Some people “thrive on sugar” and they cannot imagine their day without having a bar of chocolate or munching on a thick piece of cake. Caroly Hartz was one of them, but she learned her lesson on time. Carolyn,70, decided to eliminate sugar from her diet, and she has been doing that for 30 years now.
According to her, you have to do something to change things in a better way. She believes that everyone needs positive changes in their life, encouraging people to do that at any point in their life. It’s never too late! Today, Carolyn is as fit as people who are much younger than her. Most young people would “die” to have her body.
Carolyn has hard time convincing people she is 70. She founded SweetLife, an Australian company that makes and sells sugar-free products.
“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,” Carolyn said, adding that, “while it may be ‘a little more difficult’ to stay in shape for women post 40, it can still be possible if you really want to work at it. We know our metabolism slows down as we get older it just means we have to take control and make healthier choices and work a little harder.”
“I believe it is very important to be aware of the type of food you eat and the quantity of food you eat. Being mindful while you are eating is a huge factor.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.”
Fix your attitude and diets
Attitude is important, and that’s what helped Carolyn age beautifully. She is positive and believes life is a blessing. Meditation and gratitude are her secret weapon, and the 70-year-old woman is healthy thanks to her routine.
When it comes to her diet regimen, Carolyn says avoiding sugar was the best decision she has ever made in her life.
“I have been sugar free for 28 years. 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 shape. I make sure I eat protein with every meal especially breakfast. It stops the cravings.”
This does not necessarily mean that you should deprive yourself of your favorite foods and drinks. You can still eat the food you like, but make sure you stick to the right “portion size.”
Consistency matters, and Carolyn sticks to the same skin care she used to follow at 17.
“I never go to bed without cleansing and removing my make-up and I moisturize every night especially around the eyes and neck, I wear sunscreen everyday under my makeup and never sun bake. I am very aware of the damaging effects of the sun and I had this reminder when I had a cancer removed from my nose when I was only 30.”
Sleeping is important, and Carolyn sleeps 8 hours every night.
Never compare yourself to others
Comparing yourself to others fills you up with negative energy. Negative thinking patters are bad for your mental and physical health.
This incredible woman shared some tips with you:
“Be aware of what you like about others and let them inspire you but remember that we are all individuals and we all have our own special traits…
Be happy for your friends successes, enjoy them together. Never be jealous or resentful, both are wasted emotions and only hurt your well-being.
Be happy for everyone and never worry about your age.”
Do not forget to live your life to its fullest!
“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.”