Friday, September 18, 2009
Can Household Clutter Make You Fat?
Keeping your home free of clutter can help you to lose weight according to organizational guru Peter Walsh. In his new book, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, Walsh says that when people declutter their home, they start losing weight. His theory is that if you have a messy disorganized kitchen, you will always opt for the easy, which is take out instead of cooking. If your dining room table is piled high with bills and junk, you won't want to sit and have a healthy family meal there. Walsh says an overstuffed life leads to an overstuffed body. He says that if you want to seriously deal with your weight, you must clean up that clutter.
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Makes since to me. =)
I can see that, also from the point of view of discipline. It takes that to de-clutter and to exercise.
For some this might be true. But my house is completely clutter free. I'd go mental to live in clutter, and yet I am obese. Of course sometimes there might be some things lying around, like a few magazines and keys and stuff, but never a lot. I have friends who are exercise "maniacs" but who have insanely cluttered and untidy houses, and then overweight friends who are tidy. So I guess, it's not true for all. No rule without a lot of exceptions... :-)
I agree with you. This is just one theory. Although, I do think that clutter does cause unnecessary stress which could effect behavior.
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