Ok, smartassery out of my system, here's the real version.
I can't say I ever had a true honeymoon period. Maybe briefly, here and there, when my body likes the newest incarnation. It's always been experimentation for me. VLC didn't cut it, ketosis was not my friend, adding iodine and trace minerals helped... the list goes on, but I'm still experimenting, tweaking, and reading. I don't know that I'll ever perfect it, but I mean to get as close as possible.