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The Vet Reset

Sep 13, 2021

This episode's guest is NOT a veterinary professional, but there are more than a few parallels between our lives in vet med and Dr. Amy Porto's work as a registered dietitian, professor, and certified intuitive eating counselor. Amy is also a dog mom, cycling instructor, bookworm, and otherwise multi-dimensional human who, like many of us, has seen her relationship to food, health, and body image change significantly over the course of her life. 

I wanted to chat with Amy for two main reasons. When I first started this podcast, I had a list of guests I had in mind to invite, and she was one of them. I think it's important to know where to look for reliable, grounded information on nutrition, health, and wellness for humans, because even though we hate it when our clients slip into the clutches of pseudoscience and misinformation, I've noticed that we often (myself included) do it ourselves in these areas. The other reason is that my own relationship with food and body has evolved over my adult life, but this past year has forced me to take a hard, honest look at how I was seeing my own body and health and it's led me to people like Amy. 

We talk about things like intuitive eating ("In a world without diet culture, intuitive eating would just be eating"), health at every size (HAES), and the war on obesity ("You're really talking about eradicating a group of people from the earth"). We mention quite a few resources, listed below. Please reach out if you have questions or would like to know more. 

Amy's website: (Note her purpose statement: "Disrupting the mainstream diet, health, and fitness market with real science, a dash of humor, and a little bit of common sense.")

Amy also teaches a live course called Empowered Eater Essentials. You can get on the wait list at 

Books we mention or that are great places to go for more of this content: 

The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison 

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

A great podcast to check out: 

Maintenance Phase

Find me, as always, at:


Facebook/Instagram: @thevetreset

And let me know if you'd like to chat about run coaching! Never try, never know!