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Step Away from the Movie Theatre Concession Stand!

June 30, 2009

I just got back from seeing Transformers at the Movie Theatre and thought I should blog on their concession stands. Not only is the food over priced, they are over-caloried… yep, just made up my own word! And lets face it, a typical date includes dinner and a movie so most of us have already eaten up our calories for the night before we even get to the theatre.

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Here is the run down on those “Not So Healthy” concession stand foods we all love and enjoy.

Large Buttered Popcorn: 1500 calories, 116g fat
Large Nachos with Cheese: 1101 calories, 59g fat
Large 44 oz Coke: 572 calories, 0g fat
Large Soft Pretzel: 483 calories, 4.5g fat
Hot Dog: 305 calories, 4.5g fat

Careful with the candy! Although you would think that choosing skittles or starbursts would be a better option than those chocolate candies, they aren’t.

Twizzlers: 600 calories, 4g fat
Skittles: 765 calories, 9g fat,
Starburst: 480 calories, 10.5g fat
Gummi Bears: 390 calories, 0g fat
M&M’s: 735 calories, 31.5g fat
Whoppers: 
676 calories
, 24g fat

My suggestion is stop by your local grocery store or gas station and pick up some healthy snacks and pack them in your purse… not only are you saving calories, but you are saving money!

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