A houseful of clutter may not be the only reason people pack on extra pounds, but research proves that it plays a big role. A recent study showed that people with super-cluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese! Why? Organization guru Peter Walsh thinks it's because people can't make their best choices—their healthiest choices—in a cluttered, messy, disorganized home.
In Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight, Walsh weaves together a 6-week program that leads you step-by-step through decluttering your home, your body, and your life. He'll help you:
• Clear your home of excess "stuff" as you discover your vision for your personal space
• Clear your body of excess pounds as you follow a healthy, super-simple eating and exercise plan
• Clear your mind and spirit of the excess weight of too many possessions
With a room-by room organizing guide, dietitian-approved eating plan, exercise physiologist–developed fitness program, and quizzes to get to the root of your problem, Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight is the only book you need to help you clear the clutter and zap the pounds.
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Part 1 How Clutter Invades Your Home, Your Body, and Your Mind
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Table of Contents
Part 1 How Culture Invades Your Home, Your Body, and Your Mind
Chapter 1 The Hidden Forces That Make Your Home a Mess 3
Chapter 2 The Science Linking Clutter and Weight 23
Chapter 3 Where Am I Now (and How Did My Mind Bring Me Here)? 33
Chapter 4 Clutter and Fat Are No Match for Your Mind 49
Part 2 The Lost the Clutter, Lose the Weight Blueprint
Chapter 5 How the Program Works 73
Chapter 6 How to Eat to Lose the Weight 91
Chapter 7 How to Move to Lose the Weight 129
Part 3 The Six-Week Program Begins
Chapter 8 Make Each Week a Success 167
Chapter 9 Week One: Your Cooking and Dining Areas 173
Chapter 10 Week Two: Your Bedroom 193
Chapter 11 Week Three: Your Bedroom Closet and Your Bathroom 215
Chapter 12 Week Four: Your Financial House 235
Chapter 13 Week Five: Your Living Areas (Family Room, Living Room, Den) 251
Chapter 14 Week Six: Your Storage Areas (Basement, Garage, Attic, Shed) 265
Chapter 15 How to Make Your Positive Changes Last a Lifetime 279
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book really helps you examine your priorities and provides practical guidance for the overwhelmed. I have a long way to go with both my clutter and weight issues, but this book has gotten me to shake off my motivational paralysis and get started!
Most weight loss books concentrate only on diet and exercise. Peter Walsh points out in this book that clutter and disorganization causes stress and feelings of being overwhelmed and that this stress in turn can lead to very poor eating habits and unhealthy living in general. I think most people will agree that living in a messy, disorganized environment encourages anyone to just grab a bag of potato chips and turn on the TV. Managing clutter, practicing some relaxation techniques and getting organized gives people a sense of control and a loss of helplessness that encourages them to eat better and live a healthier life. The author offers a very valid approach to these problems. This is a very practical and helpful book.