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Movie Theater Snack Attack!

Two Thumbs Up or Blockbuster Diet Disaster?

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  • CANUCKSFAN2
    Honestly, when I go to a movie theatre or watch a movie at home, I don't expect to eat healthy and I look at it as a treat.
  • LOPEZB2012
    I'm sorry but I go to the theatre so infrequently (maybe once a year) and nothing, I mean nothing is coming between me and my butter ridden popcorn and large soda! That's just part of the awesome experience. I have found that I usually eat nothing else that day because it keeps me full.
  • I have yet to find a movie theater that will allow anyone to legally gring in snacks from home. If you do not want what they are selling, skip the snacks and don't bring something from home.
  • I cook homemade popcorn cooked in organic, virgin coconut oil with a sprinkling of sea salt. It is unbelievably good and definitely doesn't need any extra butter or seasoning in it. The stuff they sell at the theatre can't hold a candle to it.

    Coconut oil is a staple at my house and I believe we're healthier for it!
  • FRECKLEPUP
    Enough! Bottled water, bottled water, bottled water...is horrible for you and the planet. Plasticizers leach from the plastic into your water and into your body releasing free radicals and then the bottle hangs around the planet for thousands and thousands of years. I haven't bought bottled water for almost 5 years. What I do is refill a washed glass bottle (an old Snapple bottle usually) with tap water and refrigerate. It's just as portable as a plastic bottle.
  • Without trying to sound negative most cinemas I have been at do NO allow outside food.
  • Actually, the popcorn was healthier when they were using coconut oil. Vegetable oils such as peanut oil promote weight gain whereas coconut oil actually can promote weight loss. The particular type of saturated fat in coconut oil, medium chain triglycerides, is responsible for this as it increases metabolism. Butter is healthy in moderation, too, but I doubt there are any theaters anywhere that provide real butter for the popcorn. It simply costs a lot more than other fats they could provide.

    There is more to weight loss than reducing calories. The source of the calories is important, too. For instance, fructose works in the cells to turn off the fat burning mechanism and turn on the fat storage mechanism. It does this by increasing uric acid in the cells. This is why ANY type of sugar, whether sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, can cause weight gain. Natural fruit, however, is OK because it contains antioxidants that counteract the fructose in the fruit.
  • KAMACK42
    Coconut oil IS a healthy fat! The truly unhealthy fats are those that are genetically modified, which are corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and rapeseed oils. GMOs are TERRIBLE for us, and most dry cereal that isn't organic is loaded with GMOs. You might want to think about that when grocery shopping. Check the labels!.
  • WENDY005
    I love popcorn I just can't eat movie theater popcorn or microwave popcorn. The 'butter' upsets my stomach so i have to buy the natural popcorn or buy kernals and pop my own.
  • WENDY005
    I love popcorn I just can't eat movie theater popcorn or microwave popcorn. The 'butter' upsets my stomach so i have to buy the natural popcorn or buy kernals and pop my own.
  • WENDY005
    I love popcorn I just can't eat movie theater popcorn or microwave popcorn. The 'butter' upsets my stomach so i have to buy the natural popcorn or buy kernals and pop my own.
  • Guess I'm just too old and too cheap to let theater food get to me! But then, I don't go to movies very often!!!
  • Coconut oil is an MCT. It's actually very healthy.
    However, I fear the movie theatre industry may use HYDROGENATED CO.

    I really wish Spark would quit making out FATS to be the bad guys and do their research before posting these ill articles.
  • I'm so glad I don't like popcorn. It might smell good but when I look at them nothing sparkles with me. In the other hand chocolate it's my weakness. I usually eat candy at cinema but I always try to minimize the amount so I don't keep getting bites and more bits till I had had way to much. Good tips.. Thanks for the article!
  • ELYSE2012
    What a shock , those small bag of munchies packing so many calories.
    I do bring small snacks and a bottle of water in a large purse and I,ve never had a problem but I did sometimes buy something for the kids. What used to stop me was the price.
    The price of the snacks is often more than the price of the tickets on the nights with discount prices.
    But what I did with my kids is dissociate film going with junk eating. We are there to enjoy a film and that's the point of this activity. A good meal before going and everyone knows that no one can possibly be hungry.
    There was resistance at the beginning but the choice was going more often to movies or less so because of the cost of those ''treats''.
    Of course there is the health issue but with my kids, it had to have an immediate impact.

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