256 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.7 in
November 11, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416560173
ISBN - 13: 9781416560173
About the Book
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.
Read from the Book
Introduction The Extra Weight A culture of fat The easiest thing to be in America is fat. It's easier than working, easier than raising a family, easier than making money, and definitely easier than getting up and switching off the TV. Being fat has become the national pastime. When it comes to body size and image, we live in a confused and contradictory world. For all the concern the social commentators, the psychologists, and the politically correct have about the unhealthy influence of those slick fashion and celebrity magazines featuring too-thin models and rapidly reducing stars, that's not where the real problem lies. Yes, the culture of thin that appears in magazines, in movies, and on television is ubiquitous, selling everything from cars to new dentures. But thin's not the story on the street. The reality is that we worship large. Our cars are the biggest and the fattest -- we drive vehicles that consume a gallon of gas every ten miles. Our houses are huge -- the average home size is steadily increasing while the average family size is decreasing. Our homes are overflowing with the fat of the things we consume -- we spend more time shopping than any other people on earth. Our meals are gargantuan -- portion sizes have tripled in the United States over the last twenty-five years. Boeing has increased the assumed weight for each passenger by more than twenty pounds. Office chairs are being made larger to accommodate our bigger butts. Even Disneyland, the h
Table of Contents
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: T
From the Publisher
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.
Peter Walsh, the bestselling author of It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, 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.
Using his expert techniques honed from years as a clutter expert and organizational consultant on TLC's Clean Sweep, 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.
Peter knows all the pitfalls and all the excuses. In Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? 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.
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.
About the Author
Peter Walsh has a master's degree with a specialty in educational psychology. He is a clutter expert and organizational consultant, who helps organizations improve employee's job satisfaction and effectiveness. He can be heard weekly on The Peter Walsh Show on the Oprah and Friends XM radio network, is a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was the host of Clean Sweep. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.