8 Best Fats for Weight Loss

Coconut Oil

Extracted from the meat of fresh coconuts, this tropical oil is a great source of the medium-chain saturated fat, lauric acid,

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

It also contains vitamins B and E and bloat-banishing potassium—it's no surprise that it's one of the preferred Paleo diet fats.

Macadamia Nut Oil

You'll have to hunt around in the specialty stores for it, but this bold and buttery oil may be the healthiest you'll find: Eighty-four percent of the fat

Olive Oil

olive oil is also loaded with polyphenols, antioxidants that help battle many diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and brain deterioration.

Walnut Oil

Walnut oil is also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which may increase diet-induced calorie burn and resting metabolic rate 

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

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