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The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds Hardcover – Feb 25 2009
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"Firefighter Rip Esselstyn is a life-saver in more ways than one. "The Engine 2 Diet" is an effective, easy-to-follow, satisfying eating plan for even the manliest of men." --Rory Freedman, #1 NY Times best selling coauthor of "Skinny Bitch"
"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, "The Engine 2 Diet, " 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, University of California, San Francisco, author, "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease" and "The Spectrum"
"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 everyone who reads it to change their life and optimize their health." -Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, seven-time Tour de France champion and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation
"Rip Esselstyn has lived a hero's life and shares his commitment to good health in this inspiring book. With an easy step-by-step plan, loads of practical tips, and wonderful recipes, this is the ultimate guide to health and long life." --Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and author of "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes"
"The leading cause of death in firemen? That's right, heart attack! Rip Esselstyn is not just saving people's lives fighting fires, but he is saving lives among his fellow fireman. Rip makes healthful eating and exercise fun and doable." --Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author, Eat For Health and Eat To Live
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Born in upstate New York, Rip Esselstyn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied speech communciations at the University of Texas, Austin, where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete, Rip joined the Austin fire department in 1997. He now travels year-round lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet. Visit his website at www.engine2diet.com.
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Okay - cholesterol is a major concern for many North American adults and who couldn't stand to lose a (clears throat) few pounds?
The basis for The Engine 2 Diet is Esselstyn's belief that "...the most basic, profound and powerful way to take care of your health on a day-to-day basis is to eat a healthy, plant-based diet."
As a firefighter and dedicated athlete, Rip was concerned about the health of his fellow firefighters. He convinced them to join him in his plant based diet and all who participated saw profound results, both in weight and health improvement.
He has two plans - Fire Cadet - which slowly weans you off meat, eggs, dairy, oils and refined products. And the Firefighter - you're off all the above at once. There are numerous studies and facts presented to back up his belief that this is the way to live the rest of your life. Results can be seen in four weeks.
Of course, it needs to be combined with physical activity, muscular and cardiovascular. Rip uses a method called functional training - using your own body weight, no equipment needed. There is a full section on stretching and exercise, complete with descriptive pictures. He advocates having a number of medical tests (ie blood work, BP etc) done so that you have a baseline to measure your progress against. The book is peppered with testimonials and anecdotes, giving it a personal feel.
The second half of the book cover recipes and meal plans.Read more ›
Engine 2 has transitioned into flogging it's own expanded brand of products. (good luck getting these in Canada)
The book directs you to the engine 2 academy website, but it no longer exists. The DNS for things like the online meal planner lapsed and was claimed by a shady new website taking advantage of any web traffic.
Everything important in the book can actually be found in the 28-day challenge free PDF on the Engine 2 website.
I'm guessing I was like you, and became aware of the terrible practices of the agri-industry, the China study, the dangers of sugar study by the World Health Organization that was buried by the USA on a threat of not paying their UN dues, and documentaries like Forks Over Knives on netflix. Spending money on this book in not where to start your journey.
While the vast majority of North American seniors have been placed on some sort of drug for the rest of their lives, Dr. Oz quite bluntly states to one firemen, "Thirty-seven year old men should not be on medications for things like cholesterol! Unless they've done everything else possible. Just because you don't want to be on anything for your whole life." When mainstream television shows start promoting vegan nutrition to their viewers, and mainstream doctors start discouraging people away from prescription drugs, I guess the (health care) sky really must be falling.
For those not already on-board with the message, this book can be a valuable resource for implementing a dietary transition to plant-based eating, and will be particularly helpful for those North Americans who have difficulty dispelling some widely held cultural notions. Such as our perceived need for cow's milk to prevent bones from becoming fragile and frail, and animal protein for building and maintaining strong muscles.Read more ›
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This book and information is priceless. East to follow and the recipes are delicious!Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great primer for people just getting into or curious about a whole food plant based diet. And the recipes are really great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kellie V.
Not a recipe book -- lots of talking - no color photos - NOT worth the price.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good guide book. I really liked this because it was in plain English and does not bog you down with the heavy science and technical info. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven Weeks
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