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17 hours ago, IveGotThePower said:

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!

Ask hubby to skip the popcorn too! No one NEEDS popcorn at the movies. Mindless eating with little nutritional value is what has left our nation obese. Hubby will be the better for it as well and will be supporting you in your goals.

OK, if you NEED a snack try roasted chickpeas, Moon Cheese or Whisps (freeze dried cheese)....jerky. Some raw veggies or blueberries. 100 calorie nut packs.

But breaking the habit is really the best. Treat yourself to a nice dinner afterwards! See it as a reward for not snacking.

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Im almost certain that they are adding some addictive agent to theater popcorn because of the way i react when i smell it. Have not touched it in almost a 10 months now. I dont crave any foods when smelled like this. Its insane. Anyone know of any good conspiracy theories on the subject? Its not like coffee and chocolate which are addictive, its corn...

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On 6/6/2018 at 11:59 AM, jess9395 said:

Ask hubby to skip the popcorn too! No one NEEDS popcorn at the movies. Mindless eating with little nutritional value is what has left our nation obese. Hubby will be the better for it as well and will be supporting you in your goals.

OK, if you NEED a snack try roasted chickpeas, moon cheese or Whisps (freeze dried cheese)....jerky. Some raw veggies or blueberries. 100 calorie nut packs.

But breaking the habit is really the best. Treat yourself to a nice dinner afterwards! See it as a reward for not snacking.

Jess9395, I shared your thoughts with Hubby and got a super cute grin. We'll have to wait and see what he does at our next movie adventure :)

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On 6/6/2018 at 2:58 PM, Tealael said:

almost certain that they are adding some addictive agent to theater popcorn because of the way i react when i smell it. Have not touched it in almost a 10 months now. I dont crave any foods when smelled like this. Its insane. Anyone know of any good conspiracy theories on the subject? Its not like coffee and chocolate which are addictive, its corn...

Well corn Syrup is addictive, why not corn? Corn is quite high in sugar.

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3 hours ago, IveGotThePower said:

ess9395, I shared your thoughts with Hubby and got a super cute grin. We'll have to wait and see what he does at our next movie adventure :)

Good luck!

My husband would be thrilled to not spend the $25 on a bucket of popcorn and soda! Heck if you got candy it would be the price of a steak dinner!

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We went to the movies tonight (1st time post op) I bought a bottle of Water & added an Isagenix Hydrate pack to it to drink. I didn’t sit between my husband & daughter because I didn’t want to popcorn being passed over me!

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I just split a small popcorn with my mom and add no butter. That’s my only movie snack even before surgery. Though, I recently got a kid’s icee at the movie and it was flipping fantastic.

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On 06/04/2018 at 22:25, jess9395 said:

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.
Exactly!
I bought the largest bottle of Water they had and drank it. Husband ate at large bucket of popcorn with butter and salt AND and order of onion rings! His stuff smelled way better than mine! But I kept telling myself, “We have different paths. That crap doesn’t get me where I’m trying to go.” And, with so much water, it’s not like I was hungry anyway. It just freaking smelled good on his side of the armrest!!! 😄

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On 6/4/2018 at 10:25 PM, jess9395 said:

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.

I actually quit eating popcorn altogether a couple years ago due to my diverticulosis. At first when I would take my kids and they were eating popcorn it would bother me and I would try to snack on other things. Now I just sip some Water and I'm fine. So it is possible to break that connection! Also, we stopped buying the large popcorn for the free refill. With me not eating any they never finished a large anyway- so we saved $ and calories!

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On 06/05/2018 at 18:41, IveGotThePower said:



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!


Would he avoid purchasing the popcorn if you asked? Small sacrifices for the people we love

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On 6/6/2018 at 2:58 PM, Tealael said:

Im almost certain that they are adding some addictive agent to theater popcorn because of the way i react when i smell it. Have not touched it in almost a 10 months now. I dont crave any foods when smelled like this. Its insane. Anyone know of any good conspiracy theories on the subject? Its not like coffee and chocolate which are addictive, its corn...

Have you seen this study?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/06/15/brain-loves-fat-high-carb-foods-study/704579002/

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What do you do with the medical card?

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