Does clutter make you fat?

February 19, 2008 5:46:59 PM PST
Does clutter make you fat? Oprah's favorite organizer, Peter Walsh, revealed how cleaning up your house may be the first step toward slimming down.

This book walks you through the practical strategies for de-cluttering the aspects of your life that directly affect you and your family's weight, including:

  • Defining the life you want to live and picturing your "ideal you"
  • Tackling the emotions you confront and how food makes you feel
  • Zeroing in on the kitchen you create and how to make it a haven for preparing healthy, delicious meals (yes, this does involve throwing out your secret stash of cookies!)
  • Understanding the reality of the food you stock and how to plan ahead to prepare easy dishes
  • Identifying the challenges you will face along the way, including how to survive holidays and special occasions and knowing your weaknesses

About the Book: (Available at all major book stores)
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More By Peter Walsh
Publication Date: February 5, 2008
Imprint: Free Press
Price: $25.00/hardcover
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About Peter Walsh:
He is an organizational consultant and the bestselling author of It's All Too Much, How to Organize (Just About) Everything, and now Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?. As the organizational guru on TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, or the voice of reason on his weekly national radio program, The Peter Walsh Show on the Oprah & Friends Channel on XM Satellite Radio, Peter demonstrates that decluttering is the sure path to a richer, fuller life. He divides his time between Los Angeles, California and Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please visit

In his work helping people de-clutter their homes, Peter came across a surprising trend-for a lot of people, getting rid of clutter and getting their lives organized resulted in losing weight and gaining the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Following Peter's decluttering advice, readers were able to drop the pounds and keep them off when diet books and fads had failed them before. It became evident to Peter that the obsession to accumulate and hoard doesn't just stop at possessions-it also dominates how most people approach and consume food.