A RECENTLY-divorced mom says she's constantly being hit on by younger men — who mistake her for being 20 years younger than she is.
Marquetta Chambers, 43, says she's been getting attention daily since she shed 60lbs, and people are often shocked when she tells them how old she really is.
Marquetta, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, stands at just 4ft 10ins and always found she put on weight easily.
She had four children between 2006 and 2014, and after each pregnancy, she drastically stacked on the pounds through excessive eating and alcoholism.
"I struggled badly with postpartum depression after pregnancy and I'd drink a bottle of wine every night to cope," she said.
After the birth of her fourth child, she weighed 169lbs, which was dangerously heavy for her size, and her weight was making her life miserable.
That's when she started drinking ketones, a type of chemical that your liver produces when it breaks down fats.
The ketones help her body burn carbohydrates more quickly, causing her to lose weight consistently when she combined it with a low-carb diet of under 30 grams a day.
Marquetta used to binge on cheeseboards, bread, fast food, and crackers.
But now she refrains from snacking in between meals, limits her portion sizes, and has a balanced diet.
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She also gave up alcohol and became more active with her kids and, after nearly a year, lost 60lbs — nearly a third of her body weight.
"Using ketones helped a lot with not only my weight, but my mindset as well.
"It helped me get into a positive place and gave me the motivation to change my diet and my lifestyle for the better."
Marquetta recently got divorced from her husband of 18 years, and now she says she catches the eyes of younger men every day — and they're desperate to take her out on a date.
"A lot of attention I get is from younger men," she says. "I've been chatting to guys in their 30s.
"It's very flattering hearing I look 20 years younger than I am — but it wasn't always like this, and it hasn't been an easy journey.
Since she achieved her dream body, people have been consistently shocked to find out she's in her mid-40s — with strangers stunned by her young complexion.
And, she says she's often mistaken for a 25-year-old, mostly by younger men attempting to chat her up when she's going about her daily life.
"Men much younger than that seem to gravitate towards me, thinking I'm 20 years younger than I am — which is obviously always nice to hear.
"When it happens I'm always polite to them, and I'm open to the idea of a date if they're cute.
"My type is definitely younger guys, but I'm not looking for anything serious at the moment.
"My skin really glows now, which helps I think, but I don't have any particular skincare routine that I stick to — I think I just have a naturally young complexion.
"I'd say my favorite thing about me is my snatched waist — it makes me feel so confident.
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"People can't believe I'm a mom of four, and I like watching their reaction when I tell them my real age — but I've never had any plastic surgery.
"My secret to my health and happiness is ketones and I'd encourage anyone trying to lose weight to give them a try — they worked wonders for me."
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