The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the F-Factor Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the “F” in The F-Factor Program stand for?
Fiber is the “F” in The F-Factor Program. It is the secret to losing weight without hunger. Fiber is the zero-calorie, non-digestible part of a carbohydrate. The more fiber a food has, the more full you will feel after eating, leading you to consume less throughout the day. In addition, fiber has zero calories — so you get to fill up without filling out. Most diets focus on what foods to avoid, while The F-Factor Program is about incorporating the right high-fiber foods into your diet.
WHY IS FIBER THE “MIRACLE CARB™”?
Fiber adds bulk to food without adding calories, which is why high-fiber foods are great for dieting. It also swells in the stomach, slows digestion, and boosts metabolism, and all this combined to make losing weight healthier and easier. What really gives fiber its miracle status is the way it soaks up and removes fat and calories in the stomach before your body can absorb them. Incredibly, the fiber found in delicious, nutritious, filling carbs does what no other food can – it actually makes fat and calories disappear!
Does The F-Factor Program have any health benefits other than weight-loss?
There is more to fiber than its ability to create weight loss without hunger. The F-Factor Program also offers many health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. The F-Factor Program is the most simple and delicious way to lose weight, while improving your energy and chances for longevity.
What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?
A well-balanced diet should include both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber swells in your stomach, provides bulk to foods, and keeps you feeling full. Insoluble fiber speeds up the passage of materials through the digestive tract. Increasing your intake of foods high in total fiber will provide you with ample amounts of both types.
What is my fiber goal?
According to the FDA, Men need 38g of fiber per day, and women need 25-30g of fiber. However, the average American is only consuming 9 to 11 grams of fiber per day. Based on this statistic, reaching your fiber goal might seem daunting. The F-Factor Program makes it easy to not just achieve your daily fiber goals but to surpass them.
Where can I find the F-Factor food that is mentioned in the book?
The F-Factor Cereals and Bars mentioned in the book are no longer on the market. However, the F-Factor Diet can be followed using foods found in most supermarkets across the country. Fiber One, All-Bran Buds and Smart Bran are the cereals recommended as your high-fiber cereal option.
What crackers can I eat that are high in fiber?
We recommend the GG Bran Crispbread. GG’s are all-natural, low-carb and the highest fiber cracker in the market. GG crackers will keep you feeling full, allowing you to lose weight without hunger while receiving numerous health benefits. They are available for purchase from the company’s website, Amazon or at some retail locations including Whole Foods. For a list of countries outside the US where GG’s are available please contact Hain Celestial.
Is there a gluten-free cracker option available?
Flackers are a great gluten-free alternative to the high-fiber crackers we usually recommend. Flackers are available for purchase on Amazon and in many retail locations including Whole Foods.
I’m confused about journaling, do you have an example journal?
Recording what you eat in a journal is one of the best ways to hold yourself accountable. Journaling on F-Factor is a little different than just writing down what you ate. For an example Step 1 journal, and more information about journaling, please click here.