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Old 01-20-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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POPCORN

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)

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Old 01-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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The carb damage is what the label says - it's about damage per serving and serving per bag.

A consideration here - most servings are 1-3 cups, if I recall correctly, so a bag of microwave might be 3-4 servings. Movie buckets are FAR more. If you're doing Atkins, this isn't what you'd be eating in Induction or early phases.
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popcorn is my carb weakness. I cant even go to the movies because i dont have control over it. Im like jello.

I lost 50lbs last summer and ate popcorn 3-4 times (and too much of it) at the movies, and afterwards i'd be sick...bad tummy ache.

I never fell out of ketosis from it and popped several carb pills (to make me feel better LOL)...i still lost, but i do NOT recommend it.

I'd never buy popcorn for home, because i couldnt NOT eat it. Its a 1 time or so a month treat, if that. once i snuck in cheese cake and splenda nuts into the movie...but nothing beats theatre popcorn. i get a small..or share a med. w/lots of butter.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
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Thanks Sandra I know what the label says and it doesn't seem that bad---about 4 grams for unsalted air-popped. (1 cup)
Guess I'm trying to convince myself its OK huh?
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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Nursey you and I are the same there! Big Time Weakness!
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #6
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207 - Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! 1 cup - now how many cups are in a bucket of movie popcorn! Don't go there!!!! *gotcha*

If you eventually get to the point that you're in control of what you can eat, I'd say sneak in a single serve bag and nibble a piece at a time. Either that or make sure your movie date/friend/relative/spouse is very territorial and slaps your hand each time you reach for the popcorn.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
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Microwave popcorn is very unhealthy. It contains hydrogenated oils.
pre-maint. or maint. is where you may want to add the popcorn in. And at that, try to get non gmo real kernals and pop them in an air popper. Like the good old days when our food wasn't poisoning us!
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Popcorn is actually not too bad for you...........if you pop it your self. Get some kernels and pot it the old fashion way in a pot with some salt. The hot air popper is great also.
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A consideration here - most servings are 1-3 cups, if I recall correctly, so a bag of microwave might be 3-4 servings.
There's one brand, I don't remember which, that does mini bags that are 1 or 2 servings.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:39 PM   #14
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Thanks Everyone!
I think I'll make it a special treat food only and limit the intake!
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Popcorn is actually not too bad for you...........if you pop it your self. Get some kernels and pot it the old fashion way in a pot with some salt. The hot air popper is great also.

this is the one time i want some transfats LOL


that fake butter stuff is so yummy.

this is my own opinion and cant recommed this to others (my disclaimer lol)
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popcorn is one of the few things I would allow myself while low carbing. It never knocked me out of ketosis.
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Thanks Sandra I know what the label says and it doesn't seem that bad---about 4 grams for unsalted air-popped. (1 cup)
Guess I'm trying to convince myself its OK huh?
The problem with popcorn is two-fold .. first, its higher in carbs (and its a starch) and second, PORTION CONTROL .. who can eat 1 cup?

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I you're on induction, popcorn is not allowed. It's a starch (sugar) and might trigger cravings. But I do miss movie theater popcorn.
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[QUOTE=ramsgal;8033450]Well yesterday I passed the one week mark for my low carb diet...It is getting harder for me...I am missing those durn carbs... ,but I have lost almost 10 lbs!!!

10 lbs, that amazing, good job How many carbs were you eating in a day to get that amt of loss?
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:03 AM   #21
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Look up lung diacetyl disease. You just may change your mind about microwave popcorn.

Ah the microwave just another convenient killer.
I don't use a microwave on top of all of my other freakish habits.
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A bag of regular 94% fat free popcorn has about 55-60g carbs
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Right now...I am a newbie and only on day # 8. I don't miss popcorn. But I don't know if I could resist if I went to the theaters.

I don't eat much popcorn at home. We buy the Boy Scout's light butter and DH and DD love it.

BUT - movie popcorn is my #1 weakness. I can eat 2/3 to all of a large popcorn w/ extra butter and salt. I just love it so much. It has DERAILED many a diet.

Luckily the price of a movie ticket just keeps going up and so do the price of concessions so movies are a huge treat for my family these days. Once I have some time into OWL I might try to find a way to make it work for a major treat...but for right now I am just STAYING FAR AWAY!
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this is the one time i want some transfats LOL


that fake butter stuff is so yummy.

this is my own opinion and cant recommed this to others (my disclaimer lol)
Fake butter? Hell no! Pop it in coconut oil and then melt some REAL butter over it! And sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and the herbal seasoning of your choice. Yummy, greasy goodness.

Your best bet, if you absolutely can't resist, is to get a bag of kernels and that way you can control how much you eat.
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I love popcorn also and I won't go to the movies unless I can have some, so I guess I won't be going until I am near goal. I only ever get that tiny bag at the movies and it is always enough. There is another brand we use for microwave that has healthy stuff and it is the closest butter flavor to the movies that I have ever had and I think it is called Smart Balance. It doesn't have transfat. But beyond that it actually tastes better than other brands.
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That's the one thing about atkins... it allows us to have real butter.
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BUT - movie popcorn is my #1 weakness. I can eat 2/3 to all of a large popcorn w/ extra butter and salt. I just love it so much. It has DERAILED many a diet.
Me too!

Portion control is why I have to stay away! :blush:
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Look up lung diacetyl disease. You just may change your mind about microwave popcorn.
Yes, but that's a respiratory most often contracted by factory workers BREATING IN vapors from butter flavoring containing diacetyl.
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Yes, but that's a respiratory most often contracted by factory workers BREATING IN vapors from butter flavoring containing diacetyl.

Therefore, I refuse to support this. And from your microwave? You don't breath any in when you open that bag? What happens from factory to home that prevents this?
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