Monday, October 15, 2012

Diet Challenge Week 3: Engine 2 Diet

Week 3 already?  This week is the Engine 2 Diet.

Diet History

"The Engine 2 Diet was created by Rip Esselstyn, a professional athlete turned firefighter, who converted a firehouse full of committed carnivores to a plant-based diet, in the process improving their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.
He developed the program when he realized that several of his fellow firefighters had dangerously high cholesterol levels. They all experienced dramatic improvements by following his eating plan. Then he applied the same principles to a group of fifty-eight volunteers who lost an average of ten pounds and significantly reduced their cholesterol levels in just four weeks."  -- Source

Do's and Don'ts

  1. No animal products.  No meat, milk, eggs or cheese.
  2. Limit the amount of fats, sodium, and sugar.
  3. 30 - 45 minutes of brisk exercise a day. 


Engine 2 Diet
Forks Over Knives

Starting Weight
Starting Waist Measurement

  Menu for the Week
Monday 10/15 -- Sushi 
Tuesday 10/16 --  Stirfry
Wednesday 10/17 -- Mushroom Stroganoff
Thursday 10/18 -- Baked Potatoes & Vegetables
Friday 10/19 --  Pumpkin French Toast
Saturday 10/20 --Sausage and Mushroom Etouffe
Sunday 10/21 --  Chili  (Note: The recipe is a turkey chili.  I always replace the turkey    with double beans but it is,and always will be, my favorite chili recipe)

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