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MASHAMOO Posts: 1,667
2/19/13 12:12 A

Can you bring your own airpopped popcorn?

STEPONME20 Posts: 11
2/18/13 10:26 P

Thanks for the words of wisdom! We don't go too often normally, the last month however, we've gone twice. We get the smallest popcorn and soda to share (both are GIGANTIC by normal standards).

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,036
2/18/13 1:10 P

I maybe get to the movie once or twice a year, so I go ahead and indulge but I drink water instead of soda and only the small popcorn to share. You could try sneaking in some healthier snacks like fresh fruit and veggies in your purse and then getting bottled water if you go frequently to the movies. If you need something to munch like salty you might try making your own trail mix.

ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
2/18/13 12:11 P

Put a couple of tootsie roll pops in the purse. They are slow to eat and will not break the calorie bank. Another option are sugar free hard candies and gum.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,826
2/18/13 11:33 A

I don't go to the movies often. Therefore, I allow myself some popcorn and an occasional soda. But if you're going often, I suggest maybe milk and fruit. If they don't sell fruit, maybe you can bring some in your purse. Maybe celery sticks? baby carrots?

JDOG1960 Posts: 806
2/18/13 10:44 A

I'll eat some popcorn and enjoy a soda at the movies. It's not my normal routine and it's the normal routine that is important.


07SOJO Posts: 1,648
2/18/13 10:08 A

Try going right after you eat a meal. Take gum and drink water.

ELISAJANE57 Posts: 739
2/18/13 10:06 A

If you have to get a popcorn, get a smaller size and share it with somebody. Don't add extra butter to it. I was in shock when I watched a guy buy a large tub of popcorn and then add extra butter to it. Some of the theaters I go to have small restaurants and I will usually find a salad I can order to eat in the movie.

I also do the naughty thing...I love my chocolate so I portion out an amount that is within my calorie budget and just bring it with me into the theater in my purse. Nobody is going to stop me and inspect my purse. I'm also gum chewing addict so I make sure I have a couple sticks of gum I can just chew while watching a movie.

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
2/18/13 9:59 A

At least where I live, there really isn't anything remotely healthy at the movie theater except water. I agree with others who say eat before you go and don't get any snacks. But if it is just too much a part of your ritual, I would say get a small popcorn and try not to eat too much of it, and get water instead of soda.

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
2/18/13 7:58 A

I try to eat before I goto the movies. I dont go very often but when I do Its usually around dinner time so I eat dinner then see a movie, so im not hungry for popcorn and sodas, the high prices help me to say no too.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (166,344)
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2/18/13 7:54 A

I honestly usually just say no most of the time. I don't agree with sneaking in healthier options and I know I can survive without food for a couple hours.

STEPONME20 Posts: 11
2/18/13 7:32 A

My husband LOVES going to the movies. When we go it is an automatic soda and popcorn to share...Anyone have some theater snack ideas that won't bust the diet plan?

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