The Joy of BreakfastCreated by:
photo from www.fairfaxinnrestaurant.com
For the past month, I was not able to get breakfast due to a busy stretch. I noticed that having nothing for breakfast led to consumption of huge portions during lunch. Although it did not affect the quality of care for patients, skipping breakfast led to less efficiency and productivity. It became harder to do chores and I was forgetting simple things such as bringing pens and stamp of my license (a requirement when writing orders in the chart). The decline in productivity made me decide to eat breakfast today for a change. The feeling was different with a full stomach to power with throughout the day. Doing errands was easier and I was able to consume right proportion of meal for lunch. It struck me that I had to make effort to eat breakfast daily despite rushing for work. Trust me, it would really make a world of difference in terms of performance. By the way, I have posted a picture of a breakfast staple in the Philippines - tapsilog (acronym for tapa, sinangag, at itlog [marinated beef, garlic fried rice, and egg). Yes, we do eat rice for breakfast!
For the MIMS community, do you skip breakfast as well? What is the staple breakfast in your countries?