Testimonials

  • “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!”

    Kristi T.CLIENT
  • I’m a local runner and wanted to get advice for diet and training purposes. Did an online search for local nutritionists and found Marisa. Scheduled an appointment met up and was very happy with her presentation and care she provided. I’m currently doing much better health wise and made improvements on my recent metobolic panel blood work results during my annual physical exam. I’m also a stronger runner as a result of advice and feedback provided.

  • “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 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

  • “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.

    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-ON-ONE CONSULTATION REVIEWS:

“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

“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!”  –Kristi T., Arizona.

“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.

“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’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.

“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.

WORKSHOP REVIEWS:

“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 loved the interactions and reminders of healthy foods.” ~ Kelly G.

“Very easy to follow and helpful.”

“Very knowledgable and engaging.”

“Good presenter and good info.”

“I appreciate the real advice for our real lives.” ~Allison