A PEPPERMINT Grove grandmother is determined to spread a sugar-free philosophy to others through a series of library talks around Western Australia.
Carolyn Hartz (72) said she has been sugar-free for 32 years and wanted to help others through her business and cookbook Sugar Free Baking.
Her scheduled talk at South Perth library for Thursday night was fully booked weeks before the event.
“Since I started my business in 2002, I’ve met thousands of people who had a sugar addiction or don’t eat the right food,” she said.
“That’s predominantly why I’m speaking at the library.
“I’m so happy to be able to go and talk to a group and not always talk one-on-one.”
Mrs Hartz made worldwide news when photos of her in a bikini emerged in 2017 and credited her sugar-free lifestyle for her health and figure.
She said she started her sugar-free lifestyle after she found out she was a pre-diabetic and felt terrified.
“When I read about diabetes, I read about people having to have their toes cut off, their limbs cut off,” she said.
“When I was diagnosed, the doctor wanted me to take drugs to maintain my blood sugar levels.”
In addition to tips on being sugar-free, Mrs Hartz said she would share her experience of starting a business as a 55-year-old who couldn’t use a computer.
“A lot of women are interested in how I started my business at 55…they worry about getting back into the workforce,” she said.
“I’m very passionate about that, probably more passionate about that than any other thing.”
Her library talks around WA continues with the next session at Riverton Library on May 24.
Carolyn Hartz WA Library Talks 2019
Please contact the library for booking details.
6pm, May 23 – South Perth Library (FULLY BOOKED)
10am, May 24 – Riverton Library
6pm, June 11 – Joondalup Library
3pm, June 19 – Melville Library
2pm, June 29 – Gosnells Library
10.30am, August 6 – Forrestfield Library
10.30am, August 8 – Albany Library
2pm, Aug 14 – Armadale Library
10.30am, August 29 – Kwinana Library
5.30pm, October 16 – Rockingham Library