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S'more E2 Food Logs

Here are s’more (no, not s’mors) Engine 2 food logs. I have a sense June will be a popular month for people to jump on board the Engine 2 plant-strong fire engine. Here’s to everyone who’s keeping a food log and staying strong…plant-strong!!!


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Toni K
Submit Date: 6/01/09
Breakfast: 1/4 C oatmeal, with added bran, ground flax seeds, raisins and sunflower seeds covered with 1/2 C soy milk. 1 Med banana cup of decaf coffee
Lunch: Large bowl of home made veggie soup with slice of quinoa bread water
Dinner: boca burger on a w/w hamburger bun (lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, ketchup, mustard) decaf iced tea
Daily Activity: not today work, work, work The school year is almost over!
Snacks: peach
Daily Observation: 1 week + 1 day – easier than I thought to eat like this. My hubby brought home fudge last night – not tempted at all.


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: judy b
Submit Date: june 1, 2009
Breakfast: oatmeal, flaxseed, wheat germ, fiver 1 apple, 1/2 cup skim milk
Lunch: black beans, brown rice, salsa, cantalope
Dinner: vegetarian sloppy joe on whole wheat pasta, steamed squah, peas, yellow pepper, onion, quinoa, cantalope
Daily Activity: walked brisk 2 miles, 15 min lifted weights, 4 hours gardening
Snacks: 10 almonds, handful walnuts
Daily Observation: felt energic most of the day


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: cavanaughmm c
Submit Date: Sun 5/31/09
Breakfast: Cantaloupe Sm bowl wheat flakes w/blueberries & almond milk
Lunch: Salad & cantaloupe Whole wheat flakes w/banana & almond milk
Dinner: Vegan chicken salad Pita chips (a few, store-bought, not oil free. Too salty!) Tabbouleh salad (store-bought, not oil free. Too oily!). Roasted sweet potato salad (not oil free. why the oil, it just masked the flavor!) Cantaloupe
Daily Activity: AM – Walked from coffee to office – 17 mins, fast AM – Walked circle plus Eloras – 32 mins, hard PM – Swam 2 hrs (est 60 mins lite exercise).
Snacks: Dessert – homemade fudge sauce over wine sorbet. Oh yeah, also 1/2 pc vegan carrot cake (WAYYY too rich & sweet, gotta stop doing that!).
Daily Observation: I feel great when I eat like this, except the oily stuff. DANG I WISH THESE DUMB HEALTH FOOD STORES WOULD MAKE OIL FREE FOOD TO GO! And the dessert really was too much.


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Ashley H.
Submit Date: 5/30/09
Breakfast: kashi cereal with rice milk
Lunch: black bean burger on a whole wheat sugar free bun with tomatoes, pickles and ketchup. veggie chicken nuggets
Dinner: brown rice with chili beans, grillers crumblers, tomatoes, and ketchup
Daily Activity: played an hour of basketball with the guys before shift
Snacks: carrot sticks and a pear
Daily Observation: Awesome day! We started playing basketball again before shift and it is sooo much fun! Too bad we all suck.. haha But still feeling great and looking forward to tomorrow too


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: David A.
Submit Date: 6/31/09
Breakfast: coffee, T Flax seed, Banana, 1/3 C strawberries, 1/2 C oatmeal, t maple syrup, 1/4 C organic soy milk, home made ww toast w 1 T honey and 2 T organic peanut butter
Lunch: C hp lentil soup w/wild rice.
Dinner: Large avo, tufo fajitas, grilled onions-green & red peppers, 2 central market flour tortillas, 15 home made corn baked chips w/hp hot sauce.
Daily Activity: biked 6 miles, kayaked 4 miles, lifted weights.
Snacks: No Response Given
Daily Observation: losing weight and feeling stronger!

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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