Thursday, March 19, 2009

Giveaway: The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn (5 Winners)

The wonderful people at Hachette Book Group are helping me give away five copies of The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds, which was just published February 25th!! The books will be shipped directly from the publisher.

From my review:
In a nutshell: This is a great book for anyone who needs to lose weight or lower their cholesterol. It is a pretty strict diet, eliminating dairy, processed foods and meat, but the author has provided explanations and the science behind why this diet works (this helps provide encouragement). He even says that if you don't do the entire diet, you can still use the basics to eat healthier every day. In my case, that is what I am trying to do. With two adults and a toddler in the house, I really don't see a strictly vegetarian diet working for our family, but I do understand the power behind adding more plant-based foods to our diet. Rip Esselstyn has also included some basic exercises and a whole section of recipes, with some great tips worked in. This diet has been endorsed by Lance Armstrong, as well as many medical doctors, and was tested by over 65 people when the author was first validating it.

You CAN enter daily, but make sure you leave different cleaning or organizing suggestions each time!

To be included in the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment here and tell me your favorite fruit or vegetable and leave your email (1 entry daily)
2. Leave a comment on the review (1 entry)
3. Post a link to the giveaway on your blog and report it here (1 entry)
4. Become a follower and leave a comment here (or "remind" me you are already a follower so I know you want to be included in this giveaway) (1 entry)

The drawing will be held April 30th. Winners: I will send you each an email, you will need to reply with your address so I can forward it to the publisher or send the book directly to you. In the event that a winner does not respond, I will go to the next name in the drawing and notify them.

This giveaway is open to residents within the United States and Canada, but books will NOT be shipped to PO Boxes.

~ Wendi

162 Comments:

bunnie3788 said...

would love to have this book. sounds great.

suburban prep said...

I love honeydew melon (fruit) and I love spinach(vegetable).
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traveler said...

This book would be so helpful. My favorite fruit is apple and vegetable is zucchini. thanks for this great giveaway.

saragillman said...

I like potatoes

donnas said...

Please enter me.

My favorite fruit is mangos. And my favorite vegetable is green beans.

I am also a follower.

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agordon10 said...

love avocados

Annie said...

Favourite fruit is cantaloupe! Favourite veggie is asparagus!


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Annie said...

I left a comment on your review!



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Annie said...

I also follow your blog and subscribe via Google Reader!


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mverno said...

honeydew melons are the best

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I love corn on the cob and strawberries!

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Princess Golden Hair said...

my favorite fruit is banana

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njsunbunny said...

My favorite fruit is a banana! Because they're so portable I can take one with me when I head out the door!

Rita said...

My favorite fruit is blueberries. drala625 at yahoo dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

pineapple

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I'd love to read this book, my favorite fruit is blueberries.

I'm a follower already!

chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

mama0102 said...

I love fresh tomatoes, cucumber and squash...just about anything from our garden. As for fruits, I can really get into a great watermelon or cantalope!

Stacie said...

I love sweet potatoes!

snowmermaid said...

I love mexican squash (chayote )!
I live near Austin and have been reading about this fireman turned food author and the remarkable results dieters have been experiencing on this diet in the Austin Statesman newspaper!

Dree said...

I love cucumbers.

lisagee said...

Tomatoes are my fav!

lisagee said...

follower :o)

geekbearinggifts said...

I have two favorite foods: tomatoes and chocolate (does chocolate count as a vegetable since it comes from a plant?) Thanks for the offer!

Carol Lawrence said...

Tomatoes and corn are my favorites. jelly15301@gmail.com

bunnie3788 said...

love avacados now, only toook 21 years to try them.

Carol Lawrence said...

I follow your blog. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

I left a comment on the review. jelly15301@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Linz said :
Interesting book !
Favorite fruit - green grapes.
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toughturtles said...

looks like a good helper

chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

Sunnyvale said...

berries or melons

Nickolay said...

