Synopses & Reviews
Diets don't work. Why not? Because they focus on what foods we should and shouldn't eat but completely ignore everything else that makes us fat. Look at your own situation: You say you want to lose weight, but you just can't stop indulging. You say you'd exercise more if only you had the time, yet you spend precious hours every night in front of the TV doing what? Munching nutrition-free snacks and drinking supersized beverages. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Peter Walsh, the bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuffandlt;/iandgt;, believes that the secret to successfully losing weight is to forget about calorie counting and weekly weigh-ins. Instead you need to focus on how, why, and where you eat. When it comes to clearing clutter (the fat in our homes) it isn't about the stuff itself, it's about the life you want to live. The same is true for losing weight: It's not about the pounds, it's about living the life you deserve in the body you want. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Using his expert techniques honed from years as a clutter expert and organizational consultant on TLC's andlt;iandgt;Clean Sweepandlt;/iandgt;, Peter helps you address how the clutter in your kitchen, your pantry, and your home is directly related to the clutter on your body and negatively affects your ability to lead a full and healthy life. This book shows you how to clean up not just the spaces where you eat, but the routines around them: from planning meals and shopping to dinnertime rituals. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Peter knows all the pitfalls and all the excuses. In andlt;iandgt;Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?andlt;/iandgt; he gives you the tools (and courage) you need to get over all your excuses, face the issues, and make the change to a better life. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This is not a diet book. This is a book about your life -- about creating the healthy life and body you have always imagined for yourself. Peter helps you kick the food-clutter habit forever. You have only one life. Start living it today.
Walsh, the bestselling author of "It's All Too Much," believes that the secret to successfully losing weight is to forget about calorie counting and weekly weigh-ins, and instead to focus on how, why, and where people eat.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Extra Weight A Culture of Fat It's All Too Much: Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff Clutter and Fat -- They're Not So Different It's Not About the Food Permission to Be Imperfect A New Approach 1: The Life You Have How Heavy Is the Weight You Bear? Quiz: The Weight of Weight You're Not Alone You Are Fat -- No Excuses Fat Gets in the Way of Life The Life You're Living Is Making You Fat Clutter Makes You Fat, Fat Makes You Cluttered Organization for Healthy Living Checklist for Chapter One 2: The Life You Want Choose Your Own Adventure Start Big -- Define Your Vision Imagine the Life You Want to Live Your Ideal You Don't Let Fat Get in the Way Practice Mindful Eating Checklist for Chapter Two 3: The Emotions You Confront Mind Over Mood How You Feel Before, During, and After You Eat Build New Habits Checklist for Chapter Three 4: The Home Where You Live Time to Come Clean It's More Than Just a Home -- It's Your Home A Fat Tour of Your Home 5: The Kitchen You Create Nobody Makes Good Choices in a Messy Kitchen What Do You Want from Your Kitchen? Get Your Kitchen's Weight Under Control! Zoning Out A Refrigerator with a View A Pantry with a Purpose Checklist for Chapter Five 6: The Food You Stock Filling Your Kitchen and Your Stomach Plan Your Day, Plan Your Time, Plan Your Life Quiz: Are You a Planner? What Works and What Doesn't Fresh Start -- In at the Deep End Planning Meals: Next Week, Next Month, Next Year Checklist for Chapter Six 7: The Meals You Prepare What Do You Want from Dinner? Don't Just Eat -- Enjoy! The Other Meals Preparing the Meal Fast Food The Company You Keep Where You Eat Final Tips Checklist for Chapter Seven 8: The Life You Live Everything Is Connected Exercise for the Life You Want 9: The Challenges You Face Mindful Indulgence Quiz: Know Your Weaknesses Special Occasions and Holidays Cheating Checklist for Chapter Nine Afterword: The Success You Enjoy Embracing It Every Day No More Fat Butt The Joy of Maintenance Acknowledgments Index