Posted by: frankjwalker | July 26, 2017

Food Habits

 

Food Habits

It’s spring and now all the magazines and T.V. shows are talking about dieting and getting ready for bathing suit weather.

The problem of course is that weight loss and dieting is not just a seasonal thing.

It is a thing we all should have control over and do all year, every year.

Food and the consumption of food is more than just about the food itself. There are so many things that go into what and how we eat, both socially and emotionally.

Here are some things that may help you deal with your food habits and hassles.

Suggestions for dealing with food:

  • Serve food at the stove.

Fill plates up at the stove and serve the food at the table. This keeps the platters, bowls etc. out of your vision and away from easy second and third helpings.

  • Leave food off the table.

The more food on the table the more we all have a tendency to eat more. Get the food out of sight and mind.

  • Put the leftovers away.

Cover them up and let them get cold. If the food is taken away and out of sight then we won’t want for more.

  • Eat a serving size.

Look at the box, or labels on cans for serving sizes and just eat that much. All of the foods have recommended serving sizes. Just eat one serving. Here’s a clue, you can have a serving of the good stuff and it won’t ruin your health, weight and conscience.  Don’t deny yourself, but don’t overdo. Stick to a serving size.

  • Have a taste but in moderation.

Again, don’t deny yourself. Take a taste. But just a taste. Enjoy the smell, taste and texture of the food. Slow down and enjoy the pleasure the food gives. Then stop.

  • The whole thing is about how much.

No matter what diet, program or food eating regime you are on or are thinking of starting it’s all about eating less.

Don’t think there is any real way around that fact.

So, eat less but enjoy your food more. Slow down. Make eating an event. Set the table. Light a candle. Put on some nice music.

Enjoy the food you prepare and eat less.

  • Talk, share, converse at the table.

Having a nice dinner together is not only about the food. Gathering at the dinner table is about family, friends and community. Build friendships not serving sizes at dinner.

  • Have a passion to take your mind away from food.

No pun intended but food can become all consuming.

Find something that is more important than food. A hobby, sports team, activity or whatever that will keep your mind from craving food.

Do something that takes your mind away.

Join a club, volunteer, get together with friends and get your mind off the food.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 25, 2017

Good old days…

Posted by: frankjwalker | July 25, 2017

Summer Time….

It's a kiss..

 

Take the time to live “a little”

this summer.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

559-904-9028

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | July 24, 2017

Summer Boredom

Boredom

It’s happening somewhere, someplace a kid is saying, “I’m bored”. Its funny kids are bored while at school, yet bored during the summer too. Very few things seem to engage our kids anymore. We are all too quickly bored.

Cecil Beaton, a British designer, said, “Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom.  The first is being a bore.”

Most times it’s not a parent’s job to solve the boredom problem for their kids. Let the kids be bored for a while. Whatever happened to the long leisure summers where kids had fun doing nothing? Whatever happened to daydreaming and kids imagination? Your children don’t need to be entertained all the time. They need to entertain themselves.

Here’s the problem if you allow yourself to be bored, you actually become a bore. Nobody likes a bore. Boredom and being a bore brings everyone down.
To eliminate you boredom you have to change your state of mind.

Try these things to eliminate boredom:

Get out of the house.

What’s going on in the neighborhood? There is a big world out there, check it out. It’s hot so what, its summer it’s supposed to be hot. Freeze a water bottle and bring it along.

Get up and move around.

Get the blood flowing and stimulate your muscles and your brain. Get off the couch and away from those gadgets.

Change your space.

Move the furniture. Put your bed in a different place. See your space in a new way. Get rid of the clutter. Just little changes can eliminate boredom.

Volunteer.

Helping others is a terrific antidote to the boredom. Hey, what about helping around the church? Doing for others can give you a boost you might need.

Change the schedule.

Eat breakfast for dinner. Go out of your way to make the day different. Be in charge of your day. Don’t just let things happen.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 21, 2017

Summer Thoughts Part 2

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“… There ain’t no cure for the summer time blues”.

Eddie Cochran

Make a vow that this summer will be different.

Keep your promises.

Before the beginning of summer you thought about doing _____________. (You fill this part in)

So make your plans and follow through.

Don’t let the summer months slip by, they do go by quickly.

Make plans for the summer and stick to them. At least give it your best try.

Make a vow that this summer will be different and it will be.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 20, 2017

Life Lessons part two

 

Life lessons:

Here are thoughts on life and living.

 

  1. People are more important than things.

    1. See the last blog for details.
  2. Jealousy is a wasted emotion.

    1. So, and so did this and that, they have this and that so what?
    2. You have a pretty cool life. You really do.
    3. Live it for all it’s worth.
    4. Who cares about, “them”.
  3. Bigger houses become a bigger burden.

    1. Take from me we moved in to a tiny 720 square foot home.
    2. A small home is easy to clean.
    3. There are less to deal with.
    4. You don’t really need more, you don’t.
  4. You will regret what you didn’t do more than what you did wrong.

  5. Every day you wake up is a victory.

    1. Celebrate your life.
    2. Celebrate daily.

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 19, 2017

Life Lessons Part One

 

Life lessons:

Here are thoughts on life and living.

  1. Time passes quickly.

    1. Make every moment count. Count every moment.
    2. Keep a diary, journal, take pictures, notice your world and celebrate your life now.
  2. Take care of your body.

    1. Your body is the only one you have.
    2. Treat it right.
    3. Feed it, exercise it and stimulate it emotionally, spiritually and mentally.
    4. You can do it.
    5. You have to.
  3. Old dogs do learn new tricks.

    1. This life thing is a constantly evolving and learning thing.
    2. You learned a lot from your past.
    3. That’s wisdom.
    4. There is a lot more in your future.
    5. Use what you know to face what will come.
    6. Learn new tricks and find new treats.
  4. Beauty fades.

    1. Beauty doesn’t last.
    2. But other things grow.
    3. Personality, talents, character all take time to grow and mature.
    4. Good wine takes time.
  5. Friendships grow.

    1. Be with your friends.
    2. Nurture your friendships.
    3. Build new ones.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 18, 2017

Waiting to die…

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | July 18, 2017

Summer Thoughts Part 3

 

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“… There ain’t no cure for the summer time blues”.

Eddie Cochran

Make a vow that this summer will be different.

Relax

But, not too much.

It is summer so the kids don’t have to be on a tight schedule.

However, laying around the house all day and playing video games is no way to spend the summer.

Going to bed at 12 and getting up at 12 is just not healthy.

Relax within limits.

Make a vow that this summer will be different and it will be.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

 

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | July 17, 2017

Books and Summertime…

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Summer time.

Time for a shady spot and a good book.

Put the electronic goodies aside and read the words on the pages of a real book.

Let the words take you away.

Ride the wings of your imagination inside the cover of a good summer book.

Summer time book time.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

 

 

 

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