The Engine 2 Diet is a diet that’s the brainchild of a former firefighter. This diet is one that focuses on being what’s called “plant strong” – which means that you eliminate meat and certain other foods from your eating plan.
The goal of the diet is to live a healthy lifestyle that keeps health problems and diseases from occurring while at the same time contributes to you losing weight. The ENGINE 2 DIET is good for reversing things like diabetes and can prevent cardiovascular disease and heart events, Alzheimer’s and some cancers.
It’s also good for lowering cholesterol numbers and you will lose weight by sticking to the plan. How the diet works is based on the teachings that eating a plant based diet is better for the body and for the health than eating foods from animals.
Some believe that this is a type of vegan diet but it?s not because it doesn’t allow some foods that a vegan diet does allow. You?ll mostly be eating foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes.
The diet has two choices for you to make once you decide that you?re going to do it. You have to choose whether you?re going to call yourself a firefighter or a fire cadet because there are two different plans for each of the labels.
If you make the firefighter choice, your eating style immediately changes. You’ll stop eating anything that?s animal based and you?ll also stop eating foods that are processed. You?ll cut out vegetable oils as well.
Under the fire cadet form of the diet, you’ll start the healthier eating plan at a slower pace and add the changes gradually. Both of the diets feature the twenty-eight day challenge method.
During the first week of the diet, you eliminate dairy and junk type foods as well as processed ones. Then in week two, you start eliminating dairy, meat, poultry and fish. During week three, you?ll stop eating oils and foods that have oils in them.
By the time the fourth week arrives, you’ll up your plant based food intake. Your meals will consist of vegetables, whole grains, seeds, fruits, legumes and nuts. This is how you?d start out if you chose the firefighter plan rather than the fire cadet one.
To find success with this diet, you will need to watch the videos on the diet’s website to learn how to begin. The website will lead you through the preparation and show you what foods you need to get rid of if you have them in your house.
You’ll need to prep both your refrigerator and your pantry. While certain areas of the online resources are free, you will have to pay monthly for anything extra. One of the must-have tools for the diet is the book that teaches in depth how it works. It shows users how to plan and create meals.