Carolyn Hartz, the owner of Sweet Life, made an important decision 28 years ago. She decided to give up sugar after a pre-diabetes diagnosis to get her blood sugar on track. The grandmother of four now doesn’t even look half her age.
Once she achieved her goal, she decided that sweet could be eaten in moderation, so once in a while she tried something tasty, albeit sugar-free. The 70-year-old now uses an alternative called Xylitol instead. But, her young looks don’t come only from quitting sugar, she exercises daily too.
“You have to watch what you put in your mouth — that’s number one — and two, you have to move your legs,” Hartz told News.com.au.
Later on, Carolyn launched her company Sweet Life where she a sugar alternative called Xylitol and published a book called “Sugar Free Baking”.
She is also a fan of exercise like playing tennis, meditating and going for regular walks with her husband.
Carolyn admits having cosmetic work done but says that it’s not the reason she stayed this youthful.
“I believe it is very important to be aware of the type of food you eat and the quantity of food you eat.
“Mindless eating can lead to unnecessary weight gain. I say to my customers ‘taste and enjoy every mouthful’, it will help you slow down and you will be less likely to overeat.”
She continues saying that when she cut sugar first, she had physical side effects like headaches, lethargy and grumpiness.
“My body just felt awful, like I had the flu,” she wrote in a blog post.
“Would I recommend it? Hell, yes. It will be one of the hardest things you do, but I finally feel like I’m not enslaved to sugar,” she explained.
As for the internet, they still have their doubts about Carolyn by commenting:
And the fact she can afford expensive care.
Some others think that she’s using this story to advertise her company…