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# How many calories does movie popcorn have?

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A large tub of popcorn from AMC Movie Theaters weighs in at 157 grams and has 1,030 calories. Included in those calories are 41 grams of fat and 579 milligrams of sodium.

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According to WebMD, a large tub of movie theater popcorn packs the recommended daily amount of fat into one sitting. When movie theaters offer the popcorn in combos that add soda and candy, viewers can consume a day's worth of calories and up to three days' worth of fat in a sitting. Because of the low nutritional value of popcorn, soda and candy, nutrition experts call these empty calories. Adding butter and salt to the popcorn only makes the snack's fat and sodium content skyrocket.

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The British National Health Services explains that individuals have different caloric needs based on age, weight, height, lifestyles, hormones and medications. A person interested in learning exact caloric needs should consult a medical practitioner and conduct his own research. A journal helps track food and calories consumed during the day.

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One cup of unpopped popcorn kernels contains 225 grams, or 8 ounces of the kernels. Use 1 tablespoon of kernels for 1 cup of popcorn; 2 tablespoonfuls produce between 2-1/2 and 3 cups. The number of kernels in one tablespoon varies with the size of the kernels.

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According to Self, a 1-cup cooked serving of quinoa has 222 calories. Thirty-nine grams of that is from carbohydrates, but none of those calories are from sugar. It also contains 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of fat with no saturated fat.