The Engine 2 Diet

  • by Rip Esselstyn
  • Narrated by Daniel May, Leslie Bellair
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 audiobook. 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 audioguide 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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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What the Critics Say

"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 MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U of California SF, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease)

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Very well composed

I love the way the information comes across. I immediately get it and I'm in. For quite some time I have been trying the heavy protein and low carb and have gotten nowhere but within almost 2 weeks on The Engine 2 Diet and I have lost 8 pounds. The energy is coming back and now I am wanting to exercise which I haven't had to do for the 8 pounds so I foresee a large weight loss coming up. This is something I can stick to and enjoy.
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- Will

Rip's Work Has Made My "Going Vegan" Easier

I learned about Rip from the documentary "Forks Over Knives" on Netflix, which discussed his dad's work and the work of T Colin Campbell. I read The China Study and also read dr. Dean Ornish's book the Spectrum. Following my dad's quadruple bypass surgery at age 55, and knowing that the apple does not fall far from the tree, I knew I had to do something different with my eating lifestyle. I am now 63 years of age and in great health, but it was not until Rip's book The Engine 2 Diet that I decided to go vegan. I also bought Rip's new book, "Plant Strong," and I look forward to reading that for updates and new recipes.
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- Kevin Venner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio