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I help athletes and active people leverage nutrition to

enhance health and performance in easy, actionable ways.

I also help those struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating,

and eating disorders find peace with food and body image.

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Get on the path to a healthier you! One-on-one counseling tailored to your nutrition goals.

Check out our amazing courses on endurance fueling, supplements, hydration, climbing, carb loading, and more! Watch anytime, as much as you want. Also watch webinar replays and get information on live webinars!

 

Fun, dynamic, and informative workshops for your corporate wellness program or sports teams and clubs.

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  • This last fall our middle/high school NICA mountain bike team partnered up with Real Nutrition to have several workshops for our athletes through the practice season and into our competitive season. It was a game changer for our athletes! They received nutrition and hydration information in a workshop format that the athletes received in a more positive and useful way than having coaches casually discuss nutrition at our workouts. As the head coach for LOC MTB I appreciated the way Marisa could conduct the workshops to be understanding & helpful for our age-range of athletes. It was fun and educational, and our coaches came away with a plan to keep nutrition in the forefront. This focus on nutrition resulted in our best year yet in performance improvements for the entire team. Thanks Marisa and Real Nutrition! Doug Cousineau ~ LOC Mountain Bike Team
  • "I signed up to visit Marisa with Real Nutrition because high cholesterol runs in my family and I was ready to do something about it for me. You find so much contradicting information out there that I wanted someone who could cut through all that and just tell me straight what types of things affect cholesterol. Marisa was great with that and I left her office with a solid game plan and some valuable knowledge. In about a year I had dropped my "bad" cholesterol by 50 points by incorporating some of things we talked about in our meeting. Thank you Marisa!" ~JK
  • Erica A.
    I previously worked with a dietician on intuitive eating and gentle nutrition but found myself needing more specific support for proper hydration and nutrition during endurance training. Marisa was thorough and provided specific recommendations in the first session that I was able to test out right away. My follow-up appointments were focused on dialing in my hydration and nutrition even more, based on how my training was going with her initial recommendations. Marisa exceeded my expectations. She was professional but also so enjoyable to talk with and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for nutrition support!
  • Marisa Michael’s body composition scan is really interesting and gave me a lot of insight. I was able to see my muscle and fat via ultrasound and compare it to how my body will look in a could months, after marathon training. She’s helped me immensely with my diet during my training. Before I met with Marisa, I had no idea what proper nutrition looked like for a marathoner; now I know how to eat properly to fuel my body for training and recovery.
  • L.A.
    "Marisa met with my son, a high school athlete, who needed support understanding what his diet needed to be in order to stay healthy, gain muscle mass and endurance, and eat for optimal performance.  She thoroughly evaluated every aspect of his diet and nutrition habits, and provided a lot of resources for my son and our family.  I highly recommend Marisa for athlete nutrition!" ~ L.A.
  • "It is difficult to put into words how much Marisa has positively impacted my life. After speaking with several nutritionists, she took me in, listened to my emotional breakdowns, emailed me after hours to answer my random late-night questions, and was a consistent rock of information in my life (and still is). She knew how to speak to me in a language that I could understand and appreciate while backing it up with current, scientific studies that I needed to hear. My understanding of how nutrition fits into my life has greatly increased, as well as my physical and emotional health. Among all of these things, she was accommodating logistically, responsive, and malleable to meet my needs with scheduling and other sometimes annoying processes; she navigated these with ease. I can 100% say that not going to her would have been a great disservice to myself and she has my utmost respect and highest recommendation, always."

Sports Nutrition

Intuitive Eating

Nutrition for a Health Concern

Triathlon Performance

Climbing Nutrition Hub

Disordered Eating Support

Our process and pledge

Step 1

Congratulations! You’ve made your first step toward better health and wellness! After you’ve made an appointment, I email you an intake form that asks simple questions about your goals, usual eating patterns, and health history.

Step 2

Everything we do together is tailored around your goals and needs. I coach you through the process of changing what and how you eat, but also guide you through the whys of each change. You never make a change you’re not comfortable with. We work together without guilt, judgment, or shame about food choices or body image.

 

Step 3

We promise to guide you through nutrition changes with respect, non-judgement, and support. We honor your health history, goals, needs, lifestyle, and mental health. We never sell you supplements, oils, pills, or shakes. We keep our business free of conflict-of-interest to make sure your interests come first.

Real Nutrition accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and PacificSource. Call your insurance provider to check if your plan covers nutrition service. Your visit may be covered at no cost to you!

Ask your insurance company:

  1. Do I have nutrition benefits?
  2. Is there a limit to the number of visits?
  3. Does it matter why I see the dietitian?

If an insurance claim is filed, but denied, you will be responsible for the full price of the visit.

Rates if paid at time of service:

$200: 60-minute initial intake session

$185: 60-minute follow-up coaching session

$700: Athlete package

$75: Body composition scan

Healthy Changes package (8 visits + 2 body composition scans): contact me for details

Rates if billed after time of service:

$274 60-minute initial intake session

$250 60-minute follow-up coaching session