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May 2, 2023
Episode 95: Today’s Most Popular Diets – Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

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Today’s Most Popular Diets – Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Have you ever tried a diet whether it was for weight loss, a medical reason, or performance? Each year, nearly 45 million Americans try a particular type of diet to lose weight. They also spend roughly $33 billion dollars on weight loss products. The alarming part is 92% usually give up in the first week because they weren’t perfect and for those who have success, 65% gain all of their weight back within 3 years. Why is it so difficult to have sustainability when dieting? In this podcast, we speak with Sports Dietitian Amy Goodson to discuss 4 of the most popular diet types in the US. We will discuss the pros, cons, and science behind the Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Plant Based Diets, and the Carnivore diet. We will also dive into the impact these type of diets could have on performance in athletes. 


Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She focuses on overall health, wellness and sports nutrition. Amy has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, TCU Athletics, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, FC Dallas Soccer, the NBA G League, the Alliance of American Football League, many PGA Tour players, as well as with thousands of middle school, high school, and endurance athletes. She is the creator of a free sports nutrition program for Texas high schools, the Sports Nutrition Game Plan, and is the author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, a play-by-play on sports nutrition for athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers. Amy is also the co-author of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat and nutrition contributor to retired NFL Player Donald Driver’s book, The 3-D Body Revolution. In addition, she owns Amy Goodson RD Courses, a business providing education resources and courses to help dietetic students, interns, and registered dietitians determine and take the steps necessary to reach their dream career.

With a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in exercise and sports nutrition, Amy is passionate about marrying the two to provide quality, science-based nutrition information through speaking, media, writing, and consulting. Amy is an ambassador spokesperson for the National Dairy Council, speaker for National Cattleman’s Beef Association, partner with Texas Beef Council and Natural Delights Dates, and a speaker and consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Institute. As a veteran on-air nutrition expert, she works with RDTV to leverage multi-platform media opportunities on broadcast, digital and social media nation-wide. Amy has over 1400 media placements in a variety of TV, radio and print outlets and is on the Medical Expert Board for Eat This Not That.


The Sports Nutrition Playbook for Professionals Mastermind Course is the go-to sports nutrition education and business development resource for professionals. It provides you with the education, resources, and coaching you need to launch a sports nutrition career, business, or program. The 6-month course launches every January 1st and July 1st with a maximum of 10 people per course.

Amy Goodson’s book, The Sports Nutrition Playbook provides practical, simple sports nutrition for youth athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers.

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