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Rip Esselstyn      

Best-Selling Author of The Engine 2 Diet

The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds was created and implemented by Rip Esselstyn, a former world-class professional tri-athlete and the son, grandson and great-grandson of renowned physicians. After saving the lives of a many as a firefighter, now he is saving millions more with The Engine 2 Diet – his groundbreaking nutritional program with indisputable, dramatic results in lowering cholesterol and losing weight in just 4 weeks.

A New York Times bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet is an easy-to-follow, 28-day plan that is guaranteed to reduce cholesterol levels and help participants lose weight not through portion control or counting calories, but by eating foods that are nutrient-dense, naturally low in calories and high in fiber. The program has been vetted by Esselstyn’s father, a physician who is a pioneer in the study of the connection between heart disease and diet.

The Engine 2 Diet presents two plans: The “Fire Cadet Plan” and “The Firefighter Plan”. The book features dozens of easy-to-prepare, mouthwatering recipes, family-friendly meal plans and menu choices for whenever you decide to eat out. There’s also a simple firefighter-inspired exercise program that will help dieters to boost metabolism, build strength and endurance, and melt pounds away.

At the podium, Rip discusses if The Engine 2 Diet is a plan to follow for life or the short term. He explores the specifics of both the Fire Cadet and Firefighter plans; how a fireman’s workout is different from a typical exercise routine and real life storied of fellow firefighters and many others who dramatically changed their health through The Engine 2 Diet.

Rip Esselstyn was born in upper New York state and moved to Austin,Texas in 1982 to attend The University of Texas where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete Rip joined the fire department in 1997.


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