Book Review: Eat for Heat


Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink 

I’m one of those people who has tried every diet under the sun and still gained 30 pounds in the last ten years.  Maybe it’s my metabolism. Juicing and green smoothies make me tired and cold (now we know why). Paleo type diets sit too heavy in my stomach, then I start thinking about feedlot cattle and then I’m off meat again.  I like beans, but vegan diets just don’t give me enough energy and I suspect I don’t eat enough calories on them.  I’ve been trying intermittent fasting, which means I only ate between noon and 8 p.m.  Now comes Matt Stone with this crazy, against-the-norm plan of eating and drinking (or not drinking).  I live in fear of not drinking enough water because of congestion and how that makes me feel, among other symptoms.  But today I thought I would give it a try. I have a heater under my desk at work and this morning when I got up it was -6 degrees F. I don’t usually eat breakfast because of the noon to 8:00 schedule, so I didn’t have anything in the house, but I stopped and got a bacon egg & cheese biscuit.  I got warm within minutes of eating, despite the temperature, and turned off the desk heater within a short time.  Lobster bisque soup for lunch and I am full, sleepy, and WARM.  It feels weird not to drink as much water as I’m used to.  But if this revs my metabolism, I can do it.


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