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"My Beef with Meat is one of the most enlightening and practical books you'll ever read. Rip Esselstyn tackles every key health issue and provides exactly the information readers need to achieve the best of health and peak performance. As one of the most respected leaders in the movement for better health, Rip Esselstyn tells it exactly as it is." --Neal D. Barnard, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine

"Rip Esselstyn is a living, breathing example of what a plant-based diet can do for you. In his new book, he lays out exactly why you get so strong and healthy by avoiding meat and opting for food that's grown in the ground or on trees. Eat like he does and be transformed!"--Kathy Freston, bestselling author of The Lean

"Once again Rip cuts the bull and serves up the straight facts, along with delicious recipes, for health and performance. I wish I had this book when I decided to go plant strong!" --Scott Jurek, world renown ultramarathon champion and bestselling author of Eat and Run

"This book is revolutionary! It dispels all the nutrition myths that cause sickness and confusion in our society. Rip is straight-forward, succinct and caring with his delivery of information that will save your life. Arm yourself with knowledge and delicious plant-strong recipes!" --Lindsay S. Nixon, author of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook series

"Debunking the myths about animal products and distilling the facts about healthful eating, this book should be required reading for everyone who eats. In other words, EVERYONE!" --Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and creator of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge

"My Beef with Meat" makes it clear why a plant-based diet is the best diet on earth, and why an animal-based diet is so unhealthy. This fascinating and fun book is a must for anyone interested in health and nutrition!" --Brian Wendel, Executive Producer of Forks Over Knives

"In his new book, Rip Esselstyn continues his trailblazing efforts to create a healthy plant-strong nation by extinguishing many of the myths and concerns about a whole foods plant-based diet." --Jeff Novick, MS, RD

About the Author

Born in upstate New York, Rip Esselstyn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied speech communciations at the University of Texas, Austin, where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete, Rip joined the Austin fire department in 1997. He now travels year-round lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet. Visit his website at www.engine2diet.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; 1 edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455509361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455509362
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rip Esselstyn was born in upper New York state and moved to Austin,Texas in 1982 to attend The University of Texas where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete Rip joined the fire department in 1997. For more information on Rip and THE ENGINE 2 DIET you can go to www.theengine2diet.com.

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Rip has written a very informative, well researched book.
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110 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Greater Means on May 19, 2013
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I'm a plant strong believer. Having lost 26 pounds in six weeks and off blood pressure medication. I've read quick read and I'll be trying the new recipes.
Here are some high lights from the book.

"[P]eople are waking up to the fact that our current paradigm is broken. [D]espite our attempts to medicate away our misery, Americans are sicker than ever. The answer is not another pill, procedure, or doctor, or more legislation. Unbelievably, the answer is right in front of our faces. But we've been blind because we had no idea the answer could be so simple. Plants can heal. Plants can nourish. Plants can give you everything you need to be the healthiest person you can be and live the life you deserve to live. The unfortunate reality is that the powerful meat and dairy lobbies have been successfully spreading their propaganda for many decades.

[The] widespread misconception about protein is that plant proteins are somehow not 'complete'. This is a fallacy, based on outdated research that was weak to begin with." The author that started this belief rescinded her position ten years later. "[It is known] plant proteins have a healthier composition and balance of essential amino acids, and elegantly balanced by nature in a way that inherently protects us from inflammation and tumor growth."

This is the best story from the book (because I've lived it too): Mike's Moderation. An email written to Rip after Mike achieved excellent results from a plant strong diet. Mike found out just how many "scientist" friends he had. "It's amazing, really. I never heard a word of concern when somebody saw me eat my fifth piece of pizza after polishing off a plate of wings and a few beers.
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110 of 116 people found the following review helpful By K. Loss on May 16, 2013
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This new offering from Rip Esselstyn and Engine 2 is a winner. It is a Kitchen Keeper! My Beef With Meat packs a mega-load of extremely well researched recent nutritional information into 36 very short chapters that dispel many myths and misconceptions about nutrition and health. Rip has no political axe to grind, rather his entire focus is on presenting the latest scientific validated research and facts in an accessible manner to help the reader take charge of his/her own health. Despite its cheeky attitude, My Beef With Meat is definitely not another fad diet book, but an important book that will contribute much to health and palate. This is a book appropriate both for newbies and veterans of whole food plant-based diets. It's written for the American public: for those who are young, old, sick, healthy or just average meat-eating joes and janes. It is a terrific and informative introduction for those considering making a change to their diet to lose weight and improve their health as well as a valuable way for those who have embraced this diet-style to know what to say when friends and family inevitably lob questions and criticism in their direction. Even after nearly 2 years eating a whole food, plant-based "plant-strong" diet, and delving into the many excellent offerings in this field, I learned new information. Rip writes in a fun, engaging, non-threatening style with chapters covering such topics as "Animal Protein is Dead Wrong", "The Mediterranean Myth", "Plants Are Bone-Strong", "Plants Perk Up Your Pecker", "Oil is the New Snake Oil", "Carbs Are King!", "Eat Plants. Lose Weight. Feel Great", and "Be Done with Dumb Diets." I particularly appreciated the chapter on why eating plant-based is beneficial for high level athletes, "Plant-Strong: The Athlete's X-Factor".Read more ›
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177 of 191 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 16, 2013
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If you are deciding whether to eat a plant-based diet, there are plenty of choices for books to read. This book is a great choice. Several reasons--for one, this book avoids the preachiness of some books that advocate veganism for philosophical reasons. If you have that philosophy, I respect that. But I personally would rather read a factual book, with recipes, leaving the philosophy to my own personal journey of discovery. "My Beef with Meat" is really more about what works for health, according to the author's research into the subject. Rip Esselstyn opens the book with his argument that a plant-based diet has health benefits, and seeing more and more of my friends improve their health in this manner, and seeing that I only maintain my weight using mainly plant-based foods, there seems to be some truth in it.

So what's in this book? Chapters about the health benefits of plant-based diet, including why this diet may reverse arterial plaque, and of course, recipes for good-tasting food, new to this book and not in the previous "Firehouse" books. For example, there's quite a bit of pizza. Ok, so you don't eat wheat? What about polenta pizza? (corn based.) But there are also wheat doughs and toppings (no cheese, of course) using cashew cream, which I've had and can tell you tastes really good, or other creamy-feeling toppings such as guacamole, pesto, hummus or spinach artichoke dip. (Yes, not authentic Tomato Pie if you come from Philly but savory and good nonetheless.) There is also a variant on one of my top vegan faves of all times, Vegan Reuben, which uses tempeh (a bean cake that can be sliced and sauted and tastes savory) along with non-egg mayo/ketchup Russian dressing.
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