Go Plant-Strong!
Week 3

A note from Rip: 

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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!


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Week 3

There are no shortcuts when it comes to health and you are bucking all of the preconceptions and stereotypes of how Americans should eat.

Two weeks down, and two to go!

Can you believe how fast time has flown? The end is within sight and I trust you will give it your all to the finish line. There are no shortcuts when it comes to health and you are bucking all of the preconceptions and stereotypes of how Americans should eat. I appreciate each of you for having an open mind and helping The Engine 2 Diet become an All-American diet for a country whose health is coming apart at the seams.

Fire Cadets: Last to go – extracted oils. Despite popular belief that oils are good for you, especially Olive Oil, the truth is all oils provide the most concentrated source of calories on the plant. Up to 120 calories per tablespoon! “Heart healthy” olive oil is 15% saturated fat.

What to think about this week:

You have a lot to be proud of! You have kicked to the curb meat, dairy, and refined foods. These dietary villains of your old diet that rob you of your health, including, dangerous trans and saturated fats, artery clogging dietary cholesterol, acid producing and tumor promoting animal protein, worthless refined foods, junky simple carbohydrates, and disease promoting free radicals. In their place you picked up fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes; the dietary super heroes that are healing and restoring your health; healthy unsaturated fats, friendly plant protein, wholesome complex carbohydrates, disease zapping antioxidants, and powerful and healing phyto-chemicals.

Week Three Meal Planner

Week Two Grocery List