The crazy thing is that I got into NK at 75% fat 80+g protein 20g carb, 1800+ cals back in January. The key was patience, It took over 2 weeks to get there.
I got there faster at 85% fat and 60-75g protein 20g carb, 2000cals That took about a week to 10 days. I just didn't like it because I was having to drink two loaded BPCs to get that fat level.
This last two week run, the first week I ate 60-70g protein, 20g carb, 1400-1600 cals. NK took a week, but I really got into deep NK when I cut dairy and AS at the beginning of the second week.
Since I came out of NK this weekend, my new experiment is to see how long it takes to get back in this time. All other variables being the same.
I am one of those people who can get real info out of the ketostix.
The point of all of the above is that throughout each experiment, my carbs were super low, protein was never super high (under 100) and fat went up and down And calories were never extremely low. What changed was how long it took me to hit large ketones on the ketostix and to experience the other ketosis signs.
That is why I find it odd that all three of you other SPEED ladies are having such a hard time getting there. Weight loss is a PITA.