Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND

The Running Nutritionist®

Chef | Nutritionist | Coach | Counselor

Personalized Programs

Reach Your Personal Best in Health, Sport & Life.

An Integrative Culinary Sports & Performance Nutritionist, Lisa offers personalized nutrition programs for men, women, teens and kids at her office, online or at your home. Services include: Individual Assessments-Body Composition, Dietary Analysis, and Laboratory Tests-food sensitivities, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, nutrigenomic (diet/genetic) tests; couples/family consultations, counselling, sports coaching, mind-body therapy, psychotherapy, reiki; culinary catering & coaching; food & fitness & boot camps & retreats

Corporate Consultation

Launch YOUR Product or Program

Lisa's ability to capture an audience or create an innovative product is demonstrated in more than 1000 professional seminars, webinars, media tours, product & program launches, culinary/cooking demos & communication pieces for more than 100 companies & startups since 1983.

Lisa offers a variety of professional, multimedia, interactive, exciting and animated 1 hour, half day, 1 day and multiday retreats and special event services onsite, televised or via webinars. She delivers cutting edge information dealing with integrative health, wellness, sports, performance, stress, mindful living/eating & culinary for industry, organizational, consumer & sporting events.

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Read, Eat, Cook, Learn

Author of 8 best-selling books on sports nutrition, vegetarian diets, football & stress Lisa has a smorgasbord of products to guide, teach, train, you, your families, classes, teams or programs. She can create webinars, PPTs, message point handouts, recipes or diet programs catering to your company needs or you can buy one of her ready- to- go package programs online. Lisa invented and sells TropStix© her patented eating utensil designed to help develop mindful, portion and calorie controlled eating habits.


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Lisa Dorfman The Running Nutritionist©

Integrative Sports & Performance | Nutritionist | Coach | Counselor

About Lisa

Award winning nutritionist known globally as The Running Nutritionist©, Lisa is leader to industry, Academia, the public and press for more than three decades. she has built a global Integrative Sports Nutrition and Performance Practice, consulting to Olympians, Professionals, Collegiate and Junior athletes, the NFL, NBA, MLB, USTA, US Diving, US Swimming, USTF and served as the US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is also a nutrition expert for Zumba© Plate program, and a consultant to multinational companies such as Sony Entertainment. Lisa is known as the "Celebrity Nutritionist" and has worked with many of Hollywood's award winning actors/actresses. Her clients have appeared in Avengers, Gone Girl, Iron Man 3, Book Thief, 13 Hours, The Glades, Hatfield's & McCoy's and soap operas. Lisa also coaches young artists at Juilliard School in New York City.

Lisa is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, especially the next generation. She spent a decade at The University of Miami as a professor in the department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences and left as Director of Graduate Program, Nutrition for Health & Human Performance. Lisa has also taught culinary nutrition at Johnson & Wales University & Miami Culinary Institute (MCI). She currently teaches online sports nutrition courses.

The author of 8 books, including her latest, Legally Lean: Sports Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Health & Performance. Lisa has appeared on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and has been featured in numerous publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men;s Fitness, Outside & Runners World magazines. Lisa was a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) & was selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. She serves as Country Representatives Director for the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAAND) (formerly American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA), representing more than 70 countries & 1000+ Nutritionists/Dietitians worldwide.

A culinary consultant to numerous resorts, spas, & restaurants, Lisa serves as Chairperson of the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) Advisory Board. In 2014, Lisa & Miami organic restaurateurs launched a Farm to Table Performance Nutrition Delivery Service. She also cofounded the award winning global mobile app called cTHRUNutrition to help consumers find and select optimal foods at groceries and restaurants worldwide.
Lisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), Ironman USA Lake Placid, and hundreds of running and multisport races. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships. Lisa resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and is the mom to 3 children.

Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist (LD/N) • Registered Dietitian (RD) • Licensed/Board Certified Professional Counselor (LMHC) • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) • Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (FAND) • Board Certified in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) • Board Certified in Professional Counseling (APA) • Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) • Certified ISAK certified anthropometrist (ISAK) • Certified USAT&F and USA Triathlon coach • Certified US Swimming Level 1 & 2 Masters Coach • FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) • ServSafe© Certified Food Production Manager • Certified Reiki Practitioner • Certified Bartender •

Crush Boundaries & Reach Optimal Health & Performance

Lisa knows what it takes to attain and maintain a personal best in health, sport & life.
"Nutrition is 99% of performance success."

Personal Nutrition Services

A lifelong, former professional athlete & World Long Distance Duathlon Championship USA Team member, Lisa has competed more than 30 years in her adult life, 25-50 events a year; from track to ultramarathon, sprint triathlon to the Long Distance Duathlon Championships for Team USA. She works closely & methodically with each & every athlete, coaches and parents using nutritional periodization to match the right foods, combinations and competition fuel planning according to their athlete;s training and game day schedules.

