Large movie theater buttered popcorn 1,220 Swim – 162 min
Jumbo movie theater buttered popcorn 1,640 Swim – 213 min
Soft Pretzel 483 Run – 30 min
There is a $.75 difference between large and jumbo popcorn but there is a 420 calorie difference. How long can you swim laps? We are talking almost 4 hours to burn off those calories. Is that realistic?
66% of movie goers buy something from the concession stand. Since you are not allowed to bring your own food, you’ll most likely be in that 66%.
Yes, you can get popcorn, but skip the butter. The AMC theaters now have Frooti Tootis, which are little fruit snacks that are a healthier choice than the Snickers bar. They even have chocolate milk as a substitute for soda. Of course there is always water to drink.
Be mindful of what you are eating at the movies and try to make healthy choices. Remember the exercise goal you have, to become slimmer, trimmer and more toned. Movie popcorn might be the first step in the wrong direction.