A Message From Our Founders

Dr. Michael Fadden and Brie Breland, RN, MPH
Founders, Maryland Healthy Weighs

Welcome to Maryland Healthy Weighs. Are you tired of gimmicky programs promising much but delivering very little weight loss? Or weight loss that is not sustained?

If you are ready to try something effective and clinically proven then you have found the right place. Our focus is on enhancing your health through an initial safe and rapid weight loss phase. But losing the weight isn’t the only goal. Weight loss is about improving your health for the long term. So our program stresses keeping it off through a follow up maintenance phase to assure your new healthy and enjoyable eating and activity habits continue into the future.

Many chronic medical conditions are directly related to weight gain during early adulthood. This weight gain when sustained over time puts you at risk of diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers including breast and colon cancer. The risk of developing these conditions and the management of them if they occur is improved by sustained weight loss.

So, if like nearly 70% of the American population, you are overweight then losing weight should be your top priority. But what works? You may have already tried the usual ineffective “diet plans”. As well you probably already know there is no magic pill for weight loss. But there are effective means off shedding the pounds. Research clearly proves that portion controlled meal replacements, low calorie shakes, and nutrition bars are effective and sustainable methods for weight loss and maintenance. So in our program we incorporate HMR meal replacements and strategies which are proven to be superior to all other programs available. The program is fundamentally more effective than others because we don’t “teach” you what you are doing wrong but instead we “coach” you into doing the effective things that work.

People who commit to follow our plan can expect to lose 2 – 4 pounds per week, but many lose more. This is because while the amount of food you are eating stays the same or even increases- so you are not ever hungry on the plan- the calories you consume plummet. Less calories means you burn more of your fat each day and that means weight loss! Add to that a focus on physical activity and you enhance the weight loss even more.

Lose the Weight. Gain the Health®

Dr. Michael Fadden and Brie Breland, RN, MPH
Founders, Maryland Healthy Weighs


If you’re ready to begin your weight loss journey, the best way to get started is to attend a free Orientation session at our office in Cambridge, MD. This gives us an opportunity to walk you through all of the options in more detail, and gives you a chance to ask questions, and to sample some of our meal replacements before you commit. Give us a call at 443-205-4421 to schedule an Orientation. If you’ve already attended one of our Orientations, you’re ready to get started right away, or you’d just like to learn more about the process, start here.