Wouldn’t you love a diet that gives you more options, lets you eat carbs, dine out, drink alcohol and work out less? Sounds like the dream, right?
This is why the F- Factor Diet works for me. The F- Factor focuses on combining lean proteins with high fiber carbohydrates at every meal, which are low in calories and keep you feeling full throughout the day. Which is what the “F” stands for… Fiber. By eating more fiber you’ll lose weight safely, steadily, and naturally; while also improving your health, well-being, and bonus – it gives you extra energy.
If you’re wondering how fiber helps you lose weight, there are a multitude of ways… it adds bulk to food, which helps fill you up without filling you out, boosts your metabolism, aids in slow digestion, supports blood sugar levels, absorbs fat and calories, and lastly satisfies your hunger. Fiber also contributes to your overall health, giving you more energy, clearer skin, a flatter stomach, improved sleep and a healthier gut.
This is not a diet that will ask you to ban carbs, proteins, fats or even alcohol. You can indulge your sweet tooth and maintain your normal lifestyle, which is what makes it so easy to stick with. If you can sustain the F-Factor method you’ll be boosting your metabolism, loosing those extra pounds and reaching your overall health goals.
What helps me maintain the F-Factor are GG Crackers, a Scandinavian Fiber Crispbread, kind of like a cracker. Using bran, rye flour, a hint of salt and water from the springs of Norway, these are slow baked to create a fiber filled snack. I love these in the morning for breakfast topped with light cream cheese and sliced turkey.
My other tried and true trick are the F-Factor Fiber and Protein Shakes, I put two scoops of powder (my favorite trick is one scoop of the unflavored and one scoop of chocolate), almond milk, ice and 1cup of blueberries.
I really believe that you have to find what works for you and try to make it fun and healthy. Listen to your body, as it will tell you how it feels and what you need. Find a routine that works for you and that you can be consistent with. I was able to figure out that sugars and too many carbs make me feel puffy, sluggish and not great. However, that doesn’t mean that I won’t help myself to a yummy bowl of pasta or pizza every now and again.
MC ’s Food Diary: What She Eats in a Day
Food Philosophy -
- 37 grams of fiber per day
- 40 grams of new carbohydrates per day
- 20 grams of protein per meal
- 4 GG crackers (20 grams of protein) topped with Sliced Turkey (I also alternate between Ham and Roast Beef) Tomatoes and or Basil with Low Fat Cream Cheese or Any Mustard.
- ½ Cup blueberries or raspberries (or combined)
- Coffee with almond milk (or coconut)
Salad with a protein
- Another 4 GG crackers with same toppings as breakfast (Feel free to mix up your proteins) or
- F-Factor mmoothie (unsweetened) with 1 cup of berries and almond milk
- Steamed salmon and broccoli with sauteed spinach (Feel free to mix up your protein and your vegetable)
- 1 glass of wine
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