QUOTE OF THE DAY – Don’t turn it into a diet…

 

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Don't turn it into a diet. Keep focusing on adding. - Jon Gabriel from Hungry for Change Film

 

Don’t turn it into a diet. Keep focusing on adding. – Jon Gabriel from Hungry for Change Film

Surgeons can cut out everything except cause

 

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Surgeons can cut out everything except cause - Herbert Shelton quote

 

Surgeons can cut out everything except cause – Herbert Shelton quote

10 Words Everyone Should Live By…

 

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10 Words Everyone Should Live By: Authenticity, Clarity, Creativity, Gratitude, Equanimity, Passion, Compassion, Presence, Vulnerability, Love - Dr. Lawrence Rosen quote

 

10 Words Everyone Should Live By: Authenticity, Clarity, Creativity, Gratitude, Equanimity, Passion, Compassion, Presence, Vulnerability, Love – Dr. Lawrence Rosen quote

There is NO drug that can do for you what eating well…

 

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There is NO drug that can do for you what eating well, moving your body, self-love & mindfulness can... - Bridget Jane quote

 

There is NO drug that can do for you what eating well, moving your body, self-love & mindfulness can… – Bridget Jane quote

Health is the best thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

 

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Health is the best thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year - Pressed Juicery quote

 

Health is the best thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year – Pressed Juicery quote

Eating Crappy Food Isn’t A Reward… It’s a Punishment

 

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Eating crappy food isn't a reward... it's a punishment - Drew Carey quote

 

Eating crappy food isn’t a reward… it’s a punishment – Drew Carey quote

Good nutrition will prevent 95 per cent of all diseases

 

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Good nutrition will prevent 95 per cent of all diseases - Linus Pauling quote

 

Good nutrition will prevent 95 per cent of all diseases – Linus Pauling quote

My HEALTH is My WEALTH

 

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My health is my wealth. Michael Kenneth quote

 

My HEALTH is My WEALTH – Michael Kenneth quote

Introducing our QUOTE SERIES > A simple saying can mean so much…

Just Add Good Stuff is launching the ‘QUOTE SERIES‘. We’ve designed these incredibly beautiful images with inspirational food and health quotes. We’ll release at least 1 a week.

 

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Take good care of your body.   It's the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn quote

 

Take good care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn

Rip Esselstyn’s Whole Foods Plant Based Diet Books & Videos!

You’ve probably heard the name before. Your friends may have mentioned Rip Esselystyn in passing or you may have watched Forks Over Knives, an eye opening food documentary about health, diet and nutrition.

Wherever you’ve heard the name Rip Esselstyn is not important. What’s important is Rip Esselstyn’s teachings on whole foods plant based diets. Not only that, but this hunk is also a best selling author with his health/nutrition and recipe book The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds, which was also featured on Forks Over Knives. Since then, he is following up with a 2nd book called Rip Esselstyn My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet. Here’s more about this amazing role model…

 

Rip Esselystyn Background

Rip was born in Upstate New York and attended the University of Texas at Austin on a swimming scholarship between 1982 and 1986. During that time, Rip Esselstyn was an All American swimmer, winning numerous swimming awards during this collegiate years and becoming a household name on the swimming circuit. After University, Rip Esselstyn became a successful triathlete, competing against the world’s best for over 10 years. In late 1990’s Rip retired from being a pro-triathlete and became a professional firefighter and emergency medical technician. Soon after getting his certifications, Rip Esselstyn started working at the Austin Fire Department’s Engine 2.

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The Rip Esselstyn Whole Foods Plant Based Diet

As with most people in North America, Rip Esselstyn grew up eating a standard ‘Western-style diet’ which consisted mainly of animal protein, some vegetables and fruit, lots of carbohydrates and starch and of course, fast food and soda drinks. What’s interesting is that during Rip Esselstyn’s triathlete competition years, he switched over to a whole foods plant based diet. He was inspired by some of his dad’s teachings in this subject area and decided to go into an entirely whole foods plant based diet as of 1987, years before he retired from competing in professional triathletes.

In collaboration with Gene Stone, Rip Esselstyn published his first book, The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds back in 2009 and it quickly became a best-selling health, nutrition and diet related book of all time. The Rip Esselstyn whole foods plant based diet was based on his personal experiences from switching between a Western style diet to this whole foods plant based routine. Part of the reason why he published Rip Esselstyn The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Poundsbook was also because the number of cardiac related emergencies he saw as a firefighter. As we all know, integrating a whole foods plant based diet such as Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Diet lifestyle will help reduce the risk of cardiac diseases and heart attacks. The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn and Gene Stone appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List and was endorsed by many celebrities, notable public servants and others. You can learn more here: www.TheEngine2Diet.com.

