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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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  • J.Y.
    "I have been feeling pretty strong lately...thank you for all your help. I am [back to work] and...overall weight and food haven't really been issues. I really appreciate the work you do--it makes a real difference in my life and the lives of all my closest people."
  • "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."
  • I found Marisa Michael's nutrition workshop for dancers absolutely wonderful. She had the dancers write down a nutrition question beforehand and for her to review before the class. She was very engaged with the students and was extremely well prepared and thorough. There was involvement with the dancers from the get go so they felt it was for and about them. Ms. Michael talked about the topic of eating disorders with grace and authenticity. A difficult subject to bring up in the dance world but she handled it with great skill.
    I would recommend Marisa to all athletes and dancers as a go to person that really understands the nutritional needs of such active young people.
    ~Nancy Davis, Artistic Director, The Portland Ballet
  • Kristi T.CLIENT

    "Although I exercise regularly, I struggled to "get my body back" after delivering my fourth baby.  After 3 years of trying to do it on my own, I decided it was time for professional help.  I had been following Marisa's Instagram feed for a while and was impressed by the reasonable, scientifically proven nutritional information she posted.  I also appreciated that she is a certified personal trainer so I felt confident that her dietary advice would take into account my level of activity and physical fitness.  Our consultation together was immensely helpful.  She explained how to augment my eating/exercising regimen in order to reach my goals and walked me through what a realistic caloric intake should be for my personal circumstances.  After consulting with her, I feel confident that I now have the information I need to push through my previous obstacles and start seeing some results!"

  • J.W.
    "I've seen Marisa Michael as a dietitian several times over the past 6 months.  I always feel glad I've met with her.  She is very helpful, knowledgeable & understanding.  I love the meal plans she makes for me.  She works with the parameters I need (I don't want fancy, complicated recipes, just quick & simple ideas).   I would recommend her to anyone!" ~J.W.
  • D.S.
    "I would highly recommend Marisa Michael from Real Nutrition. I have been a client of hers for almost 2 months at weekly visits due to my needs! She has been so helpful for me to learn things about myself and my nutrition habits and how to work on correcting them. I have seen many other nutritionists, but none have been as hands-on as I was wanting until I found Marisa. She is very knowledgable and patient with me. She goes the extra mile when it comes to her clients' health and nutritional needs. I am so happy and lucky I have her to help me with my nutritional goals. She is the best nutritionist I have ever seen and would recommend her to anyone who is needing nutritional advice, help, or guidance." ~D.S.

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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