Keto Diet not Working for You? Try this Secret to Make it Easy.

Keto Diet not Working for You? Try this Secret to Make it Easy.

Keto Diet not Working for You? Try this Secret to Make it Easy.

What is a Keto Diet?

A Keto Diet, short for Ketogenic Diet, is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. A Ketogenic Diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. When there is less carbohydrate in the diet, the liver then converts fat into fatty acids and ketones. The ketones pass into the brain through the blood and replace glucose as an energy source. When there is an elevated level of ketones in the blood, you are said to be in a state known as “ketosis“. The goal of the Keto Diet is to get you into a state of ketosis.

What Foods Can I Eat on a Keto Diet, and What Food is Off-Limits?

You can search for Keto Diet and find hundreds of meal plans and recipes online. One site that I thought looked particularly good was Women’s Health. Since the Ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, that means you need to stay away from sugar, pasta and bread.
Food You Can Eat (in general)
  • Fish, seafood, meat
  • Vegetables that grow above ground
  • Cheese and eggs
  • Natural fats
    • i.e (butter, olive oil, etc.)
Foods You Should Eat Sparingly
  • Pasta, rice, potatoes
  • Fruit
  • Beer, Soda, Juice
  • Bread, Cakes, Donuts, etc.
  • Candy, Chocolate, etc.

What’s The Big Hype? Why is It Supposed to Work?

The body has three sources of fuel it can burn to get its energy: Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat. Just as a car needs fuel in it’s gas tank that it burns to enable it to perform, we need food to provide us our energy to perform Sticking stictly to a Ketogenic Diet will eventually put the body into a state of ketosis.  When your body is in a state of ketosis, it means it is now burning fat to fuel your body.

How Do You Know When You’re in Ketosis?

Urine test strips are available, like the ones below, that will give you a reading letting you know when your body has reached a ketogenic state, or is in “ketosis“.

If It Sounds So Simple, Why Are So Many People Falling Off?

Because it’s hard!

The Keto diet’s original purpose was not for weight loss, but to treat epilepsy in children. Those on the diet had to be monitored strictly by a physician. So even if you think you’re following the rules of the diet, as it turns out, you may not be. According to my research, it is extremely difficult to get your body into a state of ketosis on your own through diet alone, and even if you do get to ketosis, you may not be there long enough to burn much fat.

So What’s The Secret?

Pure Therapeutic Ketones. You start dumping ketones into your body to get your body into ketosis faster. The video below shows how they work and what they do. It’s only 4 minutes and it’s explained very simply (no scientific language). Hit the play button on the man’s nose and give it a watch.

Oh, I Forgot The Best Part…

As I learned more about Pruvit’s Keto OS, one thing kept jumping out at me. Pruvit claims that Keto OS will get your body into ketosis within 60 minutes, (the state when your body is burning fat), EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT FOLLOWING A KETOGENIC DIET!!! Not saying that it wouldn’t help you and your body to follow the diet, but if you’re drinking Keto OS you don’t have to follow the Keto diet because ketosis will happen anyway. Yeah. I was ready to give this stuff a try.

How Do You Get Them?

I am one of the biggest skeptics you’ll ever find. In my next post I will be sharing what my experience has been with this product, but I’ll tell you right now that it’s basically changed my life. If you’ve decided to get better with ketones right away, and don’t want to wait to hear my story, I can help you. Choose your option below.

Want to Try Them First?

To purchase a 5-10 day trial, Just click the button below. Try all the flavors. Be reminded what it feels like to feel good.

Anxious to Just Get Started?

If you want to skip the trial and just get started, click the button below and let’s get you some ketones!

A Note To My Readers:

When I started Women Over Fifty Network I made a promise to myself that if I found a product that made my life easier, or in this case improved it, I would share it with you in hopes of it making your lives better. This is hands down one of those products.

I will never recommend a product I don’t use myself, or a product with which I haven’t personally had results.

Stay tuned for my next post about my experience with pure therapeutic ketones.



