Clutter and weight can be symptoms of an unresolved, underlying issue in your life. “Eating more and buying more is an attempt to fill the need for something more,” he says. “Until you get those underlying issues dealt with, all the rest is a waste of time.”
The show featured Peter helping a family of four conquer the clutter in their home as well as their diet.
I taped the show and, as I did the other three times Peter appeared on the show, I jotted down the important points. Here are some of the things Peter had to say about clutter and its relationship with fat.
~ The house, the head, the heart are connected. You can’t lose weight if your home is chaotic and disorganized.
~ Your home should reflect the life you want.
~ Ask yourself “does this stuff create the mood you want in your house?”
~ If you are struggling, take the first step and from there everything else flows.
~ You can’t make healthy choices in a messy home.
~ Kids learn by what they see.
~ Create the environment that will help children make healthier choices.
~ Unless you are truthful with yourself there can be no progress.
~ If you have a house that’s organized and decluttered then it is much easier when you come to a decision, instead of going for the easy you go for the good.
The next point falls into line with our monthly kitchen theme:
The kitchen is the space that nourishes the family, no one can have a healthy diet in a kitchen that is cluttered and messy.
I thought the show was very interesting, it’s an approach I’d never considered before. I can see it as being somewhat controversial for sure. You can read more about the show on Oprah’s site. Please feel free to share your thoughts here.
Do you believe your clutter can make you fat?