Meet Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND
Meet Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND
Lisa walks the walk & shares her passion for a Healthy Miami Life
Lisa and her team of experts wants YOU to experience the foods, the fitness venues, fabulous restaurants & friendly folks who make Miami an amazing place to visit & live.
A Miami "Native" for the past 35 years & leader to industry, the public & the press for more than 3 decades, Lisa is a testimony for living the ultimate Healthy Miami lifestyle from the streets where she trains to compete for triathlon & running events; to the farms & farmers, groceries & restaurants where she fuels her & her family’s healthy lifestyle; to the stores where she shops for chemical free, sustainable & earth friendly body, home & exercise equipment.
Lisa also takes you out of the 305 worldwide to feature her top healthy restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, farmers markets & workout spots globally--where to shop for organic food & train while traveling by foot, car, plane, train or cruising on the high seas.
Miami’s Top Nutrition Expert
As The Running Nutritionist®, Lisa is leader to industry, Academia, the public & press for more than three decades Lisa has built a global Integrative Sports Nutrition & Performance Practice, consulting to Olympian, Professional, Collegiate & Junior athletes; the NFL, NBA, MLB, USTA, US Diving, US Swimming, UST&F & is known as the Celebrity Nutritionist working with some of Hollywood’s Award winning actors/actresses who have appeared in Avengers, Gone Girl, Iron Man 3, Book Thief, The Glades, Hatfield’s & McCoy’s, soap operas & commercials. In 2010, Lisa consulted to the Julliard School of Music, Dance & Drama in New York City.
Lisa is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Board Certified Professional Counselor, Diplomat of The American Psychotherapy Association, Certified- ISAK certified anthropometrist, Certified Reiki Practitioner & USAT&F & USA Triathlon coach. Personal nutritionist for dozens of professional athletes, including those in the NFL, MLB, PGA, USTA, US Boxing, USA Taekwondo, Lisa was the team nutritionist for the US Olympic & Paralympic Sailing Teams for Beijing, 2008. She is sports nutritionist for Fast Twitch Performance Centers www.FastTwitch.Training.
Since 1983, Lisa has built a diverse portfolio including: a clinical career in over 15 hospitals & medical centers; corporate programs at numerous Fortune 500 & major financial, law public & private institutions; consultant with the Federal Correctional System, Metro-Dade Police, US Department of Customs, and for The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); as a culinary dietitian working with chefs and staff worldwide at Sandals Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Doral Saturnia, and Bitter End Resorts in the BVI & as an educator at Johnson and Wales University & Miami Culinary Institute & Miami Dade Culinary Institute.
In 2014, she co-founded the award winning global mobile app called cTHRUNutrition to help consumers navigate and select the healthiest foods at groceries and restaurants worldwide www.cTHRUNutrition.com. CTHRUNutrition was a Semifinalist for the Miami Herald Business Plan Competition 2015. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article17383676.html .
In 2015, Lisa partnered with organic chef/restaurateurs Will Ltaif and Mari Vila to launch the first farm to table, locally sourced, performance nutrition meal delivery program in SoFlo @ www.LegallyLeantoGo.com.
Healthy Author & Columnist
Lisa is the author of 8 books, including her latest, Legally Lean: Sports Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Health & Performance (Momentum Media, 2014.) She is former Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine & is a columnist for Miami Sports Magazine. She has 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 numerous publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Runners World, Marie Claire, O, Glamour, Vegetarian Times, Shape & Outside magazines.
As a leader in her profession, Lisa was a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) & is Media Representative for the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA) for more than 1000 dietitians/nutritionists in over 70 countries worldwide. Lisa serves on the Executive Board of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) and was selected by her colleagues as Recognized Dietitian of the Year. She is Chairperson for the Miami Culinary Institute Advisory Board.
For those less fortunate in Miami, Lisa devotes her positive energy to causes close to her heart-those that affect the health of lives of children & families in her community & worldwide. Lisa is the culinary nutritionist and educator for Empowered Youth, a program that guides at risk teens, training them towards a future in the culinary field www.empoweredyouthusa.org. She also gives her time to Lotus House, Safespace Shelters, Overtown Youth Center, & Project Medishare where she volunteered in Haiti after the devastating earthquake. Since 2005, she has managed Running Friends Forever, a nonprofit organization which her daughter created to provide athletic gear, fitness, fuel & educational support for aspiring athletes worldwide. The organization has raised more than $50,000 towards education, equipment, services & sports fuel for hundreds of kids worldwide.
Lisa is a competitive runner & former pro triathlete who has competed in hundreds of races since 1985, more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), IronmanUSA Lake Placid, dozens of half marathons and 1/2 ironmans, 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.