I think I have an addiction to popcorn- I usually have some everynight as a snack after my workout.
Is this hurting my efforts to lose fat? I use the air popper and dont use any butter- just seasonings. Your thoughts?
Thread: Popcorn- Good or bad?
07-11-2006, 02:36 PM #1
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07-11-2006, 03:03 PM #3
Smart Pop (microwave popcorn) by Orville Redenbacher is a good, healthy popcorn. It is 94% fat free and low in calories. It also comes in full sized bags or mini bags.
Here are some nutritional facts:
Serving size: 3Tbsp unpopped (6 cups popped)
Total Fat: 2g
Fiber: 5 g
07-11-2006, 03:11 PM #4
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07-11-2006, 06:58 PM #6
when i did my first cut/weight loss (2.5 yrs ago), i ate air popped white popcorn every evening as a snack, along with a diet soda. my weight loss went great! like everyone else said, as long as you are in your "range" i wouldnt worry to much about it. sometimes i think people make to big of a deal out of times to eat things...our bodies arent stupid, they will use what they get the way they need it, i think.
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07-12-2006, 03:59 PM #9Originally Posted by emunah
I was a popcorn addict too UNTIL I posted my own question about it and got the following responses:
I think the key here is MODERATION. As a snack once a day might work for you but eating bucket fulls could have a greater effect on your diet than you realise.****************************************
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07-12-2006, 04:31 PM #10
Lah, I've never lost weight eating popcorn. Of course, if it's not covered in butter and oil I don't want it.Simp's Back: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=165133671&page=1
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07-13-2006, 08:31 AM #11
I actually have it as a meal. I get off of work at 5:30, then get to the gym at 7ish and get home between 8-9 so by then im exhusted and feeling lazy so I pop myself a big bowl of popcorn. I'd say prob. around 12 cups. -
I know its not the greatest but its just so darn good! Im thinking about trying clare's kettle corn recipe since it incorporates protein in with the popcorn.
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07-13-2006, 04:56 PM #14
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Any grain that is popped or processed in anyway does not have any nutritional qualities. You are much better off munching on chopped veggies IMO. Also, popcorn is a high glycemic carb, and because you often eat them alone (without any other type of food) your sugar levels will be rising too quickly, and then crashing and leaving you even more hungry and empty than before. If you really want to have air popped pop corn, try to limit and have it as part of a balance meal with protein and fat.
The truth is, by popping a whole grain at a high temperature like you do when you pop corn, does change the molecular structure.. here is the nutrients that are in 1 cup of popcorn
So for 1 cup of popcorn, it only has 1.2gms fibre (which isn't much considering other types of grain). It doesn't have a lot of vitamins or minerals in it compared to other wholegrains that haven't been heated at high temps.
If you look here, you can see the value of fresh corn as opposed to popped corn:
Personally, I chose all my foods very carefully and always go with foods that are going to give me more nutrients, more fibre, more vitamins, and health benefits. I try to eat food as close to nature, and to me that means cooking them in a way that retains their nutrients. Popped corn does not fit that for me.
It certainly doesn't fill me up..in fact, because it is such a high gi food, it has the opposite effect for me, and it makes me hungier...it also gives me hypoglycaemia, especially when I don't have it with any other type of food.
Sure, popcorn is low in fat...but fat isn't the enemy...I don't avoid good fat.
07-20-2006, 02:47 PM #15
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04-16-2013, 07:17 PM #16
I eat popcorn 2 nights a week
04-16-2013, 07:27 PM #17
Why are you trying to lose 2.5lbs per week? That is a 1250 calorie PER DAY deficit - something only the very obese should be doing.squat - 225
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