This 70-year-old hasn’t eaten sugar in 28 years – and it shows!

By Nombulelo Manyana
01 June 2017

The mother of three and grandmother of four gave up sugar after years of being addicted to sweets.

She was once addicted to sweet treats.

But after a diabetes scare, Carolyn Hartz from Perth, Australia decided enough was enough -- and decided to break her addiction to sugar.

And today, the 70-year-old has a body most women half her age would kill for! She credits this to following a no-sugar diet for the past 28 years.

The mother-of-three and grandmother-of-four gave up sugar after a diabetes scare. She says it was difficult when she started her new lifestyle, but she managed to keep at it for almost three decades.

"It was difficult at first as I was a sugar addict but I believe it is one of the most important reasons I have been able to keep myself healthy and keep my body in shape," she toldDaily Mail.

Carolyn, who is also the founder of The Sweetlife, says many women think maintaining a healthy body shape after having children is an impossible task.

"A lot of women post 50 think that it's not possible to maintain a reasonable shape and weight when they reach 50 or beyond.

"I even speak to women who are in their 40s and who have had children and think they cannot regain their post-baby body," she explained.

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So how has she managed to keep to it? A positive attitude, great diet and absolutely no cheating!

"I make sure I eat protein with every meal, especially breakfast. It stops the cravings."

She also says it’s very important not to deprive yourself of the food and drink you love, but to be careful about portion size.

Her two top tips for women hoping to look their best are more to do with their attitude and diet.

"I am an optimist even when I have challenges thrown at me I have learnt to stay positive. I have trained myself to remember the glass is always half full," she said.

"Be happy for everyone and never worry about your age. Don't listen to the naysayers, be your own person. Attitude is your most important asset. Life is not perfect, accept this and grab it with both hands."

Sources: Metro UK. Huffington Post. Daily Mail.

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