Olive Oil 1
Opting for olive oil when you cook or dress your salad is sure to help you drop the weight, thanks to proof from a recent study that says a diet rich in olive oil produced higher levels of adiponectinm, a hormone responsible for breaking down fat in your body and lowering your BMI. So, really, having more of THIS fat will help you have less body fat!
There's nothing bad that I can say about avocados. Not only do they taste good, but just half an avocado has 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate and B6. The richness of the avocado makes it a very fulfilling healthy afternoon snack, helping to ward off reaching for the chips or sweet laters on.
It's true that coconut is high in saturated fat but what you DON'T know is that most of that is from lauric acid, which actually helps improve cholesterol scores. Plus, a recent study found that a coconut oil dietary supplement resulted in smaller waistlines! I'm not a fan of pills, so why not buy some coconut oil to add to your cereal, salad or in place of the other healthy cooking olive oil?
Dark Chocolate 5
If you're a fan of chocolate, then help yourself and lose weight by having a couple of ounces of dark chocolate two hours before a meal. A recent study found that people who did this actually ate 17 percent less calories during the next meal, probably thanks to the pure cocoa butter that's found in dark chocolate, which is a great source of digestion-slowing stearic acid.