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Feeling Blah? 70 Things To Bring You Out of a Funk (FREE PRINTABLE LIST)

Feeling Blah? 70 Things To Bring You Out of a Funk (FREE PRINTABLE LIST)

Feeling Blah? 70 Things To Bring You Out of a Funk (FREE PRINTABLE LIST)

Do you feel as drained and wrung out as I have lately? In a funk? Overwhelmed?

We’re strong women who can pretty much handle anything, right? And we do. Daily. As women and mothers it’s our nature to attend to whoever needs attending, to comfort, to “fix it”. But strong or not, we’re still human, and dealing with constant stress day after day wears us down. Without noticing that it’s happening, we find ourselves waking up to days where we feel totally drained, in a funk, and have nothing left in us to give.

I’ve found myself feeling a bit funky several times lately. Completely and totally spent. Burnt out and exhausted. Have you? How do you handle it? What do you do? I’d love to hear your coping strategies. Is it the season change? The ramp up to the holidays? Lack of sunlight?

When you’re in it, it doesn’t matter what the cause is. What matters is telling ourselves it’s okay, being patient, and taking care of ourselves. To help turn things around, we need to give ourselves the same compassion we give to others.

When I’m feeling overwhelmed, the first thing I do is instinctively go to my list. My list is a collection of feel good things I’ve complied that help me snap out of a potential funk, and help me restore some of that “me time” I’ve been lacking. 

Let me share my list with you…I’ve highlighted some products or ideas in red. Clicking on them will take you to things I use, love and recommend. Use mine, or find some of your own!

70 Things To Do When You’re In a Funk

1. Exercise – walk, hit a punching bag, ride a bike, do yoga, go hiking, lift weights.

2. Doodle. Learn Zentangle. Color in an adult coloring book with colored pencils.

3. Re-watch a comedy movie that you remember made you laugh hard.

4. Search for and join Facebook groups on topics you’re interested in.

5. Do a crossword puzzle, or word search.

6. Paint your tonenails a riduclous color.

7. Light a candle and take a hot bath with eucalyptus and mint salts.

8. Take yourself shopping for some pretty (not cotton) panties and bras.

9. Clean something that you can finish in one day. (The completed visual is a feel-good).

10. Chill at a local coffee shop with a good book for a couple hours, or just people watch.

11. Pick a room in your house and pretend redesign it – go online and find furniture, paint colors, etc.

12. Play some of your favorite old songs, sing LOUD and crazy dance. – Nobody’s watching.

13. Browse cookie recipes, pick one, go get the ingredients and bake them. Then face pack!

14. Call a friend to meet somewhere for lunch. Or arrange a lunch at your house or theirs.

15. Make separate playlists of your favorite songs in separate genres.

16. Play with new makeup ideas (look for ideas on Pinterest). Then take selfies after each one.

17. Bake something to take to an elderly relative. Spend some time. Give them hugs.

18. Rearrange the furniture in one of the rooms of your house.

19. Go buy an interesting jigsaw puzzle and put it together while you listen to an audiobook.

20. Find free language lessons online and learn enough to be able to converse if you were to travel there.

21. Call a group of friends to come over and play Catch Phrase.

22. Choose a theme or a color, and throw an impromptu potluck. Have guests dress and bring food to match the theme or color. (I did green deviled eggs for a St. Paddy’s Day party).

