In this study a simple toy model solution to the missing gravity problem on galactic scales is reverse engineered from galactic data via imposing broad assumptions. It is shown that the toy model solution can be written in terms of baryonic quantities, is highly similar to pseudo-isothermal dark matter on galactic scales and can accommodate the same observations. In this way, the toy model solution is similar to MOND modified gravity in the Bekenstein–Milgrom formulation. However, it differs in the similarity to pseudo-isothermal dark matter and in the functional form. In loose terms, it is shown that pseudo-isothermal dark matter can be written in terms of baryonic quantities. The required form suggests that it may be worth looking into a mechanism that can increase the magnitude of the post-Newtonian correction from general relativity for low accelerations.