It dawned on me that, through my posts, I may appear to live some uber healthy life – crunching on raw kale salads, running until my toenails turn blue, drowning myself in antioxidant-rich green tea, and hanging out upside on my yoga mat. While all of that may be true, I have a few habits that don’t fit under the same umbrella. I’m human.
So, what is my least healthiest habit?
CHEWING GUM. Addicted, I tell you. I formed this habit back in high school and have been an investor in Orbit peppermint gum ever since. Thousands and thousands of pieces chewed. My car is permanently perfumed with the blue pack’s sweet smell.
I’m guessing my dentist wouldn’t support this habit, but besides the fact that it’s probably not ideal for my oral health – I honestly do not know – I’m ingesting artificial chemicals every day!
I think of myself as purist when it comes to my diet… whether that’s good or bad is controversial. I feel hypocritical against my philosophy to avoid the word “artificial” and ingredient lists with words that are difficult to pronounce when I unwrap each piece of – breath-freshening, mouth-entertaining – sticky chemicals.
The first step in overcoming any addiction is to admit you have a problem.
There, I did it. The Nutrition Nut’s unhealthiest habit… or one of ‘em ;)
Now what? Help!