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confusion re HE A & B's

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by funkykat, 8 April 2008 Social URL.

  1. funkykat

    funkykat Kat

    hi everyone,

    at class last night they made it sound like we should eat our healthy extras as part of a meal... does this mean that we can't use them as snacks?

    i just tend to nibble on snacks in between meals if i'm hungry is this ok (obviously sticking within syn allowance)?

    also can syns be used at any time of the day?

    we do have a new consultant so i'm not entirely confident in what she was saying,

    kat x
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  3. Louise24

    Louise24 Gold Member


    I've been doing SW on and off for the last.... 3 years... and it's news to me. I tend to use my B's in a meal though as I like a jacket potato with my steak etc, I can't see any reason why you can't have them when you want them, aslong as you stick to the amount allowed etc. xxx
  4. rainbow

    rainbow Gold Member

    You can have them when you want. Im like Louise tend to use my Bs as/with meals but snack on my A's whenever. It wont make any difference! I went to a different group before this one and I did think that consultant was a bit rubbishy xxx
  5. RUTHYJ357

    RUTHYJ357 Gold Member

    The only thing i do is if im hungry mid afternoon i use my HE-B brown bread roll filled with loads of salad and some salad cream.

    Ive never ever heard in all the time i have been doing SW- which is on and off for 13 yrs- that you need to use your HE's in or as a meal. use them however way you wish!

    Ruthy xxx
  6. saralouise

    saralouise Member

    Hi - like everyone else, I have never heard this before in all my times at SW. I very rarely use mine in a meal as being a veggie I don't tend to need them. I generally use them as snacks and have never had any problems doing this.
  7. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    I have been doing SW on and off for years(!) and have never heard of this.
    Are you sure it wasn't just about showing you how you can include them into your meals?
    As far as I can see see, you can use them as you wish, it would make no difference to losses or gains.

  8. funkykat

    funkykat Kat

    hey everyone,
    its conclusive that you can eat at any time. lentil - i think you may be right that i've misunderstood when the consultant was explaining how you could use them.
    thanks for your comments Kx
  9. smigget

    smigget Full Member

    Do u reckon u can spit the HE options + use two variants as one, like instead of 6 Larfin Cows and 350 ml skim milk as 2 x HE (A)'s, u can have 3 LC's and 175ml milk as 1 x HE (A)...??? And 1 x 'Alpen Lite' bar with 1 weetabix as 1 x HE (B) instead of 2 bars and 2 weetabix!?? You see where I'm goin on this one..??!! (lol) ....
  10. Force Ten

    Force Ten Serial Dieter

    I don't know if you can, but that's exactly what I've been doing on the HE A's smigget. I find 3 LC's ample so I use skimmed milk to fill up the A option. I'll have to ask my SW consultant if that's allowed.
  11. vicky82

    vicky82 Meh

    Yeah you can split them, I asked last night as she said that was fine which is great for moi :)
  12. Force Ten

    Force Ten Serial Dieter

    That's good to know, thanks Vicky :)
  13. smigget

    smigget Full Member

    Re: Splitting HE's

    That's great - so I can have what I said be (ie) 3 Larfing Cows plus 175ml skimmy milk as one HE(a) ??? Also, 1 W'Bix plus 2 and a half Scan Breads, again for just the one HE(b) ???
  14. smigget

    smigget Full Member


    In order to cut down a bit, I've cut my syns to almost none plus HE(a) to just one - what do u lot have in the way of syns and HE's??? I just want to maintain the weight I am so not loads of weight to lose... literally just a few pounds - 5/10 syns?? 2 x HE's (a) ??? I do keep to 2 x HE(b)'s tho.

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