Take the 28-Day Challenge by Engine 2®

When firefighter Rip Esselstyn discovered that several of his colleagues were in danger due to poor health, he came to the rescue and changed their diets. If Rip can save an entire Texas fire brigade, imagine what he can do for you and your family!


What in the World is Engine 2?

Engine 2 is a simple action plan designed to give your body the fuel it needs to function at its best. It harnesses the power of “strong foods” — whole, nutritious plant foods.

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  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts and seeds

What Are the Benefits?

  • Healthy weight
  • Energy and well-being

How Do I Get Started?

Every individual is unique, and there’s no single path to a healthier lifestyle. Check out the options below and choose the challenge level that’s right for you.

  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Not sure if you’re ready to commit? It’s easy to explore. Simply refocus your meals to eat more “strong foods.”
  • Fire Cadet
  • Ease into the challenge with this step-by-step approach.
    • Week 1: Eliminate dairy, refined sugar and highly processed foods.
    • Week 2: Build on the successes of the previous week! Eliminate meat, poultry,
      eggs and fish.
    • Week 3: Keep up the good work! Now it’s time to eliminate extracted oils too.
    • Week 4: Congratulations! You’ve advanced to Firefighter!
  • Firefighter
  • Eliminate animal products, processed foods and extracted oils from your diet, and feed your strength with “strong foods” — whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds.

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