The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue® Challenge

When firefighter Rip Esselstyn discovered that several of his colleagues were in danger due to poor health, he came to the rescue and changed their diets. If Rip can save an entire Texas fire brigade, imagine what he can do for you and your family!

What is Engine 2?

Engine 2 is a simple action plan designed to give your body the fuel it needs to function at its best. It harnesses the power of “strong food” — whole, nutritious plant foods.

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  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts and seeds

What Are the Benefits?

  • Healthy weight
  • Energy and well-being

How Do I Get Started?

The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue™ Challenge provides everything you need to launch yourself into a plant-strong™ lifestyle following seven simple pillars to success. Based on six years and more than 1300 participants, Rip Esselstyn developed this program once he learned that real, measurable results are possible after just one week of a whole foods, plant-based eating plan. During this week, you will enjoy twenty-one meals that are plant-strong and filled with vitality; twenty-one powerful meals that will nurture you as you take a deep dive to where nutrition really lives. The core of your meals this week will be customized Rescue Bowls and open-faced sandwiches that you’ll make following our guidelines. This is your chance to eat what you want, when you want! Join the challenge and put yourself to the test. Participants will receive daily emails with helpful videos, tips and techniques, and will be invited to participate in a national dialogue about the power of strong nutrition. Visit for additional resources and sign up today!

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