Part of Dr. Oz's Ultimate Countdown show, fight fatigue with these 4 secret weapons.         

  1. Try D-Ribose: This low-calorie and sugar-like substance, which can be taken in pill or powder form, can give your body a boost of energy.
  2. Take a Multivitamin: A multivitamin will counter-effect the sleepy and lethargic feeling you get after eating a heavy meal. 
  3. Get a Lemon Lift: Smell a slice of lemon or rub lemon oil on your skin to awaken the senses.
  4. Loose the Snooze: Loose the Snooze. Set the alarm for the time you need to get up - and then get up! Hitting the snooze button doesn't provide you with any restorative sleep.

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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