The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about F-Factor .
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the “F” in The F-Factor Diet stand for?
The “F” in F-Factor stands for fiber. 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!
What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?
Dietary fiber comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fiber swells in your stomach, providing bulk and giving you a feeling of fullness. Good sources of soluble fiber include dried beans and legumes, oatmeal, oat bran, barley, and citrus fruits. Soluble fiber also has cholesterol-lowering properties because it acts like a sponge, absorbing cholesterol and pulling it out of your body.
Insoluble fiber, usually referred to as roughage, includes the woody or structural parts of plants, such as broccoli, apples, wheat bran, and whole grain cereals. Insoluble fiber tends to speed up the passage of material through the digestive tract, helping to improve gut motility, promote bowel regularity and help reduce the risk of colon cancer and diverticular disease. It is often referred to as “nature’s broom.”
Although a well-balanced diet should include both soluble and insoluble fiber for optimal gut health, there is no need to fixate on one type or the other. Because most whole plant foods contain both types of fiber, just increasing your intake of foods high in total fiber will provide you with beneficial amounts of both.
What is my fiber goal?
Fiber is all natural, so there are no upwards limits as to how much fiber you should be eating. What you should be concerned about is not getting enough fiber. The average American consumes only 15g of fiber a day, which is less than half of the recommended goal. According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines, women should aim for least 25 grams of fiber per day; for men, that minimum number is 33 grams. F-Factor uses these guidelines to make our recommendations for weight management and optimal gut health. The F-Factor Program recommends 35+ grams of fiber for women and 38+ grams of fiber for men, which ensures fiber needs are met. Getting adequate dietary fiber helps to promote gut health, lower cholesterol, control blood sugar, and contribute to weight loss and weight maintenance.
Where can I find the F-Factor food that is mentioned in the book?
The F-Factor Fiber/Protein Bars and F-Factor 20/20 Fiber/Protein Powders mentioned in the F-Factor Diet book can be found here. F-Factor bars are estimated to be back in stock Spring 2019.
The F-Factor Crackers and the F-Factor Cereals mentioned in the Miracle Carb Diet book and older versions of The F-Factor Diet are no longer on the market.
What crackers can I eat that are high in fiber?
We recommend the GG Bran Crispbread. GGs 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 GGs 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.
Will F-Factor donate to my charity or have a speaker at my event?
Giving back is an essential part of F-Factor and we would love to support causes that are important to you. For all charitable requests, including speaking engagements, gift baskets, package donations, etc., please email [email protected] for consideration.
The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the F-Factor Fiber/Protein food line.
Do your products contain Soy?
No, all of our products are soy-free.
Are your products Non-GMO?
Yes, all of our products are non-GMO.
Are your products Kosher?
Yes, all of our products are Kosher.
Do your products include nuts or any other common food allergens?
While many of our Fiber/Protein products do not contain nuts, soy or gluten they are manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts), Fish Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp), Soy and Wheat.
Please check the individual product label for specific allergen information. Product labels can be found on shopping pages.
Are your products Vegan?
F-Factor 20/20 Fiber/Protein Powders are not vegan as they contain a whey protein. The F-Factor Fiber/Protein bars are both vegan.
Do your products contain Dairy?
Yes, our powders contain milk. They are not dairy-free. The bars do not contain dairy and are vegan.
Do you offer subscriptions?
Yes, we have a subscribe & save option for many products. You will receive a 10% discount on all eligible products. Standard and expedited shipping rate options apply on these auto-deliveries. There are no commitments or fees associated with subscribe and save; we only ask that you give 2 business days’ notice of cancellation before the next wave ships, or else you are responsible for that shipment. For more information, click here.
What is the Prop 65 warning?
You may have seen a Prop 65 warning associated with our products, as well as on other products purchased from other manufacturers. This warning is the result of a law passed in California in 1986, commonly known as “Prop 65.” The products listed on our website contain a Proposition 65 warning as a standard precaution in compliance with the regulation.
There are Prop 65 warnings on thousands of common products sold around the US including foods, clothing, personal care products, and most supplements on the market and within California it is seen in a wide range of settings – restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools and hospitals. In addition, many internet and mail order retailers have chosen to provide Prop 65 warnings on their websites or in catalogs for all consumers.
One of the most notable examples of the potential overreach of Prop 65 is the warning that is required to be displayed at Starbucks in California (Daily Coffee News). Further, the following article (Business Insider) from the June, 2018 Business Insider magazine proposes that “California cancer warnings can give people the sense that just about anything they do might cause cancer” including parking your car indoors, drinking coffee, being on your phone, staying at a hotel, going to your dentist’s office, having a bite to eat at a restaurant, enjoying a day at an amusement park and drinking alcohol.
Because Prop 65 is very complex, we decided to mitigate the risk and add warnings. We do believe our products comply with Prop 65 (the lowest lead standard in the world), but to avoid potential lawsuits that many companies face, we feel like it is our duty and obligation to inform our customers. The warning does not indicate any actual danger related to the products. In fact, the California government has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Prop 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.” For more information see here.
Do you offer refunds or returns for product orders?
Please click here to view our refund/return policy.
Do you ship internationally?
Unfortunately, at this time our products are only available in the US and Canada.
Why are there taxes?
Taxes are set by states and municipalities based upon the classification of the product, which we do not control. Please recognize that we merely collect the sales tax and pass it on to the local municipality that imposed it.
Do you offer wholesale?
Yes, just head to this link to apply! Once we receive your application it will be reviewed, which may take 24-48 hours. If you’re accepted, you will receive a welcome email with our Terms & Conditions and MAP pricing. When you log in as a wholesaler you will automatically see the wholesale price on our website.