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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
MARCH 2014

I WILL BE ESCAPING FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION FROM SNOW AND COLD TO FORT MYERS, FLORIDA!
I WILL BE GONE  THURSDAY MARCH 13 AND RETURNING TO WORK WED MARCH 19
FOR OA/OA HOW MEMBERS- YOU TWO TAKE THE REIGNS WHILE I AM GONE

I WILL RETURN PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS WHEN I RETURN WED MARCH 19
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHEN I AM GONE

For normal days-
 If it seems like I take more than a day or two to get to your email then TEXT me or CALL me   734-502-8264  after the HUGE email crash (65,000 emails loaded into my email box 4 times!)  I’m on a different server but I’m still having some issues with it.  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! 

New photos of my new “son”  MAX
Black lab, great dane.  23 months old.

We still miss our beloved chocolate lab Shanny who passed away on Aug 4.  He would have been 13 on Halloween.  The gut wrenching pain is now an ache and tears that will still catch you off guard sometimes. 

Chauncey our 8 year old black lab was miserable and so lonely so we got him a new buddy.  See photos in ‘about lisa” section.

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! 
 

Update on one of my best friends who had the major brain aneurysm, thank you for those who keep asking how she is doing…Sharon- prayers are being answered and she is now in an AMERICAN HOUSE in her own “apartment”.  She is “walking” with a cane and leg brace with assistance!  I have been able to walk with her!  of course she wants to keep walking and go right out the front door and home.   

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 Dave 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 AFTER THIS CONFERENCE IM SURE MY HEAD WILL BE SPINNING WITH IDEAS!!!!
 
 
My current intern is Emily from CMU.  She is awesome!
Continuous thanks to former interns and Future RD’s for their behind the scenes work too.  You all help me keep my sanity!  (and they have way better handwriting than me!)   Congrats on passing the boards CASSIE!

 

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.     
  
I am teaching a nutrition class at OCC (Oakland Community College- Royal Oak campus)
 I am teaching from 9:00 -12:00 on WED and THURS this upcoming semester  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  Back to my normal schedule there.  So THURSDAYS are for my students and I won’t have as much cell phone or email availability. Thanks for your patience and understanding ahead of time.  J
  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.  Can’t believe this is my 15th semester 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.

I did a Podcast interview with Dr Paula M. Scully which is now running on www.ALLtheRAGEradio.com
The other site is www.DreamBoldLiveBold.com

The questionnaire I use for my new clients (members attending oa or oahow, coffeeshop, 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.

 I’m also looking for recipes from members to post in this section.  If you have good ones, send them on! I try to pick recipes of the month that are safe for most.
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 and Germany   OA and OA/HOW members!  I’ve worked with over 3600 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 year 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.

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 “boys” 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 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.    

 

 

LISA CHECKING IN
DECEMBER 2013

Wow where did this year go.
No upcoming vacations or days off planned. Just hopefully some holidays with friends and family. I will be here! if it seems like I take more than a day or two to get to your email then TEXT me or CALL me 734-502-8264 after the HUGE email crash (65,000 emails loaded into my email box 4 times!) I’m on a different server but I’m still having some issues with it. 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!

New photos of my new “son” MAX
Black lab, great dane. 20 months old.

We still miss our beloved chocolate lab Shanny who passed away on Aug 4. He would have been 13 on Halloween. The gut wrenching pain is now an ache and tears that will still catch you off guard sometimes.

Chauncey our 8 year old black lab was miserable and so lonely so we got him a new buddy. See photos in ‘about lisa” section.

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!

Update on one of my best friends who had the major brain aneurysm, thank you for those who keep asking how she is doing…Sharon- prayers are being answered and she is now in an AMERICAN HOUSE in her own “apartment”. She is doing intense PT and walking with a harness with a trainer behind her!

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.  Bobbie and Dave Hamel of UB associates, my new web people have been phenomenal! Let me know if you can’t pull something up

FOR WINTER semester I am also teaching WED and THUURS AM session. Just got the confirmation.

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 AFTER THIS CONFERENCE IM SURE MY HEAD WILL BE SPINNING WITH IDEAS!!!!


My current interns are Kristen and Brianna from EMU. They’ve been great helps!
Continuous thanks to former interns and Future RD’s Sarah, Andrea, Sayali and Allison for their behind the scenes work too. You all help me keep my sanity! (and they have way better handwriting than me!) Good luck on the boards CASSIE!

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.

I am teaching a nutrition class at OCC (Oakland Community College- Royal Oak campus)
I am teaching from 9:00 -12:00 on WED and THURS this upcoming semester I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Back to my normal schedule there. So THURSDAYS are for my students and I won’t have as much cell phone or email availability. Thanks for your patience and understanding ahead of time. 
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. Can’t believe this is my 14th semester already. I hope my students feel the same way  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.

I did a Podcast interview with Dr Paula M. Scully which is now running on www.ALLtheRAGEradio.com
The other site is www.DreamBoldLiveBold.com

The questionnaire I use for my new clients (members attending oa or oahow, coffeeshop, 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.

I’m also looking for recipes from members to post in this section. If you have good ones, send them on! I try to pick recipes of the month that are safe for most.
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 and Germany OA and OA/HOW members! I’ve worked with over 3500 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 quite some time now but there are archives there. Priorities have been client care and not my updates. 
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.

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

PS. Check out my beautiful fuzz faced four legged “boys” 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 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.