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 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. 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.
The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about F-Factor’s 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?
No, F-Factor 20/20 Fiber/Protein Powders are not vegan; they contain a grass-fed whey protein.
Do your products contain Dairy?
Yes, our products contain dairy. They are not dairy-free.
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.
Do you offer wholesale?
We are in the process of building our wholesale program. Please email [email protected] and we will let you know as soon as our program is ready!