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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

  • Jul 25 2011

    No Grill? No Problem

    Summertime may be the season for grilling, but what about people without grills? If you don’t have a grill, there are still other delicious methods of cooking that you can take advantage of! Broiling When grilling isn’t an option, your nex...

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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 18 2011

    Healthy Eating on the Fly

    Do you have upcoming flight plans? Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, it is important to get a healthy jumpstart, starting at the airport! With all of the donut shops and fast food chains lining every terminal, it can be hard to...

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  • Jul 15 2011

    Healthy Eating: Game Day

    As a dietitian for a professional sports team (Go Orlando Magic!), I enjoy my regular dose of fun sporting events. Isn’t it ironic that while the athletes are sweating it out on the court or field, we’re in the stands stuffing in the calories? ...

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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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  • Jul 08 2011

    MyPlate Or No Plate?

    Have you been using MyPlate since it came out to help visualize portions and food groups on your plate? A few weeks ago, I covered an introduction to the MyPlate icon, after it was unveiled by the USDA. Now, it’s time to put the plate into act...

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  • Jul 06 2011

    Superfood of the Week: Health Benefits of Bananas

    Bananas are America’s most popular fruit and the world’s most consumed food sold at the supermarket, so just by sheer popularity bananas are our superfood of the week! But never fear, bananas also have lots of nutritional benefit, too. The ...

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  • Jul 05 2011


    It's no secret that I am a big fan of popchips. I have written about them before and I just read an article in USA Today about the CEO of popchips, Keith Belling. He is completely dedicated to building the popchips brand, and in just over 2 year...

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About the Author


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