You are not what you eat—although many of us still give up our favorite foods, thinking, "If I eat fat, I'll get fat."Well, here's your new mantra: Eat fat to lose fat.

1.Coconut Oil

Extracted from the meat of fresh coconuts, this tropical oil is a great source of the medium-chain saturated fat, lauric acid, which converts into energy more 

2.Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is loaded with a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid (OEA) which can help reduce appetite and promote weight loss. 

3.Avocado Oil

Made from pressed avocadoes, this oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that may help improve cholesterol and ward off hunger 

4.Macadamia Nut Oil

You'll have to hunt around in the specialty stores for it, but this bold and buttery oil may be the healthiest you'll find: Eighty-four percent of the fat in macadamia nuts 

5.Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil may increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety. Plus, olive oil is also loaded with polyphenols, antioxidants that help battle many 

6.Walnut Oil

Recently making a splash on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves, this oil has a rich nutty, roasted flavor. A small Pennsylvania State study found that a diet 

7.Canola Oil

Canola, derived from the seeds of a plant in the broccoli family, comes in toward the top of our list with its near-perfect 2.5:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. 

8.Flaxseed Oil

Also known as linseed oil—yes, the stuff you used in art class—this fat contains ALA, an an essential omega-3 fatty acid that can aid weight maintenance and may reduce heart disease 

8.Flaxseed Oil

Also known as linseed oil—yes, the stuff you used in art class—this fat contains ALA, an an essential omega-3 fatty acid that can aid weight maintenance and may reduce heart disease