A new study published this month in the journal Environment and Behavior suggests that living in a cluttered environment can nudge us to eat overeat.

The good news is that cluttered offices or disorganized homes then can be modified to help us control our food intake, helping us to become slimmer “by design,” says Brian Wansink of Cornell University who co-authored the study.

Apparently, external cues help us to feel in control or to abandon ourselves to urges to overeat when we are feeling sad, bored or anxious. Messy rooms, in some ways enable us to abandon what’s expected of us or what we expect of ourselves.


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