Ali on the Run Show Episode 39: Registered Dietitian Kelly Hogan

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 39

Guest: Kelly Hogan

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Kelly Hogan is the Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Manager at the Dubin Breast Center at Mountain Sinai in New York City. It’s a long title—but it basically means she’s a super smart registered dietitian who wants to help people establish non-diet lifestyles. On this episode, she talks about what that means and how that idea helped her figure out her own food philosophy. Kelly also talks about how she became an R.D.—including how she made a major career change and went back to school while working full-time—and she shares a day in the life of her own diet. We play a game [I made up] called Wellness World Word Association, where Kelly offers up her take on everything from #cleaneats, cheat days, and the new documentary What the Health to Goop and apple cider vinegar, and Kelly breaks down the difference between an R.D., a nutritionist, and a health coach—plus what you should understand about each.

Kelly is a also many-time marathoner, so we talk about where she’s at with running right now, how her relationship with running has evolved over time, and how adopting a puppy—Peanut!—changed the game.

Stuff We Mention on this Episode: 

The Day I Finally Felt Like a Runner

10 People Who Have Changed My Running Life

Northeastern University

New York University

God’s Love We Deliver

“Becoming a Non-Diet Dietitian”


Mount Sinai

Purely Elizabeth granola

Banza pasta

KIND bar


Siggi’s Greek yogurt

What the Health

Two Little Red Hens

New York City Marathon

Whole Foods

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6 Responses

  1. Thank you Ali! And Kelly! I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years. I really appreciate the content of what the heck a registered dietitian is, especially in this world of nutrition experts, noise and nonsense. I met Kelly at a small event with Meb (our favorite runner) and I knew we’d hit it off! Kelly, thank you and keep up the amazing work. Also, Peanut is lucky!

    Thanks again for such a great podcast!

    Tara aka @theplatecoach

  2. I’m an RD in NYC and have not really listened to podcasts (apart from serial, but my brothers said they wouldn’t talk to me until I listened to it, so not sure it counts…). Basically I listened to your podcast for a few reasons – 1. I miss reading your blog (started reading/feeling like a stalker in 2011. I had broken up with my job while you had broken up with a boyfriend, we both used running, it worked for me!). 2. I read what you said on the show notes and a lot of the things Kelly was talking about were my “soap box moments” where I feel super frustrated – about nutritionist versus RD (thank you BOTH for so nicely explaining the difference); the “What the Health” documentary; and wanting clients to follow a “non-diet” approach to healthy living/eating.

    What was surprising to me, and compelled me to comment here, is that it actually CHANGED my running this weekend. I listened while I was running. My Whitney Houston Pandora station was getting a little old, and I wanted to talk to someone on the phone, but couldn’t really do the run/talk thing. So I thought i’d try it out. And it was AMAZING. I ran 2 more miles than I intended, and I ran at an average pace that was a full 11 seconds/mile faster than the previous day.

    So just wanted to say thank you, and keep the posts coming – I luckily have about 38 to catch up on 🙂

    1. Bridget! This makes me SO HAPPY! Thank you so much for listening. Podcasts changed the running game for me, too, and I’m so glad you’ve discovered them (and mine!). It’s like running with a friend, and just feels more FUN. (Though, mad love to Whitney. Girl can really get me moving on a tempo day.) I’m so glad you enjoyed Kelly’s episode, and hope to keep you entertaining for many more miles! <3

  3. Loved this episode so much! Good on Kelly for changing career paths and pursuing her dreams! I have had thoughts about that and feel like I just need to pull the trigger!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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