Losing weight without compromising sounds just too good to be true. But with the F-factor diet, many things are allowed that would be inconceivable when losing weight with the classic low-carb variant: carbohydrates, restaurant visits, and even alcohol.
Let’s be honest: at the beginning of a diet, everyone is still highly motivated and dives into the weight loss process full of expectations. For the time being, it doesn’t matter whether there are numerous restrictions – it seems easy to do without sweets, fats, alcohol and all carbohydrates for a while. But this motivation quickly disappears, usually leaving a growling stomach, a feeling of giving up and the thought that you have failed again. With the F-factor diet, everything can be completely different.
What is the F-factor diet?
Admittedly, the idea of this weight loss method is not new, but it is surprisingly simple: The F-Factor diet is based on four principles – eating high-fiber carbohydrates, eating out, drinking socially and doing less exercise. The focus is on curbing feelings of hunger and abstinence, which are often associated with diets and are the main reason for failure. Therefore, as with many other methods, there are no absolute prohibitions: fat, alcohol, and carbohydrates are allowed. But of course only in moderation and in the right form. The F stands for “Fiber”, the English word for fiber, which is an indigestible component of carbohydrates and ensures that you feel full for longer.
The F-factor diet was developed by diet assistant Tanya Zuckerbrot, who not only has her own practice in New York but is now also successful as a book author and markets her own F-factor product line.
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Carbohydrates desired: Eating and drinking with the F-factor diet
In contrast to the low-carb diet, the F-factor diet also allows carbohydrates to be on the menu, but of course only selected ones: The basis of the method is full-fledged, high-fiber carbohydrates, which provide a lot of energy, stimulate the metabolism and contain few calories and above all saturate enough. Instead of saturated fats, sugar and white flour – these should be the absolute exception when going out – nuts, seeds, whole grains, quinoa and high-fiber vegetables such as beetroot, broccoli and carrots are served.
These foods are combined with lean proteins from poultry meat, fish, legumes, eggs, and dairy products. Fruit completes the eating plan, but you should make sure that it does not contain too much fructose. Apples, oranges, berries, and pears are therefore less suitable. Adequate hydration is essential due to the high fiber diet – at least two liters of water a day prevent gastrointestinal problems.
What are the best low carb noodle alternatives, are there tasty recipes for low carb cakes, and how do you get rid of your carbohydrate addiction? You can get these and other tips in the section “Lose Weight with Low Carb”!
With the F-factor diet, as with the classic low-carb method, the amount of carbohydrates is actually reduced for the time being – just in a different and more pleasant way. Since the focus is on high-fiber carbohydrates, it feels like you have to do without (almost) nothing. Those who are willing to diet are guided by the so-called net carb content, i.e. the amount of carbohydrates that is left when you remove the fiber that leaves the intestine almost undigested.
Life according to the F factor
In the first phase, which lasts about two weeks and in which most pounds tumble, a maximum of 30 grams of carbohydrates should be consumed daily. In the two-week second phase, the weight should be stabilized at a maximum of 75 grams of carbohydrates per day, in the third phase it may already be 125 grams per day – here the weight should now be kept permanently.
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At Tanya Zuckerbrot, a classic day with the F-Factor diet looks something like this: For breakfast, there are high-fiber pancakes made from wholemeal flour without sugar – sweetened with seasonal fruits. At lunchtime, there is, for example, a salad with fresh spinach, artichokes, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, and tuna or chicken. A protein snack such as Edamame follows in the afternoon so that the feeling of hunger does not gain the upper hand until dinner. Tanya ends the day with her husband over a glass of wine or an aperitif, followed by a light meal in the form of zoodles – zucchini pasta – with mozzarella or an eggplant lasagna with parmesan at around half-past seven.
So that the F-factor diet succeeds: What to consider
It is actually really simply awesome: the increased fiber and protein intake give the body enough energy without putting on small love handles. On the contrary: instead of muscles, fat is diluted. In addition, the blood sugar level remains stable throughout the day, preventing food cravings and boosting metabolism. But of course, there are also some things to consider with this weight loss method.
As recommended, the fiber intake should only be increased slowly and drunk sufficiently to prevent digestive problems. It goes without saying that the alpha and omega of every diet should also be taken into account here: the appropriate portion sizes should also be adhered to – even when visiting a restaurant, especially when it comes to snacks in the form of fruits and nuts Losing weight. The same goes for alcohol consumption, of course, but a glass of wine with dinner can also be here.
Although Tanya Zuckerbrot specifically points out that sport can also take a back seat, care should still be taken to ensure sufficient exercise – otherwise, the intestine becomes too sluggish, resulting in constipation and flatulence. It doesn’t have to be the daily workout that stresses out too much, but a short walk after meals certainly doesn’t hurt.
Successful weight loss? Conclusion for the F factor
All in all, the F-factor diet is a fine thing and, above all, a good alternative for those who don’t like the diet and for connoisseurs. In the end, it does what a successful weight loss method guarantees: the training of awareness of healthy eating without big bans. As a plus there is also a higher level of performance, an increased vitality and – very important for a diet that you do not want to stop right away – a good mood!