Did you know that consuming a certain kind of fat every day may be able to help you shed pounds more easily? Well, its true. The fat is called Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA for short, and it's another tool you can use in your weight loss regimen. Weight loss has become one of the major challenges of our time and interventions like stomach stapling and lap band surgery are growing as popular as fad diets. Over half of our American population struggles with weight, and the effects can be deadly. If you're someone who has tried losing weight to no avail, maybe you just need a jump-start!