I too am beginning to think NK is not for me. I gained again this am. So in 3 weeks of strict low carb mod protein (<50g), I have lost 7 lb & gained back 3.5 without losing any LBM. I have averaged 1160 cals which taking my BMR as 1650 is not that extreme. Yesterday I consumed my lowest (600 cals) to compensate for a high cal day the day before. I have not cheated on the protein or carbs once (I have had a couple of days on higher fat but always <2000 cals). I can live without diary (the cream & butter I only started eating when I joined EMF) & I don’t use any form of sugar or AS, but long term I would not want to restrict protein like this. Don’t get me wrong, if I was seeing a consistent result, the low protein is definitely do able & I could live with dropping a bit, 2 weeks of stalling, then dropping a bit more. But to gain 3.5 lb after doing all of the above? I give up.
PS: Pebbles well done on your loss. I am glad it is working for someone