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    Confession time - little cheats?

    Hi everyone,

    I've just restarted SW a week or so ago, but having followed it successfully in the past (I lost nearly three stone on it a few years ago, after my eldest son was born) I've got an idea of what works for me - and I have to confess it includes a couple of 'little cheats'!!

    The main one is that I don't syn tinned fruit. I know I should, I know that in the plan they are synned, but I don't do it. I don't eat a lot of fruit generally - loads of veg, but not a lot of fruit - so the odd time that I do have tinned pears or peaches I rinse all the juice that they are tinned with off them and count them as fresh (or as a HEX B if I have one spare). I think of it as an incentive to have the fruit instead of a less healthy snack with the same syn value.

    I'm not defending it, and certainly not recommending it - just confessing to it!!

    So I was curious to see if anyone else does this, and if other people have 'little cheats' that they use because it makes the plan work better for them?

    Don't worry - I won't tell anyone!!

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    For 3 days now (it doesn't sound like a lot, but it is for me) I've been totally 100% on plan, but I have to admit to cheating in the past... I used be a tweaker with Smash and I had a habit of using a lot of brands that SW didn't count as healthy extras. To be fair on me, I only have one supermarket nearby and it didn't stock the right brands but the ones they have are just as healthy!
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    Well I'd like to think I could cheat myself into thinking that Cider (apples) and Wine (grapes) are syn free, but I think that's less of a cheat and more of delirium
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    I use *any* small WM pitta bread as a HEXB. I only have them once every few weeks so I just can't believe it makes that much difference
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    I count garlic and herb philly light as a HE even though only the chive or plain ones are listed. I justify it because the calories are the same and I love garlic and herb philly!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Theria View Post
    I use *any* small WM pitta bread as a HEXB. I only have them once every few weeks so I just can't believe it makes that much difference
    I do the same, like you it's probably only once every couple of weeks x

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    I might have a seeded roll instead of a wholewheat one - they are so much yummier, still a kind of brown bread, but I don't do it often

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne Von Buttonpopper View Post
    Well I'd like to think I could cheat myself into thinking that Cider (apples) and Wine (grapes) are syn free, but I think that's less of a cheat and more of delirium
    I like your thinking!!! :-)

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    When I get a pot of grated cheese from the work canteen, I know it's more than I should have to count as my Hexb but I still count it anyway

    I rationalise it by the fact it's the smallest one I can get and I'm losing weight anyway so it can't be that big a deal.





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    I have two little cheats.
    One is I really like fine bulgur wheat pancakes which I believe should be synned as its like using a flour replacement.
    Another one is weetabix muffins!

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    Potato pancakes...I only have one a couple of times a week but I don't syn the smash or the tbsp skimmed milk. My bad!!!

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    My HEA milk allowance is sometimes bottomless. ...... Oooops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lozziep78 View Post
    My HEA milk allowance is sometimes bottomless. ...... Oooops Sent from my GT-N7105 using MiniMins.com mobile app
    Mine too. I figure that I need tea, I really need tea and I'd rather drink a lot of that than eat something high synned instead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theria View Post
    Mine too. I figure that I need tea, I really need tea and I'd rather drink a lot of that than eat something high synned instead!

    I'm with you on that. I cannot give up my tea....I'm addicted to the stuff! Besides, I never use all of my syns so hopefully that makes up for some of it (I'm telling myself that anyway hehe)
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