Lost 50 lbs and have been maintaining for a year and a half. I was really sick and tired of the Dr. giving me more and more meds. Saw a posting about eating low carb to try to control blood sugar spikes and the rest is history!!! My AC-1 went from 7.1 to 5.3, my thyroid med went from 150 mcg to 112 mcg, cut my BIP med in half and was taking 2 Glipzide and 3 Metformin and now just 1 Metformin. I was wearing a 3x and now I wear a 14/16. I had so much pain in my hip I was afraid I would need surgery, now no pain at all. Same with acid reflux, at least a couple times a week, now nothing! I am 60 y/o and a caretaker to my partially paralyzed husband and knew I had to take care of myself, to be able to take care of him.