Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Aug 12 2011

    What Kind of “Milk” are You Drinking?

    One staple of the American diet? Milk! Milk is great for strong bones and a healthy body, but even though milk is an important part of our diets, individuals may require or desire other versions. This may be due to lactose intolerance (lactose ...

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  • Jul 29 2011

    A Cheesy Blog Post for You!

    As a Wisconsin-ite (born and raised), one of my favorite foods and guilty pleasures is cheese. Cheese makes any dish better, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, cheese has some fat (and it’s not all good fat) and calories. So, what’s a cheese lover to d...

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  • 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...

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  • Jun 15 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Walnuts

    When it comes to nuts, I have quite a few favorites, and walnuts are definitely on the list! Walnuts are a true powerhouse food, which is why they are the superfood of the week! They are shaped like a heart when you look at them in the shell an...

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  • Mar 16 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Quinoa

    Looking for plant based protein? There are many non-meat foods out there that provide great sources of protein to fuel the body and give us needed strength. There is one food in particular that is a staple in my diet due to its nutritional ben...

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  • Dec 22 2010

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  • Dec 20 2010

    Energy That Lasts: Understanding the Glycemic Index

    Eating right not only means eating well and exercising, it also means choosing the best foods to benefit your body. With the right fuel you will have so much energy you won’t know what to do with it! Snacks are important to bridge your energy...

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  • Feb 26 2010

    Pistachios: The Wonderful Green Nut

    Last week was National Almond Day and now February 26 is World Pistachio Day. I guess February is the month to eat nuts!Pistachios are another favorite nut of mine because they taste great and they are also lower in calories than a lot of the oth...

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  • Feb 11 2010

    Love Your Heart: Heart-Healthy Eating Tips

    Love is in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner. February is Heart Month and here are a few ways to keep your ticker strong!What does it mean to eat right for heart health?Avoid too much saturated fat and trans fatEat more soluble...

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