Everyone understands the hardwork in trying to lose weight, so it wouldn’t be out of place for us to flee from fatty foods given that fat may sometimes be a cause of the added weight. However, do you know that there are healthy fats that even aid in weight lose as well? High fat diet when done in the right way, can actually be a good thing.
Healthy fats are very beneficial even for those not trying to lose weight. They can aid in digestion, suppress the appetite, and overall leave us feeling satiated on less food. Here are healthy fatty foods you should be eating to lose weight.
On a simple level, extra virgin olive oil can entice you to eat more vegetables. It tastes great on lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers—really most veggies—so it could put you back in the salad game. It’s also laded with vitamins E and K, plus tons of antioxidants.
Coconut oil has a family of fats we often don’t get enough of—medium-chain fats. These suppress the appetite and boost metabolism. That’s pretty appealing to someone trying to lose weight, right? Sautee your veggies in the stuff for a flavorful side dish.
You may have known that avocados are high in healthy fats but did you know that they’re also high in potassium? More than bananas, even, which your muscles will thank you for if you’re adding a lot of exercise to your weight-loss regimen.
Full-fat yogurt isn’t just full of satisfying protein; it’s also high in probiotics that aid in digestion. In this way, it can help you better gauge your hunger levels.
Walnuts, pecans, almonds—you can’t go wrong. This is a great entirely plant-based source of protein to snack on that’s also high in vitamin E and magnesium. Magnesium can keep you regular and help you sleep.
Egg yolk doesn’t actually affect cholesterol like we think. Plus, it’s loaded with protein and packed in a small caloric package. Egg yolks also have nutrients that are good for the brain.
Dark chocolate has an interesting nutrition profile. It’s actually 11 percent fiber, and full of healthy fats, making it the perfect after-dinner dessert to promote good digestion and fight off sugar cravings.