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Old 02-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #61
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My friend has lost 68 pounds in the last year, and eats popcorn at the movies almost every week. She says the key is to saturate it with butter to lower the glycemic index.... not popular, just telling her experience. Other than that, she is a stickler for the Atkin's rules.
ooooh saturated w/ butter..good theoryWhen I do get movie Theatre popcorn I always tell them,I want a little popcorn w/ my butter
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:09 AM   #62
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Beware! That's usually NOT real butter at the movies! Melt your own and smuggle it in!
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:48 PM   #63
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:40 PM   #64
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zizi, I didn't see your question until today. 16 gms of popped corn is about 2 cups. I found the info back in the late 1990's, so I'm not sure where. I'm thinking maybe the Popcorn Board???
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #65
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Beware! That's usually NOT real butter at the movies! Melt your own and smuggle it in!
imagining people smuggling in flasks full of hot butter
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #66
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:03 AM   #67
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popcorn is the official snack of my office.

i have bought it for them on occasion. i love the aroma. However, i will have a diet Swiss Miss hot choc while they are enjoying the popcorn. I am too cheap a troll to buy any food at the movies. For the price of a small size of movie popcorn, u can buy a 40 acre field of corn. But, popcorn is a no-no during ATKINS Induction, and depending on one's metabolism, on OWL as well. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:21 AM   #68
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i have bought it for them on occasion. i love the aroma. However, i will have a diet Swiss Miss hot choc while they are enjoying the popcorn. I am too cheap a troll to buy any food at the movies. For the price of a small size of movie popcorn, u can buy a 40 acre field of corn. But, popcorn is a no-no during ATKINS Induction, and depending on one's metabolism, on OWL as well. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
Me too flatferenghi!!!
Shoot, I haven't even been to the movies in years!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #69
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Hey Everyone! I've always loved popcorn and ate it on occasion the last time I was on Atkins and it really didn't seem to hurt----but I need to know the true numbers----if anyone truly knows. I know the microwaveable kind is loaded with salt, as is the kind at the movies, but what is the CARB DAMAGE?
It doesn't seem that bad on the package!
If anyone can break it down for me please let me know!
Movie Kind? (favorite but dangerous)
ACT II w/butter? (love it at home)
Air Popped? (never really had it)

As Always thanks for the help!

I have eaten popcorn "on occassion" last time with no ill effects but as the other posters stated....IF you can stick to that 1 cup serving. Most can't.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:59 PM   #70
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.IF you can stick to that 1 cup serving. Most can't.
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When I do popcorn it's an all out binge......no measuring, just eat, clean myself up physically and mentally and get back on plan. 1 cup would be torture so I just don't make it unless I'm a bingin legally....Consequently, that's only about 4 times a year.
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I found a wonderful new popcorn popper - mini sized, cooks it slowly so doesn't burn - and the volume is only 3 quarts. On my third popper in about 2 months.

#1 - put the plastic top in the oven until I could wash it (accidentally turned oven on) - oops
#2 - cooked way too fast and popcorn almost burnt (taking it back)
#3 - Deni brand, small clear dome, cooks slowly (my little one loves to watch), pushes the popcorn around while it pops and we have small mixing bowl to share - it's nice to be able to control the volume made

I settled on a recipe that me and the little miss enjoy - 1/4 cup organic popcorn, 1 T coconut oil, let it spin (there are automatic arm that swirls the popcorn around so it doesn't burn) and as soon as it stops popping, we pop it over on the dome lid and finely grind some salt. Popcorn is crisp, not soggy. It's small enough portion for the two of us to enjoy - and quite inexpensive. Overall, I think the popper will pay for itself in a few months, esp. when bulk popcorn is only like $1.19 a pound. I like being able to just make a little.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #72
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Found some tonight at Walgreens!! 12 carbs per serving and only 39 per cup!! A serving size is 4 cups though!! Skinny Pop Popcorn is what it was called!! I tried it and my daughter and hubby and I all loved it!! Could use a little more salt though I thought!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #73
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Man, I WISH I could do popcorn... I used to frequent a bar over the summer last year (and by frequent I mean I was there every night chugging down beers and fishbowls ) that had a freaking popcorn machine right in the bar! And of course they used LOTS of butter too, so you could smell it no matter where you sat. AND IT WAS FREE AND UNLIMITED! Talk about torture!!

