Is Your House Making You Fat?

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These 8 tips could help make your home environment more thinning

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Your house may be a threat to your figure. Add it to the list, cushioned between those extra slices of pizza and forgetting to work out—because experts say the way you design and maintain your home could play a role in whether you pack on the pounds or keep them off.

"You can make your environment work for you instead of against you," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, dietitian and author of The Flexitarian Diet. "There are ways to use your house to successfully watch your weight, rather than relying solely on willpower."

Continue to the next slide to see the 8 ways to turn your home into part of your diet plan.

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