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Books by Rip Esselstyn

ENGINE 2 DIET – Now in paperback!

With this groundbreaking plan anyone can lose weight, lower cholesterol, reduce their risk of disease, and become physically fit – in just four 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, Texas were in dire physical condition he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan. By following Rip’s program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 pounds), lowered their cholesterol (the biggest drop was 344 to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in The Engine 2 Diet.

With Rip as your expert coach, 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, mouth-watering recipes that will keep you looking forward to every bite
  • Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings
  • Menu choice guidelines that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever
  • 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, The Engine 2 Diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight and well-being.


The # 1 New York Times bestseller – now in trade paperback for the first time

In this #1 New York Times bestseller (originally published as My Beef with Meat), Rip Esselstyn arms readers with the 36 most powerful facts that prove, once and for all, that a plant-based diet can save your life.

Do you want to: prevent cancer, heart attacks, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes? Eat plants. Have stronger bones than milk could ever give you? Eat plants. Avoid dangerous carcinogens and contaminants? Eat plants. Lose weight and look great? Eat plants. On top of these arguments, there are 150 other reasons why plants rule – as in 150 delicious, mouth-watering Engine 2 recipes, including 10 that are exclusive to this new edition.

Prepare to eat well, be healthy, and live plant-strong.


As seen in The Game Changers documentary!

Rip Esselstyn’s “The Engine 2 Diet” has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based revolution.

Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and inspiring a food line at Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in the plant-based lifestyle. Now, Esselstyn is presenting a powerful, accelerated new Engine 2 program that promises staggering results in record time following this simple eating plan.

In just one week of “The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet”, readers will:

  • Lose weight (up to 14 pounds)
  • Lower cholesterol (reduce total cholesterol an average of 32 points, LDL by 22 points, triglycerides average of 75 points)
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Reduce blood pressure

The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet will bring the life-changing benefits of the Engine 2 program to a whole new audience of readers, by showing them that just one week of lifestyle change will have a profound, measurable impact on their health and deliver incredibly motivating results.


The highly anticipated cookbook companion to the runaway New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet.

The Engine 2 Diet 
has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based food revolution. Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and a food line in Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in plant-based eating.

Now, readers can bring the Engine 2 program into their kitchens with this cookbook companion to the original diet program. Engine 2 started in a firehouse in Texas, and if Texas firefighters love to eat this food, readers nationwide will eat it up, too!

THE ENGINE 2 COOKBOOK packs the life-saving promise of the Engine 2 program into more than 130 mouth-watering, crowd-pleasing recipes that are designed to help readers lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve their health, one delicious bite at a time.

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