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5 of 7 Ways to Avoid the Worst Summer Calorie Bombs

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

                  Order your movie popcorn naked

         

I absolutely cannot go to the movies and not get popcorn; it’s one of my totally worth it splurges. Fortunately popcorn itself is actually a member of the whole grain family, an important food group most Americans fall short on, that’s linked to a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity. And because “popped corn” is fluffy, it’s far lower in carbs than dense pretzels, chips, nachos, or candy. The secret to keeping it light is passing on the buttery topping.

The swap: In this case, it’s more of a strategy than a swap. A small order can contain 225-400 calories, but going bare (sans butter), saves 130 calories per tablespoon (about the size of your thumb, from where it bends to the tip).

by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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Randi02
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM
We avoid GMO's, so no movie popcorn for us.
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MamaMandee
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM

But butter is so yummy lol 

GypsiSky
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I love the smell of it, but we take my homemade dried fruits and nuts and other raw vegan treats

EbonySnow
by on Jun. 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM

if theres no butter theres no point :)

Jessica79
by on Jun. 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM

oh my goodness... the last time I had movie theater popcorn with that "butter" (it is soooooooo not butter) I was SO sick. Like, I couldn't leave the theater bathroom I was so sick. lol

momkaribg
by on Jun. 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM
I love movie popcorn.
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