Rip Esselstyn

  • Plant-Based Diet
  • March 2019

Rip Esselstyn is the founder of Engine 2 and a Healthy Eating Partner for Whole Foods Market. At Engine 2, Rip develops and implements plant-based programs that transform people’s health worldwide.

Rip was a three-time All-American swimmer at the University of Texas at Austin and spent a decade as a world-class triathlete. Rip’s New York Times bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet, documents his success and shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health. His follow up, Plant-Strong, became a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rip has appeared on TodayCBS Sunday MorningGood Morning AmericaDr. Oz Show and more. His latest book, The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, was released in late 2016.


The Genesis of the Engine 2 Diet

Before there was any notion of “plant-strong” and well before there was ever a Plant-Stock or Engine 2 food line, there was a firefighter at Firehouse 2 in Austin, setting out to save his firefighting brother’s health. Armed with nutrition and health data from his father, pioneering Cleveland Clinic surgeon and researcher Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Rip developed the Engine 2 diet to prove that even the most macho of firemen could not only transform his health with plants, but could even keep his “man card.”

In this presentation, Rip will walk through the evolution of the Engine 2 diet- how it emerged, the impact it has made, and how you can thrive through plant-strong living.

  • March 2019

The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet

Since the New York Times bestselling book The Engine 2 Diet was released in 2009, new research has emerged and more data exists than ever before. More people than ever are embracing a whole food, plant-based diet. But through six years and hundreds of participants in his seven-day Immersions at exotic locales across the United States, Rip found that rather than the initial 28 days thought necessary to see results from a plant-strong diet, people could truly transform their health in only seven days.

In this presentation, Rip will walk through the seven pillars of The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet and how to implement them for big results.

  • March 2019

Engine 2 to the Rescue Demo

Join siblings, co-authors, and plant-based enthusiasts Rip and Jane Esselstyn for a high-energy Engine 2 demo. They will whip together healthy, plant-strong bowls from The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue, slather them with their favorite salsas and sauces from their newest book, The Engine 2 Cookbook, and show off a favorite dessert from Plant-Strong. Don’t miss this!

  • March 2019