I'm sorry Di <3
You know, at least you've known this was coming for a while, and you've had time to adjust. Sudden changes are much more difficult to take. And I bet once you get out of Philli you'll be surprised how quickly you adapt to your new life. This part is painful, but the transformation will be amazing. What the catterpiller calls the end of the world, the butterfly calls the beginning (and all that )
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat