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One of my bigger challenges is eating healthy when I go to the movies. I do like to snack while watching a movie, so I'll usually bring a bag of nuts, roasted edamame and maybe a few pieces of dark chocolate in a zip top baggie to munch on. Another snack I take is berries. It annoys me that the snack choices at the movie theater are so poor. Would love to hear thoughts on what you do when going to the movie theater to stay on track.

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45 minutes ago, IveGotThePower said:

One of my bigger challenges is eating healthy when I go to the movies. I do like to snack while watching a movie, so I'll usually bring a bag of nuts, roasted edamame and maybe a few pieces of dark chocolate in a zip top baggie to munch on. Another snack I take is berries. It annoys me that the snack choices at the movie theater are so poor. Would love to hear thoughts on what you do when going to the movie theater to stay on track.

Parmesan chips or a Protein cookie

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3 hours ago, Tealael said:

Parmesan chips or a Protein cookie

Every time I tried low carb diets in the past, the parmesan chips and Turkey pepperoni chips were always a favorite too!

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What do newly post-ops do for Snacks at the movies? I am a new post-op and wondering some tips and tricks not only for the movies but for on the go travel too.

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Aren't pretzels carby and very salty? What about like celery and a small serving of hummus instead? I do like that but I cannot eat that now still on liquid diet but when I can I'd do that.

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Well i'm the self proclaimed purse queen, so i shove one of my many big ass purses with food lol.

I'm so serious- i've brought in Jerky, sugar free Jello pudding, nuts, Protein chips, salads etc. you name it i've done it.

I had surgery awhile ago so i have occasionally had popcorn since but even that i made my own mini bag and brought it. It made no sense for me to pay $9 for crappy popcorn when i can only eat a few spoonfuls.


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I read an article recently where someone took a salad with them like xoxococojay said. I like that idea. May give it a try. Lots of items you can add to that. And the movie theater popcorn grosses me out, so I will make my own popcorn also. As I am thinking about this, if you go straight from home, you can probably bring almost anything since you aren't letting it sit out for long . Maybe even salmon and veggies...lol. Hey, we do what we gotta do.

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the movie theater we go to offers such choices as fruit and cheeses, nuts with dark chocolate, etc. Of course the cost is up there. I have tried taking something in and using my medical card the surgeon gave me to use at resturaunts but that didn't help much at the theater!! the fruit and chesses are very good.

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On 6/1/2018 at 12:03 PM, Fibro Queen said:

the movie theater we go to offers such choices as fruit and cheeses, nuts with dark chocolate, etc. Of course the cost is up there. I have tried taking something in and using my medical card the surgeon gave me to use at resturaunts but that didn't help much at the theater!! the fruit and chesses are very good.

The way I see it, if they only offer garbage at an obscene price, I have no problem sneaking healthy food in in my purse. It's our health for goodness sake. I wonder if anybody will bail me out if I go to movie theater jail.

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Think about trying to break the movie = food association. It’s mindless snacking we don’t need. You aren’t even enjoying the food experience.

We can make it through 2-3 hours without eating.

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Jess9395, you have a good point. And that may be a goal to work towards. But when Hubby has a super large container of movie theater popcorn (that I don't even like), I find myself reaching for a few handfuls of the high sodium, high fat stuff if I don't have a healthier choice on hand. So, baby steps. I have stopped the Quest bars, Halo Top Ice Crean and Bryer's Delights. It seems the more I read and the further out I am, the better my nutrition is. However, quantity is still an issue, but nutrition is pretty good. Congrats on your loss! 135 is FANTASTIC!

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