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  • 03 Dec 2018 12:24 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    My name is Natalie Ross and I specialize in finding the most affordable health insurance for small business/ individuals/families and the self employed.


    Did you know if you are starting a new policy for your business that you can choose how much you contribute as long as it will be a January 01 effective date?


    I save people more sometimes more than 60% on their insurance. I have many different options to save you money.


    I have been licensed since 2002 and absolutely love what I do.

    Call me I would love to help.

    There is no better compliment than a referral.

    Natalie Ross: Regional Manager

    Healthcare Solutions Team, Inc.
    5331 Primrose Lake Circle Suite 236 Tampa, FL 33647 
    (office) 813-495-5694


    License since 2002, I specialize in finding the most affordable options in Health, Life, Dental, Vision insurance for individual/ families, small business and the self employed. I also offer a wide range of Medicare supplements.

  • 12 Nov 2018 12:20 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    More than one-third of the United States adults (39.8%) are overweight (1). As an effect of the rising obesity and knowledge of the related health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, everyone is looking for a safe and steady way to lose weight.

    The popularity of ketogenic diet (short form: keto diet) and its claimed weight loss benefits has led many individuals to inquire about keto.
    Here’s some research-backed information you need to know about keto diet as a beginner.

    Ketogenic diet: What is it?

    Keto diet was first introduced in the 1920s for managing epilepsy. Over the years, researchers have discovered other benefits of this diet as well, such as weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity.

    A ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. In the absence of sufficient carbohydrates, the body is forced to use fat as its fuel. The fat metabolism results in the production of fatty acids, which are then converted into ketone bodies through the process of ketosis, hence the name ketogenic diet (2).

    As a result of ketosis, most cells use ketone bodies to release energy for cellular functions – the role usually played by glucose breakdown – until we start eating a high-carb diet again. During ketosis more fats are burnt for energy expenditure of the body, and hence the weight loss.

    Keto diet promotes the idea of meatier meals and calls for low intake of carbohydrates – fewer than 50 grams. To give you an idea, an ounce of wheat bread contains 16 grams of carbohydrates.

    Types of Keto Diet

    Keto diet is actually a descendant of Atkins diet and other low-carb diets. Over the years, it has evolved to produce various versions to suit individualistic needs.

    1.    Standard ketogenic diet (SKD)

    SKD is the most common type of keto diet and is the best version for keto beginners. The daily rules are:

    • 20-50 grams of total carbohydrates
    • 20-25 percent diet composed of protein (0.8 grams per pound of your body weight)
    • 75 percent fat

    2.    Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD):

    As the name indicates, CKD involves a cycle of 5-day low-carb intake followed by a 2-day high-carb diet. This form of the keto diet is usually best for athletes.

    3.    High-protein ketogenic diet:

    This is similar to SKD, but includes more protein. Instead of the standard 70% fats, 25% proteins, and 5% carbs, high-protein keto diet requires 60% fats, 35% proteins, and 5% carbs.

    Individuals who perform strength training may benefit more from this diet.

    4.    Targeted ketogenic diet:

    The word “targeted” here implies eating before or after a workout. Targeted keto allows you to eat 25-50 grams of carbs 30-60 minutes before exercise.

    Keto diet for weight loss

    Weight loss is often seen as an effect of following a certain diet. But, it is usually difficult to maintain that weight because of the physiologic adaptation. Diet-induced weight loss is often accompanied by increased hunger, lower metabolic rate, and an increased tendency to restore fat (3).

    With keto diet, it’s different.

    Many studies have found keto diet an effective way to lose weight and keep those extra pounds off. A meta-analysis of 13 research studies on ketogenic diet suggests that individuals who lose weight following a keto diet tend to maintain that weight more easily as compared to those on low-fat diets (4).

    In a study exploring the long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients, it was seen that after a 24-week administration of keto diet, there was a significant reduction in the body weight of participants. Their lipid profile also improved; HDL (good fat) had increased, and the levels of triglycerides and LDL (bad fat) had reduced.

    As no side effects were seen during the period of this study, it was concluded that keto diet – contrary to what was proposed earlier – may be safe to use for a longer time; if not really long, at least a 24 week period seem safe (5).

