Local Bariatric Expert: How Losing 5 Percent of Your Body Weight Changes Your Life

Dr. Janine Darby is a board-certified family doctor and weight loss expert who has helped many women get their sexy back. She creates and provides a comprehensive and personalized medical weight loss program. Darby is the founder and CEO of Lifestyle Changes, a virtual medical practice, in Audubon, Pennsylvania. She is also the author of an upcoming book on helping postpartum moms lose the baby weight.

Here, she answers your questions about weight loss and achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Why should I lose weight?

“The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that, for 2015 to 2016 in the U.S., 39.8 percent of adults aged 20 and over were obese (including 7.6 percent with severe obesity) and that another 31.8 percent were overweight. Obesity rates have increased for all population groups in the United States over the last several decades.” That’s quite an alarming rate.