@micksawbridge Hi and welcome. I just read your profile. Quite a story. You have been through a lot with your health and life in general. I’m a year older.
I have not had all the health issues you had, except I was also an alcoholic. I am lucky that although I carried so much extra weight for so many years and yo-yo dieted… I did not totally wreck my metabolism.
We are never too old to benefit from this.
Yes, there are conflicting experiences so our opinions may vary accordingly. But most agree that lowering carbs if the key and real food when possible.
Beside reaching a healthy weight, most of us claim a myriad of non-scale victories. Life is better when we feel better.
I look forward to hearing more from you and hope you find the support or information you are seeking.