If your weight is already ideal, congratulations! You see, more and more people are struggling with their weight. Some are too thin, while others need to reduce few pounds. So for that alone, you deserve a pat on the back. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t watch what you eat from now on. A lighter weight doesn’t necessarily equate to being healthy. It is still always best to be careful of what goes into your mouth to ensure optimum health.

Food choices to maintain healthy weight  
We have listed a few healthy food options that you can regularly include in your diet. These, plus staying active is the best way to take care of your health. 
 

Whole grain bread

If you are about to pick your bread in the supermarket, make sure that you choose whole grain instead of the white ones. Whole grain bread is the ideal choice for maintaining healthy weight as it helps you stay satisfied for a longer period of time (and Lower GI!). This is something you won’t be able to get from white bread. In addition, whole grain breads are filled with nutrients that white bread could no longer offer. And how do you make it even healthier? Why don’t you mix a small amount of MCT oil with fruit jam before spreading on your whole grain bread before toasting it. Now, that’s a great treat! 

Veggies

We all know that veggies are important to maintain a healthy weight. But eating the same type of vegetable every single day isn’t good too. Try the following veggies and experience its health benefits: 

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery

 Incorporate healthy MCT oil in your salad or healthy dip for your vegetable chips. By replacing your regular salty chips with veggies, you maintain healthy weight without depriving yourself of good tasting food.

Boiled potatoes  

Another good food option for a healthy weight is boiled potatoes. It is rich in B-complex vitamins, potassium, vitamin C, and phosphorus. Some people think that potatoes are a big NO to maintain weight but that’s just a misconception. That’s only true if you are adding condiments such as sour cream and butter to your potatoes. Thus, the best option is just to boil it and add healthy oil like MCT oil.
 

Chicken breast and salmon

Eating grilled skinless chicken breast is recommended if you want to maintain or for some, lose weight (Of course, you still have to be physically active). You can add MCT oil while preparing your meal to make it healthier and benefits from MCT oil’s thermogenesis effect. 

And if you crave fish, then salmon is one of the best choices. It is packed with lean protein which is perfect for those who carefully watch their weight.

Use healthy oil - MCT oil

We’ve mentioned MCT oil multiple times in this article - and for a good reason. Choosing it over other oils (even coconut oil) is encouraged by most health enthusiasts. MCT is easier to digest and holds a number of health benefits. It is effective in managing weight because it helps in keeping you full and helps burn fats. Hence, you do not crave for foods which your body do not necessarily benefit from. 

Lastly, whenever possible, get your veggies and meat directly from its source. This is to check if the produce are natural and free from chemicals.