Congratulations on your health improvement John. I started low carb/no carb over 40 years ago. I followed Frank Zane's recipes in the early 80's and it evolved from there. I don't miss 'real food' anymore. Occasionally I go to lunch with workmates and am always amazed at their choices but I keep my opinions to myself.
I'm 68, exercise regularly and don't need any meds... so far.
I normally don't chime in on this forum because I have a knack for saying something wrong. Hope I haven't offended anyone this time.