The 7 Day Energy Surge
The 7 Day Energy Surge

Read an excerpt from Jim Karas' The 7 Day Energy Surge to check out a day-by-day breakdown of his plan to reinvigorate your routine. Click here to assess your daily energy levels. Click here to purchase your copy.

The 7 Day Energy Surge

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Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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