The F-factor diet is not a new concept—rather it has stood the test of time and is by far the most practical diet for a healthy lifestyle and weight loss. The core concept of diet combines protein with fibre, so that the dieters feel fuller throughout the day, and burn calories at the same time. This combination keeps hunger and cravings at bay and there is no calorie restriction involved.
However, before you embark on this diet, consult a nutritionist.
How was the F-factor diet created?
This diet was created with the focus of keeping the blood pressure of hypertensive patients, and blood sugar of diabetic patients, normal. The founder of this diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, a registered dietitian, observed that adding fibre to the diet of her patients, made them lose weight, while also controlled their issues like hypertension and diabetes.
This was because the fibre filled them up faster and they lost weight without undergoing hunger. The net effect was a healthy diet that controlled symptoms and also lost weight.
The role of fibre:
This diet is also popular among celebs like Molly Sims, Dylan Lauren, Megyn Kelley, Katie Couric and even Miss Universe. The f-factor diet focuses on the consumption of a lot of fibre, and protein—a combination that is a winner for weight loss.
Fibre improves metabolism, decreases absorption of fat, lowers cholesterol, adds bulk to the meal, and contains zero calories. Even the amount of fibre consumed is not that high. It is the same amount of fibre as recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
When following the f-factor diet, there are typically four meals per day. The dieters are encouraged to eat a meal at a 4 or 5-hour interval so that the metabolism does not slow down. Furthermore, there is an addition of the right carbs in this diet to provide energy and rev the metabolism.
There is no restriction to dine out—you can go out from day one if you want. You can even indulge your sweet tooth if you want—there is no restriction of fat or carbs. Moreover, there is less workout involved in this diet, as compared to others.
What are the health benefits of this diet?
The health benefit of this diet is also unparalleled. As mentioned before, this diet is ideal for those suffering from hypertension or cardiovascular diseases. This is because the fibre in this diet prevents the absorption of fat, and lowers the cholesterol.
This means that the liver uses the fat already present in the body to make bile salts and consumes the cholesterol in the body. The net effect is a reduction in LDL (the bad cholesterol) and improved living quality. Moreover, this diet cleanses the colon and reduces GI diseases because of all the fibre consumed. Therefore many of the diseases that were rooted in poor GI health are eradicated. The dieters hence noticed an improved quality of sleep as well as sustained energy levels.
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