I love Red Bell Peppers

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Karen said...

Sounds Fab :)

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danosor said...

I love banana's.

mama0102 said...

I love anything fresh out of our garden...tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash....and I'm a sucker for a great slice of watermelon!

I've heard a lot of great things about this book! Thanx for the awesome contest!

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Pam said...

My favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts believe it or not!!

Karen said...

Sounds great :)

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Irene Reesor said...

I love watermelons

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Rose said...

I've yet to meet a fruit I didn't like. But, i relly love avocados. My favorite veggie is brocooli. :)

bunnie3788 said...

love tomatoes. would love to try this

maureen said...

Bananas are best!

lisagee said...

Strawberries are a fav fruit.

Irene Reesor said...

I love watermelon

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debra said...

tomatoes grown in my garden are my favorite fruit(though most people incorrectly assume they are a vegetable).

Sunnyvale said...

Berries, melons, etc.

bunnie3788 said...

as a child I would sit in the kitchen sink and eat all the tomatoes like apples. Can't remeber if I got in to trouble or not. But, Mom would always catch me. So, I love tomatoes.

Irene Reesor said...

Sounds like a good book

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Karen said...

Berries - they are full of antioxidents :)

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Randall D Busby said...

My favorite is blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and apricots mixed together. Add some mandrian oranges and you are set. Would love this book, need all the help I can get, and besides all that who doesn't want to look like a firefighter. Thanks r

danosor said...

Rasberries or banana's

Irene said...

book sounds good. I like bananas

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Smooshy said...

i love avocados!

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

My favorite fruit is Gala apples.
They're great..This book sounds terrific.

Marion G

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quiltingreader said...

Tomatoes are my favorite.

quiltingreader said...

following

Cheryl said...

My favorite fruit is blackberries. My favorite veggie is brussels sprouts (I'm weird, I know!).

cheriemiller said...

Nothing better than a golden delicious apple!

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Karen said...

Awesome.

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Karen said...

Sounds like a great book.

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Andria said...

I love baby carrots and pineapple

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

lisagee said...

red grapes are great :o)

melinda said...

My favorite fruit is bananas--they taste like they have lots of sugar.

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
love grapes and love raw spinich

ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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mary said...

well sounds good to me, we read anything we all can get our hands on, a good old friend of mine from Vanguard School sent my kids "Gone with the Wind" for them to read and keep its one of the oldest ones he'd had in his collection, I'm sure with him, its worth something, which my kids will have to a very long time.

ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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Adrian L. said...

Gotta be peaches

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ktgonyea said...

Enter me please :)

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Jon_Lefkove said...

My favorite fruit is grapes.

cpullum said...

I love broccoli cold and hot with cheese!
Carla
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ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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Adrian L. said...

Gotta be avocado.

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ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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Jayfr said...

I'm partial to carrots.

ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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Jess said...

My favorite fruit is the black grape! So delicious.

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ktgonyea said...

Would love to win this :)

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bridget3420 said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

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Kim F said...

Green beans are by favorite - you can do so manything things with them.

ktgonyea said...

Sounds wonderful :)

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CJ said...

I love spinach, red peppers and blueberries.

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CJ said...

I'm a follower

ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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ktgonyea said...

I would really love this :)

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Kim F said...

I still like green beans the best. Your review makes this book sound like a good read. Actually I love any book that contains even one receipe.

Adrian Lamont said...

I like fresh peaches.

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ktgonyea said...

Enter me - I want to win :)

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chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

Angela said...

I love oranges! Especially when they're dipped in chocolate!
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ky2here said...

Elton John!!

No, seriously carrots for the vegetable and pears for the fruit.

chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

Princess Golden Hair said...

my favorite fruit is a banana

Linda Russell said...

My favorite vegetable is cooked broccoli with melted cheese. Thanks for the contest. lrussel1@rochester.rr.com

chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

ktgonyea said...

