Many of us realized we need to be stricter. Keto never worked for me either (it was vegetarian keto with a generous amount of net carbs but it was keto for me and I liked it but it didn’t solve much more problems than my simple low-carb) but almost carnivore is a new, much better world. Carnivore-ish? Sounds better, yes, maybe I will use that too Even on/off carnivore-ish (with very little meat lately, that’s one big reason I don’t do it all the time) is way better than my old keto and I know it’s about the carbs in plants I don’t eat now. As you, I kept some vegetables but it’s some flavoring in my meat or egg dishes or a slice of cucumber or two, very minimal and it causes no problems for me. These things are individual. If you find a better woe? Great. If you can’t do it properly yet but maybe you don’t even need it? No problem, whatever floats your boat!
Cheese is perfectly fine on my woe (and I consider it totally carnivore… but it might be not important, it’s my not carnivore woe), my eggs contain WAY more carbs then my (usually lactose free but not always) cheese. I even eat cream but I need to be careful with it as it’s carby and it does cause problems in bigger amounts. For me, I mean, it works for so many people… It’s perfectly fine, I don’t want to eat much dairy but a tiny amount is very nice sometimes.
Sick of meat I can relate, I started to eat meat more often than monthly in December or something…? And I don’t like beef and only could get that fresh first… But there were always some other options (even cheap or canned fish helped me out sometimes and I am not into that either) and we can change. I can even handle a (not complete, I never do that again) lack of meat way better nowadays. We talked about this in a carnivore topic so I know it’s not unusual to find our food way more tempting even though it’s more restricted than before. I had that even before I could add a significant amount of meat (maybe it was zero, I don’t remember). I almost completely stopped eating vegetables and oily seeds and my animal food became more interesting (it was boring before, sometimes), it was surreal. But of course, I needed meat for nutrition and variety and joy… So all parts are important. Not eating (much) plants (and lactose) and eating meat. It’s a very good combo for many of us. But still, some people do it with more protein, more fat, more restriction… Find your own style, that’s good. And you may change it more later.
So I can relate to your points a lot though I started with stricter carnivore first (for a very very short time. I couldn’t handle much fat without veggies and I even needed mustard) and relaxed my ways when it seemed it won’t be just a week and that’s it… I like to experiment and I had to, anyway. I am learning where my limits are but if I lived alone, I probably wouldn’t buy any vegetables except maybe pickles now and then. But I eat them in tiny amounts and not every day anyway. And I was a HUGE veggie lower (I still don’t know how vegetarian ketoers below 20g net carbs do it. I had 40g and it was super little vegetables all the time. I simply couldn’t go significantly lower before my carnivore trials). Not anymore, I guess. Good meat is tasty too but satiating and doesn’t mess with my body and mind like all net carbs seem to do.