    Another research showed that there was a greater weight loss in study participants who followed the low-carb diet as compared to those who were on a healthy-eating menu (6).

    How to start a keto diet?

    Each one of us has a different genetic makeup, metabolic rate, lifestyle, and food preferences. It is these factors that starting a new diet requires consultation with a GP and nutritionist.

    In the upcoming section, we’ll provide you with some necessary details on what to eat on a ketogenic diet for weight loss, though your trip to a physician is still pending.

    Keto diet foods

    You’d love any keto diet menu if you are a meat and seafood lover. As a general rule, you are to add fewer carbs and more fats to your diet. Here’s the list of keto foods you can enjoy while getting nearer to your weight loss goal:

    • Unprocessed meat
    • Wild caught fish, especially salmon
    • Eggs
    • High-fat dairy like butter
    • Unprocessed cheese
    • Nuts (in moderation)
    • Bone Broth
    • Coffee and tea without sugar
    • Veggies, such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, avocado, spinach, kale, green beans, and zucchini.
    • Coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and avocado oil

    Although a keto diet is high in fats, you still have to watch out for unhealthy fats and processed diet.

    Foods to avoid on keto

    Low-carb foods provide you more variety to add to your plate while still following the daily bracket of 5% carbs. The list of foods given below is high in carbs, and you need to limit their intake.

    • Lentils
    • Peas
    • Corns
    • Quinoa
    • Baked beans
    • Bread
    • Pasta
    • Cookies and Chocolates
    • Rice
    • Alcohol
    • Root vegetables, such as potatoes, parsnip, beetroot, onion

    Key question: Is keto diet healthy?

    As a physician who prefers to integrate medicine, nutritional science, and ancient healing techniques, I have helped many patients regain control of their health using the very benefits of a keto diet. It has proven an effective weight loss method in many individuals.

    The benefits of keto diet are not just limited to weight loss; ketogenic foods – other than being delicious – improve heart health, acne, mental performance, and physical energy. Keto diet also helps you manage diabetes by reducing spikes in blood glucose levels.

    Another huge advantage related to high-fat, low-carb diet is the ability to go on diet without having to suffer hunger. Unlike other diets, keto diet plan keeps you satisfied and full for longer.

    Key takeaway

    Ketogenic diet can be an effective approach towards better health. Be it your weight loss goal or a general approach to living a healthy life, keto diet can benefit you in multiple ways.

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  • 07 Nov 2018 10:13 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Administrative Coordinator

    Tampa, FL Full-time

    Candidates must possess:

    • Strong administrative support experience
    • Longevity on past positions - more than 2 years on average
    • Proficient in current technology - Word, Excel and all Google products
    • Professional and customer service demeanor and experience
    • Database management experience
    • Ability to learn new technology quickly such as paperless platforms
    • Ability to solve problems
    • Ability to work with a diversity of clients and vendors
    • Ability to work with all levels of the organization
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Exceptional writing, verbal and organization skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Accustomed to meeting hard deadlines
    • Sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Can work independently
    • Prior real estate experience a plus


  • 21 Sep 2018 3:52 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Congrats to Kristi Campbell who recently got approval for her organization, Be a Santa to a Senior to become a 501c3!

    BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR……Holidays can be difficult on all generations. Our Elders go through depression/separation from their loved ones they have lost or when other family members have events away the Senior is unable to attend. This Home Instead Senior Care Program provides Christmas gifts to Seniors who live in Nursing Home or Assisted Living Communities, typically without any family interaction and low income. The Home Instead Team coordinates with the facilities to provide gifts to their Residents during their Holiday celebrations. Home Instead truly believes that if it weren’t for our Elders, we wouldn’t have the opportunities or freedoms we have today.


    HOW CAN YOU HELP???  Adopt a Senior or Seniors, maybe even a tree of 30 ornaments………Make a tax deductible donation via gift card to Walmart or Amazon or a check made payable to “Be A Santa” and mail to Home Instead Senior Care, 2902 Busch Lake Blvd, Tampa, 33614……OR……Volunteer to assemble the gifts and prepare for distribution.


    This program operates under the R F Campbell Charities 501-(c)(3) and supports programs, organizations and individuals whose mission and efforts are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the senior citizens in Hillsborough County. R F Campbell Charities is named after "R"ichard, Kristi's Dad and "F"aun, Jon's Mom, both are in Heaven hopefully proud of how Kristi and Jon try to make a positive difference in their community.

