Go Plant-Strong!
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About the author

Natala is the director of communications for Engine 2 Diet, she is also one of our coaches on our support site, Engine 2 Extra. A few years ago, Natala was at the end of her rope. She was on almost 15 medications daily, had out of control Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, issues with nerve damage, and was morbidly obese. She was just over 30 years old. She decided to take her life back by becoming plant-strong. She has lost over 200 pounds, got off of all of her medications and now has great health numbers. Natala plays the violin and studied music therapy. She became passionate about plant-strong nutrition, received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, a certificate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and is currently pursuing a degree in nutritional sciences. Natala is also a featured speaker at our Engine 2 Retreats she talks about the reality of our nations obesity epidemic as well as providing practical steps to becoming a healthier person.

Prepping for the National Challenge: Grocery Shopping

We’re getting fired up for the National Engine 2 Challenge! You can download the free eBooks, get Rip’s schedule, watch videos, find out which Whole Foods Markets are participating and more on the challenge page!  Today’s question comes from E2-er, Beth. “Hi! I HATE grocery shopping!!! I always get confused and overwhelmed. I am not [&hellip

Getting Ready for the Challenge: I Don’t Like Vegetables!!

You’d really like to start the Engine 2 National Challenge next week, but one big problem, you HATE vegetables. This past week we got several e-mails from E2-ers telling us just that. So what do you do? And what do you do when you don’t like other plant-strong foods? We get it, some of you [&hellip

Getting Fired Up! Your Challenge Questions, Answered: Small Town Living.

We are getting fired up for the National Engine 2 Challenge which will start on February 3rd! Stay tuned for updates, new meal plans, shopping lists and more! You can also check with your local Whole Foods Market to see if they are hosting the challenge! We are answering some of your questions and concerns [&hellip

What is in your way? QOTD: Low Blood Sugar

On February 4th we are launching a national Engine 2 Challenge! 100′s of Whole Foods Markets will be participating and offering classes, meals and more. We will be offering free eBooks for the challenge level you choose as well with new meal plans, shopping lists and recipes. To prepare for the challenge, we are asking [&hellip

Plant-Strong Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays? Before you get on the road, make sure you plan how you will keep it plant-strong! 1. Pack food! We can not stress how important it is to have great food options packed and ready to go for your travels. One of our favorite things that we own is a 3 tier tiffin. These are [&hellip

Moving the Line of Extreme.

When I first decided to make some slight changes to the way I ate, people told me not to get “extreme”. This was before I went plant-strong. I had watched the movie “Super Size Me” and decided I shouldn’t eat fast food anymore. Reasonable, I thought. Mind you I was morbidly obese at the time [&hellip


  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, but I realized it is what [&hellip

On The Road Again

*For some reason I am unable to rotate some of the photos in the post, if you are having a hard time seeing what the photo is, just tilt your head for a nice neck stretch. This week I traveled half way across the country, by car. This was in part an experiment on my [&hellip

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 Coaches are weighing in today on some of [&hellip