Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard, has been getting Counting On fans' attention for a while for his declining health. His stint as a missionary in Central America seemed to have taken a toll on him, and he appeared "gaunt" and "thin" more than he did before his trip. His health improved as he quit his work abroad and settled in the US, but he started gaining attention again on Instagram for making unhealthy choices.
In the past pictures that Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar posted on Instagram, fans noted when he did not look as good as he did before.
"Derick is a twig," one fan wrote on a picture dated June 6, 2017. "I could bench press him."
"Derick needs to gain some weight," another chimed in. "He's too thin."
This also was spotted by media publications.
"There's been no official word on what's ailing Derick, but fans have noticed that the soon-to-be father of two appears to have lost a good deal of weight in a short amount of time and often appears pale and tired," reported the Hollywood Gossip.
He started to look better as he settled into his life in Arkansas and began working at Cross Church College, but he was spotted making less-than-ideal choices for his well-being. A few months ago, he posted a message about eating fried twinkies and corndog as a "late night snack," which has almost no nutritional value.