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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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  • Working with Marisa was really helpful for me. I was able to let go of my anxiety around food and body image and instead focus on establishing consistent healthy habits that help me feel good. I went from constantly worrying about my body size, my weight, and what or how much I was eating to feeling calm and peaceful and enjoying a positive, happy relationship with food. Marisa is very positive and encouraging. She helped me to make long-term changes, including establishing regular exercise routines, increasing my awareness of my body’s needs and signals, and making time for healthy eating a priority. She was great at giving me small, “do-able,” concrete assignments and then providing accountability and feedback. She also helped me evaluate what was working and not working for my body and how to set goals and make decisions based on what worked for me. She has a thoroughly sane and sensible approach to the highly-charged topics of weight loss, food and exercise. I highly recommend her. ~Karen
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Elizabeth M.
    "You have helped me so much. I had been to a nutritionist in the past and he possibly had the same credentials but he just wasn't a good fit for me. I appreciate you have taken the time to listen to my lifestyle and needs and in less than 3 months made it so I no longer take my BP (blood pressure) meds." ~Elizabeth M.
  • 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
  • "One of my main concerns is that my teen would burn out too quickly. We wanted to make sure she was getting enough of the right kind of nutrition to help her physically and academically. Marisa talked us through her daily schedule and goals...gave suggestions of what type of food to fuel her through the day and workouts. [Marisa] was a great resource for both of us. I'd highly recommend Marisa to help you make the most out of your nutrition. Plus she's awesome."

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