Believe it or not, eating the right fats in moderation actually promotes weight loss by increasing thermogenisis (ability to burn fat), preventing muscle breakdown, and improving digestion and energy. These good fats also decrease inflammation & pain, lubricate the joints & tissues, promote flexibility, healthy hair & skin, enhance mental function, hormonal balance and immunity. Good fats contain essential fatty acids (EFA’s) omega 3 and 6 which the body cannot manufacture and must be obtained through diet. The best sources of EFA’s are cold water fish, cold pressed olive oil, raw nuts and seeds and cold pressed fish and seed oils. Try to replace processed and fried foods containing harmful trans fats to some of the essential fats mentioned above.