Trying to reduce your waistline but not making much progress? The answer might well be to cut the clutter from your life and get organised! Yes really! Let me explain by zooming onto 4 common areas of clutter and the impact they can have on your waistline.
Whether you are a stay at home or working mother, I am sure you lead a busy life and it can be a challenge to put a meal on the table at a given time every night. Even more so if you have little or no space at all on your countertops to prep your food or if you struggle to find the utensils you need in your cabinets. My mum has so much kitchenware and utensils that every time she wants to take something out, she has to move a few things around. Granted she’s retired and has all the time she needs in her hands, but I bet you don’t have this luxury, right?
How can the kitchen clutter impact your waistline? If your kitchen is cluttered, the idea of cooking even a simple meal can be overwhelming. You end up eating out or bringing home take-away food more frequently than you should which means having bigger portions of food loaded with higher fat and sugar than what you would have cooked at home.
Dining table clutter
I often see dining tables covered with mail, newspapers, kids’ homework, craft projects and the likes. But these things don’t belong there, do they? They prevent you from sitting down and having your meals at the table.
How can the dining table clutter impact your waistline? You end up eating on the couch, very likely in front of the TV. It then becomes difficult to convince yourself to spend time cooking nutritious food when nobody really pays attention to what they eat! Very quickly, you don’t see the point of eating at regular hours and with the rest of the family and rush through your food without paying attention to how much you eat.
A wardrobe overstuffed with clothes makes it difficult to find what you need when you need it.
How can the wardrobe clutter impact your waistline? If you waste time looking for your sport gear when you are due for a class, or can’t find your runners, you’ll quickly abandon the idea and lay on your couch instead of burning some calories…
I have no scientific evidence to prove it but two clients of mine who had been trying to lose weight for a while started losing weight after we had cut the clutter in their wardrobe. I wouldn’t attribute it to the intense workout that we had decluttering their wardrobe 🙂 No, in my perspective, it might well be due to the fact that having a wardrobe made of clothes that don’t fit you and that are a nagging reminder of the weight that you can’t seem to lose paralyse you. On the other hand, having a wardrobe that makes you feel good about yourself will beef up your self-esteem and will give you the energy to embrace your life.
Cluttered homes often rhyme with cluttered minds. When you are surrounded by clutter, it makes it hard to stop thinking about it and not feeling guilty about what you should do about it. It reaches a point when you don’t own your stuff, your stuff owns you.
How can mind clutter impact your waistline? The time you need to look after too many possessions and/or the mental energy you put into thinking about them deprives you of time and energy that could be used for something that would be more beneficial to you, being exercising, planning healthy meals, or just spending time with your loved ones.
So I am not sure whether you had looked at it that way before, but the answer might well be to turn to a professional organiser to help you not only cut the clutter but also reduce your waistline!
Not convinced by the correlation between clutter and weight loss? Well there are plenty of other benefits for you for de-cluttering and getting organised. And I’d love to be part of your organising journey whatever your goals are. Contact me now!
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