I had pancakes and syrup for breakfast.

Correction. I attempted to have pancakes and syrup for breakfast, but was defeated by the ridiculous portion size and could only eat about half, which means that in the eyes of my American friends I’m now officially a ‘pussy’.

What I ate was probably my recommended calorific intake for the day.

However, I am soon going to lunch, where my stomach will be subjected to a burrito, thereby probably doubling my required daily calorific intake before 13:00 and I still have dinner ahead of me.

It’s impossible to stay slim here in Silicon Valley.