Professional Bio

Elise Museles is a Certified Eating Psychology and Nutrition Expert, creator of the Food Storyplatform and the wildly popular blog Kale & Chocolate. As an author, speaker, health coach, and podcast host, Elise’s mission is to empower women to create a healthier relationship with food and their bodies by changing what’s on their plate – and what’s in their minds.

Elise recently launched her podcast, Once Upon A Food Story, where she shares the “Food Stories” of leading health experts such as Kimberly Snyder, Dr. Frank Lipman, Robyn Youkilis and more. She’s also the best-selling author of Whole Food Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover.

Elise’s concept of Food Story was born from her personal struggles with food and body image throughout her life. Going on her first diet at age nine, Elise grew to become obsessed with dieting and calorie counting for many years to follow.

She worked as a successful attorney with the Department of Justice, but still found herself immersed in dieting and nutrition knowledge. Eventually, Elise realized that the problem wasn’t the food itself; it was her thoughts, feelings, and relationship with her self. After her second son was born, Elise decided to leave her position as an attorney to go to nutrition school and pursue her passion for health and wellness as a career.

Elise’s background in eating psychology differentiates her from other health experts (see below), as she not only creates beautiful recipes, but gets to the root of unwanted health and eating challenges. Through her unique Food Story Method, she helps clients understand where these thoughts and habits come from, so they can rewrite their personal Food Story, and reconnect back to the wisdom of their own bodies to lead them to make the best (and most delicious!) choices.

In her down time, Elise enjoys spending time in nature with her two golden retrievers, practicing Vinyasa yoga, or cooking colorful meals for her husband and two sons—all amazing cooks as well! She’s also passionate about getting behind the lens as a food photographer and shares daily inspiration (and mouthwatering photos!) on Facebook and Instagram.  You can connect with Elise on Instagram @kaleandchocolate and on her website elisemuseles.com

For additional information, please send all enquiries to hello@elisemuseles.com

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Professional Background

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkley

Juris Doctor Degree, George Washington University, School of Law

Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Institute for Psychology of Eating

Certificate in Integrative Nutrition, Purchase College, SUNY

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell University


Elise published her first book Whole Food Energy in 2016

Her advice has been featured on Women’s Health, mindbodygreen, Elite Daily, Washington Well + Being, WTOP Radio, Fox5, and other top lifestyle and nutrition blogs.

Her recipes and writings are included in the bestselling books Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, The Naughty Diet, Real Fit Kitchen, The Reducetarian Solution, The Best of Rebelle Society, Volume I, and The Courage to Rise.

She’s an active member of the Environmental Working Group Board of Directors, one of America’s leading health and wellness organizations

She developed a program and secured a grant (four years in a row!) to teach her workshop, Cook INN Together, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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