Temptation is everywhere. Let’s face it.  We live in a carby world.  It may have been at a special event, a birthday, a trip or a BBQ and you had limited options that weren’t Keto.  The dessert tray and the chips all were calling your name. So, you caved in…. (been there, done that). No judgement here. It happened. And, trust me, it happens to the best of us. It happens to me too. Sometimes it’s planned (gasp!) and sometimes it’s unplanned.

I went off my Keto plan for a brief time and it was not planned.  This was after living the Keto lifestyle for many years. I found myself looking for comfort in carbs. So, guess what? Sugar took me down a dark road of addiction. Being a Keto coach, I was especially motivated to get back on track and knew what I had to do yet I was still struggling. As I saw my weight go up my emotions spiraled. The power of the carbs was winning. It was at this point I found my strength to completely change my mindset and take powerful baby steps to get back to a new normal. If anyone here is facing a setback, or something similar, I’m happy to share my process and how I overcame the strong pull carbs had on me. It took several tries and a deep belief in the keto diet. I realized there isn’t a quick fix but there are steps to take. I’m sharing this to give you hope that you can make the changes and you NEVER have to give up on Keto.  It’s always there for you and will take you back with open arms.

Not only did I go back to basics (see below), but I had it in the forefront of my thoughts every day just what a miracle Keto is in my life. I’ve been very passionate about it due to the 45 pounds I’ve lost, my reversal of prediabetes, migraines, Gerd and plantar fasciitis all gone!


Are You Ready to Get Back on the Keto Horse?

The beauty of Keto is you can begin again at any time! The sooner you get back on the Keto Horse the better. You GO AGAIN and this time, it is NOT ALL about the scale. If you make it about your personal mindset on changing how you view food in your life and break your unhealthy patterns around emotionally eating it will be a different experience for you.  If you’ve done it before you can do it again. You know what to do and embrace the “big picture” of WHY you are doing this!

Is it time to finally end your angst and the war you’ve been having within yourself over your weight and beating yourself up emotionally?  If so, find ways to enjoy the delicious keto foods, and the mental balance that Keto provides (no more binge eating) and watch yourself transform into a vibrant and confident woman. Remember the feeling that Keto provides of being happy with the way you look and being comfortable in your own skin.

Go Back to Basics… As if You are Starting Keto for the Very First Time

Here are some diet hacks to get back into Keto faster.

  1. Cut Way Back on Carbs

To get back into a low carb lifestyle shoot for 40-50 total grams of carbs per day. Eventually wean yourself to 30 within a week or two. Take as long as you need to but set daily goals for yourself.  Check at the end of each day and see how you did. Did you show up for yourself? Did you come close to your goal for that day?

  1. Think Fat First

Fats are the fuel we crave on Keto to keep us going. Plan your meals around all the healthy fats you enjoy on Keto. It takes away our hunger and cravings. Think avocados, grass-fed butter, olive oil, avocado oil, ghee, coconut oil, coconut butter. Beyond traditional fats, enjoy fatty foods such as egg yolks, cheese, nut butters, olives, and grass-fed fatty meats.

  1. Drink Lots of Water & Use Electrolytes

When we start to get back into ketosis our bodies use a lot of water. Plan to double your normal intake for the first few weeks back on Keto. Beyond increasing your water intake, use a natural electrolyte supplement (with no sugar) to make up for fluid loss.

  1. Intermittent Fasting

Start by eating for an 8-hour period during the day, and then fast for a minimum of 12 hours (a good portion of your fasting can be overnight while sleeping). By fasting along with eating Keto foods, this forces your body to produce ketones, and WOW before you know it, you’re back in Keto!

Aahh…Back in the Land of Ketosis

With these Keto diet hacks, you’ll be back to ketosis so fast you won’t even remember indulging in carbohydrates! You’ll be back to reaping the rewards of the Keto Diet that you enjoyed before:  weight loss, more energy, mental clarity, focus, lack of hunger, improved moods, and more.

There isn’t one- size- fits- all Keto.  Your success will depend on how your body responds, how long you were eating a Keto diet prior to cheating and many other factors. Mindset is a huge part of getting back on track and I have many other diet hacks that can be personalized for you.

I’d love to hear from you if you are determined to try a different approach to Keto. Are you ready to unlock confidence, get healthy and get that last bit of weight off? Let’s talk during a free 30-minute coaching call.   Book an appointment at:

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About Michelle Borthwick: Michelle is a Keto transformation expert and coach. 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, goal setting, ongoing support and more for lasting results.