Keto is growing in popularity every single day. The world is loving all the success stories of hope around weight loss and health. It’s no wonder.  It may have YOU thinking about Keto and wondering…. Am I ready to give it a try?

Keto is often used for weight loss but there is so much more to it.  You feel more energized, sleep better, you aren’t hungry, food cravings go away, mental focus improves, skin conditions clear up…just to name a few.  Does this sound too good to be true?  It’s not hype. It’s popular because it works!

Read on to find out my top 8 things you should know before deciding to go Keto:

  1. Keto is more than a diet.
    You’ll often hear people describe their Keto diet as a “lifestyle” or “way of eating.” That’s because it’s not something you stop and start like most other diets. Going on and off keto, or carb cycling, can mess up your metabolism and confuse your body, possibly causing you to gain more weight. For Keto to be effective it must be consistent and a permanent lifestyle change.
  2. Keto requires time.
    You’ll hear about keto success stories where weight starts to melt off almost immediately. That is typically associated with people who have lots of weight to lose. The more weight you have to lose, the faster it’ll come off at the beginning. However, slow and steady weight loss is healthier, more sustainable and effective for the long haul. The chances of the weight staying off increases. This isn’t another yo-yo diet.  Simply put… it really could be your last diet ever!

So be very patient with yourself. Don’t give up on Keto because you don’t immediately see drastic weight loss. Give it the time and energy it deserves…and allow the magic of Keto to work for you.

  1. Keto can be customized.

My focus is on making Keto considerably more enjoyable and effective as a lifestyle.  By using my Proprietary Customization Codes, I can create a program designed to help you lose weight in the FASTEST way!  What are these codes?  Think activity level, age, hormones, overall health, lifestyle, cravings, food palate and more.  This is way beyond the standard “one size fits all Keto” you see online which generally focuses on macros and tells you to eat 75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbohydrates. That isn’t necessarily true for everyone and many other factors need to be considered. Customization is all about getting the results you want that  works for you.

  1. Ketosis varies by person.
    Achieving ketosis is different for everyone. It can happen quickly for some, slowly for others. Be patient and let your body make the changes in your chemistry.
  2. The Keto Flu is normal.
    This describes a flu-like feeling that hits some people in the beginning of starting the keto diet. This can happen as your body switches from carb-burning to fat-burning. Your brain may run low on energy, leading to nausea and headaches. Basically, you are dehydrated and low on electrolytes. The more you replace electrolytes in your diet it will minimize this transitional period.

On the other hand, the keto flu is a positive sign you’re headed in the right direction and switching from burning glucose to ketones.  

  1. Keto treats some important medical conditions.
    The keto diet is very effective treatment for certain medical conditions. Think cancer, skin conditions, diabetes, autism, heart disease, MS, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation and joint pain, seizures and much more.
  2. There is a myth that eating Keto is expensive.
    Carbs are cheap fillers so when you replace them with keto-friendly foods such as meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables, it’s easy to assume your grocery bill will go up. However, you’ll find that you need less food to feel full so changes to your grocery bill are minimal.
  3. Are you ready to make a commitment?

Give yourself at least 6-8 weeks on Keto before you decide if it will work for you or not. Stay the course and be in the right mindset and know WHY you are willing to give Keto a go. If you decide to move forward with the ketogenic diet, Congrats!  It’s a huge step toward improving your health and life.

If you need help on your keto journey or simply have questions, please reach out to me. Think of me as an expert resource for Everything Keto. I’ve lived it for nearly two years and been trained as a coach to make Keto easy and sustainable.  Not to mention, I have a successful track record of clients who have challenged themselves and changed their lives for the better.

About Michelle Borthwick: Michelle is a Keto Lifestyle coach, a Seasoned expert on Customized Keto.  Keto weight loss results can be improved with Coaching, Customization, accountability and a trusted partner to guide you every step of the way.  Michelle offers private sessions, proven Keto diet hacks, meal plans, proprietary customization, goal setting and more. If you are interested in customizing Keto for you and your lifestyle, book a complimentary private coaching session online at    Or, to get my complete list of health conditions that Keto helps with or reverses send me a message.