We’re all in denial about something…
The other day, I was out for drinks with an old friend (who shall remain nameless), and we were discussing the fact that she often has difficulty sleeping. As she admitted to often turning on the TV on sleepless nights, I could tell that this wasn’t the whole story. So, I asked, “What else do you do when you can’t sleep?”
Her response, “I snack“. I asked, “On what?”
“Oh, nothing bad…just a little [I later found out we're talking Solo cups full] bit of VEGGIE BOOTY”.
Hmmmmm…Veggie Booty. Never heard of it. I mean it has the word “veggie” in it, so it must be healthy, but it comes in a airtight bag, so this can’t be a good sign.
I later discovered that Veggie Booty is the healthy alternative to Pirate’s Booty, which is a cheesy popcorn snack similar to Smart Food Popcorn (and yes, that is also not too “Smart” for you to snack on).
As my friend and I googled the nutrition facts for Veggie Booty, we chuckled because she already knew the what she was going to see. I mean, if she thought that she should snack on veggies, why not grab celery or baby carrots??? After this chuckle, I gave her a “cheers” to the fact that my martini was probably going to kill me just as fast as her Veggie Booty will…
The point of my story is not that you can never eat Veggie Booty or any other corn product for that matter, but we could all potentially develop habits of which we choose to be in denial regarding–We know things are bad for us, but we choose not to think about it.
Ask yourself, “About what am I in denial?” It doesn’t have to be an unhealthy eating habit. It can be any unhealthy behavior at all.
And listen, this is not to say that I’m never picking up a martini again, but as frequently expressed in this blog, awareness to the issue may keep you from succumbing to this unhealthy habit as regularly as may have previously.
And thank you to the inspiration for this post…love you, girl