The F-Factor Diet: So Does Weight Loss With Carbohydrates


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In the F-Factor diet, high-fiber foods such as vegetables, legumes and fruits help you lose weight.

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With the many low-carb dietary approaches of recent years, you have to look almost twice when a diet strongly recommends carbs. But with the F-Factor Diet that is the case.

This New York dietician, Tanya Carrot, is mainly based on carbohydrates. But not any, but healthy and healthy carbohydrates and especially their precious ingredients: fiber.

The F-Factor diet: losing weight with fiber

You may be wondering what the "F" means in F-Factor Diet. It means "fiber", in German fiber or fiber. The proportion of food of plant origin, mainly carbohydrates, that the body can not metabolize, but that brings many health benefits. And that's exactly why Tanya Zuckerbrot had the idea of ​​fiber.

Originally conceived as a nutrition plan for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the dietitian found that their high fiber diet had less discomfort and that they felt better in the area. Together, but that they were also losing weight.

The result is their F-Factor diet which, in addition to high-fiber, high-quality foods, is also based on lean proteins such as white meat, fish and low-fat dairy products. Fiber and protein lead to a longer lasting feeling of satiety and therefore fewer calories: losing weight without starving, so to speak.

In the F-Factor diet is nothing given up

The special feature of the F-Factor diet is that it is not based on abandonment. On the contrary: In addition to complete carbohydrates, can be consumed from the first day of the diet and even drink alcohol. Tanya Zuckerbrot does not believe in dietary approaches based on abandonment. The diet is therefore more of a long-term diet, which in this case is to increase the amount of fiber in the diet.

Because plant fibers are consumed by the majority of Americans (and incidentally also Germans) in much too small quantities. Although 28 to 35 grams a day are recommended in food recommendations for Americans, only about 5% of Americans consume it.

Here's how the F-Factor diet works

Although the diet is designed as a permanent and certainly achievable regime, it always starts with a slightly stricter phase in the beginning. In this first phase should be consumed 35 grams of fiber, but only 45 grams of net carbohydrates. That's the amount of carbohydrate that stays when the fibers are removed. The permanent part of the "diet" is healthy, nutritious, high in fiber and contains 125 grams of net carbs.

The F-Factor diet focuses on high-fiber foods, including:

  • Vegetables such as carrots, beets, broccoli, chard, spinach, artichokes, potatoes, sweet potatoes
  • Fruits, such as banana, apple, mango, berries
  • Beans and legumes, such as chickpeas, soybeans, peas, kidney beans, lentils
  • Whole and whole grain products, such as whole grain rice, whole grain wheat, whole spelled

In her eponymous book "The F-Factor-Diet – The Secret to Permanent Weight Loss", the American explains the diet in detail. Meanwhile, it has also launched its own products with the name "F-Factor" on the market. Bars and powders are naturally rich in fiber.

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Conclusion on the F-Factor diet: new proven

In principle, the F-Factor diet is not a revolutionary diet. A rich and high fiber diet has been recommended for years by the American and German nutrition society. The problem is that many people do not eat enough fiber.

Fibers are a slimming agent, for example, because they last longer, protect against cravings and also stimulate digestion. There are also other health benefits, such as a more stable blood sugar, a positive effect on blood lipid levels, support for intestinal flora and a generally healthy digestive system.

In addition, the New York Dietician's approach of considering the diet as a long-term diet while not giving up on a diet is well thought out. After all, accident plans and other short-term plans usually result in a yo-yo effect.

Just try to focus on the fiber diet and see what you think – in terms of hunger, satiety and weight. Make sure you drink enough and slowly increase the amount of fiber, because for digestion, a large amount of fiber can be a challenge today.

Discover the eclectic world of dietary approaches on our Diets page. Learn more about your gut and your digestion on our digestion page.

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