Sweet Potatoes :)

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Anonymous said...

Advocados and tomatoes are sometimes considered fruits or vegetables, but these 2 are my favorite! I saw this on a news show yesterday and would love this book! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

lisagee said...

red grapes :o)

Jayfr said...

I'm on a raisin kick currently.

Anonymous said...

I love asparagus :)

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Kim F said...

My favorite vegetable is still green beans.

Kelly F said...

I love red peppers. They are kind of sweet raw and then go great with pasta and sandwiches when they are cooked. Yummy!

Kelly F said...

I am a follower :)

Kelly F said...

I posted a comment on the review.

Betty C said...

I love fruits and vegetables. Corn and beans are my favorite vegetables and strawberries, peaches and bananas tie as my favorite fruits.

Betty C said...

I commented on the review.

Betty C said...

I am a follower.

chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

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Melanie said...

My favorite vegetable is baby squash, and I love Honeydew Melon.


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quelleheure4 said...

I love broccoli, yum yum!
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quelleheure4 said...

I left a comment on your review.

quelleheure4 said...

I follow ya too.

Anonymous said...

Spinach is my favorite vegetable!

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happishopr said...
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happishopr said...

my fave fruit are cherries and my fave veggie is the avocado. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Shauna said...

Please count me in! Thanks for the chance to win :) Tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

susan1215 said...

My favorite fruit is banana and my favorite vegetable are potatos

Jinxy and Me said...

I love pineapple!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

angie said...

I love asparagus. :)

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Ardy22 said...

Mu favorite fruit would be pineapple

Ardy22 said...

follow your blog

Rhonda said...

Asparagus is my favourite especially cooked just right with a little crunch.

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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LINDA said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I saw these guys on the Sunday Morning News Show on CBS this past Sunday. I would love to read this book! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Teresa690 said...

Black plums are my favorite fruit, and asparagus is my favorite veggie. Thanks for the great contest!
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purango said...

Cherries are my favorite fruit. Sweet Potatoes are my favorite vegetable. garrettsambo@aol.com

Couture Lady said...

My favorite fruit is Watermelon.
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Couture Lady said...

I posted a comment on your review.
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Couture Lady said...

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MAC Mom said...

I would love for my mom to read this book. She has High Cholesterol. Thanks for the giveawy. I also love bananas.

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MAC Mom said...

I commented on your review.
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THANKS

MAC Mom said...

Follower

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fcscheermom said...

I love Cherries. Thanks

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fcscheermom said...

I commented on your review. Thanks for the chance to win this book it sounds like a life changing read!

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fcscheermom said...

I follow your blog also.
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chromiumman said...

peaches or bananas

azrosebud said...

My favorite vegetable is the avocado

Gianna said...

Pomegranates :)

souldolphindream said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries and my favorite veggie is tomotoes

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thanks so much

Traci C said...

fresh asparagus

barblong said...

My favorite fruit is pineapple

masonsgranny59 said...

we heart cucumbers,squash,and tomatoes:)ty 4 the entry into this awesome giveaway:)

07violet said...

I have lots of favorites, blueberries, tomatoes, avocados, etc.

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07violet said...

following

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Heather said...

Most people think I'm strange, but I love most vegetables...with broccoli topping that list. Love it!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I am crazy for all meleon!
My favorite is Watermelon!
I love Cantalope too a whole bunch!

I could eat avacodo's until I passed out!

Bananas are always a favorite in our house too!

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Heather said...

Oops. Forgot my email, but the good thing about that is that I can put it here and also tell you that I follow your blog.
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow on blogger!

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lilyk said...

I love eggplant!

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Swtlilchick said...

I love Grapes and Peas

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Swtlilchick said...

Nice review,sounds like a good diet.I like that Lance Armstrong endorses it


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Swtlilchick said...

Following your blog

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Belinda M said...

I love bananas and corn

Belinda M said...

I follow

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