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    Default Question about popcorn??

    I got smart pop 94% fat free kettle corn.

    If I eat 1 bag it makes about 2 servings of 6.5 cups popped

    1 cup is 15 cal
    2.4 g fat
    5 g fiber.

    So how do I calculate this?? Do I multiply each by 6.5 and then times that by 2 and enter that number in the calculator and do the points that way??

    Thank you so much





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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    I would take the nutrition information for the serving and then multiply it by two for the whole bag. Then calculate the points for the whole bag, assuming that's the amount that you were planning to eat. If it only gives the per cup, then yeah, 1 cup times 6.5 per serving times two servings.



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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    I don't know about the kettle corn, but Smart Pop's Movie Theatre Butter popcorn lists in the leftmost column of the NI the info you need for one serving (which is 1/2 bag) - (except for calories, which they list for one cup - I remember going through this once - it's funny that they do it this way!). If the kettle corn NI is done the same way, it looks to me like if you want to eat the whole bag, you'd need to multiply the calories for 1 cup popped by 6.5, but multiply the total fat and fiber by 2 (since those figures are for 1/2 bag) and use those numbers for your slider.
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    points = (calories + 4 x fat grams - 10 x fiber grams)/50

    If there are indeed 13 cups in the bag (6.5 cups x 2) then it'd be 13 cups x 15 calories = 195

    fat grams 4 x 4.8 = 19.2

    fiber (2 servings) 10 x 10 = 100


    (195 calories + 19.2 - 100) / 50 = 2.284

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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    Quote Originally Posted by shihtzuX2
    fiber (2 servings) 10 x 10 = 100
    Fiber has to be capped at 4.
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    By my slider it's 4 Points (including the fiber cap). I count almost all normal bagged 94% FF popcorns as 4 Points. I think WW will let you count them as 3.5 Points if you do half Points (I don't).

    It's close enough. It was a bummer for me though, because on 1-2-3 (before the fiber cap) it was 2 Points.

    I think WW puts out a popcorn that's lower Points but they do it by packaging a smaller portion. It's the same popcorn.
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    Quote Originally Posted by nancyny
    I count almost all normal bagged 94% FF popcorns as 4 Points.
    I do the same thing.
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    Never mind... The NI on the bag is indeed very confusing, but it appears to come out to 4 points per serving.
    Last edited by DES2; 12-07-2007 at 01:59 PM.
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    Okay I can deal with 4 points no problem. Thank you so much. Is just that we watch lots of movies and before we use to snack on chips and junk and now we have switched to popcorn and I am a popcorn addict.
    I just got adjust everything else through out the day.

    Thanks again ladies.





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    Red face Re: Question about popcorn??

    Quote Originally Posted by DES2
    Never mind... The NI on the bag is indeed very confusing, but it appears to come out to 4 points per serving.
    AAACCCKKK - I am just not thinking very clearly today! I meant 4 points for the entire bag (2 servings) - like what Nancy said above. Sorry 'bout that.

    I do Core though, so it's been a long time since I've counted points for popcorn - gotta love Core! I do remember having to think Smart Pop through when I was doing Flex, though, because the NI was not as straightforward as it is on many foods!
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    Default Re: Question about popcorn??

    I dunno it's so confusing LOL I just get the mini bags and I think those are 1 point

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