…And, how to avoid them


There are many common mistakes when starting Keto but here are a few I see quite often in my coaching practice that causes individuals to be frustrated and doubtful that they are doing Keto wrong or that they should be getting better results. In the last issue I covered this topic  (https://coachellavalleyweekly.com/what-are-the-common-mistakes-on-keto-part-1/)  and offered support and solutions.  Let’s get into a few other common ways I see well-meaning individuals sabotage themselves on Keto without even knowing it.

Keto isn’t difficult and can be easy when done properly.  It’s the fine tuning and customization that matters.   At this point when they feel Keto isn’t working… they are considering giving up because they simply don’t know what to do next. They can’t seem to find the answers they are looking for online with “google Coach”.

If you follow these tips, you will be well on your way to a slimmer and healthier you! I encourage you to get in touch with me at any time for questions or to set up a free consult at any time. There are always solutions with Keto no matter what the situation. Trust me…Just don’t give up!


They are confused about alcohol on Keto.

Cut it out for the first few weeks until your body gets efficient at burning fat for fuel. Then add it back in gradually in moderation with only Keto approved alcohol. Preferably unsweetened Keto wines, prosecco and champagne and pure spirits. If it starts slowing down your progress cut it back.

They don’t stay hydrated or use electrolytes to support their body chemistry as it changes from a glucose burner to a fat burner.

Add 400 MG. of Magnesium Glycinate at night before bed. Helps to supplement any mineral

deficiencies and helps you sleep better, use pink salt liberally and a non-negotiable is adding electrolytes (sugar free) particularly sodium, magnesium, and potassium. The body is expelling more water on Keto so along with it we lose the important minerals. Drink 2 x a day with a meal. Drink with plenty of water per day – up to half your body weight in water.

They aren’t aware that snacking (even with Keto foods) is impeding their progress on Keto

Do your best not to snack between meals. If you do …ask yourself it it’s hunger? Or a craving? Or simply a habit. The best-case scenario is not to snack on Keto. Why? Every time you eat you raise insulin…. which causes your body to store fat.   You simply need to give your body time to rest in between meals and allow yourself to intermittent fast.  This simple hack is a highly effective fast-track weight loss diet hack.

They trust the scale and don’t measure inches

Weigh and measure weekly to track your results. However, you’ll soon notice your clothes fitting differently as you lose inches! It gives you accountability. Don’t be frustrated if the scale seems like it isn’t moving like you think it should. I promise Keto is working and you will consistently be losing inches because you are burning body fat and healing your body.

Not Eating Enough Low-Carb Vegetables

Vegetables provide you with a variety of nutrients and fiber. But, many people who try a keto diet think they need to avoid veggies because they’re high in carbs. There are plenty of low-carb vegetables you can eat on a keto diet. In fact, it’s crucial that you do. Just avoid the higher-carb vegetables like potatoes, squash, corn, peas, and beans. Enjoy leafy greens and add in spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini and more.

Fix These Common Mistakes to Get The Most Out Of Keto

Keto is an amazing diet with an effective approach for weight loss, mental clarity, and so much more.

At first glance it may seem simple to cut carbohydrates and eat tons of steak, bacon, and butter to start burning fats as an efficient fuel source… a customized approach with a little more effort to personalize to your body chemistry allows for you to get the most out of keto!!

If you’re not seeing the results you hoped for, please get in touch with me.

About Michelle Borthwick:

Michelle Borthwick, known more widely as Michelle Keto, is the foremost expert in living the Keto lifestyle and the go-to coach for Keto women. She loves the CA lifestyle and spends time between San Diego and Palm Springs, CA. Her 1:1 coaching, and DIY Keto digital programs have helped hundreds of women from 25 states and 4 countries lose over 6,000 pounds while eating foods they love. This foodie’s motto, and business name, is “Keto is Easy” and she’s one of the only Keto leaders who promotes full customization for long term success. For a complimentary 30-minute coaching consultation please schedule at: