Monday, January 22, 2018

The Seven-Day Rescue Diet!

Hi Motiv8ers,

If you are on this page it means you are curious about this 7 day challenge and how it might be able to help you start seeing energy and health improvements.

Before I go into the details of the challenge, I just wanted to say that I have been following a whole foods plant based diet for the past nine years and it has given me the body, the energy, and the strength I have always wanted. When I talk to people about what I do for a living, such as coaching numerous boot camps a week and running ultra marathons, they think I can eat the way I do because I exercise so much. But that is completely backwards. I can do what I do because of how I eat. I would never have the energy, or the body, to be able to perform at the level I do if I wasn't for the healthy whole foods diet that I believe in and follow.

So take this challenge seriously, it just might give you more energy than you could ever imagine!  =)

Let's get started!

Time Frame?

January 29th through February 4th

Who can do the challenge?

Everyone! This is a free Motiv8 Challenge.

Where can I get support?

The Motiv8 team and crew are here to help you stay Motiv8ed for these 7 days. Join our Facebook group, Motiv8 HQ, and every day, starting today through February 4th, I will be posting tips on how to stay Motiv8ed, how to make this transition easy, and pictures of the foods I will be eating. Again, click here and join the Motiv8 HQ group.

What is the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge?

Engine 2 is a whole foods plant based diet program that is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. It is owned by Rip Esselstyn and his Engine 2 team have been working to change the American diet for the past eight years. He transformed a Texas BBQ-loving fire station into a plant-based powerhouse, and now he’s dedicated his life to showing you how to live an easy and satisfying plant-strong life. More than 15,000 people joined the challenge during his inaugural kickoff.

Backed by substantial medical research and results from his own one-week, plant based retreat in Sedona, Arizona, even Rip was astounded by the true transformations that resulted in just 7 days of a Plant-Strong diet. Better digestion, happier outlook on life, better blood sugar, prettier skin, more energy, less inflammation, and better sleep are just a few of the benefits you will see in just 7 days.

Now it’s time for YOUR transformation!

To celebrate the launch of his book, The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, Rip is inviting YOU, your friends, family and loved ones to take the Seven-Day Challenge, FREE.

How can you get started? 

Just click on this link:

You will need to sign up for emails in order to download the free PDF of the challenge. But trust me, these emails are awesome.

Are there meal plans? What will the meals look like? 

The challenge gives you an easy-to-follow guide to help you build your own meals. Most of the meals are in bowls and they show you how to build a healthy bowl to keep you full and feel great.

Why this challenge and not others like the Whole 30?

Last week I wrote a blog called the "1 Pound Diet." Click here to check it out.

We all love to eat. Eating a lot of food is just what we love to do and the thought of not feeling full after a meal is frustrating. The 1 Pound Diet was about how many pounds of food our stomach wants each day and how many calories are in a pound of various foods. The foods that are the lowest in calories are foods that are whole, have lots of water weight, and have tons of fiber. If you eat these foods you could eat as much as you want and never go over your calorie goals for the day.

That is what this challenge is all about. Showing you that there is a way to eat where you will never feel hungry and you can eat as much as you want. All you have to do is stick to a few simple rules!

What are those simple Rules? There are 7 of them!

1. All Vegetables: Leafy greens, potatoes, squash and more
2. Whole Fruit: Fresh or frozen (thawed - no smoothies!)
3. Intact Whole Grains: Brown rice, oats (steel cut or rolled), quinoa, farro, bulgur
4. 100% Whole Grain Items: Breads, pastas and tortillas (watch out for added oils!)
5. Legumes Baby!: Black beans, lentils, pinto beans, chickpeas, split peas, oil-free hummus
6. Extra Flavor: Herbs, spices, vinegars, hot sauce, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce
7. Beverages: Water, tea, coffee (For cereal only: Unsweetened almond, oat or soy milk)

Things to Avoid!

Cheese and other dairy products
Extracted oils: olive, coconut, canola etc. Refined breads and pastas
Refined sugars
Processed vegan meat substitutes
All coconut products
Nuts (except walnuts) & Nut butters

Things you might be confused about!

I know many of you are thinking "why no meat?" Meat takes a long time for the body to digest which can prevent the body from performing at its highest level. Give this challenge a shot and see how you feel. You might be surprised at just how great you feel in your workout when you have tons of energy from vegetables and fruit.

Why no smoothies, juices, or nut butters?
These three categories of food are usually considered to be healthy but they can be a highly concentrated amount of calories. If you are an ultra athlete like me who needs 2500 or more calories a day, you might want to take advantage of these categories. But if you are someone who is looking to lose some weight and have a healthier relationship with food, I challenge you to avoid them until you are starting to reach your goals and exercising more.

Why no oils?
Again, oil is a highly concentrated amount of calories. Remember in the "1 Pound Diet" blog we stated that one pound of olive oil has 3,998 calories. That is a lot. Oils get a lot of people in trouble when they start to diet. They think they are eating healthy but the oils are still causing them to have too many calories.

You'll see that bread is recommended above. Now don't go out and start eating your favorite bread. The only types of bread I recommend for this challenge is the Engine 2 products that you can find at Whole Foods or the Ezekiel bread that you can find at most HEB's.

Be careful with sauces!
As you can see above, BBQ sauce is recommended. But remember, this is a no added sugar and no oil diet. If you buy BBQ sauce, or any other sauce, make sure there is no sugar and no oil. You just have to look at the labels.

What might a meal look like?

Motiv8ers, if you have more questions, post below or email me at

Again, this challenge starts next Monday, January 29th. I will be posting updates and tips every day on our Facebook group which you can find here.

The challenge is only for 7 days. It isn't that long. So put your criticisms, excuses, self-doubt, or disbelief's aside and give it a shot. It definitely will not hurt you to give it a try!

Crew, my goal is to make you as epic, awesome, and healthy as possible and I know this challenge will do just that. Let's do this together. =)

Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!

Coach Ty out!


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