Lose the Clutter - Lose Weight

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Everyone knows that clearing the clutter from hour home can help reduce stress. But can it also help you lose weight? Absolutely, according to author Peter Walsh.

In his new book, Lose the Clutter - Lose Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down, Walsh says there exists a definitive link between mess, stress and weight gain.

"If you live in a cluttered environment, the research shows that your stress levels start to increase," he said in in a recent episode of Good Morning America."As the stress level increases, the hormone level increases, the result of that is you start to overeat."

A way to start is by getting rid of all those never-gonna-eat-'em leftovers in your fridge to make room for healthy new choices. The same goes for all the clothes hanging in your closet that don't make you feel fabulous. One woman interviewed for the GMA segment credits Walsh's book with helping her shed a whopping 50 pounds.

The idea is that less mess in the kitchen makes way for fresher, healthier foods. Having only the clothes that make you feel great will help push you to make changes that will make you look great. And a clean house gives you more time to focus on self-improvement factors like exercising. 

"It's not magic. It's not voodoo," Walsh says. "It's about simple life changes and homechanges that will help you live a healthier life."

Check out the ABC News Video below. If it piques your interest, pick up a copy of Walsh's book. Then, pick up the phone and contact your nearest Metabolic Research Center location for one-on-one help developing a lifestyle, nutrition and exercise plan designed to help you shed pounds and keep them off. 


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