I love movies. Problem is, I love to eat too. Watching a movie is a trigger for me to eat. Obviously, I should remove movies from my arsenal of things to do, but if I love movies, where does that leave me? I'll tell you: deprived of both food and something I love, movies. No way. Here's my solution:
a) I do not eat in movie theaters. Ever. This is a hard and fast rule. I bring a bottle of water and gum instead. It's easy once you find out just how many calories are in movie theater popcorn!
b) I keep bags of baby carrots in the fridge for watching movies at home. Small, crunchy and filling!
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Dice up your apples in small, bite size pieces so you can enjoy them as a good movie snack instead of popcorn or chips.
I love popcorn and chips because you can "keep eating them" while watching a movie but mostly I love the crunch. So instead, I dice up an apple and have that with a movie. Just as satisfying and much better for you!
I freeze pre-measured bags of frozen fruit and label them with the amount of calories per bag. We sneak them into the movie theaters for a cheap and healthy snack or just empty into the blender for an on-the go smoothie.
Example: 1 small ziploc freezer bag of strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and peaches has about 125 calories...great for a movie date snack!
I bring a super blow-pop to the movies with me. Instead of the "bad" movie snacks, it takes me a while to eat the lollipop and then I have gum to chew. It keeps my snack needs satisfied without completely going overboard (it does have some calories, but it's better than most other snacks).
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