The Engine 2 Diet

The Engine 2 Diet

The Texas Firefighter's 28-day Save-your-life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

Book - 2009
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Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks.

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin,TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.

Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective , this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort.

"Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life--whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UofCaliforniaSF,author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Publisher: New York : 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446506694
Branch Call Number: ANF 613.25 ESSE
Characteristics: xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Engine two diet

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ba_library
Feb 02, 2017

I had never heard of this diet. It is plant-based. No meat, no dairy, no eggs, lots of fruits and vegs. I was wondering if there was a vegetarian based diet out there - this is actually vegan. I need something to lower my cholesterol. I'm not a big meat eater, giving up the dairy will be harder for me but will give it a try and see if it works for me. I like the fact that you don't have to count calories or eat certain foods in specific amounts.

bookpeep Aug 29, 2012

A great book if you are starting you plant based diet. It was a life saver for me. He make the process so smooth and you feel confident after reading and studing. Thanks so much Rip for all your help!!!!

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reedranch1
Jul 02, 2012

E2 Diet is well written. I was challenged by Rip's direction in healthy lifestyle change, appreciated the medical studies mentioned (which re-enforced his views), enjoyed his antics and humor woven throughout and really liked his work-out plans, which included pictures and did not need a gym membership. A fun read for anyone who desires a healthy lifestyle change.

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HereHere
Mar 28, 2012

Interesting anecdotes about life in a firehall. The diet is healthy, no question. It is based on medical research. Rip is an accomplished triathelete, one of the ten fittest Texans, so it is great to learn from the best. He holds some records in swimming. The recipes are not very complicated, although there is one calling for raw beets. I'll never do that one due to the staining effect of beats. Otherwise, there will sure to be some recipes you like. This book shows that you can be a strong man and eat a plant-based diet. If you want to reverse high cholesterol and minor dietary modifications haven't worked for you, this book will show you how.

Bishop Apr 18, 2011

Excellent book and a very healthy diet! I have been using the techniques described in the book and in just under 28 days, I lost 17 pounds. I feel better and I may just become a vegan for life. There are many clips discussing this diet on YouTube as well that are worth watching. I definitely recommend this book.

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