I know coconut oil gets a lot of hype about weight loss, but there’s really no magical thing to this oil except for one factor: satiety. Coconut oil’s fats are not stored by the body, which makes it a great fat to eat to lose weight, but don’t douse your food in it in abundance. Doing so might make you gain weight. The beauty of coconut oil is you don’t need a lot to satisfy your appetite. That’s what makes it such a great healthy food to help you lose weight. Coconut oil will decrease your appetite, increase your energy, and enhance the taste of almost any dish you use it in.