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Eat for Heat

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
'Eat for Heat' is best described as a complementary concept that has yet to be discussed anywhere in the world of health, diet, and nutrition.

The book takes a close look at the modern habit of compulsive beverage consumption, mass prescriptions to “drink 8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day,” phobias about salt and sugar, and turns them all upside down in classic 180DegreeH
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Published (first published November 30th 2012)
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Angie S
Jun 11, 2014 Angie S rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
After years of vegan/raw food eating, my body fell apart. Depression, anxiety, and that "baby fat" around my middle became more intense. The feeling of fight-or-flight stress was constant and I couldn't sleep at night.

Insert Eat for Heat.

I don't think that Matt wrote this book for people with the desire to learn how to be healthier, rather he wrote it for people who are obsessive about their healthy eating habits. Taking the opposite extreme, Matt explains that there is a "happy medium" to be fo
Alex Amitrano
Dec 18, 2013 Alex Amitrano rated it it was ok
I'm convinced this author snorts cocaine.
Jun 24, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone working on their health, with a distinct warning on the author's attitude.
I downloaded this when it was up for free on Amazon Kindle. Having previously read some of his blogs, and a previous e-book, I avoided reading this one, simply because Matt can be a complete and utter jackhole, who insults others, including his readers, on a regular basis. It takes a lot of effort to cut through his assholery to get to the message.

But, I was stuck on an airplane for a few hours, so why not read this instead of watching the World Cup.

Thyroid issues run in my family, and both my
Julie Balazs
Jan 05, 2014 Julie Balazs rated it liked it
The Matt Stone philosophy: your overall health is to a large extent determined by your metabolic health. With a high, healthy metabolism, you'll have a higher body temperature, more regular periods, better sleep, clearer skin, more stable mood, more balanced hormonal regulation, etc. He argues that you can influence your metabolism by changing the way you eat: more calories, more carbs, more salt, more saturated fat, and less fluids -- all in blatant contradiction to the USDA's dietary ...more
Apr 15, 2015 Cariann rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Worth a try! After eating paleo gluten free etc for 1+yrs and still dealing with food allergies, allergies, being cold, colitis, anxiety....this is an easy change to implement. I drink a lot of fluids and a lot of what he says rings true. So I will try drinking a little less, eat more salt and starches, and eat more in general. I won't be eating ice cream or soda frequently but I can add in some salt/ sugar combos and cut back on the coffee tea water obsession. Just today I was feeling ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Karla rated it liked it
Holds some thought-provoking ideas particularly in the area of water consumption. I have noticed a difference myself when I workout and "overdrink" water as prescribed by the "eight 8 oz. glasses" per day rule. My body temp plummets and I feel weird. Adding both salt and potassium into the mix helps. Relying on "cold" foods such as fruits, vegetables, and the like to maintain an ideal body actually hurts your efforts since they lower your body temp and thus your metabolism. To counter this ...more
Aug 30, 2013 Janiece rated it it was ok
Too bad he is so crude. I cannot recommend it because of his crude manner and presentation. Sooo...adolescent. He has some great information about paying attention to your body and knowing what it is telling you and how to respond, problems that come after following long-term "healthy" diets and the error of common practices in "healthy eating". From my own experience I resonated with a lot of what he presented in terms of principles. Not sure I agree with his application ... such as drinking ...more
Angie Libert
I did not receive any new insights while reading this book, although it was refreshing to have an author encourage people to stop drinking so much water, eat more salt and exercise less.

Here are some quotes:

"The fundamental truth is that maintaining a high level of cellular energy production with a high metabolic rate and moderate levels of stress hormone exposure is the most useful and far-reaching health asset of them all." I totally agree!

"Every system of the body is influenced by the tug-of-
Feb 12, 2016 Samantha rated it it was ok
Shelves: health, non-fiction, 2016
This book is ridiculously straight forward. It could have been a five page persuasive essay and not lost anything. Here, let me condense it into a short paragraph for you: Listen to your body. Don't drink too much water; if you're cold, don't drink more water, try eating something moderately dense. Don't act like salt is anthrax. Eat food when you're hungry and don't starve yourself.

