Hi Sagemark and welcome! I also want to share my dieting experience. I was diagnoseded with fibro 16 yrs ago. I first was sent to a neurologist 1 1/2 yrs ago because of balance and gait problem (many falls). My neuro concluded then that my problems were musculoskeletal and recommended that I lose weight to make it easier for me to maintain my balance and to get around. So I did diet and lost 40 lbs. Now fast forward to present--my ALS neuro told me not to diet but to focus on proper nutrition as my extra weight represented energy that I would require on my ALS journey.