23. Write your bucket list. Research places or activities that are on your list.

24. Visit a local museum or historical house or building.

25. Take yourself out to a restaurant you’ve never been. Or eat a food you’ve never eaten.

26. Buy bright cheery flowers to put in the rooms of your house you spend the most time in.

27. Go to a yard sale or thrift store and search for treasures.

28. Write a long letter to a friend you’ve lost touch with. Mail it.

29. Buy a year’s worth of birthday cards you’ll send to family and friends.

30. Sand an old piece of furniture and paint it a color you love, not one that matches anything.

31. Pack yourself a picnic, grab a good book, and take yourself to a park for the afternoon.

32. Invite a neighbor who you’ve been meaning to get to know better over for coffee.

33. Teach yourself to crochet – watch a YouTube video for beginners.

34. Write a list of things you’re thankful for.

35. Go to a movie you’ve been wanting to see. Eat popcorn slathered in butter. Buy candy.

36. Spend a few hours wandering through books at the library.

37. Look for an online course on something you’re interested in learning.

38. Organize your pictures or recipes. Use colorful binders, dividers and tabs.

39. Go out in the sunshine and dig in the dirt. If the weather’s crappy, plant some seeds in a pot inside.

40. Plan the details, including mileage and places you’ll visit, of a real or pretend trip.

41. Buy a bunch of scratch tickets, stop for your favorite take out, and binge watch a sitcom.

42. Treat yourself to a massage or a facial.

43. Pick a totally different hairstyle and go get your hair cut & colored.

44. Pretend you’re back in school and write a report. Pick a topic and research everything you can find out about it.

45. Start a blog.

46. Search YouTube or get a beginner’s book on how to draw. Practice drawing eyes and mouths.

47. Pick up a catalog of classes for over 50’s at your library. Sign up for one (or ten) of them.

48. Visit your local Senior Center to see what activities/classes they offer (it’s not just for old people).

49. Shave your legs and pits. Pluck your nose hairs and eyebrows. Or get some wax and go wild.

50. Go to an antique store or a Farmer’s Market. Buy lunch from a food truck.

51. Attend a palette painting, pottery or ceramics class.

52. Play solitaire. Learn a new version.

53. Apply for a part time job, or look for volunteer opportunities.

54. Offer to babysit for someone. Or house sit. Or dog sit.

55. Creat an exercise routine to a playlist of your favorite kick-ass motivating tunes.

56. When was the last time you wandered around downtown? Go rediscover shops, restaurants and buildings.

57. Go spend an hour at the nearest casino and play slots. Take the shuttle and make a new friend.

58. Spend the day wandering an arboretum, park, zoo or sanctuary and take pictures.

59. Go on a ghost tour, or visit your local haunted places.

60. Clean out your junk drawer.

61. Lay in your yard and do nothing but watch the clouds move like you did as a child.

62. Jump on Amazon and create a wish list. Don’t worry about prices. It’s your list.

63. Order something random online that you can’t wait to have delivered.

64. Drive to your nearest town and act like a tourist. Stop at the Visitor’s Center to see what attractions they recommend.

65. Make a list of things that you love. Make another list of things that you love about yourself.

66. Turn off your phone. Kill social media. Hide the newspaper. Read a book or journal write.

67. Get a tattoo of something that’s close to your heart.

68. Practice your handwriting.

69. Clean out your email inbox. Create folders and organize the emails you’ve saved.

70. Pretend you’re a squirrel and spend all day cooking make-ahead freezer meals to stock-pile for the coming months.

Funk-proof yourself. Print out this list for easy access!

When your phone’s battery is in the red zone, you plug it in to recharge it, don’t you?

Well, pretend you’re a phone with a depleted battery. You need to plug in!

You need some quick go-to resources.


Okay, Look At The List. Now Add Your Own Feel-Good Options.

Pick one thing on it, block a day off your calendar, and spend that day doing exactly what you want to do. (Today I’m feeling like #42 sounds perfect!) You deserve it. Hell, you REQUIRE it. If your battery has hit the dangerously low level and you don’t do this for yourself, you’ll shut down – just like your phone does when its battery is spent.

And remember that even if things are really shitty today, by tomorrow or next week things will have resolved themselves, your funk will have lifted, and your world will be back to being a better place again. Right?

Get to it! Pick one thing. Start with a 15 minute thing, then move on to scheduling “your day” into your calendar. You are just as deserving to occupy one of those boxes on your calendar as your other important events are. I wish you happy days ahead!

So until next time, you beautiful badass woman…peace out!

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