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Movie Theater Snack Attack!

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  • I love sunflower seeds in the shell. They take quite a while to eat and are much lower in calories than even a small popcorn.
  • I, also, find this article rather misleading. How bad is one handful? I could never eat a 20cup bucket! In fact, I don't know anyone who could! How about 1 cup? This article was offensive to me. I am not an overeater. I have a history of making bad choices though and I am working to remedy that.
  • YARN_HO!
    Why was this entire article was written on the assumption that people on this website are ordering enormous buckets of buttered popcorn, and doesn't once mention--even in the table of movie snacks--what the damage is for the average small bag without butter?
    Obviously, a large bucket of buttered popcorn is going to be really bad for you; anyone knows that. We all also know it's "best" to eat ahead of time or bring something in with you. What we don't all know is what the best choice is if you get there hungry and you're stuck for two hours.
    Sorry, it's sort of a "duh" article.
  • 1,300 calories!!!! Argh! I never would've dreamed it was THAT bad.
    Thanks for the article.
  • GIANT-STEPS
    I smuggle my own snacks into theaters. I bring a small bag of nuts and a Larabar which satesfies me and easily conceals in a pocket.
  • Coconut oil isn't bad for you - hydrogenated coconut oil (like any other hydrogenated oil) is bad for you...there's a difference.

    But don't believe me, do you own research.

    http://thyroid.about.com/od/coconutoilde
    bate/Coconut_Oil_and_the_Thyroid.htm

    There's a growing body of non-biased info about how coconut oil (even though high in sat fat) is in fact a healthier choice than canola.
  • What an eye opener! I was amazed at the calories in a soft pretzel and the nachos as well! Whenever we go to Sam's Club we always get soft pretzels to eat on the way home - no more!

    It's amazing how much we consume when we're not consciously thinking about it!

    Thanks for the great info!
  • CORONA17
    I had heard movie pop corn was bad but had no idea it was THAT bad! No wonder I sneak my own in!
  • No wonder why I am so fat! Popcorn is my favorite. I will never again order a large! Thanks for opening my eyes
  • CAMLOVE85
    Wow I'm really glad to have found this article! I always thought that if I didn't get butter on my popcorn I really wasn't using very many calories. Good info to have!
  • I am going to the movies this weekend and this will be in my head! Thank you....
  • I'm heart broken... though I knew it was bad I had no idea how bad movie popcorn is. Ouch... even without the butter? I'll have to ponder how to get around this one as it's one of my passions.
  • CALLEIGH31
    I love going to the movie theater but, hate walking past the food. My theaters don't allow outside food, I get around that by carrying a large purse. My only suggestion about taking your own popcorn is to put it in a closed container. I don't eat popcorn but, I love the smell. My weakness is whoppers. Marcia
  • It is amazing how many helpful articles are available and relevant. Thanks for this I will have a black decaf or herbal tea!

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