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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 (907) 707-1270 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.

Estelle Strawn, Office Manager

I have lived in Palmer my whole life. I studied art at the University of Idaho. I got to join the Wishing Wellness team in 2014. I love being able to bring health and happiness to the Valley.







Karen Gardner, ANP

At Wishing Wellness LLC, your goals are our highest priority. Working with the Ideal Protein system, we will tailor a personalized, professionally supervised program to meet your individual needs. Whether your goals are for a more active lifestyle, to perform better at work our medically supervised program will help you succeed!

In my personal experience, I experienced the same frustration with many weight management programs as many of my clients. When I heard about Ideal Protein from a friend, I was impressed by her successes with the program, and decided to try the program. I quickly became excited about the program, and found my own success! It was the one program that allowed to me to focus on losing weight and learning to keep it off! I have been working with the Ideal Protein weight loss method for two years, and am continually excited about the successes I am seeing in both weight loss and maintenance.

Since moving to Palmer in 1989, I have truly enjoyed being part of the Mat-Su Valley community. From raising my family on our small farm in Palmer, to becoming dear friends with so many Alaskans, I truly call this my home. I am most excited about bringing this program to my friends and neighbors in the greater Mat-Su Valley.

As a registered Nurse Practitioner, my training specializes in family practice, and I have found a passion for functional medicine and am continuing my study of clinical nutrition. This program is a medically developed and supervised sensible weight loss protocol which primarily promotes weight loss while supporting muscle mass.

Our program features one-on-one weight loss coaching, and I strive to help you achieve your weight loss goals. I also focus extensively on education for post weight loss maintenance. I am passionate about helping my friends and neighbors here in Alaska succeed in their wellness goals, and live long, happy, healthy lives.

Hannah Thompson, Coach

Hannah was born and raised in the Matanuska valley where she learned to love skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting and playing with her dogs. She left state for 5 years and got a nursing degree at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

She has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years; she has worked in the hospital, clinic and school nurse settings. 6 years ago she went on her first date with my now husband, Jeremiah, and they will soon celebrate 4 year of being happily married.




April Miranda, LBSW Clinical Coordinator

I’ve always had a passion for helping other. I attended the University of Montana and majored in Social Work. Upon graduating I moved back to Alaska and started my career. For the past 9 years I worked as a medical social worker. In March 2014 I joined the Wishing Wellness team. I am thrilled to be working and living in my hometown. I love Palmer and enjoy providing support and education for healthy living in our community.

At Wishing Wellness you will find me coaching our clients, teaching Food and Feeling classes, and leading our monthly maintenance meetings. Starting this fall Karen and I will offer education and training tools to teach clients how to manage stress and emotions using Heartmath techniques.

When I’m not at work I usually outside. I enjoy running, biking, and fishing and gardening. I’m most happy when I’m with my family, dogs, and husband Travis.


Jenny Hopper

I grew up in Alaska and still call the valley my home. I am married and have a lovely 9 year old daughter and two dogs. We love to be outside kayaking, four wheeling, or just taking the dogs for a hike. I first got involved with Ideal Protein a few years ago. I love seeing results, but more than that I love to see the way people’s lives change.

To walk beside someone on their journey to better health is a gift all in itself. I am now pursuing my RN after seven years working as a Medical Assistant in Family Medicine.



Pick up the phone and give us a call (907) 707-1270, we’ll help you to achieve your ideal body weight and bring out your inner confidence!

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.

Business Hours

8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm

Flexible Hours to meet your schedule, call or Email for Personalized Consultation

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Wishing Wellness 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.

550 South Alaska Street Suite 207 Palmer AK 99645 – Phone: (907) 707-1270
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