensure that your home will be stocked with nutritious food you need to first learn how to shop strategically in the grocery store! Grocery shopping can be pretty overwhelming. With the nev...

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  • Jan 03 2011

    SMART Goals for the New Year

    photo by Yuval Y., GFDLHappy New Year! It’s that time again for new resolutions and goals, so how can we choose goals that we’ll actually stick to? Make this year different by coming up with resolutions that are realistic for you and your life...

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  • Dec 28 2010

    Boost Your Immunity During the Holiday Season

    The holidays are a time for family fun and social gatherings, but with the hustle and bustle of the season, it can also be a time of stress and sickness. With the cooler weather paired with the stress of the holidays, it can be very easy to fe...

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  • Dec 13 2010

    Are You Whole? Understanding Whole Grains

    One of the big buzzes in nutrition seems to be all about whole grains and fiber. As a result, there’s a lot of confusion about the two subjects. For example, just because something is high in fiber doesn’t necessarily mean it has whole grains. ...

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  • Dec 10 2010

    Smart Snacking: Lose Weight By Eating More Often

    Oftentimes the first thing that people do when trying to lose weight is cut meals and snacks out of their diet, but when you’re eating for health my philosophy encourages you to eat more throughout your day. Eating regular, portion controlled me...

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  • Dec 08 2010

    Sneaky Sodium: Why You Consume More Salt Than You Think

    Not many people actually know how much salt they are supposed to eat each day, or how much they’re getting from the foods that they eat. It’s almost impossible to tell, and the stats prove this! The recommendation for sodium intake is 2400 m...

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  • Dec 01 2010

    Healthy Fats 101

    Certain fats are actually an essential part of a healthy diet and can be very good for you! It’s just all about portion and choosing the right types.

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About the Author


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