Welcome to my site about keto living for seniors. I hope to help you along your way to living a healthier life, and in deciding how to live in the “real world” with practical ways of consuming low carbs and high fats in your diet.
WHY THIS SITE?
Redemption? Motivation? Rebirth?
I am not special or unusual. If I can stay motivated and on tract, there is no doubt that anyone can do it, too! I feel so much better, healthier, and focused. Each of you can learn from my misadventures and the things I have gotten right in this journey.
If any of you are just beginning this way of living, please share your feelings and questions. We can all learn from each other, and maybe laugh along the way…
THE GOAL OF KETO LIVING
Adopting a keto lifestyle is motivating. Taking control of your health is invigorating. Having success with it is life changing!
Many of us have “dieted” most of our lives and felt deprived, frustrated, and depressed. Me, too! Finding a solution to eating well so that you don’t feel hungry or on a “yo yo” can lead to real progress physically and emotionally.
So I am willing to share my experience and to recommend and research products that may work for you…as some have for me.
If you ever need or hand or have a question, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave your comments below.
Although I’ve read a ton of background material in preparation for starting this website, I have to start by saying that the ketogenic “diet” is not, in my opinion, a fad. Rather, it is a lifestyle change that should be adopted by folks who have found other changed to have been unsatisfying for them. Those of us who “are of a certain age” feel that we’ve been “through the mill” with diets for most of our lives. Most of the time, the results have been frustration, dissatisfaction, and depression. These “diets” have not been sustainable for any number of reasons, including the cost of “specialized” food, a lack of commitment, or rigidity of the program followed.
This website is not for those looking for a “quick fix” to what they see as their problems. It’s for seniors who want to adopt a new lifestyle based on eating “cleaner” foods that will promote good health and a sustainable approach to consumption.
WHY TARGET SENIORS?
Currently the United States has about 49 million folks who are 65 or older, with projections estimating that number to grow to 98 million by the year 2060, according to the Administration on Aging. And, on average, a 65-year old can expect to live another 19 years! Which, of course, is great news-except…
Older adults are disproportionately affected by chronic conditions. 80% of us have at least one of these, while 70% of those on Medicare have two or more. The top six leading causes of death among seniors are heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, stroke, Altzheimer’s, and diabetes.
For most older adults good health ensures independence, security, and the ability to access their communities. So, it’s important for us to develop long term approaches to eating that support a lifestyle that can sustain us for years to come. By doing this, hopefully we can live at home longer and also have healthy, fulfilling lives.
My own immediate family history goes something like this: my dad had high blood pressure and, then, Parkinson’s Disease, and then Alzheimer’s. He dies at age 76. My mother developed middle age onset diabetes, and passed away in 2005 at the age of 80 with an apparent heart attack. She struggled with her weight as long as I can remember, going on diets and even seeing what she termed “the fat doctor” for several months.
My sister is in her seventies and has fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia, and is overweight. I am 65 and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2017, and I have high blood pressure and arthritis. So, long story short,all the women in my family were, or are, overweight or obese.
This website is geared towards the population of seniors who, like everyone in my family, has struggled to make progress against obesity.
Being obese is bad enough, but the accompanying problems make it worse. Trying to fit into jeans that are not pull-ups. Dealing with heat rash under breasts or below bellies. Sweating. Not being able to walk comfortably for any distance without breathing heavily. Feeling depressed and hopeless. Feeling that things will never be any different-