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01 Jan Engine 2 Extra – 2013! Special New Years Offer.

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If you haven’t heard, we started a support site a few months back called Engine 2 Extra. We have been slowing growing the community and now have over 1000 members!

What is Engine 2 Extra? 


We have a small staff of coaches who help run Engine 2 Extra day in and day out. The coaches are there to support, encourage, help, read journals, point out where you could improve on something, help with meal planning and more. We also have an amazing community of people who are doing wonderful things to help one another. One member recently wrote this:

“E2X isn’t just about eating plan-strong, when my family suffered a loss just before Christmas so many of my new friends left me kind words of support and comfort.  That was such a blessing.” – R

We have over 60 groups! Everything from weight loss and people with T2 diabetes to athletes and dog owners! There are groups to help you with your individual needs and interests.

Challenges and contests. Each week we have a new “weekly challenge”! We encourage you to push yourself and attain new goals. We have lots of fun prizes every week.

Live chat! Our Chat room is open 24/7 and often our coaches are hanging out ready to answer any questions you have! We also hold live chats at specific times to help you with any questions you might have.


Tele/Web classes: Each month we have multiple tele classes with the best in plant-strong education. When you sign-up you get ALL of our previous interview with people like: Rip, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, Director, Shira Lane, Dr. Allan Goldhamer, Lindsay Nixon from Happy Herbivore, Author, Kathy Freston, cookbook author, Dreena Burton, Chef AJ, Susan Voisin from Fat Free Vegan, Dr. T.Collin Campbell, author of “The China Study” and many more.

In 2013 we will be featuring  interviews for Engine 2 Extra: Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Esselstyn, Jeff Novick, MS, RD, Rich Roll, Dr. Nathan Gershfield, Ann Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn, Doug Lisle, PHD, Kathy Freston, Lindsay Nixon and many more!

Exclusive Ebooks: We put out quarterly Ebooks that have advice, recipes, meal plans and more. Our Holiday Ebook was over 80 pages of great ideas for the holidays and our New Years book is over 80 pages filled with everything you need to make 2013 a great year! Including a brand new 28 day challenge!

Videos: Our video section has videos from the top plant-strong educators, and videos from our coaches teaching aspects of the plant-strong life.

Forum: Our active forum is a great place to post questions and get answers from your E2X coaches!


Almost 1000 personal blog entries have been added to Engine 2 Extra! This is a place that you can feel safe, posting your day to day thoughts, struggles and more. Many people use this feature to upload their day to day food journal to keep track of their progress. The site is 100% private, we do not allow ads or outside companies to post in Engine 2 Extra. Think of it like facebook, but without the entire world knowing your every move 🙂

Making friends: 

Let’s face it, making plant-strong friends can be hard. We think it is important to have community and have a place that you know is safe. We’ve seen meetup groups sprout up all over the country! And we’ve seen some amazing friendships form over E2X.  We’ve found that people who have a healthy community have a lot of success in their plant-strong life. Don’t do this alone! Find friends and travel the plant-strong road together!

“I was going through a terrible time in my life. I didn’t really have the money to sign up at the time, but I thought “what the heck?” so I joined. Truth is I’ve saved 100’s of dollars in not making rookie mistakes, and the best part is that I’ve made some life long friends. I’m actually planning to go visit one of the friends I made in real life in the spring! It is such a nice community” – T


When you are in a rut, we’ve got you covered. The E2X coaches are ready to jump in and help when you need it. We won’t promise we’ll always say what you WANT to hear, but we will say what you might NEED to hear. All of the E2X coaches have gone through the same journey (and we’re still on it!).

Coach Natala has lost over 200 pounds and is still on her weight loss and health journey. She has gone off 15 medications, mostly for T2 diabetes. She loves teaching about food addiction, “emotional” and stress eating and sharing her own continued journey.

Coach Ami went from a coffee addicted and low carb addict to a plant-strong dynamo! She is at her ideal weight now and loves teaching all about the adventure of a plant-strong diet.

Coach Char is our “silver haired wonder”. She has lost 100 pounds now and has tons of plant-strong energy. She loves teaching about the simplicity of a plant-strong diet.


E2X members get discounts to all of the Engine 2 events including our Farms 2 Forks events! You also get discounts in the online store.


“Last year I spent a total of 2900.00 on trainers and a food coach. I wish I found out about this a lot earlier. It is all I need to be plant-strong. I definitely learned that I needed to show up in order to make the most of it, but once I got the hang of it, watch out world. My 2900.00 got me nowhere, but being on E2X I’ve made friends, I know how to shop and I’m off my cholesterol medications for the first time in 3 years.” – J

We have tried to make E2X as affordable as possible, to cover our coaches (who volunteer some of their time as well), the cost of the website, tele conference fees and other fees that help us keep the site private and easy to use. There are sites, memberships, coaching and trainers who charge over 99 dollars per hour for their services.

For the first week of January we will be offering an entire year of E2X for .25 cents per day – less than 8 dollars per month.

How you can get the most out of it: 

Like all things, the more you put into something, the more you get out. We encourage people to sign in every single day. Post blogs, communicate with others, join groups, listen to all of the tele-classes, read our Ebooks. Community takes individuals who are willing to help build it, one brick at at time. We want E2X to be a uplifting, encouraging, fun and inviting place for everyone who wants to be plant-strong!

What people are saying: 

“I joined 3 months ago after a year of trying on my own. The result is 34 pounds in weight loss and no more blood pressure medications! Every time I e-mail one of the coaches they respond, it’s been great, I just extended my membership by a year, wish I had done that from the start” – J

“After a month I finally really got into E2X, I started signing on each day, I can’t believe the support. I really got things going when I did a weekly challenge and WON! Now I want to become a coach and help others.” – M

“I was at a loss in the kitchen. Then I watched Coach Ami’s videos and I feel like I got it. I got help with meal planning and shopping and have lost 20 more pounds.” – A

“My wife made me sign-up. I’ve been a lurker, but I want to thank you. I listen to the interviews in the car on my ipod and I feel like I have a full education of plant-based eating. You can’t put a price on that. Thanks for making it affordable, I wish I could get my work friends to join so they can undertand why I’m plant-based now.” – M

“I went to an immersion and was completely lost when I got home. I didn’t know if I wanted to sign up for another website, I’m not really into facebook or forums. I’m really glad I did, even though I’m an old lady 😉 I got the hang of it, and I’m so happy I did. I feel like it is an immersion every day. All of the talks are great, I even figured out how to use the chat function and I’ve had E2 coaches helping me at the wee hours of the morning! Thanks for the site!” – D

Where can you sign up?  

Learn more about E2X here.


Or go straight to the sign up page. *the special $90.13 pricing is only good for ONE week, after this week we will go back up to regular pricing for the remainder of 2013.

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The Engine 2 Team is dedicated to helping you become plant-strong! Each of us are on the plant-strong journey right along side of you!

  • Patti
    Posted at 16:16h, 01 January

    What is the last day I can sign up?

    • engine 2
      Posted at 01:49h, 02 January

      January 7th

  • Katie
    Posted at 17:59h, 04 January

    Is this suitable for folks who do not live in the United States?

  • Martha
    Posted at 10:36h, 16 January

    I’ve been vegan for over 20 years and eating plant strong for 10 months. I didn’t think I needed the site, but decided to try it out at this really low special price. I’m so glad I did! As they say, there’s no substitute for a community of like-minded individuals. It’s really fun and instructive to get help and to help others on the site. “Just do it!”

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