She teaches athletes how to prepare their body, minds and souls whether nutritionally, emotionally, or spiritually to performance success. Lisa assesses body composition, diet, and performance to create personalized programs which change according to training duration, intensity, and season. Meal by meal, day by day, month to month, year by year she prepare athletes for their Gold Medal moment whether it is their first 5k run or marathon, high school or collegiate tennis tournament; T&F, swimming, diving or triathlon championships; gymnastics or rowing meets, boxing, baseball, football, basketball, soccer, softball, martial arts, equestrian/horse racing, car racing, and sailing.

Lisa's clients have won Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals, World Championships, Collegiate Records, and Scholarships, junior awards top grades in health, sport & life. She has also nutritionally coached Hollywood's Award winning actors/actresses who have appeared in Avengers, Gone Girl, Iron Man 3, Book Thief, 13 Hours, The Glades, Hatfield's & McCoy's, soap operas & commercials & young artists at Julliard School in New York City to reach their optimal weight, physique & performance for their roles.

Client's accomplishments include: Olympic Gold Medalist Tennis Player • US Olympic/Paralympic Sailing Team Nutritionist Beijing '08-gold/silver/bronze medalists • '17 Gold Medalist US Figure Skating National Pairs Championships • US Sailing=Gold, Silver Bronze Medalists • USAT&F world champion, gold medalist in 4x100 • US Swimming-Gold Medalist • World Middle Weight Boxing Champion-Jermain Taylor, Michael Oliviera, • Tae Kwan Do Junior US champions/Pan American Game Competitors • Jockeys, Wrestlers, MMA-Making Weight! • Rowers-National Junior Gold Medalists • Gymnasts-junior champion gymnasts • World champion Figure Skaters • Olympic Divers, swimmers • Champion Ultra marathoners


Nutrition Program

Complete Lisa's Nutrition Activity Assessment© questionnaire, email to & you're ready to get started with a program. You can meet at her office or online. Packages start at $250 for personalized program, menu and grocery list, body comp assessment, dietary analysis, supplement guidelines, copy of one of her books & TropStix© eating utensil.

Culinary Consultation

Lisa will teach you and your guests how to prepare healthy dishes to match your Nutrition Rx© whether it is a dietary prescription to lose weight, reduce blood sugars or cholesterol from your medical doctor, or prepare for your favorite sport or competition. Lisa can teach you cooking methods to maximize nutritional benefits of your favorite foods; sprouting techniques, edible farming, juicing, detox recipes, vegetarian/vegan options, paleo, keto dishes, spicing techniques or variations of your favorite foods.

Starter Package Includes:2 hour session ($350*)

  • Nutrition presentation to educate you and your guests on healthful food selection, quick & healthy meal prep, food label reading, Q/A
  • Pantry Sweep to assess the nutritional adequacy and dietary deterrents of your kitchen.
  • Meal Planning, grocery, and equipment guide.
  • Complimentary: copy of one of Lisa's books & TropStix© eating utensil.

Fitness/Life Coaching

Onsite or online performance coaching, fitness training, counseling, reiki therapy, body composition measurements, dietary analysis start at $150/hour. Extra fees apply for supplements and blood testing and travel to your preferred location.


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What Colleagues Say:

Suzel Vazquez, MD,

Board Certified Internist

Integrative Health

By working together at our Miami based practice over the past 4 years, Lisa and I have been successful in providing our patients with an updated integrative approach to obtain and maintain optimal health, vitality and prevention of chronic disease. Optimizing nutrition, replacing deficient nutrients and addressing hormonal imbalances using unique functional diagnostic testing can give one the power of feeling and looking ones best.

"Lisa's expertise in integrative medical nutrition therapy, psychotherapy, culinary and fitness has helped our most challenging weight loss, metabolic, hormonal, arthritic and immune comprimised patients learn the day to day food, fitness, cooking and mindful behavior changes to help them meet and often exceed their anticpated goals"

Lee Kaplan, MD

Medical Director and Head Team Physician for UM Athletics

Sports Performance

"Lisa Dorfman has done outstanding work with high level athletes within our program. Lee Kaplan, MD, Medical Director/Head Team Physician for UMiami Athletics."

Boris Fernandez

Head Coach, Altius High Performance Training

Sports Performance

"I have worked with Lisa Dorfman in helping many athletes to achieve their athletic and nutritional goals. What I notice when we worked together, is that athletes achieve their goals faster and easier. Her nutritional programs are very precise and specific to the uniqueness of each athletes, and she also makes them simple to implement in their lives"

James Meder, BS, CPT, CSCS

Chief Development Officer, Fast Twitch Training

Sports Performance

"Working with Lisa Dorfman has given our athletes the edge to reach peak performance, both safely and ethically. Legally Lean provides everyone the benefit of her knowledge and expertise on clean eating and supplementation."


