Shed Pounds by Shedding Your Mess

Get Rid of Mess

Everyone knows that clearing away clutter can help you shed stress. But according to author Peter Walsh, it also can help you shed pounds. 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."

In the segment, he helped one reader get started by cleaning out her refrigerator and pantry, getting rid of all the leftovers and less-than-healthy choices. The two then headed to her closet, where they tossed every piece of clothing that didn't immediately make her feel great when she looked at it.


Meanwhile, another interviewee credits the principals in Walsh's book with helping her to lose an impressive 50 pounds. It makes sense that less mess in the kitchen makes way for fresher, healthier foods. Having only the clothes that make you feel great will help encourage you to make changes that will make you look great. And a clean house in general 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 Cleaning House video segment below. If it piques your interest, pick up a copy of Walsh's book. Then, pick up the phone and contact the Metabolic Research Center location nearest you. A dedicated weight loss specialist will help you further develop the kind of lifestyle, nutrition and exercise choices that will boost your weight loss success. Reach us at 800-501-8090.


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