Dolly Parton ruled the 2016 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and looked healthier than ever at age 70.
Dolly, who performed a medley of her greatest hits with Katy Perry, wore a form-fitting nude evening gown on the ACM red carpet that spotlighted her tiny waist.
At 70, Parton looks at least a decade younger. While her weight fluctuated a lot during her 40s and 50s, Dolly has remained whippet-thin for the past 20 years.
Parton’s weight loss secrets were a low-carb diet and portion control, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
“I try to stay on my low-carb diet during the week, and then when I know I have a day off, I say, ‘Make me a pan of corn bread,'” said Dolly.
Low carb diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Dr. David Ludwig, a physician and Harvard nutrition professor, agrees. Ludwig lost 20 pounds in 3 months without feeling hungry or counting calories with a low-carb, high-fat diet.
Low carb diets keep blood sugar stable, suppress appetite, and enhance mood, said Dr. Ludwig, author of the bestseller Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells.
Dolly admits she hates to exercise, so don’t expect to see her slogging away on the treadmill at the gym anytime soon.
Parton openly admits to having had plastic surgery, including breast implants, liposuction, eye surgery, a chin job, as well as Botox and other fillers to achieve her wrinkle-free complexion.
“I joke that if I see something sagging, dragging, or bagging, I’m gonna get it sucked, tucked, or plucked,” she laughed.
Parton has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Dolly revealed her success, fitness and happiness secrets in her memoir, Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You.