7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

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4. Fat

Eat fat to lose fat? It probably sounds like something you’ve heard before, but here’s how eating the right kind of fat works in your favor: “Monounsaturated fat lowers your bad cholesterol and increases your good cholesterol,” says Cording. Beyond that, your body needs extra time to break down this nutrient, which means you’ll feel fuller, longer, says Cording. To get your fill of monounsaturated fat, incorporate olive oil, avocado, nuts, and fatty fish like salmon into your meals to reap the benefits—just make sure you’re sticking to a reasonable portion size.

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