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    Healthy ways to use Syns?

    Hi, I have 5 stone to lose and really don't want to start snacking on crisps and junk and alcohol again, I'm at my best when I stay away from all that stuff. I don't like chocolate or fizzy drinks and I'm having trouble getting beyond 2-3 Syns some days? I'm genuinely not hungry after breakfast, lunch and dinner. Are there any ways to add extra Syns to meals or dishes so I don't have to waste them on snacks just for the sake of it? All I have come up with are avocados. If I keep my HEa for cheese, can I Syn milk? Thanks!

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    Some yoghurts have syns in? Or how about adding ketchup or mayo to your meals?
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    Gravy, hot chocolate with cream on maybe, mints
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    I never thought of hot chocolate & cream, thank you! I'll get some cream to add to fruit too. I've been using a little bit of mayo & ketchup the odd time but might use it with the SW chips. Thanks x Keep 'em coming!

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    Coconut oil is a brilliant natural oil to cook in and has some brilliant health benefits
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    Excellent, I have some of that

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    Also nuts, chorizos, mini milks and hot chocolates are some of my favourite syns things (other than wine!!)
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    What about other condiments to ketchup/mayo- sweet chilli sauce is yummy in lots of sauces/stews/marinades, brown sauce too, sour cream is nice with Mexican/Indian food (I use cottage cheese as i rarely have spare syns!). You could also add things to meals like stuffing, gravy, roast your veg in olive oil, add a little maple syrup or honey to fruit (tastier when not in season) also mini meringues are nice- dont feel like junk either.
    You could use syns on things like wraps/pittas to make pizza or proper Mexican food... That's all I can think of for now!
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    Have a look at weight loss b***h (female dog) blog, she uses her syns in healthier snacks like naked bars or nuts
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    There are some hifi bars available in group the don't have chocolate in. If you have one as a hex b and then have another one for 6 syns or you can have 2 hifi light bars for a hex b or 2 for 6 syns. Hope that helps x
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    Avocado, nuts or olive oil. Also the coconut oil somebody else mentioned is true!
    Either that or you could have an extra slice of wholemeal bread or a bit more healthy cereal?
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    Thanks so much for all the great suggestions, I really appreciate it! Got some pittas, avocado, wraps, chorizo today and I'll have a look at that blog, you're all so brilliant xxx

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    Great selection! Enjoy and good luck
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    Oh I was just reading that blog and it reminded me she often uses her syns for an extra Heb they are normally 6 syns but check, may give you some ideas
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    I find I am in a much better head space when I use my syns within my meals than on "treats" such as crisps and chocolates.
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