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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.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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • "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."
  • The time and resource investment that I made to work with Marisa has been life changing.  When I first reached out, I had reached a bottom point where food had lost all interest or joy because I was so stressed about what to eat, when and how that would impact my body composition and athletic performance.  Food had become the largest stress point and I was at my whit's end.  Through working with Marisa, I have been able to completely switch that around to truly enjoying food again.  Through our 1 on 1 sessions and the Intuitive Eating class, I am now in a position where I can make smart choices about what and when I eat but not let that be something that demands a large amount of my emotional and mental capacity.  More importantly, I have been able to learn to accept what my body for what it can do as opposed to constantly having negative thoughts about what I want to change.  It has been a truly freeing experience and I will forever be grateful! `Kirby A.
  • 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

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