#Clutter has been called the fat of our homes and offices, and it may be why you’re having trouble managing your #weight. For most people, clutter leads to stress, and stress causes the production of the hormone cortisol, which increases belly fat. Cortisol also elevates your blood sugar levels, which causes insulin to be produced to regulate your blood sugar, leaving you feeling hungry. If you’re hungry, chances are you’re not going to realize it’s because of the stressor surrounding you — the clutter. Instead, you’re going to eat, and you’re probably not going to go for the fruits and vegetables hidden in the back of your refrigerator (that is, if you even have any).
Clutter can also affect your weight because it becomes an obstacle to eating healthfully and exercising. If you can’t find your sneakers and gym clothes, you’re not going to get to the gym. If the kitchen counters are covered with papers, and the pots and pans are hard to get to, you’re more likely to eat out or order in than cook a meal for yourself. And we know that meals from restaurants and fast-food joints are higher in calories, fat, and sodium than food cooked at home — all of which can lead to weight gain.
So what can you do? Declutter your life! You’ll feel the weight lifting from the everyday stress of living in a cluttered environment, and your body will lose weight, too! Here are some ways to get your life and weight under control:
Do the same at the office and you’ll have clutter-free environments at all times!