Have you wanted to lose weight but couldn’t stop indulging?
Do you constantly feel OVERWHELMED?
Are you putting things like exercising or doing the meal plans on hold because you’re “too busy?”
It’s the clutter.
A 2013 study found that people spending time in a messy room were more likely to choose junk food over a healthy apple, and other research suggests a connection between overeating and clutter.
When you get rid of the junk in your house, you’ll get rid of the junk in your trunk ;)
(I couldn’t resist…)
But in all seriousness -- if you don’t feel stressed over the mess in your house, you’ll be able to come home and relax… and have more energy to focus on what is needed to take care of yourself.
(Plus think about all the time saved not looking for things… you get HOURS back, seriously!)
It all starts with your fridge.
Set aside 15 minutes to clean out your fridge tonight. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES.
Take everything out of the fridge and set it on your counter or the kitchen table.
Grab a big trash bag and toss the old, junky “food.” Make way for healthier options.
(If you have an extra 10 minutes, give the fridge a good wipe down and cleaning, too.)
Next, divide your fridge into zones, putting commonly used ingredients together.
Having an organized, clean fridge will make it easier (and more enjoyable) to cook.
You’ll instantly go from feeling overwhelmed to OVERJOYED.
++ The new sexy fridge will also give you a boost of confidence…
…and a sensation of lightness…which you’ll want to keep…
It’ll foster good choices and more positive behaviors. FEEL healthy. FEEL energized.
You intuitively know LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE means more than “diet.”
Interestingly, I became a “minimalist” and started “downsizing” right around the time I started slimming down and using the meal plans.
I guess I was tired of carrying ALL the excess weight in my life around ;)
“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.” -- Peter Walsh (TLC’s Clean Sweep)
But “trimming the fat” (tidying up) isn’t the first-and-last stop.
“You also have to create routines. From meal planning and shopping to mealtime rituals,” says Walsh.
You know you need to get organized ;-P
Having a plan in place is the secret weapon to success!
Success = consistency… and consistency starts when you have less clutter and more structure.
You’ve got to create an environment where your healthy self can THRIVE.
Are you going to commit to de-cluttering your fridge or your life?
If so, leave a comment “I’ll declutter” below.
Affirmations are powerful! You’ll be 23x more likely to do it if you say you will!
P.S. You can take the dump-it-all-out-and-only-put-back-the-“good”-things approach with your pantry as well -- and your closet, too! Keeping only what you really LOVE.
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