The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds by Rip Esselstyn

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  • Kole's creamy caulifower soup

    • kiwii on December 30, 2016

      Absolutely delicious! Who knew onions could caramelize so nicely without using any oil?? It is especially good using Rebecca Katz's "Magic Mineral Broth" which can be found online via EYB links.

  • Rip's big bowl

    • kiwii on December 30, 2016

      We like to measure the dry ingredients into single-serving portions using mason jars (short, squat, wide-mouth jars). They stack nicely and my husband appreciates the 'grab and go' approach when he is getting ready for work in the morning -- only needing to add fresh fruit and non-dairy milk. This also prevents the smaller cereals from settling out at the bottom of a larger container.

  • Orange hummus dressing

    • kiwii on December 30, 2016

      This is my go-to dressing recipe, regardless of what 'diet plan' I am following. The ingredient list here at EYB does not quite reflect the true recipe, as one of the ingredients is hummus (an Engine2 compliant hummus, which can be purchased or made from scratch). So if you already have hummus in your fridge, this is a very quick and easy recipe.

  • Fruit pie with date-nut crust

    • kiwii on December 30, 2016

      The picture here does not do this dish justice. At our house, this always gets comments on how beautiful it is. It's delicious too -- worthy of serving to guests or taking to a potluck.

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  • ISBN 10 0446506699
  • ISBN 13 9780446506694
  • Published Feb 25 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Wellness Central

Publishers Text

"I've known Rip for more than 20 years. In that time, he's been a great motivator for so many people. This terrific book will inspire all who read it to change their lives and optimize their health."
-Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, seven-time Tour de France champion

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 that 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.



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