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crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 04:22 PM
Hey everyone, I bought this fat free popcorn the other day, and for 7.5 cups poped its: 113 cal, 4.30 protein, 27 carbs...I was wondering, are these carbs good carbs to have? And if no y?

ShockBoxer
07-06-2006, 04:35 PM
Well, they're just about the highest thing on the GI index chart...

And have practically no nutritional value.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 04:38 PM
What A Bodybuilder Eats (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=46565)

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 04:42 PM
Well, they're just about the highest thing on the GI index chart...

And have practically no nutritional value.

It wont make you gain fat though right? Also the high GI's are good for after you work out right?


What A Bodybuilder Eats

Yeah I have that in my favorites, and I was reading it today, but I was wondering about popcorn lol, thank you:-)

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Popcorn is garbage.

Davidelmo
07-06-2006, 05:02 PM
I love popcorn.. add melted butter for extra calories.. yummy :D

ShockBoxer
07-06-2006, 05:05 PM
Adding butter also lowers its GI.

But the fact remains


Popcorn is garbage.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Why is it garbage though?

Davidelmo
07-06-2006, 05:15 PM
I couldn't give two hoots about the GI.. i like it cos it's tasty :p

It's garbage because it's nutritionally empty.. it's simply calories with no nutritional value whatsoever.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 05:17 PM
But what about the carbs?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:21 PM
It's empty calories. Chocolate cake has loads of carbs too, that doesn't make it nutrient-dense.

TheGimp
07-06-2006, 05:21 PM
GI is soooo last decade. The glycemic load of popcorn is lower than brown rice, oatmeal and most wholewheat products.

Bruise Brubaker
07-06-2006, 05:22 PM
If popped corn is garbage, then corn is garbage.

The only good thing about it is that it is mainly made of air, and is a better alternative than most pure junk foods like potato chips and the like. I'm talking about home-made popcorn of course, the real thing, with salt or with a bit of salted butter.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:25 PM
Popcorn gives me a nightmare stomach ache. Corn does not.

MagnaSephiroth
07-06-2006, 05:29 PM
do you really need 7 and a half cups of it though? 1 cup seems plenty for a snack and has maybe 20 calories

TheGimp
07-06-2006, 05:35 PM
It's empty calories.

No it's not.

Slim Schaedle
07-06-2006, 05:37 PM
<---- eats popcorn


1. Buy the bag of plain kernals.
2. Put desired amount of kernals (weighed) in small brown bag (like yo momma used to pack sandwiches in for school...probably still does).
3. Fold end of bag over once or twice.
4. Mcrowave for approriate time.
5. Empty bag, season with various spices, fat free spray butter, etc. according to your taste.

6. Eat

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:37 PM
o_0

I meant literally as every time I have popcorn, I empy it into the bathroom from explosive diarrhea. :thumbup: Hence..."empty"...

TheGimp
07-06-2006, 05:39 PM
12% protein 14% fibre, plus good levels of magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.

EDIT: :eek:

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:40 PM
I'd rather eat corn.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 05:43 PM
It's empty calories. Chocolate cake has loads of carbs too, that doesn't make it nutrient-dense.

I don't understand this...it says it has those carbs, and the same with the cake...so how is it empty? I'm confused.


<---- eats popcorn


1. Buy the bag of plain kernals.
2. Put desired amount of kernals (weighed) in small brown bag (like yo momma used to pack sandwiches in for school...probably still does).
3. Fold end of bag over once or twice.
4. Mcrowave for approriate time.
5. Empty bag, season with various spices, fat free spray butter, etc. according to your taste.

6. Eat

What brand do you buy?


do you really need 7 and a half cups of it though? 1 cup seems plenty for a snack and has maybe 20 calories

1 is good...but 7 is better lol

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:45 PM
I don't understand this...it says it has those carbs, and the same with the cake...so how is it empty? I'm confused.Popcorn is made from...corn...so it's much better for you than cake. Popcorn isn't really bad for you, I just don't like it because it makes my stomach turn into nuclear warfare. Empty calories means ****ty calories...like junk food.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 05:54 PM
k, and how about the cake? Even though its junk food, it still has the carbs, so it still counts as the carbs right?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 05:55 PM
Carbs are carbs, yes. Everything that has calories you count towards your total.

Slim Schaedle
07-06-2006, 06:01 PM
I don't understand this...it says it has those carbs, and the same with the cake...so how is it empty? I'm confused.



What brand do you buy?

Kroger.


Eating some now, as a matter of fact, for my carb load.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Kroger.


Eating some now, as a matter of fact, for my carb load.

Lol, nice, I had some earlier...I'll try Kroger.


Carbs are carbs, yes. Everything that has calories you count towards your total.

What exactly would make a cake junk food? Is it the sugar and the unsaturated fat?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 08:30 PM
What exactly would make a cake junk food? Is it the sugar and the unsaturated fat?Do you know anything about nutrition? Start reading books and educating yourself. Knowledge is fun. You can never know enough. There's always things to learn.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 09:05 PM
I know theres always stuff to learn, and the more I read the more I realize I know nothing...I can't just have someone tell me something, I always need to know the why for it...not just don't eat junk food cuz its bad, I want to know why its bad...what causes it to be harmfull, is it the fat? If its the fat arn't you supposed to have fat in your diet? You guys explained good fats and bad fats, it has saturated fat. Now is that the only thing wrong with it? Or is it sugar? If its sugar, why is sugar bad? Does it slow down your metabolism, does it clog your veins, is it w/e? I like to know why, and I do research, but I also like to ask if I'm having problems understanding the material...

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 09:17 PM
I was also looking at the icecream and it says 18g carb for 1/2 cup...but under it says sugars 16g...so does this still count as the 18 carbs or what does it count as?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 09:33 PM
You have ten billion questions. You should really start doing some research. That's what we all do. At least you thirst for knowledge. That is very admirable.

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 10:00 PM
lol, sorry about that...but as far as the carbs...if it says sugar or other types of carb under it, r they bad? How do I look this up? Like special K cerial has carbs...but there all under "other carbs" lol