Dr Oz: Is Your House Making You Fat?
Are you snacking all day long and don’t even realize it? In this segment, Dr Oz introduced Jill Pollack, an Organization Expert, to give you the 3 rooms inside your house that may be making you eat. Jill and the Dr Oz team went inside Melissa’s home to find out why she constantly overate. They headed straight for the fridge and found it “well stocked” with a bunch of junk food and stuff they couldn’t even recognize.
Next, they headed for Melissa’s cupboard and found a bunch of sweets. (Busted!) They went to her dining room, where she had painted the walls bright red. In her bedroom, Melissa had a bunch of clothes strewn about. The closet was filled with a bunch of clothes that she couldn’t even fit anymore or brand new clothes that were too small that she was hoping to fit into one day. (I admit this one sounds familiar!)
Back in the studio, Melissa stated that she knew what she should be doing, but she just couldn’t get it done. Jill explained that the clutter could lead to unwanted pounds. Our homes were a reflection of what was going on in our minds and body. Jill and The Doctor Oz Show confiscated a bunch of clothes, shoes and other junk sitting around. Melissa stated that she was glad the clutter was gone. The only reason she hadn’t dealt with it earlier was because she didn’t have time. (Yeah, me too!)
Dr Oz: Leftovers in Clear Containers
1. Kitchen – Melissa’s fridge was so overflowing with food, you couldn’t even get to the healthy choices if you tried. (You think that was by mistake? LOL!) Melissa also had several expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. (Be honest, how many of you are the same way?) Jill suggested sticking your leftovers in clear containers with a date and label. Jill also made Melissa get rid of the candy jars she had all over the house. Jill suggested having the junk food for the kids put up high in the pantry instead of eye level. This way, it won’t be in Melissa’s immediate sights. Keep the healthy snacks on the shelf that’s eye level. (In my house that would be one box of stale raisins.)
Dr Oz: Blue Dining Rooms Suppress Appetite
2. Dining Room – The color of Melissa’s dining room was red. Red stimulates the appetite. (Uh-oh, red is my favorite color!) Jill suggested changing the dining room color to a “peaceful blue.” Blue has been known to suppress the appetite. If you don’t want to change the entire color, use blue accents, such as place mats and napkins.
Dr Oz: Aspirational Clothing
3. Bedroom – No clutter in the bedroom. Melissa, of course, had a cluttered bedroom. The organization will help you get a better night’s sleep. Melissa’s closet also contained a lot of clothes with tags and clothes that were too small. (Jill pulled out a pair of skinny jeans and basically told her that there was no way she was fitting into those ever again!) It’s okay to have one or two pieces of “aspirational” clothing” that may fit you one day, but the goal is to wear clothes that make you look and feel good in now.
Dr Oz gave Melissa brand new plastic containers and a pair of new walking shoes to help her fit back into her “aspirational” jeans.