Just thought I would put on an update on the low carb eating regime I started nearly 7 months ago. Yay I've bit my goal weight this week😃. I started this year at 17.5 stone which is the heaviest I've been. I've stuck to the low carb diet pretty easily, no bread, potatoes or pasta and I've not found it difficult. Being able to drink wine and whisky helped and I'm now down to 14.5 stone👍😃. Feeling so much better, energy levels are back to what they used to be although I'm still on 11mg of pred and the hips and shoulders still are quite painful, especially in the mornings or after driving for any length of time. The only downside to the low carb diet is I've had to buy all new clothes!