UU Plant-Based Eating Club 7-Day Rescue Diet Challenge

The 7-Day Rescue Diet challenge is back! The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health is a book by Rip Esselstyn, the son of famous cardiologist Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., who found that people transitioning to a plant-based diet consisting of minimally processed whole foods were able to lose weight and lower their total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure in a surprisingly short amount of time.

A group of us will be doing the 7-Day Rescue Diet together, starting with a kickoff meeting on July 18. The diet itself will start on Sunday, July 21, which includes an optional brunch and entree swap so that you can batch cook one meal and trade it for many other meals. Brilliant, right?? For more information, and to register, please click here. We did two groups last year, of around ten people each, and received strong positive feedback. Some people reported that it made a very substantial difference in their health, and that they have been able to maintain better eating habits even a year later.

Regardless of whether you plan to participate in the challenge, you are welcome to check out the 7-Day Rescue Diet book from the PBEC lending library (we have several copies available for loan). It is also available at most local libraries and traditional booksellers.

Thanks to Brenda Asis and Kate Thibeault for heading up this group!