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Eat Healthy at the Movies


Is the movie theater making you fat? Today's average medium popcorn with butter has about 1,170 calories, and the boxes of candy are big enough to feed a family of four! This video is full of simple tips to make movie night more diet friendly.

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4:31AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Great points.

7:09PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

We take our own snacks to the cinema, it's cheaper and we know what we're eating :)

1:43PM PST on Nov 15, 2012

If I go with grand kids to see a movie we make air popped popcorn at home. It has no fat and way less salt. We also have just water with it.

12:06AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

I can only afford the movie theater my family of 3 about 1x a year. I really don't think that one time in 365 is going to turn us into gluttons.

Most of our movies come from getting free movies at the local rental place, and watching at home. Then we do our own popcorn, that you can flavor as you wish. Instead of just butter, when you put oil into the pan, add a few drops of hot sauce, or garlic powder... how ever you want.

Or I just make up some guacamole and get some baked corn chips, and it's unsweetened iced tea for us, not sweetened soft drinks.

8:39PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

thanks for the tips. not buying popcorn and junk at the movies also helps your wallet!

11:36AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Good look being healthy at the movies. What healthy options do they have, eh? And, of course, its worse when you are there with friends because they surely will get more and more fatty foods.
All you can do is make tiny, tiny little healthy changes. I used to drink soda at lunch and then again in the theatre because I thought: "bleh, its small size and diet, who cares?", but now that I have kidney stones, I drink water only with my meals and then allow my self a small soda in the theatre.

9:19AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

nice reminders

8:31AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

I always get the kids size pop corn and drink water with it. Seems the best comprimise and it still feels fun

7:07PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

We never buy food at the movies, it's too expensive. We make our own trail mix,
so I usually take a ziplock baggie of that and couple bottles of water in a tote bag.

9:09AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

thanks

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