6 Secrets for Eating Healthy at the Movies From Top Nutritionists
Last time we checked, the local cinema didn’t have a magical healthy smoothie spout next to the soda machine, or a nozzle to crank out coconut oil and chia-infused goodness over our air-popped organic popcorn. With so many awesome books being turned into movies this year, you’ll want to catch at least one afternoon matinee. But rather than settle for sugar-laden candy bars or uber-buttery popcorn that causes just-gimme-one-more-handful syndrome, use these six strategies from top nutritionists to eat healthy while you sit back, relax and enjoy Ryan Gosling’s handsome physique. Erm, we mean the movie.
Have a plan before you head to the theater
all the things. Staying hydrated helps combat mindless eating, so pack a water bottle to fill up and plan other meals around the movie. “Remind yourself of your health and fitness goals and what the ‘movie food’ is actually made of (not real food!). Having dinner beforehand or planning a dinner for after is another good way to stay away from mindless eating,” advises says Lisa Hayim, New York City-based registered dietitian and founder of The WellNecessities.