Carolyn Hartz loves to bake, and loves to eat what she bakes, but you’d never know it from looking at her toned body–or her birth certificate. This grandmother (yes, grandmother) is (are you sitting down?) 68 years old. And she looks better in a bikini than most people on the beach!
So how does she do it? The title of her latest cookbook should tip you off: Sugar Free Baking, available in October 2015. When she was 41, she was often dizzy and learned she was pre-diabetic. She decided to drastically limit sugar and flour, opting instead for the natural sugar substitute, xylitol. Though her treats are sugar- and flour-free (Hartz also has a gluten intolerance), she vows you’d never know it. With delicious-sounding recipes like vanilla layer cake and cashew and chocolate biscuits, we just may have to test them out.