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Slaying The Movie Popcorn Monster

My favorite snack is a low carb diet killer. I successfully passed the concession stand and went straight to my seat at the movies last night.  Image courtesy of  Kromkrathog and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

My favorite snack is a low carb diet killer. I successfully passed the concession stand and went straight to my seat at the movies last night. Image courtesy of Kromkrathog and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

While at the movies last night, I actually did not give in to my inner popcorn demon. Many times my husband asked if I wanted any popcorn. And every time I said “no.” Starting with the weight loss, my weekend was going great – no mishaps with the diet – so why mess it up with hot, crunchy, over-buttered theater popcorn (oh, I’m starting to drool).

Popcorn is my one great weakness. I love it so and I cannot stop at one portion. Nope, once it touches my lips I’m driven to keep going.  While going low carb, I’ve tried to avoid it. I purged my pantries of the stuff. It is not allowed in the house.

But going to the movies…ugh! It is the one monkey I can’t get off my back – until now.

I’ll admit, I did waver. I thought a small bag wouldn’t hurt. But when I opened my mouth to give in, I could only say “just water.”

Something in my brain kicked in right in time. Maybe it’s the jacked up prices, I’ve conditioned myself to only eat when hungry, or it’s my new dedication to getting the weight off…or it’s all of those things.

One of my weekly goals is to eat only 20g of carbs for 4 days this week. Why bust that goal at the start of the week with popcorn?

I’m much more focused with the weekly goals and I think about my food choices and not going on autopilot.

I made it through the film without popcorn. The world didn’t end and I didn’t crave the stuff.

Oh, I’m sure it helped that the film was amazingly awesome!

 

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3 thoughts on “Slaying The Movie Popcorn Monster

  1. What? You’re not going to tell what movie you saw? Now I have to know! 😛
    Congratulations on passing up popcorn, too. That stuff is so hard to turn down when you’re used to having it. There was a time when I’d go see movies every Friday night in high school – We’d get the largest size popcorn and add extra butter in the center of it all. Then we’d eat the whole thing before the movie started so we could to back and get the one free refill. Scary.

    • The smell of it popping as you walk in doesn’t help. It just elicits the Pavlovian response.

      We saw Gravity. It’s an amazing white-knuckle thriller. My husband didn’t even drink his diet coke during the film – he forgot he had it (a first). See it in IMAX 3D if you can.

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