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Amanda Carlson-Phillips

Vice President, Nutrition and Research

Amanda Carlson-Phillips is a registered dietitian who earned her bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of Arizona. She continued her education by earning master's degrees in sports nutrition and exercise physiology from Florida State University.

Carlson-Phillips is committed to helping EXOS athletes, across all facilities, achieve their maximum performance potential through the integration of effective nutrition into their lives. She's delivered both educational seminars and individual consulting to a variety of professional and elite sports organizations. Carlson-Phillips speaks about the importance of improving nutrition for both sports performance and overall health to a variety of populations at coaching seminars, military educational conferences, college symposiums, and state and national meetings. She also contributes to many sports- and fitness-based publications, has edited various sports nutrition books and educational texts, evaluates current research for the American Dietetic Association's Evidence Analysis Library, and is an advisory board member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Carlson-Phillips works directly with the EXOS nutrition team to help create year-long systems of success for all EXOS athletes. She also coordinates the company's performance research, undertaking both case studies and peer-reviewed research to help EXOS stay on the on the cutting-edge of sports science.

Amanda's Articles


Q&A: Why is There So Much Hype Around Quinoa?

Our expert nutritionist weighs in on whether this grain is effective or simply trendy.


Q&A: Why Am I Hungrier When It's Cold?

Nutritionist Amanda Carlson-Phillips explains when and how to satisfy your cold weather cravings.


Q&A: What's the Best Source of Protein for a Vegetarian?

Want to make gains in the gym without eating meat? You'll need protein. Here's how to get it.


Q&A: Training on an Empty Stomach

If you're not fueling up before a training session, you could be hurting your performance.


How to Make Sense of Food Labels

Are you buying into food labels? Use these tips to decode confusing packaging and make healthy choices.