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This is not a study, but experts often cite "a clean home" as A pillar of well-being and nutritionist Keri Glassman, RD, says that it can very well help you lose weight.
"A behavioral and physiological chain reaction is set in motion by having a rationalized space," she says. Imagine the domino effect of a messy closet: chaos makes choosing clothes more difficult. You are late. No time for breakfast, which can slow down your metabolism and release cortisol, a stressor of fattening.
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Now Imagine the Contrast: Gently Pick Out an Outfit in a clean closet and feel good. Enjoying a healthy breakfast. So … are we simplifying? A little. Will other factors stress you and release the beast of cortisol? A litany of them! But in the grand scheme of things, it seemed like a fairly simple (and easy) way to make weight loss less a slog.
Losing Clutter, Losing Weight is published by Rodale Inc., publisher of Women's Health. 19459007 This article appeared in the January / February 2018 issue of Women's Health. For great advice, get a copy of the issue on newsstands now!