Aussie clutter expert reveals relationship between mess and fat.
"Being fat is easier than working, easier than raising a family, easier than making money, and definitely easier than getting up and switching off the TV," says Peter Walsh, clutter expert and author of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?.
Peter believes our obsession with being instantly gratified and wanting to have everything we want now is not only making us fatter but is also creating unrealistic expectations which lead us to assume we can lose weight in the same amount of time as celebrities, and with very little effort.
Since releasing his international best-seller It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff two years ago and becoming a regular guest on Oprah, Walsh has discovered two key factors which link our overfilled homes with our expanding waistlines
"Firstly, clutter is rarely about the stuff, it's a whole lot deeper than that," says Walsh. "You need to look beyond the clutter for answers to address the underlying issues whether they be fear of losing memories, worry about the future, low self-esteem, or the inability to move past grief."
"Secondly, your home is a reflection of you, not just in some airy-fairy way, but in a real and tangible sense," says Walsh. "It's no accident that as our homes become more cluttered we've become fatter. It makes sense that if your kitchen is clean and organised and your fridge is well-stocked with ingredients for planned meals you're more likely to cook and think about what you're really putting into your body."
Walsh believes anyone can break out of the cluttered-house/clutter-body cycle-they just need to be honest with themselves and be willing to work it. "The fat didn't appear overnight and won't disappear overnight so you're going to have to work at it and implement some new habits."
"Start by establishing your goals and be realistic! Then get organised. Plan your meals, schedule in your exercise time and create a kitchen that will inspire you to cook and get healthy," says Peter Walsh. "And most importantly, never lose sight of your goal!"
Peter Walsh, Australias clutter expert helps you organise your life (and lose weight too)!
The thin clothes that you hope will fit again one day are making you fat.
The baggy clothes you hide behind are making you fat.
The pantry chock full of disorganised food is making you fat.
Even the dining room table covered with mail is making you fat.
According to Australias leading clutter expert Peter Walsh, its no coincidence that our love affair with stuff and filling our homes with it is linked to our expanding waistlines. It also doesnt help that we beat ourselves up when we fail to drop 10 kilos in a week like the Hollywood starlets who bounce seamlessly from the maternity ward onto the red carpet.
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? is not a diet or exercise book. In fact, its an antidote to all those fad diet books that simply focus on food and what you can and cant eat. Using his experience as a clutter expert and having helped hundreds of people all over the world, Walshs approach is straightforward: organising your life will help you lose weight. This book is about obtaining a simpler, richer life; one with less clutter and more energy so you can live in the now.
From giving yourself a reality check and setting goals (we mean realistic ones!) to organising everything from your life to your kitchen cupboards so that food becomes something that nourishes you rather than poisons you, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? will declutter you from the inside out so that you can live the life youve always wanted to live.
Peter Walsh lives to conquer clutter! Hes the organisational guru on the US show Clean Sweep, a regular guest on the Oprah show and the voice of reason on his weekly radio program The Peter Walsh Show. When not aiding the de-cluttering of peoples lives, he lives in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?
Published by Simon and Schuster
Author: Peter Walsh
Review: I love this book, I've started my own reality check and now a regular on ebay, clear that stuff out girls, and stop wasting your time cleaning and procrastinating.