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The Protocol

Our medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting.


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Short Term Weight Loss is a Good Starting Point…

but Balanced Weight Management After Dieting Should be Your Ultimate Goal

There are 3 critical things to understand about weight loss that will help you maintain a stable weight after dieting:

  1. One of the greatest hazards of dieting is losing muscle mass along with fat.
  2. Muscle is required to burn calories. Therefore, when you decrease your muscle mass via dieting, you will have less muscle to burn calories after you return to your regular eating patterns. In other words, you will regain your lost weight. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, dieters regain almost all of their lost weight within 5 years after dieting.
  3. If you start dieting again you will lose yet more muscle, further inhibiting your ability to burn calories.

And thus the hopeless cycle of yo-yo dieting is set…unless you’ve chosen the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

Call Now 443-458-5381 and Ask Us About Your Initial Weight Loss Assessment…Our Medically Developed Diet Protocol can be Tailored to Just About Any Individual, Regardless of Your Weight Loss Goals.

Valerie Noel, RN, BSN: Executive Director and Nutritional Coach

As a registered nurse with 35 years of experience ranging from Newborn Intensive Care & High Risk Obstetrics to Infertility and Oncology, Val has had a long-term interest in “food as medicine.” In her career, she has experienced the impact of insulin resistance on her patients, and has grown to appreciate the link between insulin resistance and diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, infertility and multiple cancers.

After serving six years as a Nutritional Educator and Clinical Coordinator for a large outpatient cancer center, she committed to “disease prevention” and opened The Weigh to Health! Weight Loss and Wellness clinics. She is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their weight loss, and empowering them with the knowledge and experience to sustain their results.


Kathleen Trainor Grieve RN, BSN, MHA, CCM: Nutritional Coach

Kathleen has more than twenty years experience in nursing, healthcare administration, and case/disease management. She was one of the seven original nurses to implement the John Hopkins School of Public Health Guided Care Model in which she partnered with five primary care physicians to care for their most complex, high-risk older outpatients to improve quality of healthcare, quality of life, and efficiency of healthcare. She also served on the Stakeholders Advisory Committee for Guided Care and has spoken nationally and internationally on this project.

Kathleen is an instructor with The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, facilitating their online Guided Care course. She has also served on a committee developing the ANCC exam which leads to a certificate in Guided Care, and is a successful Ideal Protein Weight Loss dieter.

Additionally, Kathleen has been on multiple medical mission trips to Third World countries where she assisted in setting up ambulatory clinics and treating adult and pediatric patients.


Maria Pelikan, RN, BSN: Nutritional Coach

Maria brings to the team…. years of experience as a registered nurse, with a special interest in nutrition and herbal medicine. She is an accomplished tri-athlete, and shares with us her commitment to coaching dieters to achieve weight loss and wellness goals, as she did herself with Ideal Protein. 


Crystal McKnew: Nutritional Coach

After retiring from a satisfying career in the business world as an administrative assistant, Crystal joins us as a successful Ideal Protein dieter and Nutritional Coach. In her words, Crystal enjoys “paying it forward”, and assisting others achieve the same satisfaction and sense of wellness that she experience with the program.

Call Now 443-458-5381 and Ask Us About Your Initial Weight Loss Assessment…Our Medically Derived Weight Loss Protocol can be Tailored to Any Individual, Regardless of How Many Pounds You’re Looking to Lose.



The Weigh To Health! LLC is Authorized to Use the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and Products. The testimonials on this website are those of the individual that is identified, you should not necessarily expect to receive these results. Typical results vary from person to person and individual to individual when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

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