Chances are the last time you went to the movies; you bought something from the concession stand. Maybe you got a small popcorn and a small drink, or a box of Reese’s Pieces and a lemonade. Did you realize that both of those snacks pack over 600 calories each? Here are some tips to help you make movie night more figure friendly.
Cheaper by the Dozen? How many times have you been told by a concession stand worker that for a dollar more, you can get large popcorn or a super‐sized soda? That might be true, but you will also double or even triple the calories, resist the urge!
Re‐think your drink. Opt for diet soda instead of a regular or super‐sized, super‐sugary soda or Slurpee. Or, share a drink with someone…purchase one drink and ask for two cups.
Share a snack. If you want candy or popcorn, share it with someone. Your sweet tooth is satisfied, and you cut back on the calories.
Don’t have a meltdown! Instead of asking for extra melted butter on your popcorn, request no butter at all. Doing this will save you lots of calories.
Do I need it? Ask yourself if you really need a snack or if its something you can skip?
Remember lots of these foods are available at more places than just the movies, so be sure to apply your calorie saving tips the next time you’re at the game, carnival, play, or fair!