Just because you’re not pumping butter-flavored oil into a tub of popcorn in the theater doesn’t mean you’re safe. “A lot of the ‘movie’ popcorns out there now have trans fats and are loaded with butter,” says White. And let’s get real: You’re probably not going to stick to the recommended serving size. “Three cups is a serving, which is 90 calories. I don’t know many people who can just hold off to three cups.”
Stock this instead: Air-popped popcorn
Not all popcorns are evil. “Popcorn is a healthy snack,” says White. “It has a lot of fiber.” Just make sure you choose the right kind. With air-popped, you can eat more of it without regretting it in the morning.