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Have a movie night at home instead of going out to the movies is what we do. Turn the lights down low like in the theater, get comfortable & have an intermission where a low cal dessert or low cal popcorn & diet drinks are served. You save money on gas, tickets & snacks at the theater.
Instead of "having" to see a movie when it first comes out, I wait until it comes out on Netflix or see it at a cheaper theater later. If I decide to splurge and see a movie in the regular theater, I use coupons (from Entertainment books or online) and/or see matinees.
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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