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Engine 2 Success Story from Virginia!!!

Ron-

You are living proof that it is NEVER too late to change lifelong habits, especially if it means moving your health up a rung on the fire ladder of living large. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing and keep up the fantastic work. Go get em, Ron!!!!

Rip

Plant-strong E2'er Ron Pierce

Plant-strong E2'er, Ron Pierce

 

Dear Rip,
At 73 years I have eaten herds of cattle, flocks of fowls, and schools of fish, but this spring when I heard about “The Engine 2 Diet” and Rip Esselstyn on CBS Sunday Morning, I decided to change my eating habits.
Coming down from 225 pounds, I had hit a wall at 210 pounds. A change of eating was definitely called for. I decided that I could do anything for 28 days so I bought Rip’s book and started living off plants.
At the end of 28 days I did not want to return to meat or dairy. For the first time I was eating for my health, not just for my pleasure, and I was feeling better than I had in years. My weight started to drop along with my cholesterol, and I began my daily walk again.
For 15 years my doctors have tried every kind of cholesterol medicine, but every one caused my legs to hurt so painfully that jogging had become impossible, and even walking subjected me to falling down. After two months of eating plant food, I take a third of the prescribed medication, my cholesterol count is under control, and walking is no longer painful. Today I even jogged a little. Of course, your doctor’s close supervision is important, but my doctor is happy with the improvements in my body.

Ron Pierce
Luray,  VA

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.

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