  • 25 Jul 2018 1:55 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Calling all ladies!!  Find out what’s holding you back from your weight loss goals at the upcoming Gemma Rayne Fountain Two-Day Health Retreat, August 4th-5th 2018 at TradeWinds Island Resorts

    Let's shift out of negative feelings around dieting, weight loss, and our bodies with a weekend of sisterhood, positivity, mental shifts, movement, activities to aid transformation and fun. So much fun!  [Plus Working Women save $20 off regular admission with the link below!]

    We are going to face that one thing, that one obstacle, that mental block that is preventing you from success - this is the elephant in the room! Let's tackle it together and remove it so that you can finally reach your goals with ease. 

    Together with a group of amazingly supportive women, you’ll learn the secret to achieving your weight loss goals with ease. Get ready to take a deep dive into shifting your mindset about dieting and weight loss.  

    The retreat is based on the principles taught in Gemma Rayne Fountain’s Book, “The Elephant in The Room: How to Overcome Your Psychological Barriers to Weight Loss Success”. 

    Learn more about Facing the Elephant in The Room at

    Members of Working Women of Tampa Bay can save $20 off regular admission!  That's $77 instead of $97. 

    Regular admission includes:

    - 1 1/2 days of awesomeness ($349 value)
    - 60 min Health Coaching session with Gemma Fountain ($100 value)
    - 1 group Personal training session ($45 value)
    - 1 beach yoga class ($20 value)
    - A copy of Gemma's book- The Elephant in the Room - How to Overcome Your Psychological Barriers to Weight Loss Success ($10 value)
    - Vision Mapping pajama party event ($45 value)
    - Lunch and breakfast ($50 value)
    - Swag bag full of free passes, coupons and more ($300 value)

    That's OVER $900.00 of amazingness all for ONLY $97!

    $77 for members of Working Women of Tampa Bay 
    Register at:

    Want the VIP option?
    Receive everything in the regular admission PLUS...
    - 2 Private Personal training sessions with Exercise Scientist ($190 value)
    - 1 session of Float Therapy ($95 value)
    - 2 additional Health Coaching sessions with Gemma ($200 value) 
    - Priority seating during the event
    - Lunch or breakfast with Gemma - sit with Gemma and chat candidly for lunch or breakfast during the retreat (priceless, Lol)

    With VIP you get over $1400.00 worth of sweetness for ONLY $197.00
    Limited to only 10 VIP seats.
    Register at: Fountain/197

    But hurry - seats are limited. Register TODAY


    What You’ll Get from The Retreat: 
    • Learn how to eliminate the vicious dieting cycle that leaves you feeling guilt, shame and failure
    • Learn how to shift to a success mindset 
    • Learn how to better connect with yourself and others
    • Learn how to change your view on body image
    • Learn to break the psychological barriers that are holding you back from achieving your goals

    Get ready for a fun, inspiring, and content-packed weekend where you will learn the secret formula for achieving your ideal body weight. 

    Book Now

    Regular Admission - $77 for WWOTB MEMBERS

    VIP Admission - $197

    More info online at

  • 01 Jun 2018 12:50 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Position Title: Paraplanner

    Position Description:

    Step into an instrumental role. Help conduct the smooth operation of a fast-paced—and friendly—financial planning office. Work as an employee of an independent advisor franchisee with a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial. Assist in daily business operations.

    The paraplanner will primarily assist financial advisor(s) and associate financial advisor(s) in the financial planning workflow. This position will consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.

    This role provides client relationship support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, helping prepare preliminary financial plans and other client deliverables, working with clients to resolve issues and other practice management tasks as needed. Responds to ad hoc requests, coordinates/tracks projects and/or manages business-as-usual projects such as organizing a client seminar.

    Responsibilities and Time Allocation – Will change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by the advisor.

