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Title:
The Engine 2 Diet : the Texas firefighter's 28-day save-your-life plan that lowers cholesterol and burns away the pounds
Author:
Esselstyn, Rip.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : [Hachette Book Group], [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn shows you how to lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks--by following his plant-powered eating plan based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
General Note:
Publisher imprint may vary.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The E2 diet -- Engine 2 -- My story -- The Engine 2 Diet -- Crazy myths about food -- The medical proof behind the Engine 2 diet -- The E2 exercise program -- Making it work -- The E2 attitude -- E2 vital signs -- Label reading -- Making it work for life! -- Recipes and meal plans -- Getting your kitchen in E2 shape -- E2 easy weekly planner -- E2 recipes.
ISBN:
9780446506694
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks.

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin,TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.

Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective , this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort.

"Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life--whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UofCaliforniaSF,author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease


Author Notes

Born in upstate New York, Rip Esselstyn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied speech communciations at the University of Texas, Austin, where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete, Rip joined the Austin fire department in 1997. He now travels year-round lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet. Visit his website at www.engine2diet.com .


Table of Contents

T. Colin Campbell
Forewordp. xi
I The E2 Dietp. 1
1 Engine 2p. 3
2 My Storyp. 9
3 The Engine 2 Dietp. 15
4 Crazy Myths About Foodp. 31
5 The Medical Proof Behind the Engine 2 Dietp. 41
6 The E2 Exercise Programp. 69
II Making It Workp. 87
1 The E2 Attitudep. 89
2 E2 Vital Signsp. 97
3 Label Readingp. 107
4 Making It Work for Life!p. 119
III Recipes and Meal Plansp. 121
Introductionp. 123
1 Getting Your Kitchen in E2 Shapep. 127
2 E2 Easy Weekly Plannerp. 143
3 E2 Recipesp. 147
Acknowledgmentsp. 257
Indexp. 261