Thank you Norm – your responses are so appreciated by everyone here.
Trying to transition out of ketosis and upping the carbs has been horrid – having bad reaction to simple sugars (hand and head tingling, nausea, etc.) Trying to concentrate on fruit and higher-carb veggies. Doctor wants me to try soaked/sprouted/fermented oatmeal. Hoping it works with added enzymes.
Regarding dates, seems like Medjool dates are much less fibrous than California dates, so maybe GI depends on which type. So far I have had no trouble with dates, but ate Medjool. Bought California dates and noticed a big textural difference, but so far not symptoms.
Please advise anyone starting the FT diet to be cautious about ketosis if they do not need to lose weight.