    Position Functions:


    Financial Planning & Advice / Product Solutions

    ·         Prepare preliminary financial planning recommendations and initial product solutions for advisor review and use in client meetings

    ·         Prepare charts, graphs, tables and other visual aids to be used in implementation meetings with clients

    ·         Develop portfolio/robust product solution recommendations that will fit the client’s risk tolerance and time frame as well as develop appropriate product deliverables


    Client Care / Business Management

    ·         Maintain client contact during the financial planning process. Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts

    ·         Review and update client information as needed for client review meetings. Attend and participate in client meetings if necessary.

    ·         Manage and resolve client service problems

    ·         Perform other allowable duties as assigned by the financial advisor(s)

    Minimum 2 years industry experience required. Series 7 license preferred.

    Email resumes to

  • 01 Jun 2018 9:22 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Source: USA Weekly

    Starting a business is a big achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many standard challenges that face every business whether they are large or small. It is not easy running a company, especially in a fast-paced, ever-changing business world. Technology advances, new hiring strategies, and now, political changes coming with the new administration, all add to the existing business challenges that entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives have to deal with.

    Maximizing profits, minimizing expenses and finding talented staff to keep things moving seem to be top challenges for both SMBs and large corporations. We have been interviewing companies from around the world to discover what challenges they are facing in their businesses. We also asked each company to share business advice they would give to a younger version of themselves.

    Below is our interview with Tami Fitzpatrick, Founder and CEO at Entropy Technology Design, Inc.:

    What does your company do?

    Entropy Technology Design, Inc., is a certified 51% woman-owned software/hardware-driven threat detection company specializing in severe weather, lightning, tornado detection and other threats such as mortar fire, sandstorms, tunneling and drones. My company has developed a disruptive new technology that will improve how we react to severe weather and other threats. Entropy’s NIMBUS™ proprietary technology platform detects and alerts users in real-time of severe weather. Integrated with key partners we will also provide early detection and disconnect features to safely take valuable electronics offline to avoid surge damage and loss of equipment. Nimbus will help save human lives, animal lives and property. This technology’s warnings in worldwide geographic areas without U.S. weather capabilities is critical. Although we developed this technology with the primary function of lightning, thunderstorm and detection in real-time, we have found other applications that are needed to protect the skies and waterways.

    What is your role? What do you enjoy most about your role?

    I am the founder and CEO of Entropy Technology Design, Inc. It is a thrilling challenge to be a woman in this male-dominated industry. I enjoy being part of a technology platform that will change many aspects of the weather, natural disaster, drone, and military combat arena. Nimbus will be a critical interface with IoT, smart cities, the fight against terrorism and climate change. Imagine knowing you will be the first to provide tornado detection that gives a person up to two hours’ notice even at night!

    Just imagine how valuable this is to first-responders (e.g., police, firefighters, EMTs). I can trust my entrepreneurial instincts to push through all the blockades, traps, and closed financial doors to find a way through or around obstacles which energizes my business acumen. I love turning a “no” into a “yes.” Hard work, ingenuity and a can-do attitude at the end of the day fuels me. True entrepreneurs never give up. Period.

    What are the biggest challenges in your business right now?

    Naysayers and access to capital. Like Elon Musk (whom I hope to meet one day), or anyone who started with nothing and fought to bring an alien concept to life, they likely encountered the naysayers. The Chinese proverb I have in my email signature says it all : “The person who says something is impossible to do shouldn’t interrupt the person who is doing it.” Secondly, access to capital that doesn’t suck the life or kick out the founders.

    I am not building and growing this company to just abandon my baby. I have had to fight with everything in me to maintain my 51% control. I find it pathetic that it is quite acceptable for founders to be expected to starve as they create their masterpiece only for the sharks to wait or create vulnerability, so they can bully their way into ownership. This needs to change. It occurred to me that while I absolutely can say #MeToo I would also suggest a business version of #MineToo!

    If you could go back in time, what business advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

    Regardless of your place or position in life, don’t allow yourself to be bullied or manipulated by anyone. I know now that “calm wisdom” does seem to come with age. As I look back, I have always been unafraid of uncharted waters. In fact, it is what took this Midwestern girl and helped her survive and overcome an oppressive marriage and her escape from Beirut. I would tell a younger version of myself that change only comes when you survive and overcome your obstacles. Don’t view them as failures, think of them as a new pair of stilettos when the old ones go out of style. You cannot hide from life. You have to demolition it one brick at a time towards success.

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