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Why Choose A Registered Dietitian?

No other health profession has the background & expertise to adequately provide medical nutrition therapy.

From a cost benefit perspective, nutrition intervention by a R.D. is much less expensive than hospitalizations that may result from poor & inadequate control & management of some medical conditions.

The R.D. is the only health professional specifically trained to access patients nutritional status and provide nutrition therapy individualized for eating habits, lifestyle, budget nutrient needs required for the patients diagnosis.

Lisa's Promise to You

Education is the key to success.  I will teach you how to improve your labs, decrease your medications, attain a healthy weight & improve your physical fitness levels ONE STEP AT A TIME!

Making changes is a process rather than an event & I will let you change at your own pace.

I promise to give you the personal guidance & attention to help you succeed, using an enthusiastic, yet gentle, approach.

I will help clear up confusion created by the media, inaccurate books, fads and false advertising.

I will help improve the quality of your life by teach you how to take charge of your diabetes & heart disease.

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Abstinent Eating

HEA 1510

Lisa Checking In:

LISA CHECKING IN 

JAN  2019


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


HOPE YOU ALL HAD FUN AND ARE READY TO BE AS HEALTHY PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY AS YOU CAN FOR 2019

I’M ON THIS PATH WITH YOU


I am in need of some major web updates- connections I’d think you’d be interested in

New dog photos, garden, etc

Hope to have that all up this month too


FYI-

TEXT IS ALWAYS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET A HOLD OF ME    734-502-8264 .

Never worry about waking me up or bothering me with “blowing up my phone”

A knowledgable client is a successful one  


After 5 years of no fee increase I am bumping them up slightly this year.  If you get your paperwork to me before Feb 1, 2019 I will still give you the 2018 rates.  ($15 difference)  



MY “NEW” WORK ADDRESS is 

3939 VAN HORN, TRENTON, MI 48183

I MOVED in August, 2016 

Between Allen Rd and Fort street so about 1.5 miles away 

It’s in the Longton Law office. It’s a renovated home and I am reuniting with people I shared space with before! 

Corner of Reeck and Van Horn. Please park BEHIND the building.  My burgundy fusion will be there  


Please don’t use any addresses floating around google!!! Its WRONG!!!!

there is a map on my site here 


CONTINUED 

GREETINGS TO MY NEW “LIFEBOAT”

 and “ IN ACTION”  and “COR” and “ACORN” PARTICIPANTS!!  LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING YOU WITH YOUR MEAL PLANS AS YOU CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY

NORMALLY IT ONLY TAKES ME 2-3 DAYS TO GET NEW MEAL PLANS DONE BUT THERE HAS BEEN QUITE AN INFLUX OF NEW PEOPLE AND FORMER CLIENTS 

RE-BOOTING.  THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AHEAD OF TIME AS THIS MONTH MAY TAKE ME A FEW MORE DAYS THAN USUAL TO GET THEM DONE. 


I AM TAKING THIS WINTER 2019

 SEMESTER OFF FROM TEACHING DUE TO MY CLIENT LOAD AND SOME OTHER PROJECTS/CONFERENCES.  IT FEELS VERY WEIRD!  I NEEDED SOME TIME TO BREATHE AND CATCH UP WITH MY CLIENTS.


More on my teaching below 


If you email me …..

 And it takes more than a two to three days to get back to you then TEXT me or CALL me   734-502-8264!!!!!   I’m still not trusting my email 100%. Those of you who know me know how careful (ie anal) I am about communication!!!  If you feel something is taking too long, don’t WAIT!  My web people are still trying to figure it out

Also if you email me a client questionnaire please text or call me right away so I have the heads up!



Photos of my “child” on my under the “about lisa” section

Black lab…or My “labra-dork” as I call him


For those of you who have been with me for a long time and ask about my dogs– I still have my other buddies pictures posted.  Even though they aren’t on this plane anymore they still live in spirit 



Yes that creepy photo is me on Halloween!  I was “goth student who pulled too many all nighters studying” even my best friends did not recognize me.  It was hilarious.  Had to wash my face and hair 4 times to get all the goop off!  


I have updated some handouts and used the words “abstinent eating: because I have to legally change some wording on things. If there is something you knew was there before and isn’t not, just email me and I will send it to you.  Everything should all be reposted soon.  J  Bobbie and David Hamel of UB associates, my web people have been phenomenal!  Let me know if you can’t pull something up 

Hello to my new clients, local and out of state!


I will be adding a new icon to my site just for diabetes.  I have so many handouts I’ve created I’d like to keep them all in one place on my site as I update things. AND ESPECIALLY ALL THE CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS I HAVE DONE.  MY HEAD IS SPINNING WITH IDEAS!!!!


Continuous thanks to my interns  (Future RDs!) for her behind the scenes work too.   You all help me keep my sanity!  (and they have way better handwriting than me! and make my handouts look pretty)   


I also have the link to Michael Prager’s weight release (and other substances) success story chronicled in Fat Boy Thin Man. What an inspiration.  I’ve talked to him on the phone, emailed and am honored to be a resource in his book.    This link is from my Nov 2010 nutrition tip.     


My teaching - It’s a 3 credit required class for all nursing students and allied health fields.  I have a lot of stories and situations I’m able to share with them it is going very well.  I had wanted to teach college for a while now, so it’s a dream come true.  I have taught for 20th semesters already. I hope my students feel the same way J  Thank you for your love notes on the back of the final exams.   


The HEA 1510 ICON on my website is for my students.   I will be posting their study guides and info there. 



The questionnaire I use for my new clients (members attending overeating/undereating 12-step type abstinent programs) is under the icon especially for you.  Let me know if you can’t pull it up, l email it to you.SICK DAY MEAL PLANS ARE AVAILABLE THERE TOO and now COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION PLANS and now TRAVEL TIPS, TOOL KIT and I just added How to count vegetarian packaged foods.


Please note that AS AN ORGANIZATION- Overeaters Anonymous, Inc does NOT endorse any particular meal plan or medical professional.    I am not affiliated with them.  I am able to write abstinent or 12-step type meal plans for those individuals who CHOOSE to have their own meal plans. 


My email is: lisa@lisamerrill.com     (note…2 R’s and 2 L’s in merrill) 


Continuous hello’s to all my new Local, Out-Of-State, Canada, Alaska, Korea, Puerto Rico, UK, French, Japan, Australia, Uruguay, Italy, Poland, Germany ,France, Netherlands, Israel, Guam, Malaysia, Russia, Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland,  Finland, Austria, Ghana and Turkey!   

   I’ve worked with over 8000 of you now!!!!!  (I’ve kinda lost count now)   

I’m enjoying all the accents and learning about your interesting “local” foods.

By the way, I’m in the Detroit Area…and on EASTERN Time Zone.   

Your before and after pictures are inspirations too!!!  Keep em coming!   I have a bunch of new testimonials to post.



Note from Aug 08 Nutrition Tip (just go to the archives)

This is a very powerful letter a recovering anorexic wrote to her eating disorder (ED).  It’s beautifully done and painfully honest.  It will make you understand how this terrible disease gets a grip on people and how hard they have to work to kick it in the butt.  I am also posting it as encouragement for others who are struggling with eating disorders. This letter is used with permission but kept anonymous.   JULY 2010 is another letter from someone else, and this Aug 2010 nutrition tip has more helpful links. 


I haven’t done tips of the month for a couple years now but there are archives there.  Priorities have been client care and not my updates. J 

RECIPE-  Island Mahi-Mahi kabobs

EXERCISE TIP-  Ideas for exercise to keep it interesting 

NUTRITION TIP-  What is this Raspberry Ketone stuff Dr Oz keeps talking about



How to access my archived tips: 

For each tip of the month, scroll down to the bottom of that page…you’ll see the bold line then the word Nutrition, Exercise or Recipe Archives…Just click on that and the titles of all my topics for that category will show up.  You can then click on the title you’re interested in and my archived tip will come up.   Some months may be missing because I updated topics or redid some handouts and they   were re-posted.    For the archives BEFORE June 09 tips scroll to the bottom of the latest tip of the month and there will be PAST ARCHIVE TIPS and you can click on that. 


Remember, I’m always looking for ideas for my site!!!   


If you’ve sent me emails and I didn’t respond (I ALWAYS respond), call me/text me and let me know 734-502-8264.  (seeing a pattern here!?) 


We’re all a work in progress.  Fitness and being healthy is a journey, not just an event.  

                                                                                      J  XOXO  Lisa



PS.  Check out my beautiful fuzz faced four legged “boy” in the About Lisa Section.    I finally put up my photos from my Red Wings Stanley Cup playoff years..and some of my gardens from last year in their earlier days.    And most recently a goofy Halloween costume.     I totally need to update this section though!!!!   I looked at it the other day and said WHOA! 



I finally got the updated “professional” photo thing done.   I hate sitting for photo shoots.  (  Yuck!)   Growing the hair out by the way (to donate again)   Children with hair loss – a local charity.