I had my meeting on Tuesday and was feeling optimistic. However every day I have gone over my syns and probably had an average of about 25, possibly even more. I stopped keeping count. I have a few questions: 1. Anyone have any good suggestions for lunch on the go? Are there any places you know that are good for buying lunches that are free or low in syns? I am out a lot in the day and normally have sandwiches but they are sort of off limits now unless I use that small brown bread. Ugh. 2. If you have a meal out planned in a place you can't avoid fattening food (indian/chinese), is there anyway you can account for this? For example with weight watchers you can save up some points so you won't be breaking your diet. Is there anything you can do about this in SW or do you just have to break the diet for a day? When all my friends are going out to an indian like they were earlier in the week, I refuse to say no and be left out just because I'm on a diet. 3. Are there any snacks that you may recommend that hit the spot? That is my main weakness at the moment. I can't find anything low in syns that actually hits my sweet tooth so I just end up eating chocolate still. So far, I'm not really enjoying the diet. I'm starting to think the point counting method of weight watchers is better for me, even though I always hear SW has more success. I'm not finding it as easy to follow as I thought, mainly because I think it's inconvenient. I have to plan everything in advance and if I'm out and about I struggle to think of what I can grab as a meal. I always hear that it is a great diet because you're never hungry, which is true, I can see how you would never be hungry - but it really rules out a lot of foods with absurd syn values, so I'd never be able to eat them. I don't like feeling restricted from different foods. I feel like there must be something I'm missing becuase I haven't heard anything bad about it so typical me it doesn't work for Any advice?