For a long time, those seeking to shed some weight seemed resistant to accepting the facts that healthy fat is a part of that. I know—anything with the word fat in it feels problematic when you’re trying to be, well, the opposite of that. Of course, sometimes it just takes a celebrity-backed trend to show us the light (for better or worse) and once the Keto diet took the weight loss scene by storm, people finally believed that a high-fat diet can actually be a good thing, when done right. Healthy fats can do a lot of wonderful things that anybody—including those who aren’t trying to lose weight—can benefit from, but they may be particularly useful to those hoping to shed pounds. 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.