Everyone is so different. I think some people on carnivore diets don't lose weight until they give up the dairy products, and some don't even use butter. But then others put butter on everything...are you happy to be down 5 pounds? My weight stays pretty steady/healthy but goes down a few pounds when I'm not eating much dairy. Which I really like (I like being lighter and I really like dairy...sigh)Hehe…that’s my kind of roughing it. You and I seem to share a similar experience with dairy/dairy fat. I find it slimming, too. Since removing the last of the plants/fruit from my diet almost 2 months ago, I’ve been averaging daily 3 liters of raw milk, 6 oz of raw aged cheese, 4 oz of scallops or crab with butter, an egg dish like crustless quiche, a cup of homemade ice cream sweetened with honey or some honey in hot water and I’m down 5 lb. I don’t know how those on a carnivore diet keep weight on.