I found some Pink Lady apples at the store last night and they are very good; I don't think I've had one before. Very crisp, tart, and sweet at the same time.
I had the same thought as you, MunaAmin. Apples these days are huge...it's almost like getting two fruit servings and over 100 calories. I wish I could get the smaller ones, but the only way to do that is to buy a bag, and I'd rather pick them out myself.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
I'm a Granny Smith girl - I like the tartness and crispiness. I'm with Mike, can't stand a mealy apple at all. Red Delicious are Red Disastrous to me. I'll just eat Granny Smith apples straight-up, or use them for baking (when I have attempted to bake!)
I also enjoy Macintosh and Courtland, but I haven't been able to find Courtlands in Florida
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/8/14 = 178.8 (net: -36.4)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
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I'm with you on this, beccafries. They tend to make my stomach growl an hour or so after I eat one. But if I add a little protein/fat (not sure if one is better than the other) like peanut butter or cheddar, that does happen.
My husband and daughter both love tart apples, so I usually have Granny Smiths in the house, but I prefer Mcintosh, Fuji or Jonathan. Neither one of them seem to like fruits or veggies as much as I do, so when I do find something they'll eat I run with it lol. I do buy the smaller "lunchbox" apples in the paper bags. The kids don't finish the small ones usually, so why buy the huge ones? The big ones don't fit in my apple corer/slicer either.
If I keep starting over, eventually it will stick, right?
Current weight: 140
Goal weight: 135
I gotta say I love Golden Delicious the most this year. I go through phases. 2010 was all about the Pink Lady for me but the Goldens have been amazing this Winter. I also love a good Gala and here in Quebec, the local McIntoshes are absolutely fantastic in the Fall. They are small, sweet and crisp and I just love them!