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Mmmm... Popcorn.. Okay. I am 4.5 months out now and I have had popcorn 3 times starting at 2.5 months. I don't keep it in the house because it's something I binged on pre-sleeve and I don't need that temptation, but on my occasional trips to the movie theater I always get a small bag. And YES, I butter liberally. If I'm going to cheat, it's going to be worth it. It IS a slider for me. I can eat a small bag in the rough 2 hours that I am in the theater and I have to go lighter on the butter if I'm not intending to share the bag because the fat content will nauseate me.

I love me some popcorn. I did buy one package of the Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre popcorn for when I was watching my friends kids and I really enjoyed the little I had of that, but don't regularly stock it.

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Yep, me too--I had popcorn at 3 months or so, just a few kernels from my husband's sack at the movies, and it was delicious. I couldn't eat much (and frankly didn't really want to), but I sure enjoyed it. Those few kernels of popcorn were really important from an "I'm still a normal person" perspective for me--it felt normal to be sharing popcorn in the movies, even if only a few pieces.

We love going to the movies, and we both enjoy the popcorn there. I usually take a little plastic 1-cup container with me in my purse, and I just scoop out some popcorn from the bag. This lets me enjoy just enough so that I don't feel guilty, and he can butter and salt to his preference, and I can enjoy mine plain (don't need the extra fat or sodium, thanks!).

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That is a great idea to have a small container with you for portion control! I'll splurge a little and have the butter and salt, but I do like the idea of measuring out a small portion so I can keep track. I'm guilty of letting my hand sneak into my daughter's popcorn bag far too many times. :)

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3 1/2 months out from surgery is when I grabbed my 1st bag. The blessing of the sleeve is that although I purchased a monster size bag of white cheddar cheese popcorn - it took over a week to finish the bag! Crazy! Prior to surgery - that bag would have been consumed within an hour or two. Now it takes an entire flipping week eating it Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner!

Omg!! I am working on a bag now! I bought it like 3 days ago...big black bag of white cheddar cheese popcorn...my favorite before surgery...and yes...by now, it would have been gone!!!LOL.... So far I've had a total of three handfuls...that's one handful a day, mind you...and that's all I can tolerate!! It's so funny but it just gives me ANOTHER reason to be thankful for this sleeve!!! When I get closer to goal next year, I might add the moscato!! ;-)

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Only food I have been craving is popcorn. Only 1 week out. Have to wait! :)

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As much as i like popcorn i am staying well away from it. I had my surgery on 13th August 2014 and developed a tear in my stomach and after going septic and almost dying twice plus being fed through a nj tube until last week, i can safely say i am sticking to what my docs have told me to do. I got out of hospital Christmas eve and i don't plan on going back so unfortunately popcorn is just going to have to wait. Please be careful with your food. I was and still ended up very sick which makes me worry what might happen to someone starting foods too soon or pushing their limits.

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I ate some 6 weeks out, no issues. My Dr cleared me for all foods excluding fried and sweet foods, and carbonated beverages.

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popcorn is my go to snack! I make it old school in a pot with coconut oil and then sprinkle some lemon pepper and ground red pepper on it. I don't miss the butter at all. It's delicious!

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i ate popcorn yestrday and im only 2 weeks out! It accually settled better than most mushy stuff

Against my Drs orders, I have been eating popcorn nearly daily since about a week after my surgery. You can eat alot more popcorn than other foods since it squishes down real small when chewed up good. I am probably only eating 4 oz, but it seems like alot!!

I find it to be a very satisfying snack. Never bothers my tummy.

Yikes!!

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i ate popcorn yestrday and im only 2 weeks out! It accually settled better than most mushy stuff

Ok its been anout 48 hrs since u posted that...how do u feel now? Bc im 8 wks out & I want some 2nite....but i dont wanna die tho... Ya know?

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i ate popcorn yestrday and im only 2 weeks out! It accually settled better than most mushy stuff

Ok its been anout 48 hrs since u posted that...how do u feel now? Bc im 8 wks out & I want some 2nite....but i dont wanna die tho... Ya know?

That post was made in 2011. I would check with your doc before eating it. The husks can get lodged in the staple line.

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