By Michelle Borthwick

Who’s heard of Keto? The whole world, right. Its popularity is growing every day with no end in sight. How many different “Guides to Keto” have you seen out there? I find all the Google chatter and “Keto rules” to be conflicting, inaccurate, confusing and some of them harmful.

Simply put, there isn’t a one-size-fits- all Keto. Did you, or someone you know, have any of these experiences with Keto?

You tried Keto and had some success and then it stopped working and your weight loss stopped?


 I feel you.

You found it too difficult with lots of crazy rules like macros, app tracking and intermittent fasting?

I feel you.

You read that it’s okay to jump full steam into Keto and your body will adapt quickly but you ended up suffering with the Keto flu?

I feel you.

You stopped and started Keto several times because you read so many positive things about it but it wasn’t working for you, so you finally said that’s it I quit?

I feel you.

You’ve seen so many people who tried Keto, lost a lot of weight and completely transformed themselves but are wondering why this didn’t happen to you?

I feel you

The answer to all of these questions is there isn’t a one size fits all Keto. That is a myth. The success and results of Keto varies from person to person. What works for someone else may not be right for you. Keto has to be completely customized to your body chemistry and your lifestyle. If there was a one-size -fits-all “Keto Formula” wouldn’t everyone on Keto be having success? I can tell you they aren’t. Women are giving up every day thinking they failed, and they didn’t.

I had the same experience and tried all the Keto rules, felt like I was doing something wrong because I wasn’t seeing the results I expected and gave up frustrated. After a few months back on my unhealthy carb-filled sugar diet I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. It was at that point, with my health at stake, I started over. I researched Keto, educated myself, started taking classes from doctors who practice keto, taking classes from true experts and realized I needed a different approach to Keto so it would work for me. I began fine tuning a modified form of traditional Keto that was customized to my body chemistry and lifestyle. With this approach (what I now call Intuitive Keto) the miracles started happening.

Fast forward to today, that was the best thing I ever did. My pre-diabetes and 35 pounds are gone along with my depression, moodiness, mental fog, lack of energy, migraine headaches, stomach acid, plantar fasciitis and bloating (And, that’s the short list) (1)

I hope you find this inspirational enough to give Keto another try or try it for the first time. There is so much promise to the Keto diet for weight loss and health and I see miracles happening every day. I understand if you are discouraged with some of the Keto myths out there but consider taking another look at Keto and if it could fit your lifestyle and ultimately change your life!

The Truth About Keto

The Google buzz about weight loss, high energy levels, brain power, loss of inflammation, decreased hunger and hormonal balancing isn’t a myth. The therapeutic healing side of Keto with health conditions like Autism, Parkinson’s, PCOS, Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and more is all true and backed by scientific evidence including multiple health studies. (2)

Keto has been around in the health world since the 1920’s when it was first used to treat epilepsy. Fast forward to today, John Hopkins currently has a Ketogenic Diet Center and there is a growing list of Physicians prescribing the use of the diet for their patients’ health and weight issues.

If done properly and customized for you, this could be your path to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.

Michelle Borthwick, Keto Lifestyle Coach

Michelle teaches women how to fall in love with Keto by doing it their way (Intuitively) so they can embrace and sustain a healthy lifestyle and eat delicious foods. Find out more at 

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(1) 3 Ways to Customize Keto, Dani Conway Functional Medicine Practitioner, (

(2) 15 Health Conditions That May Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet,