If you’re a male thinking that a plant-based diet isn’t masculine enough for you, look up Rip Esselstyn. A professional athlete and then a firefighter, he not only proves that guys can eat plant-based, he points out that they function better with this way of eating. If you want to learn more about how it promotes male health, I’ll let you do your own research.
Like all other experts on the subject, Rip points out that when eating plant-based getting enough protein is the last thing we need to worry about. The first question most meat eaters ask is “Where do you get your protein?” and Rip addresses this early on explaining that a plant-based diet gives you enough, but not too much. Excess protein is hard on your kidneys and liver and leads to weakened bones.
The Engine 2 Diet is filled with plant-based recipes that are familiar and filling, not surprising since many are created by firefighters. Pancakes, french toast, cereal and muffins for breakfast; sandwiches, wraps and salads for lunch; pizza, burgers, pasta, chili, shepherd’s pie at dinner; lots of snack ideas; and, of course, dessert.