Beyond that, I understand that it's self published but holy fuck. Editing. And I'm not even talking spelling and p
Ryan Burgett
Jun 20, 2013 Ryan Burgett rated it liked it
This book was disappointing in many ways. I understand what Matt Stone is saying about the importance of well-concentrated blood, but I have to disagree in so many ways with the advice he gives on how to get there. I took a few important tools away from this book which I have already benefited from. Using what I learned in this book I have tweaked my diet and now have much better sustained energy during the day and also get more deep and satisfying sleep at night. But it feels like what I ...more
Barb Lawrence
Jan 20, 2014 Barb Lawrence rated it liked it
Shelves: health

I found this interesting. I'm surprised so many people have responded negatively to the author's writing style. I found his writing witty, conversational, and refreshing. The content made sense also--I never understood why people can't seem to go five minutes without sipping on water. I think it's weird too.
Nov 01, 2016 Timothy rated it did not like it
if you read any article on google summarizing this book you have gotten all the information you are going to get from it. It would be just as informative in 5 pages. The information the book contains may or may not be valuable. There is no evidence that it is, so you will just have to try it out your self to see.
Apr 06, 2015 Eerika rated it really liked it
Fun to read. I liked the author's snarky humor. A lot of worth considering. I just read the book and haven't tried out the theory described, but I'm going to. I'm freezing most of the time, always wearing wool socks and sweaters and my diet and drinking habits are pretty much a side of the cold as categorized in this book. No harm testing the author's tips. Well, I'm going to apply the theory in my paleo type of diet and still leave ice-cream and grains on a shelf when shopping. But step by step ...more
May 20, 2013 Polina rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Quick and easy read, some interesting observations, but without any scientific studies prescribing a controversial method of something as important as daily water intake seemed a bit dubious to me. Still I have experience some of the observations the author makes and have to admit it was great to have someone provide me with excuse for drinking less than the recommended 2L of water daily. But since I frequently find myself suffering from dehydration already, I think I should have read a book ...more
Brad Belschner
May 12, 2014 Brad Belschner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
These are the most valuable insights on human health that I have yet encountered. Bar none.

Personally I find Matt Stone's writing style engaging and amusing, but others might find it off-putting. Nevertheless, regardless of what you might think of his writing style, Matt Stone's content is very important here.
Feb 05, 2015 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: noone
Shelves: kindle
This was a waste of time.
There is more opinion than sound science. The facts that are presented have no citations. He spends most of the book using frat boy style "bro" talk, that makes you look up from reading to be certain you haven't walked into the boys locker room at the high school by mistake.
Ronda Hruby
This ebook gives the author's view that drinking lots of Fluids may actually trigger cold hands and feet. Food warms the entire body including hands and feet. I'm 'testing' that view now, and he just might be on to something.

Its really just a theory without research, so i'm giving only two stars.
Rebekka Steg
Jan 14, 2014 Rebekka Steg rated it it was ok
Some interesting thoughts and ideas, but not very well supported. I have absolutely no problem with "bad" language, but I don't like it when authors talk down to the reader. While the author makes it clear that he is not a doctor or a scientist, I would have liked to see more scientific backing and explanations for his statements.
Maria Miaoulis
Apr 04, 2014 Maria Miaoulis rated it it was ok
This book definitely goes against some established "rules" in the health/nutrition/weight management fields such as not drinking a lot of water and keeping a sugar/salt mixture on hand. I'm curious as to why more people aren't talking about this, if in fact the approaches are supported by research.
Jan 02, 2014 Christine rated it did not like it
Wow. I can honestly say this is the first time I've been called a douche by the author while reading their book.
Maranda Carvell
Apr 29, 2013 Maranda Carvell rated it it was ok
A couple of interesting concepts, but horribly written and not nearly enough material to fill a book. Could easily have been a blog post.
Jane Gardner
May 13, 2014 Jane Gardner rated it it was ok
Not enough info I felt, but made me reflect on my water intake, salt intake and sugar. I guess I would prefer a bit more nutrition guidance in this book. A quick read though
Jenny Yelle
Mar 07, 2014 Jenny Yelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unconventional, but fantastic practical advice for revving up metabolism and the thyroid. I was drinking way to much water, and this book cured me of that bad habit.
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