5 Foods to Avoid in Your 50s

Deep-dish Pizza

Your metabolism slows down naturally as you age, and in your 50s, you’ll probably notice that it’s become much easier for you to gain weight (and much more difficult to lose it).  There are certainly healthier alternatives to pizza, but deep-dish pizza is especially dangerous if you’re fighting off extra pounds, since the thick, white crust contains loads of unnecessary calories.  You don’t have to swear off the pies completely – just make smarter selections.  Swap thick crust for thin crust (this automatically saves 100 calories per slice), load it with veggies, and skip the meaty toppings and extra cheese.