Testimonials

  • “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.

    Dana E.
  • “I have been running on the hamster wheel since I went on my first diet at 23 years old. I’ve had an unhealthy body image since my teens. I constantly compared myself to every girl who was smaller, prettier and in my mind better than me. I was never fat, but I didn’t know that. When my doctor (yes my actual primary care physician) gave me a diet plan and I lost 20 pounds it was exciting, and I have been chasing that high all my life. The saying that I wish I was as fat now as I was when I first thought I was fat is so true. Weight gains and losses, binges, purging, food restriction, guilt, shame…have all been my bed fellows for the past 24 years. When I found Marisa Michael it was to, yet again, find the help I needed to lose weight and master my “demon food”. I never would have guessed that Marisa would change me in ways I had not expected. She introduced me to Intuitive Eating. Learning to feed myself based on feelings of hunger and fullness was something I could barely wrap my head around. You mean health and wellness isn’t just a number on a scale?! What! I have learned and continue to learn to eat when I’m hungry, to stop when I am full, to eat regular meals and snacks and to choose foods that I need (sometimes want) the most. I’m no longer bingeing or purging. It still takes conscious thought and effort at times but it’s easier every day.  Most importantly I’ve learned patience with my food and I’ve gotten off of the diet train forever. Every time I doubted the process (and there were a few), once I met with my amazing dietician guru Marisa she continued to advise me and encourage me to continue the process and work. Each time I would follow her advice and my intuitive eating skills would grow. I would grow. I knew I was on the right track. For anyone who wants to get off the diet train and learn to love food, love themselves and live life to the fullest Marisa Michael can lead you there. I am thankful everyday that I met her.” ~Angie Sauer

  • “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.

    J.W.
  • “As someone recovering from an eating disorder, working with Marisa kickstarted the process of breaking down long-term negative thoughts and emotions I had about food. Marisa helped me identify certain thought patterns  as “eating disorder” thoughts which helped me rise above deeply ingrained ways of thinking. By working with Marisa, I learned how to trust my body to try, and subsequently enjoy, different foods. I have since slowly started the process of intuitive eating and am on my way to being a better human because of it. I know I could not have started this process without Marisa’s help!”
    – Kennedy

  • I met with Marisa for diet and nutritional advice that would allow me to be active and get results while working 60+ hours per work week. Previously, I tried diets such as Keto and Advocare plans with no success. Marisa gave me great information on how energy and carbs work, appropriate food choices, and a daily plan for calories and macros. Since implementing, I’ve had a lot of energy to have great workouts, lost 6 lbs, without the need for supplementation. I fully recommend working with Marisa for nutritional advice.

  • “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.

    D.S.

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