Michelle Hurn

Availability: Open to New Clients

Specialties: Lifestyle, Fitness

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Michelle Hurn graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2007. She completed her internship at Oregon Health and Science University in 2009 and became a registered dietitian. She currently has over 15 years of experience as a lead dietitian in clinical, acute care, psychiatric care, and in a long-term care facility that specializes in type 2 diabetes and obesity.

While practicing inpatient and outpatient care in the hospital setting, Michelle discovered a disheartening connection between the high carbohydrate, low fat, “sugar in moderation,” nutrition guidelines she was required to teach, and the rapidly declining health of her patients. In 2019, Michelle decided to change her lifestyle and adopted a low carb, high fat, animal protein diet to see if it would alleviate severe muscle pain she was experiencing. Not only was her muscle pain gone in a matter of weeks, her decades of anxiety began to fade. 

To share her story, expertise, and research, Michelle wrote the book, “The Dietitian’s Dilemma,” detailing how the current nutrition guidelines came into existence and advocating a low carbohydrate, animal-based way of eating as an option for individuals struggling with type 2 diabetes, mental disorders, eating disorders, sarcopenia, and heart disease.

Using this approach led Michelle to win her first Ultra Marathon in 2020 covering 44.63 miles in a 6-hour time frame (8.04-minute mile pace). Michelle also won the Tunnel Hill 50-mile race, clocking 7.03.01 (8.28 pace) in 2021 and won the Strawberry Fields 100k trail run covering 62 miles in 10.05.56. (9.45 pace).

In 2023, when Michelle’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, she dove into all the research on cancer cell metabolism. Knowing that ketogenic diets are a powerful adjunct to cancer therapies, Michelle now counsels her clients dealing with cancer on how to use therapeutic, calorie-restricted (if appropriate) ketogenic diets to improve outcomes. 

If you or a loved one is seeking guidance with eating disorder nutrition, low-carb endurance training, or therapeutic diets for cancer, diabetes, weight loss, or wellness, reach out to Michelle for a consult or personalized coaching packages.

Michelle offers coaching in the following areas:

  1. Eating disorder nutrition (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder)
  2. New or ongoing cancer (oncology) diagnosis
  3. Low carbohydrate endurance training
  4. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  5. Weight loss and plateaus
  6. Macros and tracking
  7. Bio-individuality in the ketogenic lifestyle

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Let Michelle Hurn help you reach your Ketogenic Success!

Monthly Subscription

  • Monthly 30 min calls/video coaching chats
  • 179.00/mo

Macros + 30 Minute Consult

  • Macros evaluation and 30 minute phone or video consult.
  • 129.00

6 One-on-One Sessions

  • Six (1-hour) sessions
  • 600.00

12 One-on-One Sessions

  • Twelve (1-hour) sessions
  • 1,150.00

90 Minute Consultation

  • 90 minute consultation
  • 229.00

Clients Love Michelle Hurn!

I don’t know if I can adequately express how much has shifted for me since working with Keto Coach Michelle Hurn, R.D., L.D! Initially Michelle helped get me on track by clarifying the appropriate amount of food I should be eating (and in what proportions) for my active lifestyle. But the real magic was further along – when Michelle kindly but clearly helped me challenge long held, rigid disordered eating beliefs and behaviors that I didn’t even realize I still had. I am beyond grateful to have separated from old beliefs and behaviors that were holding me back, even when I was compliant on the ketogenic meal plan. I am able to be more emotionally present for myself, my family and my professional life in a way that has brought me tremendous peace of mind. I am enjoying my meals now, but hardly thinking about food at all anymore - and that is a true miracle in my life!

Shari C.

I started Keto after watching three people I love die due to complications from diabetes. I had gained 50lbs since running a half marathon just two years ago. When the scale stalled, I didn’t want to give up so I started looking for a coach.  After reviewing Michelle Hurn’s profile, her story spoke to me. I signed up immediately, downloaded her brilliant book and set up my first session.
What I have realized in the past two months of working together is that the scale (though moving in the right direction) has become less of a driver for me. I have noticed a HUGE change in my anxiety and my skin is amazing. I feel focused, full, satisfied, clear and happy. My glucose levels are completely stable, my sleep has never been better, my heart rate is lower when working out, my inflammation seems to have completely gone away and I no longer have a “food baby” at the end of each day.
I have been so fortunate to learn from a true expert in this field. I am seeing the truly unlimited potential of my body through fuel. I can’t wait to get stronger, leaner, and healthier. I know with Michelle’s help I will FINALLY lose all my “baby weight” before my kids leave for college in the next four years.
I cannot recommend Michelle Hurn enough. She has changed my life.