Popcorn?

Discussion in 'Nutrition Advice' started by Grimnir, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Grimnir

    Grimnir The black triangle is God

    Has anyone used popcorn as a source of carbs when dieting?

    My thinking is that it'll fill me up without having that much to eat.

    The reason I ask is that I can't stomach rice or pasta at the moment and need an alternative that isn't potato.
     
  2. tomlet1

    tomlet1 Elite Member

    Weetabix/oats?

    Cous cous?

    Never used popcorn though!
     
  3. bigdav13

    bigdav13 Elite Member

    Yeah works a treat lots of volume very little cals and carbs
     
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  4. GymRatGresham

    GymRatGresham King of Bad Jokes

    Best thread ever.
     
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  5. AlriteGeezer

    AlriteGeezer Elite Member

    Plain microwave popcorn with the 1cal 'butter flavour' cooking spray and a little sweetener... Superb!
     
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  6. The Love Machine

    The Love Machine A steroid pumping, food raping machine

    Love popcorn. Dont diet. Love popcorn.

    And a fistful of melted butter. Should diet.
     
  7. Roy@/_

    Roy@/_ Elite Member

    I think I would probably approach this as a a go to craving solution not an allocated carb source.

    Thinking about fuelling day to day activity and training.

    Rice, oats, potato vs popcorn lol
     
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  8. Grimnir

    Grimnir The black triangle is God

    Good call on the Cous cous, haven't had it in a while. I use oats in my shakes and do eat sweet/normal potato so it wouldn't be my only source of carbs.
     
  9. Clubber Lang

    Clubber Lang Elite Member

    The Protein Works protein popcorn is nice, great snack.
     
  10. Erny

    Erny Member

    I ate a whole bag of popcorn yesterday, was appox 600 calories and was still hungry afterwards. I'm bulking so it's cool, but I wouldn't eat it when cutting
     
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  11. Arterial Dan

    Arterial Dan Administrator Staff Member

    I used to use popcorn if I was gonna do a pump-workout, for the carbs & salt. (plug 50mg Oxy)

    It halts fat loss for me tho, pretty much.

    Wouldn't go near the microwave stuff either. That's just fat gain in a bag.
     
  12. Doby

    Doby Elite Member

    Coop sell maple bacon flavour popcorn.
    It's the shit! 85kcal a bag 12g carb
     
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