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Movie Theater Snack Attack!

Two Thumbs Up or Blockbuster Diet Disaster?

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  • Perhaps the title of this article should be changed.
  • Thank you, haven't been to the movie's lately, but when I do I won't be getting their popcorn. I'll take my own, or get something else less calorie and fat.
  • The one thing that keeps me from eating theater snacks when I go to the movies? THE PRICE!! You can pay upwards of $20 for popcorn, soda and candy...and trying to buy for more than one person? Forget it!

    I did try bringing my own snacks the last time I went to the movies...for health sake as well as that of my wallet. I brought a small bag of mini pretzels, a regular-sized Hershey bar (which I split in half with my son), and regular-sized pack of Twizzlers (which I also split with my son). I never drink at the movies...I'm always afraid I'll have to go to the bathroom and miss something good!
  • MAN! I gotta have my popcorn everytime I go to tha movies with butter. I guess next time I will try and bring some butterbuds in with me to use instead :( The good thing is, I never eat the candy or drink any soda! I always have a big bottle of water to drink instead. That's why I always figured I could get away with having my tasty buttered popcorn! LOL!
  • I am too cheap to buy snacks at the theater... I can't see spending $10 for a movie ticket and then spending $10+ dollars on popcorn and a small soda.
  • REVANENT
    I am not a popcorn kind of person when I go to the movie theater. But I do love my nachos. I don't ask for extra cheese and half the time I leave the cheese alone. I do ask for extra jalapenos though. Then again I haven't been out to the movies in so long I can't remember when was the last time I went. I think it was to see Ironman 2.
  • STARVING_POET
    We went to the movie theater a couple of days ago and I brought along a Ziploc bag full of grapes. I know you're not supposed to sneak food in, but when there aren't any healthy choices available at the concession stand, you do what you have to do.
  • JDADDIONE
    Our movie theater just started carrying Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches. 150 calorie snack and the movies!
  • To me, eating during a movie is a working definition of mindless eating. I think some people do it to work off the tension of the plot - maybe taking a squeeze toy along would be a better idea?

  • MEWOLF1
    The hot dog looks like the best bet on the list, despite copy to the contrary..
  • Thanks very much for this eye-opening article!
    I find this is an example of HABITS. When I am at home, through journaling I have identified that when I pop a DVD in, I also tend to pop a bag of microwave popcorn, so ingrained is the association between movies and eating!
    Now that movies have become so ridiculously expensive, AND I've mentally made the switch to choose what I eat, I tend to have a "normal" meal before I go to the movies and to not buy anything from concessions. This also tends to reduce the problem of drinking a liter of soda and then trying to sit through a two hour movie which usually includes getting your adrenaline pumping and making you have to go to the bathroom! Anybody else have that issue - to hold it or to miss part of the movie?
    It was also amazing to see the snack options lined up with the calorie counts and fat content. Glad I gave up peanut M&Ms as my go-to snack! And you are completely right - whatever size you buy, you usually eat!
  • I won't lie, i am the first one to dive into some nachos! I think eating while watching a movie is fine, that's what people came for. Thanks for this article! Mike & Ike's will be my new favorite friend!
  • I look at this as at least now when I do have my popcorn with Reese's I will be making an informed decision and know what I am putting in my body. I don't always get popcorn, but I will admit that I really love it. Thanks to this articel, I will probably do this less than I used to. Great information and I really appreciate it.
  • I really do not understand the need or wish to snack while watching films or TV.
    And I find the noises from snacking people in the cinema offensive, because I have paid my hard-earned money to watch - and hear - a film, not to listen to folk crinkling, rustling, chatting, whatever.

    There are films I'd love for hubby and me to go and watch and the cinema, and I woud save my pennies for the treat.
    But the noise and commotion all around just really puts me off.
  • A good substitution for movie candy is buying it at CVS or the supermarket. You have better options to choose from, they come in smaller portions, and they're cheaper, too!

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