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Written by Thin Thin

Popcorn is widely considered a healthy snack choice and can be a preferred snack for dieters. But that bag of corn can really pop your diet if it's packed with more butter than "turkey has greece (grease!)" .  


To ensure that you are getting your healthy diet advantage of popcorn, always check the nutrition panels on popcorn packages before your point of purchase.

Even if the box is labeled, " LIGHT" or " LITE" or " LOW FAT" doesn't mean that it's nutrition friendly.

Take a moment to look at the calorie and fat content. Some of the light versions actually contain about as many calories as the full blown versions.

If you desire a buttery batch, without all the calories and fat, then  pop the bag in the microwave then add a good Tablespoon or more of warmed-up no calorie butter spray.

Per bag the extra butter flavored popcorn can contain almost 500 calories. Light versions are the way to go when trying to drop pounds and cut fat grams - but again check the nutrition label.

Hot air popped corn is a fantastic method to keep calories low in popcorn while enjoying the delicious flavor of popcorn.



Foods that contain the most calories are those that contain sugar and fat, including many dairy products, such as cheese and whole milk.

Lean meats, particularly fish, vegetables, fruits - even whole bread contain minimal calories.

Example: 1 Moon Pie contains 330 calories OR - enjoy ALL of the following for about 350 calories:

1 Bag of frozen vegetables prepared with no calorie butter spray

3 ounces of lean fish with light tartar sauce

1 slice of whole grain bread

1/2 a cantaloupe

While trying to lose weight, opt for the foods that are as close to natural as can be such as raw fruits, raw vegetables, roasted meats, particularly fish. Best breads are those that are packed with grain.   For dairy needs, always reached for skim which will provide nutrition while lowering calories.



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