Apple Sizes..Which one? Last Post 03 Nov 2010 09:12 PM by Christina. 5 Replies.
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Jake

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 02 Nov 2010 10:25 PM Recently I discovered that our school only serves small apples instead of what I thought of as medium apples. In counting zone blocks does it matter on the size of the apple? The reason why I ask is because I remember reading somewhere in Dr.Sears' work of the serving for an apple to be 1/2 of a medium apple. So does a small apple equal half of a medium apple?(Ie. 1 small apple equals 1 block of Carbs). I'm a first time college student!
John

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 03 Nov 2010 07:24 AM There is actually a range of Carbs (ratio) of .6 to 1 to Protein. So, if you've been counting your apples as 2 blocks you are OK. A small apple might be more than 1 but less than 2. I would not worry about it so much. If you could weigh one of the aplles, cored, then you could get an idea for your-self if you wanted to.  But, I always count apples as 2 blocks.  An extremely large or an extremely small, I might weigh once, just to see. ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Christina

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 03 Nov 2010 10:04 AM Jake, that was the question that I was thinking to ask exactly today!!!I weighted my (large) apple and the scale said 0.9 oz (257 g)So I counted it as 3 blocks - since I know if the Carb block is a little less in comparison with the Protein block - it won't make me hungry as the oposite seems to be true for me. Thanks for posting this question and thanks Sue for responding to it!
John

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 03 Nov 2010 10:45 AM Posted By John on 11/03/2010 8:24 AMThere is actually a range of Carbs (ratio) of .6 to 1 to Protein. So, if you've been counting your apples as 2 blocks you are OK. A small apple might be more than 1 but less than 2. I would not worry about it so much. Sue?  (a boy named sue, not). ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Sue
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 03 Nov 2010 11:44 AM Christina, I think you mean to thank John.    My reply... it's ok to consider a small apple as you would a medium, unless its so tiny it's miniature.  Since the point of carbohydrate balance is to promote insulin control at low levels, most people will be better off keeping carbohydrate to a bit less than erring by eating too much. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
Christina

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 03 Nov 2010 09:12 PM Ooooh nooo.... I'm sorry John!!!Sue is right, I meant to thank You