7 Tasty Sources of Monounsaturated Fats That Can Help You Lose Weight ...

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We all know we need healthy fats for a fast metabolism, but there are some fats that can help you lose weight faster than others.

MUFAs, or monounsaturated fats, are actually the best types of fat to help you drop the pounds pronto, even more so than the trendy coconut oil we hear so much about.

MUFAs are actually much better for weight loss than polyunsaturated fats or saturated fats as well.

Most people know what foods have healthy fats, but aren’t always aware of the best types of fats mostly comprised of monounsaturated fats.

The reason these little fats work so great for weight loss is because of the way they prevent your body from storing fat as excess weight, especially in the abdominal region.

I can’t think of any better way to get ready for summer than to indulge in some healthy fats that also enhance my waistline, what about you?

1. Avocados

Avocados

Avocados are one of the most well known healthy fats that can help you lose weight, and it’s largely because the fats in avocados are mostly monounsaturated fats.

Avocados are also rich in fiber, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin B6, and a little protein to boot!

Just one quarter cup a day is all you need to get the benefits.

They’re high in oleic acid, which helps halt the appetite, as well as enhance the liver and digestive tract.

You can use them anywhere, but I like them on salads, mixed in salsa, or in a smoothie with banana to make them extra creamy!

2. Almonds

Almonds

One of my other favorite healthy fats that can help you lose weight is raw almonds or raw almond butter.

Be warned though- almond butter is one of those things I like to call “danger zone” healthy fats, because portion size is still important, and we all know how easy it is to eat almond butter by the spoonful before we realize we’ve eaten more than a couple tablespoons, or one serving.

So, choose raw almonds instead for the best portion control.

I personally love Blue Diamond 100 calorie packs of raw almonds.

They’re tasty, fresh, and the packets are easy to keep in your purse or your car anytime you need a healthy snack.

Almonds aren’t only great for your waistline, but also your brain, and stress.

The magnesium and protein in almonds help reduce sugar cravings as well as combat stress, just within a few crunchy bites.

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