Dalina Soto MS, RDN
Dalina Soto MS, RDN is a Bilingual, Latina Registered Dietitian based in Philadelphia. She is a powerful leader and passionate advocate for building nourishing new narratives for us, that don’t include depriving ourselves of the cultural foods we grew up eating. She’s been featured and quoted in Well+Good, NY Times, and Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health Podcast. Check out her work and learn more here.
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An excerpt from Dalina‘s writing…
The world of food and nutrition is complex. As we explore it, we often encounter the concept of “healthy foods.” This leads to questions about what we “should” or “shouldn’t” eat and labels of “bad” and “good” foods.
However, in reality, the idea of “healthy” isn’t solely about unique nutrients or avoiding specific food; it is simply about wholeness. Whatever makes your body feel whole, is by very definition, “healthy”. But, one key catch though – you need to learn how to listen to your body to know what whole feels like, for you.
So, what is Wholeness?
The sense that something is full, complete, and integrated is what is referred to as wholeness. In the context of food, we can refer to wholeness as considering food that makes us feel completely satisfied, instead of basing what’s whole on certain ingredients and/or nutrients.
A simple way to determine this is to think of a food, a moment really, where you ate something and felt perfectly content just from one bite. Maybe you were already full, maybe the food was just sooo good (or so rich and thick).