DEAR DR. GOTT: I started your diet six days ago. I have lost one pound and am thrilled. I wonder if I can eat popcorn as a snack while on your diet. I pop it in olive oil and don’t use butter.
DEAR READER: Congratulations on your initial success. A weight loss of about one pound per week is average and healthful while on my no-flour, no-sugar diet.
You can eat popcorn on my diet, but be careful about what type you choose. Air-popped is the best, because it doesn’t require any fat. But if you choose to pop it in oil, olive is the best. After popping, you can sprinkle on seasonings, such as garlic powder, chili powder or even a little salt. Remember, moderation is key, especially with regard to salt intake.