Friday, January 27, 2012

killer breakfasts

this is typically what N takes for breakfast. today, it's nasi lemak. tomorrow, it may be mee goreng & the next day, a burger. but it almost always goes with a 500-ml bottle of carbonated drink. coke today, maybe sprite tomorrow.

N is a 20-something male nurse who graduated a few years back. the health lectures he listened to during his training days must have been lost on him. or maybe, he wasn't paying attention. or worse, he couldn't care less.

he is already grossly overweight but he's ok for now because he's still young & (looks) healthy. give him another 20 years on this diet & he'll be another health statistic. you know, hypertention, diabetes, stroke & coronary artery disease. he must have overlooked the fact that we've had patients in their 40s coming in for heart bypass surgery.

we've already repeatedly drummed into him, warning him of his folly but the advice has fallen on deaf ears. maybe he's stubborn & couldn't care less.

but this isn't an ideal world & we all know it. because in an ideal world, doctors don't smoke, lawyers don't cheat, accountants don't embezzle & politicians speak the truth.

what do you think an ideal world is like?

“There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, and it's up to you how you respond to it.” Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

11 comments:

Small Kucing said...

coz now still young so wont feel the effect. But when older then will feel lo

Medie007 said...

the ideal world... nirvana.

lol

SY said...

Everyone has helpful, nice in-laws whom they can get along with :p

reanaclaire said...

Maybe get him to go to gym or do some evening jogging? Coke is bad.. only good for cleaning toilets as seen in emails.. hahaa...

ilene ong said...

One thing for sure is, if I don't eat, I also die and if I eat, I also die so might as well eat and die satisfactorily! Life's too short to be spent counting calories! whahaha .....

pilocarpine said...

in an ideal world, blogger doc don't blog about killer bfast, because it may reduce his future business?

doc said...

thanks everyone for your comments.

keep healthy!!

Cara said...

There's a saying that everything that is good is either illegal, immoral, fattening or cause cancer in rats. *laughs*

I don't think there's such thing as an ideal world, just as I am hard-pressed to name an ideal breakfast (in a healthy sense) which can be enjoyed in a long term. I reckoned it's all about moderation.

doc said...

Cara,

i absolutely agree - everything in moderation is the way to go.

Unicorn Girl said...

Maybe a doctor or a nurse should consider showing him a live telecast of what happens to people who could not care less about their health or what happens to someone who is obese......... will it help ?

doc said...

UG,

he's a nurse, so he should know the score.