Rip Esselstyn’s whole foods plant based diet book The Engine 2 Dietalso made it onto the highly acclaimed Forks Over Knives documentary. Forks Over Knives is one of Just Add Good Stuff’s most favorite food documentaries and is a must-see! The Engine 2 Diet on Forks Over Knives solidified Rip Esselstyn place as one of the leading role models for a whole foods plant based diet and lifestyle. What Forks Over Knives and The Engine 2 Diet combination did for many people is that someone such as Rip Esselstyn, can live an extremely healthy and fit lifestyle while incorporating many ‘scary’ diet and nutrition related changes to their lives. In many ways, Rip Esselstyn’s appearance on Forks Over Knives showed that it can be done with commitment, awareness and self-education. The movie was quickly followed by Forks Over Knives Presents The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn.

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Rip Esselstyn My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet

Rip’s latest book was released in mid May 2013 and is called Rip Esselystyn My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet. Not only does it contain a lot of new material, but My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn but it also has 140 new Engine 2 Diet recipes that are healthy, easy to follow and quick to prepare (as usual). Great tips and recommendations are also made throughout the book and you can easily purchase it on Amazon (hard copy or Kindle) as of mid May. In essence, My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn is a follow up to his The Engine 2 Diet book. The first book was mainly recipe based, while Rip’s second book, My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet is more about education and dispelling many myths surrounding health and nutrition. Rip argues that many of today’s worst diseases are diet related and therefore, can easily be reversed with the implementation of a plant strong diet, as explained in My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn. Here is the background information about My Beef with Meat on Amazon:

For the millions who are following a plant-based diet, as well as those meat-eaters who are considering it, MY BEEF WITH MEAT is the definitive guide to convincing all that it’s truly the best way to eat! New York Times Bestelling author of The Engine 2 Diet and nutrition lecturer Rip Esselstyn, is back and ready to arm readers with the knowledge they need to win any argument with those who doubt the health benefits of a plant-based diet–and convince curious carnivores to change their diets once and for all. Rip Esselstyn reveals information on the foods that most people believe are healthy, yet that scientific research shows are not. Some foods, in fact, he deems so destructive they deserve a warning label. Want to prevent heart attacks, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s? Then learn the facts and gain the knowledge to convince those skeptics that they are misinformed about plant-base diets, for instance:

You don’t need meat and dairy to have strong bones or get enough protein
You get enough calcium and iron in plants
The myth of the Mediterranean diet
There is a serious problem with the Paleo diet
If you eat plants, you lose weight and feel great

My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn proves the Engine 2 way of eating can optimize health and ultimately save lives and includes more than 145 delicious recipes to help readers reach that goal.

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Here are some of his other teachings:

Eating a plant-strong diet is the best way to fight the dangerous fires raging inside us—fires that create all the chronic Western ailments including heart attack, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.

The fat and cholesterol in animal products clogs up arteries and can cause impotence, which research shows may be an early sign of heart disease. But men, you can treat this without Viagra. Instead, eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

Some people ask: is Rip Esselstyn gay?  Because Rip is so secretive with his personal life, many people have asked that question at least once: Rip Esselstyn gay?  Most indications is that Rip Esselstyn is NOT gay.  However, many journalists looking for the latest scoop on Rip Esselstyn’s sexuality have always brought this topic up to garner more followers (which to us is disgusting).  For gay men, Rip Esselstyn gay would be unreal.  To them, a gay Rip Esselstyn will break down all barriers in terms of sexuality and masculinity.  So when you ask is Rip Esselstyn gay, who really cares?  He is a role model for EVERYONE … a handsome firefighter dedicated to bringing awareness to health, diet, nutrition and fitness.  He is also a dedicated spokesperson for clean eating whole foods plant based diets.  Yes he’s handsome, well spoken and a great role model … and because of his secretive personal life, this doesn’t mean that Rip Esselstyn is gay at all.  What is means is that there are certainly lots of people who want a gay Rip Esselstyn … and it’s certainly just their dream.

The only nutrient that plant-based foods lack is vitamin B12. But you can get a daily supply by downing a glass of fortified soy milk or a bowl of fortified cereal.

Some trendy diets claim that all carbohydrates are bad guys, yet of the three macro-nutrients that provide calories in our diet (carbs, protein, and fat), carbohydrates are the body’s primary fuel source. They’re responsible for managing your heart rate, digestion, breathing, exercising, walking, and thinking.