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‘Win It’ Wednesday: ‘The Engine 2 Diet’

Written by PETA | May 27, 2009

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on this Win It Wednesday. The winner of The Engine 2 Diet is Stacey. Congratulations!

Beach season is fast approaching, and we’re all scrambling to lose pounds and tone up before hitting the sands. Looking to slim down fast the healthy way? Well, firefighter Rip Esselstyn’s 28-day, plant-powered diet plan, The Engine 2 Diet, offers easy tips and recipes that’ll have you rocking that bathing suit in no time.

 

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The Engine 2 Diet

 

How do you win? Tell us about your motivation to drop pounds for the summer. Planning a vacation to Barbados? Going to a high school reunion? Let us know with a comment below, and someone will take home an autographed copy of Esselstyn’s book The Engine 2 Diet.

The contest ends on June 10, 2009, and we’ll choose the most motivating comment as the winner on June 12, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Check back every Wednesday for new prizes. Good luck!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • pam says:

    My motivation for becoming vegan was for the animals and the planet. The meat egg and dairy industries are the biggest producers of greenhouse gasses on the planet. The health benefits are a simply bonus.

  • Natasha says:

    My motivation to lose weight is so I can be more healthy since I have a severe dige stive disorder live longer so I can continue to help animals and find a nice vegan boyfriend!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    My major reason for dropping weight is that I am a diabetic and would like better control of my blood sugar. I do aerobics every day and walk my dog along Santiago Creek most days. I also swim up to 250 laps in the neighborhood pool. It all helps.

  • Claudia Solorzano says:

    After seeking mental health treatment for a couple of years I was finally diagnosed as being bipolar. I’ve been taking a lot of different medications and one of the major side effects is weight gain. I need help and would love to have my slim body back. Thank You.

  • Arsenia Marrs says:

    My motivation for the summer is to look great for my senior year of high school and to show people that being vegan is an exemplary lifestyle choice!

  • Kim Owens says:

    I am getting ready for summer by losing the last 60 pounds I have to go.I have already dropped 100 so far and love to tell people I am vegan so that really throws them for a loop when they see how much weight I have lost by changing the way I eat and I am powered by seitan yummy.

  • Stacey says:

    I have degeneration in two of the disks in my spine and as they get worse my ability to exercise goes down. I am a long time vegetarianvegan and while this lifestyle has kept me thin and healthy as I get older and exercise less I am finding that I need to fine tune my eating habits even more. I would love a new eating plan to help me with this. And swim suit season is here…

  • Amanda says:

    Being thin can be healthier but it doesn’t make you a better person. I want to be comfortable in my skin so I can let people see my personality not how many deserts I skip. I follow a vegan life style so I can fight for justice and I’m honestly getting a little tired of people who use veganism as a diet.

  • Ivy says:

    My motivation to drop pounds is just cuz I feel better when I weigh less. I’ve perused Engine 2 and it’s got some great healthy recipes. It would be great to have. Thanks!

  • Susana says:

    To be a good motivation for others that being vegetarian has a lot of benefits

  • Cat! =^-^= says:

    My motivation for losing weight is to inspire other people to treat their bodies like the temple it is. So many people unknowingly abuse their body through bad foods that are too easily available. I want to be living proof that it is worth the extra effort to eat healthy and organic I plan to still run marathons in my 80′s!

  • Melissa Devlin says:

    I’ve been a vegan for a year now.

  • Andrew says:

    I am dropping pounds this summer by walking on a nature trail in town with my dog everyday. I also became a vegetarian a month ago. I am getting ready for a beach trip at the end of summer.

  • Annie says:

    My whole family wants to lose some pounds but it’s for health reasons. We want to do more things together and to do so we need to be in better shape. I hope this books convinces them to eat better so we can enjoy life more and the animals could enjoy their life more too.

  • Erin Holt says:

    I need to be in bikini shape this summer because I’m 1 Attending my high school reunion 2 Meeting a long lost halfsister I’ve never met 3 Meeting my fiancee’s mother for the first time.

  • Alyson Paige Warren says:

    I teach socioeconomically challenged gifted and talented 9th graders during the summer. Poor nutrition is an issue for many of them as it is for me. I would love to drop a lot of weight to be a model for them. I would model not just a healthy veg lifestyle but also the tenets I try to instill in my classrooms perserverance hard work and self awareness. We read a lot of great books over the summer and I would love for “The Engine 2 Diet” to be one of them!

  • Eve says:

    My motivation to drop some pounds is to help increase my speed when I’m running races…I’m always proud to beat my meateating friends and prove that a vegetarian diet is great for atheletes!!

  • Laurel Phillips says:

    I was at McDonalds the other day waiting for my friends to get their food. An older gentleman came up to me and said I was too “good looking” and “too thin” to be putting that garbage in my body. When I explained to him that there was nothing on the menu I could eat as I was a vegan he laughed and said something like “thank God for vegans then.” I think the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to eat tons of healthy fruits and veggies in place of all the processed junk people put in their bodies.

  • Helen Hilton says:

    My motivation is simple lose weight stay healthy live forever to fight for animal rights!

  • Amanda says:

    My also vegan hubby and I haven’t seen my family in over 5 years and we’re visiting them in September of this year. It would be wonderful to look the same as when we left!

  • April S. says:

    My motivation to drop pounds is to be an amazing spokesperson for animals. If I am the picture of health then perhaps people will be more likely to partake in a plantbased lifestyle..”Healthy” the IN thing!

  • Amber says:

    My motivation to drop pounds is to be a walking advertisement for the vegan lifestyle! If people want to look like me I can convince them to eat like me!