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It's our 10 year anniversary!

With over 30 years of combined experience as weight loss & health coach experts, we are proud to be the largest clinic around!

Our Founder

Martine Crippen

Martine lost 70 pounds and has maintained it for over a decade.  Let her story & expertise inspire you!

Ideal Solution Weight Loss is the #1 Ideal Protein Clinic in McLean, VA and in the Washington, DC area.

Martine's Story

I hope it inspires you!

Since turning 14, I have had to keep a close eye on what I ate so as to not gain weight. I maintained my weight in my twenties and thirties mainly through very restrictive eating which always seemed to end in my weight yo-yoing up and down 10 to 15 lbs. In my late thirties I had two children and with each pregnancy gained significant amounts of weight but was able to lose it again by starving myself. In my early forties, a medication ended up putting significant weight on me. The combination of this and early menopause made it impossible for me to lose any weight at all no matter what I did. As a result my weight ballooned up to 200 lbs. For the next 12 years I tried every diet on the market with limited and temporary success, yet the weight remained.

In 2011 my Internist told me about the Ideal Protein Protocol at an annual physical. I was able to lose nearly 70 lbs. in one year! Ever since then, I have been able to keep the weight off very easily because unlike other “diets,” I was actually taught the science of how the body stores fat and how to keep this from happening – all while still being able to eat the foods that give me the most pleasure.

Because of how profoundly Ideal Protein changed my life, I decided to change my career. I opened Ideal Solution Weight Loss in May of 2013 and became its director and head weight loss coach. Helping others achieve health and success by getting lean has become my life’s passion. I am living my dream helping others through the Ideal Protein program and by being an Ideal Protein coach.

How our program works!

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a 3-phase protocol that burns fat while supporting muscle and other lean tissue. 

Phase 1

Weight Loss

By restricting carbohydrate intake, the Weight Loss Phase is designed to optimize fat loss throughketosis (a safe and natural state in which the body mobilizes stored fat as its alternative energy source). You’ll remain in Phase 1 until you have reached your weight loss goal.

Phase 2


Following weight loss, the body fights to regain lost weight. This “energy gap”, where more calories are desired than required, makes weight loss difficult to manage and maintain. Stabilization is about narrowing this gap by adjusting the intake of protein/fat/carbs to effectively manage hunger, promote greater satiety and maintain weight loss. 

Phase 3


For the first 12 months following Stabilization, you will continue to receive education and support from your coach and clinic. It’s also recommended to “check in” regularly with your coach during this period. In addition, you will also have the option to stay connected to your coach and clinic through the app and Wi-Fi scale. 

Martine and the staff at Ideal Solution are amazing!  My weight loss was so easy with their expert support!

Kim M.

Start Your Journey!

Whatever your dieting history is, it's in the past! Starting today, you can stop letting your past dictate your future, because our weight loss program offers dieters what they really want: a structured plan that offers an end to yo-yo dieting. Visit our Ideal Protein clinic in McLean, VA to get your weight loss journey started.

Get Started!

Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your weight loss goals! Follow the link below, learn more and get started with our on demand complimentary info session then book a one-on-one consultation!

No Transfer Fees

We won’t charge you any transfer fees, ever. Since you’re already familiar with the protocol, sign up for a free one-on-one consultation with one of our coaches and get started right away! We look forward to meeting you!

Book Appointment!

Thank you for your interest in booking an appointment! We’re looking forward to seeing you and making plans for your continued health. If you have any questions before your appointment, please don’t hesitate to CALL

If you’re reading this, chances are, you’ve considered dieting before…and have probably tried a few diets. Perhaps you lost a few pounds (did you gain it back?), or quit because you found it too difficult, or maybe it was just too expensive to continue. Whatever your dieting history is, it’s in the past…and starting today you can stop letting your past dictate your future, because Ideal Protein offers clients what they really want…a structured plan that can put an end to constant dieting. At our Ideal Protein center, we are certified to help you achieve your weight loss goals!

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a supervised weight loss method with personalized one-on-one weekly coaching support and education. Our protocol burns fat while supporting muscle mass – but why is that important? Because if muscle is lost during dieting, it inhibits your ability to burn calories post diet. As a result, clients regain almost all of their lost weight within 5 years after dieting. Therefore, all of Ideal Protein’s food products contain an average of 15+ grams of protein to assist your muscle retention while you shed your excess pounds.

Additionally, Ideal Protein empowers clients with the knowledge to develop better eating habits and smarter lifestyle choices by providing an education on the relationship of carbohydrates to insulin production, how weight gain occurs, and what to do to avoid it. Our clients are not left with the “Now what?” question after their excess weight has been lost, but don’t take our word for it…discover what some of our clients have to say, then stop by our Ideal Protein center to learn more. Be sure to also check out our FAQ's to get the answers to our most common questions!

Our Coaches

Alina Sarb

I've struggled with my weight from an early age.  This challenge continued into my early 20s when I moved to the United States.  The combination of a car dependent lifestyle which resulted in less physical movement, my lack of nutritional knowledge, and my discovery of American food resulted in significant weight gain.

In my early 30s I noticed that a friend of mine was losing weight rather quickly. He told me about the Ideal Protein Protocol and I decided to give it a try. That decision was life changing and resulted in my losing 73 pounds.  My success led me to coach others to achieve the same success and inspired my need to help other people.

Suzanne Finney

Suzanne has been a certified Ideal Protein coach since 2015.  She has always had a passion for helping others.  From working at health clubs to working at a chiropractic office for 10 years where she fell in love with weight loss coaching.  After her third child, she took the step to get healthier.  

Suzanne was able to drop 62 pounds in less than 6 months & understands the importance of the program and what it takes to be successful.  She also understands that life can throw curves and can come back from it.  

She is a proud mom!  Her kids keep her busy running to their soccer and social events.  Some of Suzanne's strengths are helping you with the meal prep ideas, motivation, and support.  She is excited to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

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