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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

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

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New Blogger on the Block

Many of you are familiar with The Diet Dish blog and have been reading my friend and colleague Cynthia Sass's blog posts faithfully. She is a fabulous writer and dietitian and I am going to do my best to fill her blogging shoes! Now for a little bit about myself as a way of introduction:

I have lived in Orlando, Florida since 1999. I grew up in Wisconsin and had my fair share of cheese growing up. I continue to gobble up fresh cheese curds every chance I get when I go home to visit my family. If you have never had fresh curds that squeek in your teeth when you eat them, you are missing out! Make sure you visit a cheese factory and get them next time you are visiting America's Dairyland.

I love food and believe in good nutrition, but like Cynthia, I am not a food cop. I believe in eating well for good health but also having indulgences within reason. I have a huge sweet tooth, but I try to control it and I also exercise so I can fit in those sweets!

Another important detail of my life is that I am expecting my first baby somewhere around June 20. I am sure some of my blogging will revolve around this, but I promise not to make it all about me, my pregnancy, or my new little baby boy!

Previous to being pregnant, I was a marathon runner and have completed 7 marathons. My best was Chicago where I ran a 3:16. My claim to fame is that I have qualified for Boston in every marathon I have run, including Boston in 2004 when it was 86 degrees at race start! My husband Stephen also runs and has completed 12 marathons. For our honeymoon in 2005, we ran the Paris and London marathons one week apart! Talk about an exhausting honeymoon! The picture is of us near the finish line at the London Marathon.

You can read more about my professional life and accomplishments in my bio. You can also check out my website. I encourage you to post comments in the blog and let me know if you have any topics you are interested in hearing about. I can take requests!
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Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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