Plant-based fatty acids are good-for-you fats and will contribute to weight loss. Not only are monounsaturated fatty acids tasty and satisfying, they will also assist you to slim down. When you incorporate these fats, also known as fatty acids, into your everyday diet, it will boost your health, reduce your bad cholesterol and help you to lose weight.

Foods With Good Fats

The good fats, monounsaturated fats, are found in olives, nuts, seeds and avocado, to name only a few. Oils that are high in monounsaturated fatty acids include olive oil, walnut oil, sesame oil and canola oil. There are many ways to incorporate these fatty acid foods into your everyday meal plan.

Meals With Good Fats

Fats are high in calories, so a little goes a long way toward your good health and also helps to keep you satisfied between meals. There are many ways to create meals with the good fats.

  • Sprinkle your salad with toasted walnuts or almonds.
  • Use tahini as a sandwich spread
  • Whip up a quick vinaigrette using walnut or olive oil
  • Stir pine nuts into a batch of meatballs
  • Guacamole is a perfect dip when made from scratch
  • Sliced avocado on a sandwich adds extra richness and flavor
  • Green olive tapenade is a perfect spread for a sandwich
  • Olives on anything add pizzazz!

Healthy Eating Includes Good Monounsaturated Fats

Maintaining or losing weight is not all about fat-free. It is easier to lose weight when you include good monounsaturated fats into a balanced healthy eating plan. Fat-free foods are not satisfying and do not give your body the good fats necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. More on good fats:

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Deb Bixler is a diet and life style coach who focuses on teaching you living skills so that you do not have to use willpower. Skill-Power not Willpower!