Flexible syns are there for when you have an evening out or a wedding or something.
You decide on how manysyns you will allow yoursef - might be 70, or 100 for that day. You then keep counting that day whatever you have and because you've planned it you won't feel guilty.
The possibility is that you won't lose weight after a flexi syn day, but you will have achieved an on plan day because you stayed within the syns you've allowed yourself.
Flexi days should always be planned, you shouldn't just have a binge and then call it a flexi day, and you should only do them occasionally, not every week.
I always try and get a copy of the menu before hand- most are online. I work out what I will have and syn it on the SW site as most food is on there. I never syn for butter on veg as I always insist on no butter or oil when ordering in a restaurant. I always try and save syn allowance for sharing a dessert with hubby or half a bottle of wine (unless using flexi where I may have a full desset and lots of wine )
Planning ahead, I suppose. I know it is a bit tedious, but well worth it
No, that is not flexible syns.
Flexible syns are when you plan a special occasion and plan how many syns you will have, be it 50 or a 100, and count them.
You need to stick to plan befor and straight after.
This is really interesting, I was under the impression that you had to cut down on syns for the rest of the week if you had a special occasion/meal out etc.
I can't believe I've been punishing myself all this time!