Article by Dalina Soto, RD LDN
This week Healthie is sharing a blog post by our very own Healthie Community member, Dalina Soto! Dalina is a registered dietitian and founder of Nutritiously Yours. She shares her thoughts on New Years Resolutions and how nutritional care with a registered dietitian can make these resolutions last beyond just January to make for long-lasting chance!
The new year is right around the corner and many of you are going to make the resolution to become a new you. But what’s wrong with this you? Why does it have to be a whole new you? How about we make the resolution to make YOU, a better YOU. A healthier you! A you that can reach your goals all year long and doesn’t have to feel defeated on January 31 when things aren’t going quite as you had planned on January 1st.
I am a registered dietitian. I actually started my journey at PennState University as a pre-med major but after taking a nutrition class my first semester, I decided I wanted to be on the preventative side of things. I didn’t want to cure disease, I wanted to PREVENT disease. And so I decided to become a Dietitian. Why not eat food and become healthier?! Why not eat well to prevent having to take medicine? Man I thought I would change the world, I figured it would be easy. But it hasn’t been!
It hasn’t been easy because there is just too much misinformation going around our world. One minute this fad diet is the way to go, the other minute this shake will help you drop 10 pounds in a week. All while charging you insane amounts of money.
Then there’s also the healthcare professionals who many times have only taken a class or two about nutrition and tell patients to “watch out for white foods” or lose 10 pounds by the next visit but do not give any guidance. Well, sometimes they do give a handout but really does that help? And it is not their fault they’re being pulled in a million different directions.
I on the other hand have a bachelors degree, 1200+ hours of supervised practice needed to sit for my registration exam AND a masters degree in nutrition. And I can sit with you for a whole hour and really get down to the root of the problem and explain lab work, discuss chronic disease and of course teach you all about nutrition. So after years of frustration working for other companies, I decided I wanted to change how things work. I decided to start Nutritiously Yours LLC, and have been on a mission to change the way people feel about food and health!