A reader was kind enough to write to me about my snacking on nuts issue and revealed her snacking on popcorn issue. I want to blog my response.
(Corn is not part of my low-carb diet)
I have stopped all nuts for now and only get nuts in my protein bars. If/when I return, I will have to measure and put in bags and only allow myself one of those bags a day. You have to measure and prepare.
Now, as far as my opinion of popcorn. I haven’t had popcorn in years and I loved popcorn. It is the same as chips. If you put out popcorn for mindless TV eating, you will just gorge on it. The best thing to do for TV viewing is cut up veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc) and a humus dip. You get full on veggies fast and you won’t eat as much as you would think. You could also do celery and peanut butter on them, but only put out a counted out amount.
Popcorn is 6g of carbs per cup. That is not a lot of popcorn really. So, by the time you are done eating it, you are eating a lot of carbs.
But, here is my biggest issue with popcorn. It is made from corn. There are three products that are horribly modified by Monsanto–corn, cotton and soybeans. I don’t eat soybeans and I don’t eat corn anymore–ever. If you like poisoning yourself with corn, the same corn that other countries will NOT buy from the United States because the effects of our corn on our bodies is similar to DDT, then you can eat it. But, I have had enough health issues to stay far away, no matter how good it tastes. Think of it like anti-freeze for dogs. Tastes sweet to them, but it will kill them.
Here is a link by Dr. Mercola about corn products. I hope you will choose to stay away from it because you don’t realize that you are poisoning yourself and your husband with it. And stick with vegetables or have a measured out amount of Smart Carb Ice Cream…or you can Google Jorge Cruise’s 2 minute no sugar chocolate cake and have some of that.
Try to learn not to associate food with the game. You have conditioned yourselves to eat with football. Learn a new way. Keep your fingers busy with sewing or play on your IPAD like I do. Eat before the game and then you won’t be hungry. Snack on protein before the game. But, please, stay away from the poison–I mean the popcorn.
AND IF YOU WANT TO CHANCE HAVING AN AUTISTIC KID, EAT THINGS WITH POISON IN THEM LIKE POPCORN AND APPLES.