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October 26, 2012 7:28 AM
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CRAP, what about all the grease that soaks into the bag?


FIVE GUYS JUST BECAME HEALTH FOOD

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October 26, 2012 7:29 AM
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October 26, 2012 7:36 AM
Why not just measure what is actually popped and figure the nutrition value from there ? I mean all the popcorn I buy has the nutrition info of a CUP OF POPPED POPCORN. SMH
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October 26, 2012 7:37 AM
Actually I'm pretty sure the unpopped kernels are way higher in calories than popped. I mean, I eat them cause I LOVE the half popped ones but I have popcorn kernels that I air pop, and the nutritional info says it's about 130 cal for 3 tbsp unpopped while 1 cup popped is 40 or so. I don't understand why but a little bit won't hurt you :D
Edited by CassieLOL On October 26, 2012 7:38 AM
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October 26, 2012 7:44 AM
QUOTE:

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CRAP, what about all the grease that soaks into the bag?


FIVE GUYS JUST BECAME HEALTH FOOD

Awwww yeahhhhhhh


F*** Yeah!
October 26, 2012 7:46 AM
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Actually I'm pretty sure the unpopped kernels are way higher in calories than popped. I mean, I eat them cause I LOVE the half popped ones but I have popcorn kernels that I air pop, and the nutritional info says it's about 130 cal for 3 tbsp unpopped while 1 cup popped is 40 or so. I don't understand why but a little bit won't hurt you :D


It's because there are MORE kernels in an unpopped tbsp than in a popped cup. Each individual kernel is the same calories either way. Popping it doesn't remove any mass, just increases the volume.
October 26, 2012 7:48 AM
It may be weird, but I've always wondered the same thing too.
October 26, 2012 7:50 AM
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Seriously? You're worried about a tbsp of unpopped kernels? Just log it for what it was supposed to be and assume it evens out some place else where you probably under estimated food or over estimated exercise.


This.

I don't understand why people get so hung up on accuracy. Calorie counting, in itself, is not an exact science. You can't be certain that the calories in the database, on the nutrition panel, or anywhere else you managed to pull it from are accurate. And you can't be entirely certain about exactly how many calories your body will need through the day. Just come up with a baseline and stick to it. It's that simple.
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October 26, 2012 8:03 AM
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Actually I'm pretty sure the unpopped kernels are way higher in calories than popped. I mean, I eat them cause I LOVE the half popped ones but I have popcorn kernels that I air pop, and the nutritional info says it's about 130 cal for 3 tbsp unpopped while 1 cup popped is 40 or so. I don't understand why but a little bit won't hurt you :D


Count the kernels in the 3 tbsps of unpopped kernels. Now count the popped pieces in a cup of popped corn. There's your answer. Popped corn takes up much more volume. The caloric value of popping corn doesn't magically change by the act of popping it open.
October 27, 2012 12:25 PM
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CRAP, what about all the grease that soaks into the bag?


FIVE GUYS JUST BECAME HEALTH FOOD

Awwww yeahhhhhhh


this made me smile, I'm eating my ghetto grocery bag next time!
Edited by vtmoon On October 27, 2012 12:25 PM
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October 27, 2012 12:29 PM
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I weigh it before I pop it then weigh the unpopped bits at the end and discount them :-)


This is the simple solution to the original question. Did it really warrant all the spiky comments to get there?

Learn some loving kindness FFS! Peace.
October 27, 2012 12:32 PM
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Do you worry about the undigested sweetcorn in your poop?




bahahaha oh i like this!
October 27, 2012 12:38 PM
Ok I think you should log it as is that way if you underestimate elsewhere it will even out.
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October 27, 2012 12:40 PM
People here will fight about anything. This is why we can't have nice things.
October 27, 2012 12:46 PM
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Better eat them all or else the nutritional value will be off devil


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October 27, 2012 12:46 PM
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Do you worry about the undigested sweetcorn in your poop?


I think I just peed my pants
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October 27, 2012 1:21 PM
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