Author: NatalaE2

22 Nov Possible.

  Recently I was discussing the way I eat with someone and they replied "Well that's impossible! You can't keep that up!" I know that it wasn't their intention, but it offended me. Who are they to tell me what is impossible? I couldn't put my finger on it,...

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11 Oct FAQ: What Can I Drink?

We get this question often: Aside from water what can I drink on a plant-strong diet? It's no secret, we do not encourage anyone to drink calories, so are there any no-calorie, no junk added drinks out there? There happens to be PLENTY! The three Engine 2 Extra...

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06 Sep Keeping it Simple

When I started this way of eating I was very sick, life threatening kind of sick. I remember reading my first book on plant-based nutrition, and I remember immediately starting the bargaining process. Well, what if I only ate oil a little bit, here and...

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19 Aug Our Weekend

It's a chilly Monday morning at the Esselstyn Family Farm. I'm looking out the big window in the dining room out to a field with tables, chairs, and a big tent. All weekend the field was filled with hundreds of people, all at the farm...

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09 Aug Emotional Eating?

  *Artwork by http://www.matirose.com/ I always had this belief, I was an "emotional eater". I was told this by various "experts", TV show doctors, magazines and Oprah. And I believed it. It seemed to make sense, every time I got upset, I would eat, and make some bad...

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25 Jul Is it Judgment?

I'm one of three coaches on our support site, Engine 2 Extra. Everyday we guide and help people through the ups and down of changing to and sticking to a plant-strong diet. We make a point to meet everyone where they are, and never to...

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19 Jul Finding TrueNorth.

One of my favorite places to be is TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. The center has helped me in so many ways with my health and well being. I decided to come up to TrueNorth for a few days, get some appointments in...

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21 Jun Swimsuit Ready.

*An old advertisement to put ON pounds for swimsuit season. I've had this love hate relationship with swimming and bathing suits in the past. Mostly, I hate it. There has not been much love. This started in the 4th grade. I was chubby. Super chubby. And I had...

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19 Jun Keeping it Simple.

I am sharing the following e-mails with permission, but the person asked for me not to use their real name. This exchange is from last month, and then picks up a few days ago. E2X member: "Hey E2 Coaches! I have a problem. I HATE vegetables....

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30 May Plant-Strong Camping!

For you E2-ers who love camping we’ve got some tips for you on what to take with you to keep your camping trip plant-strong! (some of these depend on what kind of camping you are planning on doing) 1. Rice and Beans by Eden Organics: These are fantastic...

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21 May Meals For Health: Oakland.

     Rip is on the board of a program called "Earth Save". Earth Save is committed to helping and serving families in need through the "Meals For Health" program. Over the weekend, Meals For Health started up in Oakland, CA and I had the amazing opportunity...

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