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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • 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 27 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Corn

    When I think of summer foods, one immediately comes to mind, and it happens to be this week’s superfood: corn! There’s nothing better than grilling up some delicious corn for your backyard BBQ. To spice up your corn dishes, try the many type...

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  • Jul 22 2011

    Have You Tried Coconut Water?

    During these hot summer days my body craves something refreshing to re-hydrate and re-energize. Looking for something a bit different? Have you tried coconut water yet? You’ve probably seen it around—it’s been gaining popularity with athletes ...

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  • Jul 20 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Kale

    Leafy greens….you hear it all the time, right? Eat your green leafys. Greens are an excellent way to get in quality nutrition, bursting with nutrients. For a green that goes above and beyond in getting my daily dose of health I turn to the supe...

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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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  • Jul 11 2011

    Summer Treats

    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...

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  • Mar 30 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Artichokes

    Spring is in the air, which not only means blooming flowers and warmer weather, but delicious and in-season foods that are good for your body and your health. Spring vegetables are fresh and delicious, and many add beneficial nutrients to your ...

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  • Mar 25 2011

    Eat a Rainbow of Foods: Health Benefits of Colored Foods

    Many American’s plates tend to be beige and brown with meats, loaded potatoes and refined grains. A diet rich in these foods provides high fat and cholesterol, with little nutritional quality. So what can we do to improve nutrition and add some...

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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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  • Feb 09 2011

    The Flexitarian Diet

    Tara with Dawn Jackson BlatnerHave you considered the idea of becoming a vegetarian but can’t imagine a life completely free of meat? We all know how hard it can be to eat meat-free, so for those of you who enjoy your vegetables but still want ...

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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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