Six years ago I turned 40. I was feeling sluggish, had gained some extra weight over time and didn’t feel well mentally or physically! I decided to focus on losing the weight and took the first steps to change my life. I became more diligent in taking care of myself! I changed my diet to low carbohydrates and high protein meals, coupled with a fitness regimen, which at times was a struggle. In turn, I lost 30 pounds in 4 months and felt great about myself. I felt more positive, more productive, and happier, but more importantly, I felt more energized than ever.
My Self Care Regimen:
Daily: I eat healthy, low carb meals, aim to sleep 8 hrs. a night and am currently learning to meditate
Weekly: I exercise 3-4xs and make a point to get my hair done.
Monthly: I treat myself to a mani/pedi and love to read a good book.
Yearly: I aim to get away from the craziness of life 3-4 times with my husband, family and/or friends.
I was able to maintain my weight-loss with continued exercise and a healthy diet. In 2018, I found myself trying to lose 10 pounds that I had gained over a few months (I had just left a corporate position), multiple vacations and overindulging a bit more than I should have. I began to pay more attention to my diet and started to get back to regular workouts (4 times/week). I was successful in losing this weight in 2 months. My weight loss diet regimen included meal replacements (protein shakes) and low carbohydrate, low-calorie meals.
I like to share my lifestyle changes with my patients, as well as offer my medical expertise. I have helped many patients start their weight loss journey and successfully reach their goal. It gives me great joy to see my patients lose weight, feel better and most importantly improve their overall health.
Lose Weight, Promote Health, Cure Illness!
Author: Dr. Janine Darby