How did you work out the syns? If you used the calculator did you give it a free food allowance? Unless there is oil in it I can't see why it would be that high in syns
I use frozen veg, is it not aloowed, bit confused now.
Yes frozen veg is perfectly fine safc so stop worrying
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I think buying frozen veg you need to read the ingrediants as some of them have added oil hence high syn value. The safest frozen veg from Lidl are: Peas, Green beans, mixed veg (Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) or mixed veg. If they are things like Mexican/oriental they have added oil.
i also discovered hidden syns in frozen veg,bought a bag from aldi the other day,courgettes,aubergine,onions etc,and i happened to look at ingredients and it had oil in!!!! really cant understand why it would need it! its a good job i thought it was gross X
They normally put oil in them if they are ment to be cooked in the oven and roasted (
good god this panicked me. I have just eaten a bowl of frozen sweetcorn. no, it's fine. no oil. just corn.
Its highly unlikely its 15 syns a pack, even if it HAS got oil in it, I expect you havent included a free food allowance as Patchwork says.
If you post the NVs someone can calculate it for you, but if this information is right it works out about 1 Syn per 100g, (depending which vegetable you use as the free food) which sounds far more likely.
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How do I work out syns and how many should I have a day?
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Originally Posted by tigs90
It's virtually impossible to work out syns yourself. Think the formula is a closely guarded secret! If you're not going to meetings and don't have the sw books then search for syn values on this forum. 15 a day is the recommendation for the majority of people, although I have seen posts where lighter people have said they've been told to stick to 10, or heavier to 20 (15 stones+ I believe). You could also join the SW website which is a more expensive option. Personally I think this forum is better. I've found great stuff on here that isn't on the SW website. There are SW consultants on here too - they might see your post and give you more info than I can. Good luck!xx
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Originally Posted by PatchworkPuss
I used the S.W. Syns calculator as I am a class member. You have to enter whether it's a green, original or e.easy day. I entered green.
Originally Posted by ermintrude
I have a packet of Lidl 'Green Grocer's' Italian Style Mixed Veg (got no Mexican left) so gonna talk you through what I do as I'm gobsmacked at the syn values?! Hopefully I'm wrong....I wanna be...sob!
It now has a drop down menu which I have to select from only this is where the problems start. If I select veg, I get a list of individual veg, if I select vegetarian products, I get meat substitute so the only remaining options is to select 'no free food' which takes me on to a page with various boxes marked carbs etc per 100g. In this instance for the Italian veg, I've entered 51 for kCal, protein 1.5g, carbs 2.5g, fat 4g, lastly packet/portion size. In my case I eat the whole damn 750g pack lol! So.....after pressing the calculator button, this pack contains 19 Syns per packet on a green, original or extra easy day? Which is it...grrr!
So....how many Syn's does it contain....it's beyond me but it sounds like it could be possessed....by fat demons...... Help!!!
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Is the tesco value frozen veg stir fry free or syned? As I eat that all the time
The drop down menu is how you give it a free food allowance. The reason it is coming out so high in syns is because you didn't select anything here and left it as "no free food".
From the drop down menu you choose the main free ingredient - it will the vegetable that appears first in the list of ingredients on the packet.
We can't work it out for you without knowing what the ingredients are
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