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SERVICES

Individualized Weight Management


Nutrition education
Fitness
Mindful eating
Pantry makeover
Lifestyle change

Specialty Nutrition


Diabetes
IBS
Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune disorders
Food Allergies

In the Community


Group diabetes classes
Group weight loss classes
Group grocery store tours at United Market Street
Book me for speaking to your group


MEET MICHELE

My name is Michele McAlister. I’ve been a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 28 years including over 19 years of diabetes experience and am a certified diabetes educator. In addition to diabetes education I have specialized in weight management as a certified specialist in obesity and weight management. I also have experience in kidney disease management and in working with clients with autoimmune disease, gluten intolerance and food allergies primarily in adults.

I grew up in West Texas and am a Texas Tech graduate. I am the mother of two grown fabulous kids and the wife of a very supportive husband of 28 years living in Abilene, TX. I enjoy tap and jazz dancing and I perform every year with a group of fabulous ladies and men in two productions, lifting weights, walking and any class that resembles dance, and I practice daily meditation.

I enjoy helping others as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator and as a personal coach to cheer you on in your efforts of making changes and providing accountability.

My philosophy is not to just give a person a do’s and don’ts list but to give you practical tips that are realistic for your lifestyle. I’m a realist. I know that people have busy lifestyles and can’t always have the perfect diet or lifestyle.

In working with clients I use a holistic approach in helping people make lifestyle changes that may include looking at the root causes of poor health from a functional viewpoint. This may include nutritional assessment, stress management strategies and relaxation practices, behavior change strategies, mindful eating strategies, exercise recommendations, and nutrition to help balance our body’s ability to defend against oxidative stress. I am not a physician, so I do not treat disease, but I do offer suggestions that may strengthen a person’s ability to reduce oxidative stress that leads to disease. Using medical nutrition therapy and functional nutrition strategies I will educate on how food choices and supplementation, when appropriate, may help improve overall health and well being.

My goal is to give you the tools to make better choices for a healthier, balanced lifestyle that encompasses mind, body and spirit, and I believe in treating each person as an individual.

For those clients with diabetes I will educate you on how to care for your diabetes including strategies for preventing diabetes complications and improving your A1c and glycemic management.

MS,RDN,CSOWM,LD,CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Clinical Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management,
Certified Diabetes Educator & business owner


Personalized Nutrition Consulting.

My philosophy is working with you to achieve a healthy diet. Together we will come up with a plan that works for you to help you achieve your goals towards optimal health using sound nutritional practices.

Diabetes

Are you confused by the plethora of diet information online for diabetes management but don’t know which is right?  As a certified diabetes educator I can help you make informed dietary choices and lifestyle changes to improve your blood sugar control and reduce your risk of diabetes complications.

Weight Management

Are you ready to get off the diet rollercoaster of lose weight then gain it back?  Learn how to lose weight in a safe manner and how to keep it off.  I will be your accountability partner and your coach to help you lose weight and be healthier through lifestyle change.

Food Allergies

If you have been diagnosed with food allergies such as gluten intolerance or food sensitivities, I can help you to figure out what to eat and still maintain good nutritional balance.

Auto-Immune Diseases

Learn how to better manage your autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis through optimal nutrition for your condition and ways to incorporate activity and life balance.

IBS

Do you feel bloated after eating certain foods or have diarrhea or constipation that affect the quality of your life?  Learn dietary strategies to help you have lessened symptoms.  Mediator release testing (MRT) available and menu planning based on the results of the test for limiting the foods that trigger your sensitivity and learning what to eat instead.

Schedule Appointment

GetHealthie App

Virtual Consulting:  Convenience, consulting, and accountability. All clients will have free access to their own Healthie app and online portal. With GetHealthie you can track your food with photo food logging, track your weight, take selfie progress photos, contact me to schedule your sessions, message and video chat me directly- right from your phone or your computer.
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Payment
Options

Master Card and Visa

Insurance: Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Health Care. I can also provide a Superbill for a client to file with their insurance company for reimbursement.

Private Pay: Payment is expected at the time of service for those seen in person, and payment is expected prior to visit for those seen via TeleHealth and/ Group Classes. Cash, check, debit cards, credit cards & HSA.

FROM MY CLIENTS

I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes at age 58. I was advised by my Doctor to consult a nutritionist— Michele McAlister came into my life— Through her consult- I’ve maintained a healthy weight and continue to remain off meds— She has and will continue to be part of my medical journey— K.J.

My experience with dietitian Michele McAlister has truly been a life changer! I have lost over 20 pounds and have a totally different prescriptive on the way I eat. I’m so happy to continue on this journey — as long as my dietitian Michele McAlister is willing to guide me! — C.C.

For over 3.5 years, Michele McAlister has officially been my dietitian. She has been a nutrition coach, counselor, and mentor while playing a vital role in my life educating me in my recovery of an eating disorder. Michele is extremely intelligent and quite an expert in the nutrition field, yet is skilled at communicating with her clients so they easily understand. — C.K.

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In the Community

I think that learning in a group with others can be both empowering and uplifting.  I like to engage my classes for participation in discussions and exchange of ideas while providing sound education on nutrition and lifestyle change.

Grocery Store Tours

I provide free grocery store tours partnered with United Market Street at 4450 Buffalo Gap Rd on different topics such as diabetes, heart healthy eating, healthy shopping 101 and gluten-free and lactose-free and plant based diet options.  We go through the store together while I point out healthy options and how to read the food labels to help you make the best choices for your health.

Book Michele to Speak

I am available for speaking to your group or business on nutrition topics such as Eating on the Go, Weight Loss Strategies and Diabetes Management.

Periodic Group Classes

Contact Michele to find out more.

Group Diabetes Classes

Group Pre-Diabetes Classes

Group Weight-Loss Classes

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