Go Plant-Strong!
Week 2

A note from Rip: 

rip-esselstyn-largeHELLO E2 CHALLENGERS!!!

I want to thank you for embarking on the Engine 2 Challenge!  Think about it: In just twenty-eight days, you will plant the seeds of a spectacular long-lasting, healthy makeover. I know that if I didn’t follow this diet, I never would have had the energy to be a world-class triathlete, or just as grueling, a firefighter.

The Engine 2 Diet is a snap to follow!  Depending on which of the programs you select, you will learn the basic principles of the Engine 2 lifestyle or you will spend two or four weeks eating a tempting variety of the most colorful, nutrient-packed foods that Mother Nature provides: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

During this time, you will push all meat and dairy products to the back burner, as well as refined and processed foods—including extracted oils–while feasting on jillions of plant-diverse foods.

That’s the Engine 2 Diet in a healthy nutshell!!

I wish you only the best as you start what I know will be an eye opening, lifelong love affair with plant-beautiful foods.

Remember, this isn’t just a 28 Day Challenge, it’s an adventure in healthy eating and living.

Now go out there and GET FIRED UP!

Plant-Strong,

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Week 2

Remember to eat as many colors from the rainbow as you can on a daily basis: greens, reds, oranges, yellows, blues.

Congratulations on Finishing Your First Week!

Fire Cadets: It’s your turn to drop anything that paws a hoof, flaps a wing or flips a tail. Nothing with a face or a mother, living on land or in water. Without animal protein, cholesterol, and fat in the diet your arteries will sing, your liver and kidneys will gain strength, and your energy will blossom. You’ve also charged forward without dairy products. Without dairy products you’ll be absorbing calcium instead of losing calcium.

Firefighters: Keep on Keepin’ On!!!

What to think about this week:
Many of you have already started losing weight and may lose up to 8 pounds by the end of this week. Share your success with us on Facebook and Twitter! Remember to eat as many colors from the rainbow as you can on a daily basis: greens, reds, oranges, yellows, blues. All these colors contain some of the 12,000 different phytochemicals that exist strictly in plant-brilliant foods that will help you take your health to the next stratosphere.

Week Two Meal Planner

Week Two Grocery List