4 Eating Habits That Slow Your Metabolism After 50, Say Dietitians

Our bodies naturally slow down as we age, regardless of how old we are. No matter who tells you otherwise, in your 50s, you are still young and young at heart.

You'll start to see some changes to your body that are inevitable. A slow metabolism—the process your body goes through when converting foods and drinks into energy—is one of those things that you can't escape.

If you're beginning to experience a slow metabolism, take a look at these eating habits that don't help the process.

You follow a restrictive diet.

If you're following a restrictive diet, it means you could be cutting out too many calories.

You're not eating enough iodine.

Iodine is a mineral often added to products like salt. It is also important for healthy thyroid function, which is the gland that regulates metabolism.

You're skipping meals.

Skipping meals can slow down your metabolism especially as you age, making it harder to lose weight.

You're not drinking enough fluids.

By fluids, we mean the healthy ones. Consuming too many unhealthy beverages like alcohol or sugary drinks can lead to excessive weight gain, not boasting well for your metabolism.

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