Rip Esselstyn was born in upstate New York, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. After graduation Rip spent a decade as one of the premier triathletes in the world. He then joined the Austin Fire Department where he introduced his passion for a whole-food, plant-based diet to Austin’s Engine 2 Firehouse in order to rescue a firefighting brother’s health. To document his success he wrote the national bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet, which shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health.

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Rip Esselstyn’s “The Engine 2 Diet” has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based revolution.

Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and inspiring a food line at Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in the plant-based lifestyle. Now Esselstyn is presenting a powerful, accelerated new Engine 2 program that promises staggering results in record time following this simple eating plan.

In just one week of “The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet”, readers will:

  • Lose Weight (up to 14 pounds)
  • Lower Cholesterol (reduce total cholesterol an average of 32 points, LDL by 22 points, triglycerides average of 75 points)
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Reduce blood pressure

The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet will bring the life-changing benefits of the Engine 2 program to a whole new audience of readers, by showing them that just one week of lifestyle change will have a profound, measurable impact on their health and deliver incredibly motivating results.


Plant-Strong: Discover the World's Healthiest Diet

For the millions who are following a plant-based diet, as well as those meat-eaters who are considering it, Plant-Strong: Discover the World’s Healthiest Diet is the definitive guide to convincing all that it’s truly the best way to eat! New York Times bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet and nutrition lecturer Rip Esselstyn is back and ready to arm readers with the knowledge they need to win any argument with those who doubt the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Esselstyn reveals information on the foods that most people believe are healthy, yet that scientific research shows are not. Some foods, in fact, he deems so destructive they deserve a warning label. Want to prevent heart attacks, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s? Then learn the facts and gain the knowledge to convince those skeptics that they are misinformed about plant-base diets, for instance:

  • You don’t need meat and dairy to have strong bones or get enough protein
  • You get enough calcium and iron in plants
  • The myth of the Mediterranean diet
  • The problem with the Paleo diet
  • If you eat plants, you lose weight and feel great

Plant-Strong: Discover the World’s Healthiest Diet proves the Engine 2 way of eating can optimize health and ultimately save lives, and includes more than 145 delicious recipes to help readers reach that goal.


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With this groundbreaking plan anyone can lose weight, lower cholesterol, reduce their risk of disease, and become physically fit– in just four weeks. Professional athlete-turned-firefighter, Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, Texas were in dire physical condition he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan. By following Rip’s program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 pounds), lowered their cholesterol (the biggest drop was 344 to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in The Engine 2 Diet.

With Rip as your expert coach, you’ll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features:

  • Dozens of easy, mouth-watering recipes that will keep you looking forward to every bite
  • Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings
  • Menu choice guidelines that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever
  • Rip’s simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.

Medically approved, easy to follow, and amazingly effective, The Engine 2 Diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being.

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