If you are perusing through the July 2010 issue of Fire/ Rescue Magazine you will find an interesting article starting on page 16….cause I know each and every one of you have a subscription to aforementioned magazine. Back to page 16, the article is titled “Diet-Hard Fans: Vegan Firefighters is not an oxymoron- it’s a small but growing trend.” The person interviewed is none other than Engine 2 diet founder Rip Esselstyn, the very same rad dude that I have mentioned several times on this site and is at least partially responsible for my own transformation. I cannot find this article online anywhere so I will give you the finer points:
- The Austin Fire Department (the department Rip was a member of) now boasts close to 100 vegan firefighters!
- The number 1 cause of fatalities of firefighters is heart disease.
- While appearing on the Dr. Oz show Rip challenged 3 overweight Chicago firefighters with the Engine 2 Diet. Within 2 months they all had lost between 25 to 40 pounds.
Keep it up Rip!