MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides) are a unique form of fat that require less energy and enzymes to be digested. “As a result, they’re a readily available source of energy, leading to an increase in metabolism and providing quick energy replenishment,” says Lipman. Unlike other dietary fats, MCTs don’t get stored as fat in the body and are instead burned for energy. You can incorporate MCT oil into your diet in many ways: Cook an omelet in it or add a tablespoon to a protein shake or smoothie. “It tastes great and really helps improve satiety,” adds Lipman.