Clutter could cause obesity, author warns

14 November 2011

Homeowners with a cluttered house could have a higher risk of obesity, one expert has suggested.

Peter Walsh, author of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?,suggested in an extract of the book published in the Daily Mail that a house filled with too much stuff could encourage people to opt for unhealthy meals.

This is often due to the attitude that a person cannot be bothered to tidy up their rooms and so therefore has the same thoughts about preparing healthy meals, according to Mr Walsh.

In his new book he said: "If your lifestyle is frantic, it's likely your diet is suffering. Clutter accumulates because we are out of control. Likewise, weight accumulates because we don't control it."

He added that weight issues are caused by lifestyle such as clutter and chaos, and that fat is inextricably linked to these things. The way a home looks is a reflection of lifestyle.

The first step towards losing weight is to re-evaluate the way people lead their life, Mr Walsh stated.

Diet Crushers, an online advice forum for dieters, suggested that people make less clutter in order to have less stress, which will lead to weight loss.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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