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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Baby Boomers: The Restless Generation. 9 Reasons to Love Us. 9 Traits That Mirror The Years We Grew Up In.

Baby Boomers: The Restless Generation. 9 Reasons to Love Us. 9 Traits That Mirror The Years We Grew Up In.

Who Are Baby Boomers?

If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you are a member of the Baby Boomer generation.

Why Are We Called Baby Boomers?

Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, more babies were born in 1946 than any year in American history. 3.4 million little “boomers” were born in 1946, 20 percent more than were born in 1945! Guess those boys were glad to be back home aye?

This elevated birthrate continued through the next 18 years until it finally tapered off in 1964. By the end of the year there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States. We made up almost 40 percent of the nation’s population.

By 2030, about one in five Americans will be older than 65. Because of our generation’s size, we have a significant impact on our nation’s economy and growth, but at the same time there is concern that our aging population will also place a strain on social welfare systems. (“Baby Boomers” History.com)

How Could a Typical Baby Boomer Be Described?

Is there really any “typical”? We are a diverse group, but this is a general collection of our beliefs and character traits.

+ We believe anything is possible.

+ We are extremely loyal to our children.

+ We are ambitious.

+ We are ethical and loyal.

+ We are willing to take on responsibility.

+ We are competent multi-taskers.

+ We work efficiently and have good communications skills.

+ We are willing to take risks and are driven.

+ We believe in equal rights and equal opportunities.

I feel that the below traits that a lot of us Boomers share, although not all desirable traits, were borne from the music and culture of our times. With so many of our generation in VietNam, fear ran rampant.

Make Love Not War“, “Give Peace a Chance” became mantras. We experienced Woodstock, free love, drugs, love-ins, the hippie culture, flower children and music to express ourselves and find peace.

We developed a fierce determination to create happiness and find peace in whatever way worked for us. To become your own person without judgement was the norm of our times. We ran with it.

> We have a “spend now, worry later”, “buy now, pay later” attitude

> We are competitive.

> We challenge authority.We become judgemental when disagreed with.

> We don’t like conformity and rules – we challenge the status quo.

> We tend to be workaholics – we invented the 50-hr work week.

> We expect everyone else to be workaholics.

> We can be self-centered – personal growth is important to us.

> We’re not great with finances (see #1 above).

Where We Fit In the Current Generations

Generations Before and After Us

Born 1945 and Before

“Traditionalists” or “Silent Generation”

Baby Boomer

Born 1946 to 1964

“Baby Boomers”

Generation X

Born 1965 to 1976

“Generation X”


Born 1977 to 1995

“Millennials” or “Gen X”


Born 1996 and Later

“Centennials”, “iGen”, or “Gen Z”

Events That Shaped Us as a Generation

The events that transpire during our lifetime will naturally affect each of us in different ways. The Baby Boomers have had a lot to digest so far in our lives and whether it be subtly or drastically, these events will have an effect on how we look at life, raise our children, form our opions, and determine the lifestyle we will lead. Below are just a few.

1954 – McCarthy hearings begin
1955 – Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus
1957 – First nuclear power plant
1960 – Kennedy elected President
1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 – Martin Luther King leads march on Washington DC
1963 – President John Kennedy assassinated
1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed
1965 – United States sends ground troops to Vietnam
1966 – National Organization for Women founded
1967 – American Indian Movement Founded
1968 – Martin Luther King assassinated
1968 – Robert Kennedy assassinated
1969 – First moon landing
1970 – Kent State University Shootings

We’ve been described as restless.We are sometimes referred to as  the “Me Generation”. We were promised the American Dream growing up, and we’re still looking for it.

As with each generation before and after us, a lot has changed in our lifetimes. Some of it has been frightening, but most changes have been enlightening and exciting.

Personally speaking, computers and Google are two of the best discoveries that have happened in my lifetime! I can have an answer to my every question right at the tips of my fingers any time of the day or night.

