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a q about syns

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by elleceejay, 30 August 2010 Social URL.

  1. elleceejay

    elleceejay Full Member

    I am trying to limit my syns (holiday in 3weeks= supposed bikini bodylol) however I understand that we can use up to 15 syns per day but can we use say 5 one day 10 the next. I think what i am trying to say is can we save them up by not using them and use them in abundance at the weekend instead?
    I hope this makes some kinda sense lol
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  3. evethewitch

    evethewitch Silver Member

    some will say yes some will say no try it for yourself see how it works:)
  4. time2bslim

    time2bslim Just doing it this time

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    Hi ya.

    It's not recommended every week - and IF you are trying to lose as much weight as you can in 3 weeks - it would probably be better to stick as much as possible to the plan ie - 5 - 15 syns per day - although the recommendation is approx 10.

    To lose as much as you can in 3 weeks it would be best to have 5'ish syns per day.

    Although you can flexi syn - save as many syns in the week if you know there is a special occaison coming up - then say the big night out you have saved 40 syns in the week - you COUNT DOWN from 40 to use those syns on whatever you want - the non friendly SW buffet - maybe or alcohol. Counting down is better as counting up - you never seem to stop.

    Hope this explains a few things for you.

  5. sarahm85

    sarahm85 Silver Member

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    Not trying to be funny, but this isn't what SW class as flexi-syns. Flexi-syns are when you know it's going to be difficult to keep within your daily syns, eg a meal, wedding, etc.

    Beforehand you keep to SW as normal, including having your usual syns. For the particular day/event in question, you set an amount of syns you will keep to for this - more than the daily amount of 15. You then eat/drink to that amount, then the next day or whenever you get back on with SW as normal but not restricting your syns.

    SW don't promise a loss - you might, but you could have a gain or could even manage a STS. It's more of a psychological strategy so you are fully aware that you are in complete control of what you're eating/drinking still because you've given yourself a larger syn allowance on this particular occasion, and helps to prevent a situation where you go over your syns and then think 'oh sod it' and binge and find it difficult to get back on plan quickly.

    Hope this helps.
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  6. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

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    Limiting your syns will not necessarily mean you will have a better loss then if you have the max.

    I always have my syns on a weekly basis as MiL comes round on a Saturday night with wine & chocs;).

    Most weeks I will have 105 syns, I've managed to get to target doing that & I've stayed there since May:D

    See what works for you best.
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