HUSTLE (aka what do you do)?
Registered Dietitian, and the founder and CEO of F-Factor, a weight loss brand headquartered out of my concierge private practice in Manhattan.
ONE ITEM YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR BAG?
Makeup. A client who is coming to see me at nine am should see the same face as one coming at five pm, so I make a point to reapply my makeup every few hours.
Fred's at Barney's.
TOP TIP FOR STAYING HEALTHY WHEN EATING OUT (OR IN)?
"Fiber and protein at every meal makes losing weight no big deal"
This is the mantra I am best known for as it central to the F-Factor Diet.
Clinical evidence shows that fiber and protein have a high satiety benefit in calorie-controlled diets and in weight reduction. The combination of fiber and protein keeps you feeling full, for the longest period of time, on the fewest calories. The fuller you feel after a meal, the less likely you’ll be to overeat at the next meal; and, therefore, the more likely you’ll be to lose weight.
Wine – Unlike most diets, alcohol can be enjoyed from day one on F-Factor, and I practice what I preach. The reason alcohol is allowed on F-Factor is because cutting out something like alcohol to lose weight creates weight loss in an unrealistic setting. If abstaining from alcohol is a temporary lifestyle change, results will be temporary too - once that person starts drinking again, they can gain the weight back. On F-Factor, the only changes you should be making are ones that are sustainable and allow you to continue living your life uninterrupted. Wine helps me to unwind and lets me continue living my life uninterrupted.
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Capri, Italy – we try to go every summer. It is the perfect mix of Italian culture, food, style and weather.
FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW?
@F_Factor – This account is the hub of the F-Factor community and the best place to go to see people’s success on F-Factor and the innovative ways they are using the products and following the plan. It motivates me and inspires me every day to see the lives changed with F-Factor.
FAVORITE RILEY VERSA COVER?
I’m loving the wildcat cover – leopard is a neutral after all.
TOP PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS?
Be consistent in your messaging and practice what you preach, everywhere you go.
Early in my career I discovered the amazing health and weight loss benefits of fiber. Fiber became my core platform and I’ve never wavered from it.
I whole-heartedly believe in fiber and the efficacy of the F-Factor Diet and I practice it every day of my life.
I recommend that my clients eat high-fiber crackers to meet their fiber needs. Since I practice F-Factor every day, no matter where I go, I bring my fiber crackers with me. Because of that, I am constantly branding and advertising for F-Factor. People may know me as that high-fiber cracker lady, but I’m okay with that because I want all my clients to be high-fiber-cracker-eaters too.