2. Instead of Eating Popcorn at the Movies…
Try: Munching on almonds
Here’s Why: At 161 calories per ounce (about 23 whole nuts), almonds are a delicious waistline-friendly treat. Compare that with a typical movie theater medium popcorn and soda combo, which clocks in at a whopping 1,610 calories (more than a whole day’s worth!)
What’s more, almonds have actually been shown to help people lose weight. In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, a group of obese adults on a low-calorie diet lost more weight when they included almonds as part of their diet than a control group who ate the same amount of calories, but no nuts. Almonds are packed with belly-flattening monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, and fiber, which may also be responsible for their heart-healthy benefits.
Even Better? Make the movie a comedy. Research shows that an hour of laughing can burn as many calories as a half-hour at the gym.
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