Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Snack Attack

Do you snack at night? I don't mean getting up in the middle of the night, but do you like a bedtime snack?

We eat dinner around 5:30 p.m. and usually I don't have a snack before bed, but lately popcorn is calling my name.

If you listen carefully you'll hear it. N-aaaaa-nnnnn.......NAAAAANNNNN!!!!


Popcorn is very insistent.

At some point you have to ask yourself: Why do they call it POPcorn? Why don't they call it MOMcorn? Hmmmm? Moving on.

There is something incredibly wonderful (and incredibly full of calories) about having a bedtime snack. It harks back to the age of being a child and having to go to bed and just knowing that your parents were up throwing a party.

They were, I just know it. They were also eating all sorts of wonderful things I'll bet. And you couldn't have any because you were supposed to be in bed sleeping. Who could sleep with all that wonderful food out there?

When I eat breakfast, lunch or dinner I don't feel "sneaky." I don't feel like I'm getting away with something. However, when I have a small bowl of popcorn I feel like I am living it up, people.

I know many weight-loss tips say don't eat past 7:00 p.m. Well, having a small bedtime snack isn't really eating. It's sort of snacking, and snacking isn't eating because you're not really committed.

Committed eating is sitting down at the table with a napkin, a plate, glass, silverware, and maybe even some delightful dinner conversation.

Snacking is just you and the popcorn. So technically it's not a meal, and if it's not a meal then you're not eating. Right?


Sorry, did you say something? I couldn't hear you because my mouth was full.


  1. Hm, I'd like to believe you. What about that popcorn that I had at the movies at the midnight showing of Twilight. Does that count for calories? It was sure tasty!

  2. Yep, I agree. Every once in a while, I'll have some popcorn at night if there's a movie on I'm watching...I LOVE popcorn!

  3. With me it's either popcorn or a bowl of cereal! Or (if I have it in the house, which is why I don't have it in the house, LOL) CHOCOLATE.

  4. I like popcorn, but lately, I've been craving dill pickles! I've eaten 1 1/2 jars in a week. What is up with that???!!! lol (And no, I'm not preggers!)


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