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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!
When craving a good ol' fashioned candy bar I reach for one of two things: a granola bar [I especially love Sweet & Salty Almond or Chocolate Chip], OR I grab an ounce of Flipz [Chocolate Covered Pretzels].
Compared to candy bars like Nestly Crunch or Butter Finger or Snickers, these are WAAAAAY better options and they hit the spot!
When I go to the Theater I pop my favorite buttery popcorn at home and grab a snack pack of chocolate covered hard pretzels and a bottle of Pepsi Max and stash them in my purse. I feel like I'm getting all my favoite Theater "fixes" but with not nearly the calories, fat, expense OR GUILT w/the other
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