I graduated from NUS Faculty of Medication. And like each different junior Physician, was assigned to work in a authorities hospital. As you’d anticipate, work was robust. We have been repeatedly pulling 100 working hours per week. With that sort of schedule, even sleep turned a luxurious. A lot much less might be stated of train. Meals additionally turned extraordinarily hurried affairs usually with the simplest, quickest often carbohydrate laden meals that we will seize.
Leaving the hospital and going into personal apply was not significantly better. Apart from the stress of scientific apply, there was the extra stress of working the executive aspect of the enterprise as properly. Once more, consideration to a wholesome way of life took a backseat.
Earlier than I knew it, my BMI had ballooned to twenty-eight.2 kg/m2. To place this into context, the definition of weight problems for Asians is a BMI of 27.5 kg/m2 and above. So sure, I used to be formally overweight. And likewise extraordinarily out of practice. I might barely jog for quarter-hour with out huffing and puffing and slowing right down to a stroll. I might barely climb 3 flights of steps with out feeling out of breath.