Nancy Pelosi Eats The Same Hot Dog Every Single Day

Cravings can be undeniable once they hit, and you can't really blame someone for sticking to what they know and love. But could you eat the same thing daily, even if it was your favorite food? For a sizable amount of people, sticking to the same menu daily provides convenience (via Real Simple). It eliminates the decision-making process, stabilizes your calorie count, and is oftentimes easy. "Eating the same foods gives people a sense of control during a time when the world feels very unpredictable and chaotic," MS, RD, CDN Stephanie Middleberg said, adding that this diet plan often creates structure.

This may not the best decision to make for your body, however. While Speaking with Well & Good, MD Tim Spector explained that, even if you're eating healthy foods daily, "you're not going to get the diversity of gut microbes that you would [if you switched it up]." In simple terms, even if the food is nutritional, it won't be great for your gut health. But if you want to improve your gut health, there are many reasons why you should be eating probiotic foods. Healthy or not, if you're one of the many who choose simplicity over decision-making, you're definitely not alone.

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Just like many other Americans, Politician Nancy Pelosi has a go-to food she eats every day. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that Pelosi downs a hot dog with relish and mustard each day. Reporter Natalie Andrews shared the information on Twitter, and she was answered by individuals shocked by the revelation. "How is ... Nancy Pelosi still alive? The human body really is amazing," CNN columnist Jill Filipovic wrote. Another Twitter user was equally surprised, writing "my mom tells me every hot dog I eat is a year off my life so either one of them is lying or Nancy Pelosi is like god or something."

Under the original post, commenters had a range of opinions. "Every day?? Wow I feel so much better about my occasional cravings," one Twitter user wrote. "People who eat the same thing every day are downright terrifying to me," wrote another. Even though, the shock seems to originate more from the choice of a hot dog than the prospect of same-food eating. So if you are someone who keeps the same menu, at least Twitter is roasting you a little less.

Dieticians say hot dogs aren't a great choice

Sadly for hot dog-loving Nancy Pelosi, the food simply isn't a viable choice for daily consumption, likely because of things you don't know about hot dogs. Dietician and A4 Health co-founder Jenna Stangland spoke to Huffington Post last year about the potential health risks hot dogs can bring. "The traditional ballpark dogs tend to be very high in sodium (over 500 mg in one hot dog), which can contribute to high blood pressure," she said. She explains that hot dogs are typically made of processed meat instead of 100% natural varieties. Stangland cited the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease that daily consumption can lead to.

Luckily, Oscar Mayer stopped using these preservatives just a few years ago, making it a bit less worrisome to grab a hot dog from time to time (per Fortune). The new recipe formulation was intended to provide Americans the backyard staple they love with reward rather than risk. "There are a few foods for kids out there—hot dogs, pizza, mac & cheese, chicken nuggets—that if you put them in front of kids, they would smile. But parents haven't felt as good about putting them in front of their kids," Oscar Mayer marketing head Greg Guidotti explained at the time. Perhaps it still isn't the best everyday choice, but you may feel more secure indulging from time to time.

Many chefs choose this route as well

Nancy Pelosi isn't the only person in the spotlight that's caught onto this trend. Celebrity Chef Martha Stewart has a particular beverage she drinks every morning. In a March 2021 Instagram video, Stewart revealed the green juice she downs daily, as well as its ingredients, including spinach, celery, herbs, ginger, and citrus. "It really does keep my skin looking really good. It keeps my hair nice and thick. And I really believe in drinking green juice each and every day," she explained.

Cookbook author Ina Garten also has a repetitive morning time routine. In an interview with Bon Appetit, Garten enjoys Dallis Brothers brand coffee daily mixed with milk. Her eating habits don't vary either, as she eats the same breakfast all year long. Produced by McCann's Irish Oatmeal, her once-a-day oatmeal is always mixed with salt. "Most people don't do their oatmeal with salt, and I think that without it, it just tastes like wallpaper paste," she said.

Truthfully, she may be shunned for that, but she's the chef, after all. She likely knows what she's doing.