My doctor says I am in excellent health, except for my weight. He wants me to consume no more than 1600-1700 calories per day. He gave me a photocopied set of pages with protein, carbohydrate and fat exchanges and discussed all of them with me.
Butter, cream cheese, half-and-half, sour cream, it’s all out. Vegetables are free, I can have as much of that as I like. Interestingly, he didn’t rule out bacon, because everybody deserves a little treat now and again.
He wants me to lose a couple pounds a month. I can do it, he says, I’m still young.
That’s what I like about my doctor, he looks at me and says, you’re young.
Of course, my doctor is 80 years old.