As much as I embrace our new technological world, I always feel a little pang of loneliness when I think of my pretty little pink princess rotary phone with the party line. I loved that phone. It was the physical representation of my entry into my tumultuous teenage years. But shared memories of my childhood and teenage years from the late 50’s to the mid-70’s is for another day and another blog post.

As you read through the above summary of Baby Boomers, are there things that you’d like to add? I value any additional information or memories from your point of view. Please feel free to add them in the comment section below.

Until next time…Peace out.

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How to Copy and Paste on Facebook From Your iPhone or iPad

How to Copy and Paste on Facebook From Your iPhone or iPad

A few months ago I sent out a survey asking women over fifty what social media platform they used most frequently and to tell me the one thing they would most like to learn how to do.

The results showed that the platform they used the most was hands down Facebook. Statistics show that not only is Facebook the preferred social media site of women, but is preferred by all baby boomers across the board.

The survey results also showed that the one thing they most wanted instruction on was an overwhelming ‘How to copy and paste from my phone.’

This post is in response to that request, and prompted me to begin a new series called Facebook for Boomers. This is the first in that series. I will be answering all the requests I received from those surveyed first. If you have a Facebook frustration and don’t see your topic addressed, send your request to me HERE, and I’ll include your topic in the coming weeks.

Now, get out your iPhone or iPad and let’s get busy shall we? You are going to be so proud of yourself!

Copy and Paste Text From Within Facebook

How to Copy and Paste on Facebook Slide 1
How to Copy and Paste on Facebook Slide 1
Copied and Pasted Text

Copy and Paste an Image From Within Facebook

How many of you have seen those posts on Facebook asking you to ‘copy and paste’ a syrupy poem professing your eternal love for someone in your life? The post is usually bedazzled with sparkly things, butterflies and multiple hearts. Annoying, right?

They remind me of those good old-fashioned chain letters when we were kids – remember them? Your instructions were something like: “Send the last person on the list your first born, re-write this letter, add your name to the top, remove the name from the bottom, send this letter to 100 of your friends and in 10 days something amazing will happen to you.”

Yikes. Writer’s cramp was the only amazing thing that happened to me after writing those letters. Good Lord!  I haven’t thought about chain letters in ages! Did any of you guys do them?

Sorry ’bout that little detour down memory lane. Let me get back on track…

Point is, a lot of the time when you’re asked to copy and paste something on Facebook, it’s something that most of us would typically just scroll on past.  But there are other occasions when copying and pasting can come in really handy and can save you a ton of time.

So let’s get after this and learn how. Ready?

Copy image to Facebook from phone
Copied and Pasted Text
Copied and Pasted Text

Now see – it’s easy peasy isn’t it?, and there’s a big advantage to learning it. Not only can you copy and paste to and from you and your friends Facebook pages, Facebook messenger and Facebook business pages, but you can also get all fancy by copying from an outside source to Facebook and visa versa.

So let’s see how that works…

Copy and Paste Text From Outside Sources To Facebook

In the following example, I’ve gone into a horoscope app on my phone and copied part of my horoscope to a new post on my Facebook page.

Copy and Paste from an outside source to Facebook
Copied and Pasted Text

And finally, my personal favorite thing to copy to Facebook and what I tend to do the most…Links.

Is there a website you’ve found and want to share? Did you run across a great recipe online that you’d like to share the link to ? How about a great sale you just found out about? A blog post you read and loved?

Copying a link to Facebook is probably the easiest thing to copy and paste. Let’s do it!

Copy and Paste a Website Link From an Outside Source To Facebook

Copy and paste link from an outside source to Facebook
Pasting a link from an outside source to Facebook
Pasted link from outside source to Facebook

If you have any questions on this post, please leave your comment below. If something you don’t know how to do on Facebook is making you crazy, I’d love to hear about it. Chances are there’s someone else struggling with the same thing and it would be a great topic to include in the Facebook for Boomers series.

You can send me your request HERE.

Talk to you soon!

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