How wonderful, Ketogeo, and an answer to prayers ! I am glad that things are working out better for you again, and when you find a new job, it might be one that you like even better than where you are working right now. Congratulations on the weight loss, too..... that is awesome ! !
About the pineapple fasting, you are never going to be able to get to a time where you can do that on low-carb. Even at maintainance , you would only be allowed a few ounces as part of a low-carb meal, and not 1-2 whole pineapples.
It has to just be a fasting break from any other foods for it to work.
Pineapple, is anti-inflammatory, and also is a diuretic, and a natural pain-killer. If you fast with nothing else for 2-3 days, it should flush out the excess fluids and you will be able to walk better, and then the low carb/keto diet should help to keep it from coming back.
I don't know if it would work for you like it did for me, but I was in heart failure so bad that I just lurched around with stiff legs. I had to have several pairs of shoes to wear as my feet swelled up during the day. I would end up in a men's size 11 x-wide by bedtime, it was so bad. My feet looked like puffball mushrooms !
My husband was skeptical when I wanted to try pineapple, but I told him that it was not forever, and a day of it would not damage me.
BY the next day, I was actually shedding water weight and walking better, so I continued the pineapple fast. On the third day, I was jumping and dancing around the front room !
After that, I just declared a pineapple fast as necessary when my legs and feet were too swollen. Now, I exercise and had the heart procedure, so I am no longer in heart failure; so just keeping away from sugary carbs is enough to take care of the edema.
I am Yvonne and live in northern Alabama.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.