Alcohol and how syns work??? Help please!

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  1. SHELL1811

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    Hello,
    I am currently a weight watchers member and am looking to do slimming world as i am stuck at my current weight.
    The only problem is i do like a drink on a weekend - can anybody tell me if it is possible to have a big drink on a weekend and if i will still lose weight?
    Also what is the best thing to drink?

    Thank you :D
     
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    I save most of my syns for a fri/sat drink I have vodka and diet coke, its 1 syn per 20 cals so a shot of voddie with diet coke is 2.5 syns, you get 15 syns a day
     
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    I thought a shot of vodka (35mls) was 4 syns? That's what it says in the book, anyway. I'd love it to be 2.5 syns though :)
     
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    Thank you!
    The sheet I have says 4 syns for 35ml of vodka - is that wrong?
    Do you still lose weight when you save up your syns?
     
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    The 25ml measure (one unit) of vodka is 50 cals so 2.5 syns the bigger 35ml measure is 4 syns, I got an optic which does 25mls, if you are drinking out always look to see which measure they use, I have lost 5 stones since July last year so its not hindered me :)
     
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    Aha I see! Thanks for the tip about measures in bars, I never would've thought to check until it was too late.
     
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    Yes thank you that's really helpful!!
    Looks like I'll be saving my syns for the weekend too!!
     
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    Yes, the difference in measures always strikes me as awkward - most places do 25ml rather than 35ml in my experience, so it's probably worth working out what 25ml is of your choice of poison :)

    Also make sure that you know how much you're having with wine - in some places a small glass is 125ml and a large is 175ml, while in others a small is 175 and a large is 250 (which is a third of a bottle!). A whole bottle of red or dry white wine (or three large glasses) is 25.5 syns, so you're probably better off with vodka!
     
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    Very useful! I didn't realise that syns were 1 per 20 Kcal. Very reassuring about saving them, too!
     
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    You can only use the 1 syn for every 20 calories for foods with no free food allowance, but snacks and junk food are fine.
     
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    I always find wine and soda works well for syn saving - half wine and half soda per glass and you feel like your having more than you are!

    Tend to have a sat night of syns - only have 5 a day in the week and save enough for the weekend.
     
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