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Alcohol and how syns work??? Help please!

SHELL1811

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S: 13st3.0lb C: 13st3.0lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
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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#3
I have vodka and diet coke, its 1 syn per 20 cals so a shot of voddie with diet coke is 2.5 syns
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 :)
 

SHELL1811

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#4
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?
 

WelshCake

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S: 21st2lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 6st7lb(30.74%)
#5
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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#6
Aha I see! Thanks for the tip about measures in bars, I never would've thought to check until it was too late.
 

SHELL1811

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#7
Yes thank you that's really helpful!!
Looks like I'll be saving my syns for the weekend too!!
 
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#8
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!
 

Circes

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#10
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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#11
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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