(Short explanation: I’ve decided to try and use keto to repair my brain post-'rona and see if my taste/smell will return after 20 months of very diminished senses).
About 5 1/2 weeks in, the scale is down 13.6, but more importantly, I have noticed an improvement in my ability to smell and taste. It’s not completely normal, but I am definitely seeing things change. I have smelled flowers for the first time in 2 years. (just a week prior to starting the experiment, my lilacs bloomed, and I could not smell them at all. Today, I can). Taste has also improved somewhat.
So, my initial impression is that keto is helping. At least that’s my theory to this point.