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Engine 2 All-Star Success Story

I receive many wonderful emails everyday from people who are doing the Engine 2 Diet and winning and succeeding in a big, big way!! Here is an email I recently received from a fellow firefighting brother in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Rip. . .
Greetings, brother, from a fellow IAFF member and Local 644 Vice-President!! I started the Engine2Diet after my wife sent me a link to The Huffington Post in regards to a story about you and what you were accomplishing with the program. The first thing I did was order the book and read it from cover to cover. Then I jumped in 100% committed and went “all in” and full bore on the program. I started the E2Diet on March 21, and I gave up EVERYTHING – I swore off caffeine, sugar, processed flour, oils, soda, alcohol, etc…and promised myself I would not cheat or cave for at least 28 days. It was hard and the first three days of caffeine withdrawal headaches were brutal, but as I said, I didn’t cave in! 31 days later I was able to get in to my doctor for blood work and cholesterol check on April 22, ’09. My amazing results are as follows:
Cholesterol before E2Diet 191  After 31 days on E2Diet 121
Triglycerides before E2     105 After, 99
LDL before E2                  124 After, 63
HDL before E2                  46 After, 38
Total weight lost, 13lbs Age 42
My doctor was amazed and I told him all about your book and the program, as well as the website. I happened to be the person who won the first ever Engine2Diet trivia contest on Twitter (screen name FyrCapt) and I now carry my food to the station in my two bright red E2Diet grocery bags!! My department has 280 members in Lincoln, NE and most of them know my results and what I’ve been doing on the program. When I got my cholesterol results back I posted them to my Facebook status and turned even more heads!
Keep up the good work; you’ve changed the lives of many people, including mine. Thanks for taking the time to read my results and shout out some encouragement to me – I appreciate it! I’ve been a practicing martial artist for 25yrs and this has given me a renewed sense of energy while training and continuing on the path. Take care and stay safe – see you at the big one!!
Brian Giles

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

One Response to “Engine 2 All-Star Success Story”

  1. PRamirez says:

    Congrats!!!!! But where can I get those E2 grocery bags? :o)

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