Launch Your Product

Whether you're a professional athlete, world class resort, publisher or medical group interested in creating an innovative educational program, Lisa can take your product from conception to finish.

Lisa can take your product, service or idea from conception to finish!

When NFL Football Player Tony Gonzalez needed an expert sports nutritionist to help launch his all natural sports fuel product, he called Lisa. When Sandals Resorts needed to create a spa cuisine program for their health conscious guests, they hired Lisa. When Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne was looking for a nutritionist to design a Ritz Kids Healthy Menu they contacted Lisa. When Zumba wanted to create, write, and film a nutrition program they called Lisa!

She will work with your team of experts to research, design, create and collaborate whether it is a new food or beverage launch, award winning Mobile App, culinary or meal delivery program, or medical therapy program. Once your product is ready, she will hit the road for media interviews, ground, remote or satellite media tours, culinary/cooking demonstrations.

Here's a list representative of Lisa's Clients:

American Pistachio Growers • Archer Daniels Midland • All Pro Science • Bakan Bars, Brazil • Burger King Corp • Canned Food Alliance • Cherry Marketing Institute • ConAgra • cTHRUNutrition • Eggland's Best • Fage Greek Yogurt • First Juice • Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) • Frito Lay • Gatorade • Gourmet Garden Seasoning • Guiltless Gourmet, Inc. • Laughing Cow/Baby Bel Brands • M&M/Mars • McCormick • Mrs. T's Pierogies • NestleWaterNA •

PopChips • PowerBar • Proctor and Gamble • Run Like a Diva Race Series • Quaker Oats • Ryder Corporation • SetraGSH • Sharkies Chews • Sir Pizza Restaurants • SlowMag • Sorrento Cheese • SOYJOY • Tart Cherry Commission • Tea Council USA • Tropicana/Quaker Oats • Uncle Bens/Mars Inc. • USA Rice Federation • Weight Watchers • Wishbone • Yogurbella • Zephyrhills Water •

Shop, Read, Eat, Cook, Learn

As a professional writer & author of 8 published books, Lisa has served as Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine & has contributed several book chapters for professional and consumer audiences; feature columns in Prevention, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Runner's World, Her Sports & Miami Sports Magazine. All of her books have received top reviews by her readers, her colleagues and press.

Lisa's book topics, recipes and philosophies has landed her interviews on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and features in USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, People, Food & Wine, Men's Fitness, Outside, Runners World , Better Homes and Gardens, Sports Illustrated for Women, American Way Magazine, Fit, Natural Athlete, Bicycling, Blue, Delicious, Running Times, Natural Health, Natural Foods Merchandiser, Women's Day, Miami Herald, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smash, Splash magazines.

Visit Lisa's Site dedicated to these books!


Buy her books at Amazon

Performance Nutrition for Tackling Stress
Legally Lean: Sports Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Health & Performance
Performance Nutrition for Football: How Diet Can Provide the Competitive Edge
The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide: Peak Performance for Everyone from Beginners to Gold Medalists
The Tropical Diet: A Scientific, Simple, and Sexy Weight Loss Strategy for Health, Sport, and Life
The Reunion Diet: Lose Weight and Look Great at Your Reunion and Beyond
Performance Nutrition for Football Players

Celebrate Food & Life with Lisa

Catering, Cocktails, Cooking, Culinary Therapy

Cook your way to a better life.

Lisa is a food & culinary consultant to world-class resorts & major corporations for 3 decades working with Ritz Carlton Hotels, Sandals Resorts International, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Bitter End Resorts, BVI. She completed the Chef Certificate program at Miami Culinary Institute of Miami Dade College where she serves as Chair of the Institute&s Advisory Board Committee and graduated from the Culinary Medicine Program at The Goldring Center, Tulane Medical School. She completed her chef intership with Chef Jamie Simpson at The Culinary Vegetable Institute/Chef&s Garden. Since &15 Lisa has served on the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Committee.

Lisa has worked with more than 15 hospitals & medical center food service departments & spent nearly a decade working with the law enforcement system as the designated dietitian for the Federal Correctional System, where she worked on menus, and training inmates on food & sanitation issues. She consults to Chartwells at Barry and Nova Universities on their food service and student athlete programs. Lisa is Serve Safe Manager Certified. As an educator, Lisa was Director of the Graduate program in Nutrition for Health & Human Performance at The University of Miami, Lisa was also a Culinary Nutrition instructor at Johnson & Wales University & the Miami Culinary Institute&s Enthusiast Series Program. She has taught After School Kids Cooking classes, ages 3-8 for The Real Food Academy.

