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Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh

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This book is not your typical diet book. If your looking for recipes and strategies for losing the pounds, this book is not for you. If you interested in learning how the mess in your house relates to the mess you put in your body then this IS the book for you! Peter Walsh, you may know him as the host of TLC’s “Clean Sweep,” has put together a fascinating correlation between mess and fat. He gives concrete examples of how a cluttered house affects your moods causing depression and/or anxiety. He believes the two most important areas of your home are your bedroom and your kitchen. For example, if your kitchen counters are so cluttered and you can’t or won’t attempt to make room to cook a healthy meal, then you are ‘allowing’ yourself to eat either something unhealthy, like Mac-n-Cheese, or just eat out all together. This will continue causing your calorie count to rise exponentially as time goes by.

The solution? Clean your clutter, loose the weight! Once you have eliminated the weight of your clutter you will mentally feel lighter and this works tenfold towards your goal of making your body lighter too. Sprinkled throughout this work are activities and food-clutter principles giving you the opportunity to stop and look hard at your life. What do you want? What are your goals? What do you want your life and your body to look like? Overall this is a fast-paced read. It’s informative and witty. The downside-Peter spends an enormous amount of time referring to his first book, It’s All Too Much, which can be a bit distracting. I would recommend reading that book first.

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