Monday, February 23, 2009

Engine 2 Diet

Firefighter Rip Esselstyn noticed many of his fellow firefighters in Austin, TX needed dire help with their health. Many were overweight with high levels of cholesterol. 

Previously a professional triathlete, Rip put his knowledge about health to work and helped them lose weight and lower their cholesterol. Every one of them lost weight with his help.

In his book, Engine 2 Diet, he outlines how a plant based whole foods diet is the key to better health and weight loss. I no doubt believe that Rip's father, internationally renouned cardiologist and author Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, formerly of the famous Cleveland Clinic and a proponent of plant based diet for heart health, was a large influence. Dr. Esselstyn recommends a vegan diet to become 'heart attack' proof.

The book includes an excellent selection of low fat plant based recipes along with his plan for a healthy way to lose weight and live.


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