If you ask people what to do to lose fat, a lot of them will tell you “eat less fat”. In the end to lose weight you have to limit your calories, so it’s not that bad of an advice. On top of that, less fat usually means lower cholesterol and less health problems. But, there are fats and fats and while some should be avoided at all cost, other are healthy for you. It is less about plainly limiting fats in your diet, but more about the type of fat you are eating. While bad fats can increase your cholesterol and make you more prone to heart diseases, you will greatly benefit from good fats, and some of them are actually essential for your body.