Hungry Girl Goes...Back to the Movies!
2/8/2010 11:02 AM
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AMC Theatres in California (home of the HG HQ) have started posting calorie counts for their menu items... and the numbers are disturbing. Some of these stats are even worse than I would've guessed. Read this...
There’s been a lot of uproar over the calorie counts on movie theatre popcorn these days, and for good reason. It’s awful. Air-popped popcorn is a really good snack... but the stuff you get at the theatres? Forget it. Note: These stats do not include added butter. Ack!
A small popcorn has 434 calories, a medium popcorn has 664 calories, and a large popcorn has 832 calories.
For the people who aren’t into popcorn (or heaven forbid, want something to go with their popcorn), there are other options. However, pretty much none of those is good either. Don't go to the movies hungry...
- A hot dog has 629 calories.
- An order of movie nachos has 1,390 calories.
- A gourmet pretzel has 480 calories.
- A personal pizza has 740 – 780 calories.
- An order of chicken tenders has 530 calories.
When you’re sitting around for 2+ hours, chances are, you’re gonna get thirsty. However, this is not a reason to slurp down a Big Mac’s worth of calories in the form of sugary soda! Diet soda is a better option... but really, water is best.
A regular soda has as many as 444 calories, and a large soda has up to 610 calories.
Here's a shocker (not!). It’s a bad idea to get candy at the movies. Candy's not going to satisfy anything but your sweet tooth (and that growing cavity in your back molar), and chances are, you’re gonna eat too much of it because you’re paying more attention to George Clooney than the number of servings in that box of Milk Duds.
A “regular" size package of candy has 340 – 540 calories, and a “large" size package of candy has 490 –1,140 calories.
Eating out, Food