I've been there only twice this year so far, and I'm happy to say that the first time I just resisted and told them not to bring any over... the second time I limited myself to only one bowl at the table, and my roommate ate most of it. I just nibbled. I WAS up a pound or two the next day, so I'm not sure if that was from the carby nature of the popcorn itself or the excess salt since I had ordered a pretty salty dish too (cobb salad) but yeah... I have to stay away from it. It's just too delicious
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #74
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If you're going to make popcorn at home ... why not just throw it into a pan with hot oil?

I guess I really AM old, that no one thinks that's the best way to make it anymore.

I think the air-poppers came out in the 70's, just when the "food pyramid" folks were getting ramped up and fat was bad.
That is what I was thinking,mind you in New Zealand microwave popcorn has only just stopped being a novelty and most people still pop it in a saucepan with a knob of butter or a splash of oil.
I was 30 before I knew you could get it any other way.I cooked mine on the stove and melted extra butter in a coffee mug in the microwave.I guess once I have lost the weight and hit maintenance I will do this again if I feel like a bit.
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I love Skinny Pop popcorn! It's not Primal so I don't eat it often but I adore popcorn and figure it's okay for an occasional treat. I add sea salt to it but otherwise -- it's perfect.

kiwistars, it's good that most people don't eat the microwave crap where you live.
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sadly they have started to pick it up over here during the last ten years.We now get Act II popcorn and maybe a couple of others.I tried it.Man it is nasty!!All I could taste was chemicals.We also get a lot of sugary junk and some TV dinners and we are now the 3rd or 4th fattest nation in the western world
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Popcorn is my biggest weakness and the only thing I actually miss. Even reading this thread has given me cravings.
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Oh, gee. Just talking about movie popcorn snothered with smuggled butter has my mouth watering! For shame. I'll bet my body has pumped enough insulin just thinking about it to make me gain two pounds! Gotta go read something else quick.
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Oh, are we talking about popcorn again?

I had to stay out of the movie theater for months when I first started LC. Too much temptation. But now I go to a movie or 2 per month, and I get a small popcorn. There is no effect on my blood sugar, so, yay!

I also have a Stir Crazy popper that I use about once a month at home. I pop the corn in coconut oil, and always the smallest amount allowed in the popper. I adore popcorn, and luckily I'm able to control it to a reasonable amount.
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If you're going to make popcorn at home ... why not just throw it into a pan with hot oil?

I guess I really AM old, that no one thinks that's the best way to make it anymore.

I think the air-poppers came out in the 70's, just when the "food pyramid" folks were getting ramped up and fat was bad.
Ha, I really AM that old too. That's the way we always made it growing up.

But now I'm a huge fan of the air popper---less messy, easier and fast. Plus, if you're worried about portion control, you can learn how many kernals equals a cup or two---5 to 10 carbs---and that's all she wrote, there is no more.

Load it up with some butter, and parmesan cheese and you've taken the the sting out of any blood sugar spike. I think it's great for a treat now and then,
but eating it at the movies IS scary. Too easy to just mindlessly eat a bucket and that face butter is horrible for you.

We air pop and butter our own, and smuggle it into the theater in my big old purse.
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I guess I really AM old, that no one thinks that's the best way to make it anymore.
I do! Air-popped tastes like Styrofoam to me. I pop it in liquid coconut oil, then pour melted butter on top and dust with lovely sea salt. (Three cup limit for me, and I have to adjust other carbs during the day, but sooooo worth it!)
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I have not read the posts here but plan to, but I wanted to say that what I do to really eat popcorn as healthy as I can is - put a tablespoon of olive oil in a small pan and turn on high and grab the popcorn and put in one or two tablespoons of popcorn on top of oil. Cover and shake once and awhile. This takes about a comercial on TV, or about 2 or 3 minutes from the dash to the kitchen to back to the TV.
I am wondering if Coconut oil would be healthier. Anyone know?
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