THE ENGINE 2 DIET was created and implemented by Rip Esselstyn, a former world-class professional tri-athlete and the son, grandson and great-grandson of renowned physicians, after he discovered the dangerously high cholesterol level (344!) of one of his fellow firefighters at the Austin (TX) Engine 2 Station. The results of his revolutionary, plant-based diet were so dramatic – and the food so delicious and easy-to-prepare – that Rip’s program received media coverage on NPR, in the New York Times and in several newspapers across the country.

Rip saved countless lives as a firefighter. Now he is saving millions more with his New York Times best-selling book, THE ENGINE 2 DIET. His groundbreaking nutritional program with indisputable, dramatic results allows you to lower cholesterol and lose weight in just 4 weeks by eating foods that are plant-based, nutrient-dense, naturally low in calories and high in fiber.

The program has been vetted by Esselstyn’s father, a physician who is a pioneer in the study of the connection between heart disease and diet.  The diet is also endorsed by:

  • Dean Ornish, MD and Founder and President of the Preventative Medicine Research Institutute;
  • Neal D. Barnard, MD and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Whole Foods Market, for which Rip Esselstyn is a Healthy Eating partner.

The book features dozens of easy-to-prepare, mouthwatering recipes (including pancakes, pizza, Tex-Mex favorites and chocolate desserts) as well as family-friendly meal plans and menu choices for whenever and wherever you decide to eat out.  There’s also a simple firefighter-inspired exercise program that will help dieters to boost metabolism, build strength and endurance, and melt pounds away.