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I have noticed since I can now longer eat gluten, I have been eating alot of popcorn. It is popweaver butter-microwave, which is gluten free. I seem to be replacing a bag with lunch everyday. I know it's not healthy-but I am addicted. My hands actually tremble until I eat it. I think I am truly addicted-like a popcornholic... Should I go cold turkey--I know I should but tomorrow I will just think, Oh maybe tomorrow I will stop eating it.....

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strange! does it have any additives in it, like MSG or something?

the trembling could be psychosomatic...?

idk!

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I love popcorn too! It's the best. I think the best thing is to pop it yourself. All microwave popcorns may have additives that are addicting. I pop the kernels in a small brown paper bag and add salt and butter. Also bring along fruit and other snacks, even if they don't sound good, trust me if you are hungry you will eat them

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Anyone who claims "psychosomatic" with popcorn, has never seen my dog contemplating a corn tortilla package being opened. ;)

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I read this as I was eating popcorn. I love to buy the 100-calorie bags and add a pinch of garlic and parmesan!

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I suspect you need to watch your blood sugar more carefully. In my case, and the case of a few friends, eliminating gluten was 80% of the battle but regulating blood sugar has been vital too. If I eat refined carbs (potatoes, corn, white rice etc, and in my case even fruit) I get energy crashes, food cravings, trembly hands and irritability before meals. Popcorn'd do it to me for sure, especially as a meal replacement!

Maybe try toning down the carbs and eating some good quality protein with every meal, and maybe a little protein snack between meals. Check out the GI diet, South Beach diet, the Zone, the Paleo Diet for ideas- they are all variations on a theme- keeping your blood sugar stable all day.

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I'm from the Midwest. There, popcorn is a food group. We ate it pretty much every day. Sometimes for dinner my mom would put it in a tall glass, top it with milk and give us an iced tea spoon to eat it with. She liked it like that. I did not. Not at all. I don't even like milk on cereal. Or milk, period! Some people put it in a bowl, put sugar and milk on it and ate it like that.

I still eat popcorn several times a week. I usually do not eat the microwaveable kind though. I don't believe most of that is healthy. I usually pop it in a pan. In past years I have done the air popped or the microwave popping bowl. But I prefer it popped in a pan with coconut oil.

Popcorn is a whole grain! Eat it with relish.

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I suspect you need to watch your blood sugar more carefully. In my case, and the case of a few friends, eliminating gluten was 80% of the battle but regulating blood sugar has been vital too. If I eat refined carbs (potatoes, corn, white rice etc, and in my case even fruit) I get energy crashes, food cravings, trembly hands and irritability before meals. Popcorn'd do it to me for sure, especially as a meal replacement!

Maybe try toning down the carbs and eating some good quality protein with every meal, and maybe a little protein snack between meals. Check out the GI diet, South Beach diet, the Zone, the Paleo Diet for ideas- they are all variations on a theme- keeping your blood sugar stable all day.

While I don't think popcorn is unhealthy, livesinthesun makes an excellent point. You are using a starchy carb every day to fulfill a basic need, and it is probably assisting in causing your crashes. I can get similar reactions to high-carbohydrate fixes. :) I love starchy foods! But high-protein meals and adding things to go with the popcorn would be a better choice. Could you do a small amount -- highly recommend popping it yourself rather than the bagged variety as it is easy and simply to store -- and then add to it some soup, or a sandwich, or some left overs? I love hardboiled eggs, and peanut butter.

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On 3/10/2011 at 1:06 AM, Juliebove said:

I'm from the Midwest. There, popcorn is a food group. We ate it pretty much every day. Sometimes for dinner my mom would put it in a tall glass, top it with milk and give us an iced tea spoon to eat it with. She liked it like that. I did not. Not at all. I don't even like milk on cereal. Or milk, period! Some people put it in a bowl, put sugar and milk on it and ate it like that.

 

I still eat popcorn several times a week. I usually do not eat the microwaveable kind though. I don't believe most of that is healthy. I usually pop it in a pan. In past years I have done the air popped or the microwave popping bowl. But I prefer it popped in a pan with coconut oil.

 

Popcorn is a whole grain! Eat it with relish.

I am from the Midwest as well and have never heard of eating popcorn this way. I even brought this up to several friends and am offended by this generalized eating style that clearly ruins the popcorn. However, I am glad you have since began eating popcorn like a normal addict.

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44 minutes ago, popcorn addict said:

I am from the Midwest as well and have never heard of eating popcorn this way. I even brought this up to several friends and am offended by this generalized eating style that clearly ruins the popcorn. However, I am glad you have since began eating popcorn like a normal addict.

You are responding to a 5 year old post.  That person hasn't been on this site in a few years

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