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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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  • Dana E.
    "Marisa Michael put together a fantastic workshop. She came with slides, handouts, and even food to taste. We wanted a fun, interactive experience and this was it. The members of the group were quickly brought together in a discussion around what is a healthy lifestyle, how does fitness and nutrition fit into  our lives, and how to enjoy mindful eating. We got to try different foods and...learn about making healthy, quick, and tasty meals to improve our health. The group had some specific requests for the workshop and Marisa came prepared to help everyone learn and connect with one another as well. She was available for questions afterwards and inspired complete cooperation from this diverse group of adults. We hope to hear from her again." ~D.E.
  • "I did my first 10 on the moonboard today after not worrying about being too heavy for pretty much the first time since I started climbing seriously! Tried this one over the summer and could barely do any of the moves. The stuff we talked about has been helping a ton! Just wanted to thank you and let you know it's been working and just some more proof that getting lighter isn't the answer!"
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • "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."

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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