Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? Book Review

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More by Peter Walsh was on my list after reading the other Peter Walsh books.  I decided that I should read all of his books.  I didn't actually know that this book wasn't about organization but after I started reading, I decided that I should read it all. 

Here is the table of contents so that you can get an idea of what is in the book:
Introduction:  The Extra Weight
1. The Life You Have
2. The Life You Want
3. The Emotions You Confront
4. The Home Where You Live
5. The Kitchen You Create
6. The Food You Stock
7. The Meals You Prepare
8. The Life You Live
9.  The Challenges You Face
Afterword:  The Success You Enjoy

The book was mostly about how to live a life you want to loose weight.  The best tip that I decided to start doing was to keep a food journal.  I used to do this ages ago but it really does help.  The thing that is interesting about this suggestion is that they suggest you write how you feel when you make bad choices.  It is really easy to see after awhile why you make the bad choices- tired, over hungry, upset, etc.  I find it to be worth the effort and it might even get me to stop eating sweets...okay, probably not but I have been eating three meals a day and trying to make good choices while still eating sweets.  It might not be the best weight loss idea but I have to start somewhere and going cold turkey during the holiday season sounds like a bad idea :)

The other tip that I think is great is to go through each cabinet and drawer in your kitchen and empty it out.  Clean it out and put only the things that you use back in.  I did take everything out of my kitchen when I remodeled but I know that there are many cabinets or drawers that I have totally cleaned out since than.  It is a great way to do your spring cleaning but make sure that you don't just do too much at once or do one drawer and stop (like I did).  I hope to get back on track and clean out the next drawer tomorrow!!!  It is worthwhile because the first drawer is super nice now.  I hope that you take this opportunity to get motivated to start going through and removing the things that don't belong in the kitchen.

Although this is a good book, it wasn't my normal read.  I was looking for the organization book like all Peter Walsh's other book but this was a really fast read that gave interesting information about organizing other parts of my life that I hadn't thought of.  I hope that you check out the book and let me know what you think.  Check out your local library or bookstore!!

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