I was excited when I was asked to participate in another review of a cookbook – The MD Factor Diet. Perfect timing especially with the new year and everyone making resolutions – including myself! The book is written by Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist, who is an expert in the field of weight loss and metabolism. The book focuses on a proven diet for metabolism correction and healthy weight loss.
I know I’ve said “why is it so hard for me to lose weight?” After having my son, I dropped the pregnancy weight and then hit a plateau and tried numerous things. Dr. Cederquist found that after treating patients for twenty years, weight problems are not just about overeating or under-exercising – but metabolic changes. I definitely noticed the switch that flipped in my metabolism and it was harder and harder to lose weight. She calls this the MD Factor. Your metabolism changes when you gain belly weight for any reason, you have hormonal changes, and as you age. Makes sense!
The book is broken down into four parts –
- Part I – Discover your MD Factor
- This section has a quiz that will help determine if you have the MD Factor. You’ll also be introduced to three people along the way who have shared their struggles with weight.
- Part II – Understanding the MD Factor
- The second part is goes into really explaining the MD Factor – what causes it, triggers, what you need to be eating and what you need to watch.
- Part III – The MD Factor Action Plan
- The action plan gives you a detailed meal plan focusing on reclaim days, transformation days, and stabilization days to reach your goal weight. Also included are stabilization and maintenance phases plans.
- Part IV – Recipes
- What’s a lifestyle change without recipe suggestions? In the book, you’ll find recipes for main courses, sides, sauces, toppings, salad dressings, and snacks.
For the recipe review, I decided to go with a breakfast frittata. It was a great excuse to use my new cast iron skillet too! I made a few modifications to the recipe just based on what I had in my pantry. I used shallots instead of onions and couldn’t find chicken sausage, so I had to substitute it with turkey breakfast sausage. The recipe below is directly from the book. The frittata was really good and my kids loved it! I’ll definitely be making again and trying out different types of veggies.
1 (10-ounce) package chopped, frozen spinach
spritz of olive oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 teaspoons raw onion, minced
4 fully cooked chicken sausage links, diced into small pieces
2 whole eggs
1 cup egg whites
1 cup cheese, reduced fat
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Thaw spinach and drain the excess water. Spritz a pie pan with olive oil. In a small skillet over medium heat, heat the teaspoon of olive oil, then add in the onion, sauté until translucent, and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites. To the eggs, add the onion, sausage, spinach, and cheese. Pour mixture into pie pan and bake for 20–30 minutes until the eggs set.
I’m excited to offer you the opportunity to win your own copy of The MD Factor Diet! Click on the link below to enter!
Check out the rest of the blog tour and the bloggers who are reviewing The MD Factor Diet book.