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3/19/18 10:16 P

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I am very excited to report I did go to the movies this weekend and avoided the concession stand all together! I know it sounds like a small step but in my world it is a HUGE accomplishment! I LOVE LOVE LOVE movie popcorn, something a little chocolate and a nice big regular soda to wash it down...I guess that is why I am where I am! lol have a great day everyone!

I will reach my goal!


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3/19/18 7:42 P

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When I make popcorn at home, I usually eat like three cups of popcorn. That's less than 100 calories. I haven't been to the movies in ages!!!

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3/19/18 7:35 P

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I honestly have not been to a movie in a theater for 30 years but I make popcorn in my microwave in a silicone air popper and found the most accurate way to figure calories was to measure the kernels. 3 tablespoons of kernels equals 130 calories for the brand I buy. I don't need to use any oil for the popper and flavor it with butter flavored spray and some salt.



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3/19/18 5:25 P

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I don't have anything to add to this conversation.

I just wanted to say, Hi to Elaine!

I was just wondering about you.



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3/19/18 12:50 P



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Elaine !

A person has to be careful when estimating the amount of food they eat. because too many times they underestimate.

Here's example of US movie popcorn sizes.



The biggest container would be easily 800-1000 calories depending on the amount of butter. That very small container would still be about 250-300 calories. Plain air popped popcorn is not very high in calories. Popcorn from the movies is oil popped and loaded with salt/butter. That increases the amount of calories exponentially.

That's why I no longer eat movie popcorn (not even a small). It's just too high in calorie. If I'd like a small popcorn, I'll buy a bag and measure out my portion. When eating popcorn, it's really easy to over do it. We think it doesn't have very many calories, when in fact, it is loaded with just as many calories as a potato chip.

Think of movie popcorn this way for serving size. Because for calories, they are just about equal.

movie popcorn = potato chips


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3/19/18 6:35 A

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Danny is correct. Sizes will vary from theater to theater. A serving of popcorn is 3 cups. A large or extra large in the USA could contain 20+ cups.

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3/19/18 12:52 A

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Elaine? omg, I'm so glad to see you again!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Regarding your question, I think it's always better to measure your food in grams or cups. From what I've seen... portion sizes vary a lot even from one movie theater to another.

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3/19/18 12:24 A

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Hi, I was wondering if perhaps I overestimated the movie popcorn.

Considering that a XL pizza in Malaysia is like a medium or large in the US.

Maybe the portions for popcorn in the US could be bigger too?

Maybe our large is a regular in the US?

Anyways, just curious. But I won't be taking any movie popcorn. It's yummy yes, but full of fat and sugar.

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