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Seems people have got a bit confused between ketosis - normal fat burning mode we all go into to burn body fat - often over night when we aren't aware and ketoacidosis - potentially life threatening condition for diabetics.
I think you may be in danger of trying to 'fix yourself' all in one go. I would imagine that eating healthily and doing regular exercise would be the best way to start looking after yourself but until you eat fewer calories than you burn you will not lose weight.
Well done for admitting your problem, it's an amazing step to have taken. I hope you manage to get the help you need.
PLEASE don't have a go at me for being an alcoholic. It's just recently I've been able to accept that I am one. I want to and will work on it but there are lots of other things I need to work on too and one of them is my weight.
In the past low-carbing has worked well for me and the foods etc are in line with what I enjoy eating. Plus calorie-counting diets bit pointless as god knows how many calories I drink in alcohol.
But I know alcohol is essentially a carb, especially my drink of choice (wine); I don't really want to switch to spirits given my alcoholism. So is there no point low-carbing foodwise if the alcohol will push me over?