How to Organize to Help to Lose Weight and Get Fit | Clutter Video Tip

How to Organize to Help to Lose Weight and Get Fit | Clutter Video Tip

Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter
Diet book and on-line program, and today we’re going to talk about how getting organized
can actually help you lose weight from your body, not just lose the clutter pounds from
your house. You know, we talk about the Clutter Diet as a really fun metaphor for getting
more organized in your home and your life and we have all kinds of little analogies
around that. But when you’re looking at your fitness goals for the year, getting organized
is key to making that happen. One of the best ways that getting organized
moves you forward to those goals is getting you centered around the right tools. So using
your calendar more regularly can help you schedule in those workouts that you’re trying
to do. You want to fit in that run or that visit to the gym, you’ve got to coordinate
your schedule with a calendar. Another thing you can use to measure and track some of those
fitness goals and organize that information is something that I’m a little bit obsessed
with. It’s called a Fitbit. This clips on to my waistline and it counts how many steps
I’ve taken that day as well as how many flights of stairs I’ve climbed, how many
calories I’ve burned, and it even tracks my sleep if I want to do that. Now, this synchronizes
with an on-line account that awards me badges for how many steps I’ve taken or other things
that I’ve achieved that day, and it’s kind of ridiculous and silly what I will do
to get that next badge, and it’s very, very motivating. Now, this also synchronizes with some of the
other applications that are out there to help you track and organize your information with
your eating habits. So I have this example, My Fitness Pal, is one of the best ones I’ve
seen out there as far as apps. This is a food diary calorie counting tool that also incorporates
your activity and your exercise in so that you have a clear picture of what your intake
is for that day, and it does synchronize with this Fitbit, so it makes it really automated
and easy for you to have a record of everything you’ve been doing and you can track that
as long as you need to get towards those goals you have. Another way that getting organized helps you
lose weight is that it gives you access to the gear you need. If you have cleared the
clutter from your home and your physical environment, you’re more able to find those tennis shoes
when it’s time to take a walk, and if your treadmill’s not covered with clothing, you’re
more likely to use it, and if your gym bag is already packed, you’re much more likely
to make it to the gym with that equipment. Also if you have an organized kitchen you’re
much more likely to cook at home, which is much healthier than eating out at a restaurant
where you have, at home, more control over the fat and sugar and salt and the portion
size of the food that you’re eating. And when you’re organized at home you also are
usually planning a lot better and you’re planning menus and you’re planning snacks,
and if you are going to work knowing that you’re going to have a snack in the afternoon,
you’re probably going to pack an apple with you instead of taking that visit to the vending
machine late in the afternoon when you’re really hungry and not thinking as clearly. So if you want some help planning those menus,
we have this product that’s called What to Eat, and I use this every week during my
Sunday planning time, that we have another video about, and this is just a place to write
down what my decisions are for the meal planning for that week. It helps the rest of the family
know what’s being served for dinner, and it helps me remember what I decided so in
the morning I can pull something out of the freezer or put something in the crock pot.
You can find information about this on our on-line store with this link here on the screen. See you next time, and may you always be happy
and grateful for having more than enough.

7 thoughts on “How to Organize to Help to Lose Weight and Get Fit | Clutter Video Tip

  1. Really great advice! I wish I could get my husband to join in with de cluttering.. And I also wish he'd stop buying and cooking unhealthy food..! Cx

  2. I love Gala apples. Honeycrisps are good too. You're right, the more organized my kitchen is, the better able I am to make healthy food choices.

  3. I eagerly await your videos every week! This week I wanted to comment on 2 things. Myfitnesspal is a GREAT app for tracking food and exercise and keeping you honest. They say that those people that keep a food log lose twice as much as those that don't. I am trying to figure out how to get to 1 calendar – I currently have 3 (work, home, 30 day family posted). However, the 30 day family calendar includes our dinner meals so everyone knows what is on the menu. It works great for all!

  4. If you are like me and DON"T enjoy cooking or meal planning ( I never have the right stuff) I recommend going to Dream Dinners once a month a making a month's worth of meals at one time. I have two boys (11 & 14yrs old) Dream Dinners has given me time to do other things and not stress over what's for dinner. I've been doing it for 5 years and it's taken so much stress out of my life. I'm always looking for time savers and this has been the best thing I've found to spend more time with family.

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