Lisa is often called upon by industry leaders for groundbreaking culinary programs. In 2001, Lisa launched the Tropical Diet™ Spa cuisine in the Caribbean & trained dozens of food service staff towards a Spa Cuisine Certification program she personally created for the employees. Lisa also worked with chefs to develop the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Ritz Kidz Healthy Cuisine program; co created the Fit Life menus featured at So Florida's Deli Lane Restaurants and has analyzed the recipes & worked with chefs from Sir Pizza & Yogurbella restaurants to enhance the nutritional value of their menu items. She has worked alongside with some of the top & celebrity chefs in their kitchens and events.

The author of 8 books and numerous book chapters, Lisa is a sought after media spokesperson for her food & culinary expertise, participating in dozens of TV, radio, print, media tours, representing companies & trade groups. Her quotes, recipes & books have appeared on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food & Wine, & People Diet magazines. A pioneer in local food TV & radio, Lisa was producer & host of her own cooking & nutrition program, Food Fitness & concurrently was host of the Hot-105 radio talk-show, Hot Bodies. As Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine, Lisa wrote restaurant reviews & recipe modification columns - Fit Gourmet & Drink it Up, reconstructing traditional recipes to meet healthier guidelines for fitness-minded men & women.

Here's What Chefs Say:

"We worked together on a successful launch of a spa cuisine program at a major all include resort chain in the Caribbean. Lisa displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition. She is definitely a hands on individual and follows through on all her projects with great enthusiasm. In addition to her excellent scholastic accomplishments, she has proven her leadership ability by organizing certification classes for employees working within the spa cuisine kitchens and dining rooms. She is also a dependable team player. Her good judgement and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach for her endeavors." Wolfgang Leske CCC, Canadian Certified Chef de Cuisine

Culinary & Nutrition Awards:
'17 Homina PAN US Arepa Recipe Competition Finalist
'17 National Excellence in Practice Award, DIFM, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Professional culinary memberships include:

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • National Conference Speaker, N. Orleans, '18
  • United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) ('18 IACP Judge Cookbook Awards Committee)
  • Women Chef's and Restauranteurs (WCR)
  • National Restaurant Association (NRA)
  • Research Chef's Association (RCA)
  • National Restaurant Association (NRA)
  • Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP)
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
  • James Beard Foundation
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Hire Lisa as an expert for your event, tv, radio, podcast or website!

Media Spokesperson

A multi-decade media spokesperson, Lisa is sought after for her food & culinary expertise, participating in dozens of TV, radio, print, media tours, representing companies & trade groups. Lisa served as a National Media Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) ('03-'08.)

Her quotes, recipes & books have appeared on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN and the NBC, CBS & ABC affiliates and has been featured in hundreds of publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men's Fitness, Men's Health & Runners World magazines. A pioneer in local food TV & radio, Lisa was producer &host of her own cable cooking & nutrition program, Food Fitness. Concurrently, she was also host of the Hot-105 radio talk-show, Hot Bodies, where she addressed food, fitness, & health issues.

Lisa offers single TV or radio appearances, press release quotes, fact sheets, one day or multicity media tours SMT, GMT, RMTs, webinars, social media campaigns, website content Q/A, in store promotions, and deskside press media tours.

Giving back is at the heart of all of Lisa's multi-decade career


Non-Profit Organizations:

  • Project Medishare--Haiti
  • Red Cross National Disaster Mental Health Services Team
  • Save the Children
  • Empowered YouthUSA/Vibe305 Food Truck
  • Habitat for Humanity, Project Serve (Youths for Christ)-Hurricane Disaster Team
  • Overtown Youth Center (OYC)
  • Lotus House Women's Shelter
  • Miami Inner City Angels
  • Running Friends Forever
  • Safespace Shelter
  • Victim Services Center


Working with and serving the community

As a passionate volunteer, Lisa has given her time and expertise to the International Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Service team for more than 2 decades as an emergency responder. She served on the Project Medishare Medical Support team deployed to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. She has also donated her time to victims of domestic violence and homelessness. As Culinary nutritionist & educator for Empowered Youth, she offers classes and guidance to help keep at risk male teens off the streets and offers them Serve Safe Certification and nutrition information to quip them with skills to work in the hospitality industry,

Conveniently located in the medical building located above Whole Foods Market in South Miami.

FREE parking in the Whole Foods garage on San Remo.

6705 SW 57th Avenue, suite 408
Coral Gables Florida 33143

305-854-1065 OFFICE: 786-953-6629



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6705 SW 57th Avenue, suite 408
Coral Gables Florida 33143

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