A new trend of snack. Popcorners. All kinds of flavors. Advertised on their website as, “- a sensible snacking solution that is all natural, gluten-free, and non-gmo.”
Great, but natural in the food market could mean just about anything. Gluten-free is great and so is non-genetically modified.
However, how is it for losing weight or keeping weight off?
The nutritional content says that it ranges from about 20-23g of carbs per bag small one ounce bag.
If you want to lose weight, you have to keep your carbs between 50g and 100g a day. The closer to 50g, the better.
If you are eating almost half of your daily allowance in a bag of popcorn (similar to the carb content of a bag of chips), then what the heck can you eat the rest of the day to keep your carb count down?
You will NOT lose weight on chips, pretzels (double the amount of chips), or Popcorners. In fact, I personally stay away from anything that is made from corn, potatoes or rice. Major carbs and starchy, shoots your glucose way up and helps to continue to sugar roller-coaster and cravings. It is just crappy so-called “food.”
One of my clients has stopped sugary carbs for a few weeks now and he no longer craves any of these things. He used to crave shakes, chips and french fries and it went away with time (withdrawal).
Snacks should be protein-based. Low-carb protein bars or shakes, meat, low-fat cheese, eggs, measured out nuts, low-fat chocolate pudding, low-carb Greek yogurt, fruit, etc.
Why not make an omelette with veggies and some low-fat cheese? I do that and it is really good. Get some good turkey bacon or sausage. Stop eating processed foods from a bag. If it can live in your closet for an undetermined amount of time, it is probably NOT good for you. Even protein bars go bad after a while.
Eat better food. Garbage in, garbage out.