I'm a snacker. So when I go to the movies, even if I just ate and I'm not even a little bit hungry, I must have a snack. I mean, I'm about to watch a movie. Geez.
So what's better than light, buttery popcorn, right? My box at home (the SmartPop kind) says it's only, like, 15 calories per cup of popped popcorn. So that's a safe, healthy bet.
Ummmm. No. The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a study that shows otherwise. In fact, it shows the complete opposite.
"Regal and AMC are our nominees for Best Supporting Actor in the Obesity Epidemic," said CSPI senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley. "Who expects about 1,500 calories and three days’ worth of heart-stopping fat in a popcorn and soda combo? That’s the saturated fat of a stick of butter and the calories of two sticks of butter. You might think you’re getting Bambi, but you’re really getting Godzilla."