What in the world is Engine 2?
Engine 2 is a plan of action for following — and sticking to — a heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, taste-bud-tempting plant-strong® lifestyle, created by former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn.
When you follow the Engine 2 Diet, you adopt a whole food, nutrient-dense, plant-strong way of eating. This means you eat a vast variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
Revvvvvvv up your engine and pick your path:
Just getting started? Curious yet not sure you are ready to fully commit?
Become a volunteer firefighter and simply begin to understand the Engine 2 Plant-Strong® principles while refocusing your meals to eat more plants!
This path is for you if you want a gradual approach to becoming plant-strong:
Week One: Eliminate dairy, refined sugar and processed foods.
Week Two: Build on the successes of the previous week! Eliminate meat, poultry, eggs and fish.
Week Three: Keep up the good work! Now it is time to eliminate extracted oils.
Week Four: Congratulations! You’ve advanced to Firefighter! Focus on enjoying your plant-strong diet!
This path is for you if you are ready to go all in from the start!
Week One: Jump right in to the 100% plant-strong way of life. Eliminate animal products, processed foods and extracted oils from your diet, and enjoy healthy whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds.
GET FIRED UP!
HELLO E2 CHALLENGERS!!!
I want to thank you for embarking on the Engine 2 Challenge! Think about it: In just twenty-eight days, you will plant the seeds of a spectacular long-lasting, healthy makeover. I know that if I didn't follow this diet, I never would have had the energy to be a world-class triathlete, or just as grueling, a firefighter.
The Engine 2 Diet is a snap to follow! Depending on which of the three programs you select, you will learn the basic principles of the Engine 2 lifestyle or you will spend two or four weeks eating a tempting variety of the most colorful, nutrient-packed foods that Mother Nature provides: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
During this time, you will push all meat and dairy products to the back burner, as well as refined and processed foods---including extracted oils--while feasting on jillions of plant-diverse foods.
That's the Engine 2 Diet in a healthy nutshell!!
I wish you only the best as you start what I know will be an eye opening, lifelong love affair with plant-beautiful foods.
Remember, this isn't just a 28 Day Challenge, it's an adventure in healthy eating and living.
Now go out there and GET FIRED UP!
Well, what are we waiting for!?
Let the Plant-Strong games begin!
* This information is solely for educational purposes and is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. Before starting any diet or exercise program, you should talk to your doctor or healthcare professional. You should regularly consult a doctor or healthcare professional in all matters relating to your health, and particularly with respect to any symptoms or concerns that may require diagnosis or medical attention.