8 Best Fats for Weight Loss

Wrong, I told her. You are not what you eat—although many of us still give up our favorite foods, thinking, "If I eat fat, I'll get fat."

Coconut Oil

Extracted from the meat of fresh coconuts, this tropical oil is a great source of the medium-chain saturated fat, lauric acid, which converts into energy more easily than other types of fat

Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is loaded with a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid (OEA) which can help reduce appetite and promote weight loss.

Avocado Oil

Made from pressed avocadoes, this oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that may help improve cholesterol and ward off hunger.

Macadamia Nut Oil

It's also a source of phytosterols, a plant-derived compound that has been associated with decreased cancer risk.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil may increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety. Plus, olive oil is also loaded with polyphenols,

Walnut Oil

Walnut oil is also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which may increase diet-induced calorie burn and resting metabolic rate And walnuts have more omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut.

Canola Oil

Canola, derived from the seeds of a plant in the broccoli family, comes in toward the top of our list with its near-perfect 2.5:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats.

Flaxseed Oil

Also known as linseed oil—yes, the stuff you used in art class—this fat contains ALA, an an essential omega-3 fatty acid that can aid weight maintenance and may reduce heart disease risks