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The Engine 2 Diet

The Engine 2 Diet

A fireman's guide to healthy weight loss.

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The Engine 2 Diet is plant-based diet book written by firefighter Rip Esselstyn. Rip developed the program upon realizing that several of his fellow firefighters had dangerously high cholesterol. This plan was developed to give everyone in the firehouse maximum results in a short amount of time. After following the program for 28 days, everyone in the firehouse lost weight and they all had dramatic decreases in their cholesterol.

Through the Engine 2 Diet book, you can receive those same results following this plant-based diet.

The program consists of a 28-day meal plan that may include whole foods, vegetables, grains, fruit, legumes, seeds and nuts. The book comes with 125 recipes to help you add some variety to the program. You will also find tips on what to stock your pantry with and a guide for the best options to choose when you eat out.

The Engine 2 Diet has been proven to help lower cholesterol and improve health. You can gain all of the nutrients, protein and vitamins that you need while enjoying a plant-based diet. There are no supplements or magic pills to take with this program, you simply change the way you are eating and exercise more.

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  • Small time commitment
  • Fast improvement in overall health
  • Plant-based diet is rich in nutrients
  • Recipes are included
  • Exercise program included
  • No limit on how much you eat, only what you eat
  • Endorsed by Dean Ornish, M.D.
  • Man-friendly diet
  • Plant-based program may be tough for some meat eaters
  • Program geared more toward lowering cholesterol than weight loss

Through this vegetarian diet, you can get all of the nutrients and protein that you need in your daily diet. Even though the meal plan is largely vegetarian, the recipes are meant to provide enough energy, taste and satiety for hard-working firefighters. Expect to eat things like pancakes, fajitas, lasagna and meatless meatloaf.

A day of meals on the Engine 2 Diet plan might include:

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal with agave syrup, one orange, one glass of soy milk.

  • Lunch: E2 Almighty Healthy Wraps or vegetarian chili and whole-grain bread.

  • Dinner: Sweet potato lasagna and chocolate pudding or EMS portobello mushroom fajitas with rice and guacamole and dark chocolate brownies


The exercise plan on the Engine 2 Diet is an inspired firefighter’s workout. A day of exercise might include brisk walking for 30 to 45 minutes plus resistance training.


If you thought vegetarian diets were only for crunchy and bendy yogis, think again. Created by a fireman, the Engine 2 Diet is a real plan with real food for those serious about getting real with their health. This plant-based 28-day plan can help lower your cholesterol, drop extra pounds and give a boost to your overall health.

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Claire Vandendriessche


Aiming to jump in and do it. Thanks

posted Aug 8th, 2015 6:37 am

AnnMarie Melendrez


Today is day 28 and not only do I feel great but it was easy and I have lost 10 lbs! My husband and I will continue to eat like this forever!

posted Jun 30th, 2012 4:49 am

Pj Horst Mcconoughey


went on it to support hubby, stay on it because I feel great. One problem, I didn't need to lose weight as I was a size 8 now am a size 4.

posted Jun 4th, 2012 12:55 am



Hard to keep following though.

posted Jun 1st, 2012 6:34 am


This REALLY WoRKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Apr 22nd, 2012 5:43 pm


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