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Amy Stephens


Licensed dietitian

specializing in sports nutrition 

and eating disorders

Amy Stephens is a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports nutrition, blogger, runner and food coach. She has over 20 years experience working with amateur and high-performing Olympic level athletes to achieve their sports performance goals using the latest science-backed approaches. Currently, Amy serves as team dietitian for Empire Elite Track Club, a high level group of athletes focused on making the US Olympic team. She coaches elite athletes on nutrition for optimal performance and recovery to maximize their personal success. She has traveled with her team to the Olympic trials in Eugene, OR as well as many other qualifying meets. There, Amy learned first-hand how to fuel high performing athletes for competition. 

Amy also works as a collegiate dietitian for NYU Track and Field team which is located in New York City, New York. Amy meets with the team regularly to provide education on performance nutrition, meal plans, and race day nutrition.

Amy has experience working with athletes that struggle with proper fueling with a history of eating disorders, including RED-S. She works with her athletes to find holes in their current eating plans and creates easy-to-follow steps to improve their health and performance. Amy can work with you to create a nutrition plan to give you peak performance in any sport. Amy has worked with athletes focused on running,  (marathon, track, ultra runners), pickleball, baseball, tennis and cycling. She is a runner herself and recently ran her first Boston qualifying (BQ) time in 2021. 

Latest Blog Posts and Press

Guide to Carb Loading for a Marathon

The greater the amount of glycogen present in your body, the greater your body’s capacity to run faster and for a longer duration. Having fully replenished glycogen stores on the day of a race can significantly enhance your ability to endure the 26.2-mile journey and potentially boost your performance by 2-3% (as noted by Hawley).

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How to prevent GI issues in runners

We all know far too well that gastrointestinal issues can derail a training run or race physically and mentally. Cramping, bloating, and diarrhea can quickly worsen dehydration and become very painful or even debilitating. In this post, I outline some easy strategies to help you feel better and improve performance when facing GI issues. By following these nutrition strategies, one can improve symptoms and performance as a whole.

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How to Restore Your Period as an Endurance Athlete

Athletes burn tons of extra calories each day because of the high demands of their training. If their nutritional needs are not being met, they may be underfueling. For female athletes, underfueling poses a high risk for secondary amenorrhea, which is defined as the absence of three or more periods in a row by someone who has had periods in the past. It can lead to a variety of other health issues, specifically impacting bone health and lowering immunity. Unfortunately, secondary amenorrhea is extremely common in female runners.

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eating disorders

How to develop a healthy relationship with food

Eating disorders can have mental and physical affects on athletic performance. Amy will help you develop and restore a healthy relationship with food. 

sports nutrition

How to fuel athletes

Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or a seasoned pro, Amy will collaborate with you to select optimal foods to reach your full potential.

relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)

How to help athletes that struggle with RED-S

When supporting an athlete dealing with REDS it’s crucial to prioritize their physical and mental well being. Amy will provide a comprehensive evaluation and create a treatment plan that focuses on the athlete’s short and long-term goals.

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Amy Stephens, MS, RDN, CDCES, CSSD

Licensed dietitian

 Specializing in sports nutrition and eating disorders

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