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Extra Easy Do you use syns for sweet or savory?

welshgirl21

Silver Member
S: 14st7lb C: 12st7lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 2st0lb(13.79%)
#1
I was just wondering if I should try and avoid using my syns everyday for sweet treats and use them as extras for my meals instead?

I usually use them for a 2 finger kit kat or cadbury light mousse every day but would I be better using them for a bit of cheese with dinner or a low syn salad dressing?
 
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S: 18st6lb C: 15st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 35 Loss: 2st13lb(15.89%)
#2
You should eat whatever you fancy. If you stop your sweeties and feel deprived, you are more likely to give up. Just go with the flow and see what you fancy eating and what works for you.
 
S: 12st10.5lb C: 10st10.5lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 2st0lb(15.69%)
#3
Use them for whatever you want! Mine is usually for chocolate!
 

lurverick

Now to maintain.....
S: 12st13.5lb C: 8st12.5lb G: 9st3lb BMI: 20.7 Loss: 4st1lb(31.4%)
#4
i use them for both!!!! i dont pre-plan my syns and use them for what i fancy on a day to day basis.
sometimes i may have the same thing for days on the trot but only because i fancy it!
 
S: 17st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 12st4lb Loss: 5st2lb(29.39%)
#5
I usually use my syns in my dinner for things like gravy etc but everyone is different and u should use them if u fancy a little bit of chocolate x
 

Shrimpy

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S: 13st6lb C: 8st12lb G: 8st11lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 4st8lb(34.04%)
#6
I very rarely use my syns on savory stuff, all ten are usually used on chocolate and marshmallows! :) Sometimes on extra cereal bars or biscuit bags to dunk in my coffees. :)
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#7
Depends what rocks your boat I suppose - I dont drink and dont eat things like biscuits\chocolate\crisps so my syns pretty much all go on "proper" foods

But that is not better than using syns on those things - it is whatever works for you and keeps you on track
 

Sparky67

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S: 19st5lb C: 15st11lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 3st8lb(18.45%)
#8
Mind varies - sometimes I will have extra bits and bobs with meals (a bit of gravy, or mayo, salad dressing, low fat spread, cook in sauce etc) and sometimes I have some chocolate (multipack Twirl at 9 syns is my favourite).

I try not to eat chocolate out of habit every day because that's what got me here in the first place, but I certainly don't deny myself if that's what I fancy.
 
S: 18st0.5lb C: 15st13.0lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 30.2 Loss: 2st1.5lb(11.68%)
#10
I use mine for alcohol but I am trying to be as careful as possible coz after a few alcohol syns those food syns are all the more tempting! X
 

Josiecat

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S: 11st6.5lb C: 11st6.5lb BMI: 26.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#11
I am quite good at spending syns on alcohol too :silly:
I thought I'd use lots on choccy as I have a terrible sweet tooth but so far mine seem to be going on extras during my meals such as low fat mayo, low fat sausages, sugar on cereal etc
To be honest though, I ate so much chocolate at Christmas I've had my fill at the moment but I know it won't be long before the cravings are back...

My friend has been doing SW a while and gave me an odd tip which I've not tried yet. She breaks a bar of chocolate in to pieces of about 3 syns each and then puts the pieces in a freezer bag in the freezer. When she wants a bit she has a frozen piece and said it takes her ages to eat as its err frozen!! lol
Sounds mad but I might give it a go.
 
#12
I was just wondering if I should try and avoid using my syns everyday for sweet treats and use them as extras for my meals instead?

I usually use them for a 2 finger kit kat or cadbury light mousse every day but would I be better using them for a bit of cheese with dinner or a low syn salad dressing?
Better in what way? Syns are syns. They are there to use as you like.

Sometimes I use mine for sweet things, other times I use them for oil, butter, cheese, bread, etc., etc.
 
S: 18st0.5lb C: 15st13.0lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 30.2 Loss: 2st1.5lb(11.68%)
#13
Josiecat said:
To be honest though, I ate so much chocolate at Christmas I've had my fill at the moment but I know it won't be long before the cravings are back...
Hmm I think Xmas excess might have done a lot of us good as we'll probably be good as gold for another 50 weeks now! :)
 

welshgirl21

Silver Member
S: 14st7lb C: 12st7lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 2st0lb(13.79%)
#14
Thanks guys, my back on track day started well today - salad for lunch with bacon in fry light, boiled egg, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion and mushrooms. Did 3k on the treadmill and 5k on the bike, now having pasta and sauce.

Also found co-op fairy cake mix which makes 12 cakes and they work out as 4 1/2 syns on all plans so I can bake and not blow the syn bank.
 

Donzy84

Back to basics
S: 12st13lb C: 10st3lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 2st10lb(20.99%)
#15
ouu def use mine for treats, i feel cheated if i have to use them in my main meals!!! :)
 


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