I started Keto a bit over 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I also had/have Fibromyalgia, and Hashimoto;s disease. Three months after starting keto I was 50LBS lighter, diabetes free(taken off all meds) and free of Hashimoto's disease. today I am maintaining my reduced weight, still free of diabetes and Hashimoto's. I stuck to strict keto for the first year but now I have relaxed a bit. I eat 2x per day and do intermittent fasting and it works for me I love the keto diet so it was an easy way of life for me to stick to.