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I know it is empty calories and we are not supposed to have it in weight loss phase but I met my Protein goal already and I counted the calories for a small portion of it. Only problem was I was able to eat ALOT more than I expected. Is popcorn a slider food? It didn’t seem like it was ever going to trigger my full feeling. Seems like I could have eaten the whole bag (it was 100 calorie bag but still).

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I don’t know if it is or not text book wise but from my experience I’d say yes. When I have eaten it I don’t seem to get that full feeling you get from protien. I don’t eat popcorn regularly anyways. Just occasionally when we go to the movies.

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1 hour ago, The Greater Fool said:

The "only problem" was that you were able to eat A LOT more than you expected?

Really?

;)

Tek

Well, given that I called my clinic before I had it and was told just not to have a lot, yes, it was the only problem I had with it. But thanks for asking.

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I do notice that popcorn doesn't fill me up, so I know it is a slider food for me. I have only had it a couple times in the past year, including last night and I don't get the same restriction with it that I normally do.
I just keep it to a small portion so I don't overdo it.

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Stloser, When you say overdo it do you mean calorie wise because it’s empty calories or do you think you can still hurt yourself or stretch your pouch with slider foods? I plan to ask the dr this when I go in two weeks but just curious what others have been told. With this and all slider foods. Like salad. Is it okay to eat more salad volume wise if it is a slider food? I have been measuring it anyways just in case until I get an answer.

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I mostly mean calorie wise, but I do live in fear of eating too much volume also, and stretching my stomach. I'd be interested to know what your doctor says.
Luckily, with things like chicken it's easy to know when I'm full enough, but slider foods I just have to keep it to a small portion.
I'd love to hear what your doctor says when you see him!

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Oh, and as far as salad goes, I don't find it to be a slider food for me, but I but I always make sure to eat the Protein out of it first to film up on that. Occasionally I've had salad as a first course, like out at a restaurant, but I eat a small amount so I won't fill up too much before I eat my protein.

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Iceberg lettuce is a slider food for me but I still eat lots of it every day. I love my lunch time salads. It’s a high Water content food, extremely low in calories & has some good nutrients so wins all round really. Other salad greens like spinach, rocket, etc are a but coarse for me so can only eat a little.

popcorn can cause bloating & wind. If it’s a slider for you though this wouldn’t be as much of an issue. It does contain some great nutrients. I guess the other consideration is how it’s cooked & what you add to it - salt, butter, sugar, etc.

There have been a few posts about it previously & there seems to be mixed reactions as to whether it’s ok or not. It may be something it’s best to avoid now on your plan since your only 4 weeks out but is ok in the future. Of course if your doctor says it’s ok & it doesn’t restrict you in any way, watch the portion size & pop away.

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26 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

Iceberg lettuce is a slider food for me but I still eat lots of it every day. I love my lunch time salads. It’s a high Water content food, extremely low in calories & has some good nutrients so wins all round really. Other salad greens like spinach, rocket, etc are a but coarse for me so can only eat a little.

popcorn can cause bloating & wind. If it’s a slider for you though this wouldn’t be as much of an issue. It does contain some great nutrients. I guess the other consideration is how it’s cooked & what you add to it - salt, butter, sugar, etc.

There have been a few posts about it previously & there seems to be mixed reactions as to whether it’s ok or not. It may be something it’s best to avoid now on your plan since your only 4 weeks out but is ok in the future. Of course if your doctor says it’s ok & it doesn’t restrict you in any way, watch the portion size & pop away.

Thanks for your reply. I am almost 7 months out. Does it say 4 weeks in my profile somewhere that I need to update?

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7 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

Thanks for your reply. I am almost 7 months out. Does it say 4 weeks in my profile somewhere that I need to update?

3/8/2021 is sometimes confused with 3/8/2021 for people across an ocean.

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people can eat way more popcorn than they think because it's mostly air. A piece of popped corn is probably 5x the size of the kernel - so yes, it's possible to eat a ton of it. I'm always shocked at how much of it I can eat (I'm 6.5 years out). And yes - there's some Fiber in there, but it's mostly empty calories. I just don't eat it very often....and try to control my portion when I do. I don't think I ate it at all my first year or two post-surgery, though.

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Definitely a slider food for me as well. If I have it, I measure out a portion and place in a smaller bowl. Smart Pop and the 100 cal bags are helpful if it’s something you’d like to keep in your diet. If you feel like it’s a binge trigger, definitely keep away from it.

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