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  1. lucyc

    lucyc Member

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    I'm getting a bit fed up at the moment, have been doing this for about a month and the weight loss is going well, but I seem to be accidentally gradually going over my syns limit more and more. For example, today I had a can of Baxters healthy choice tomato and lentil soup for lunch, thinking that should be a safe option, but I looked it up on the SW website and it turns out to be 10 syns a can! The ingredients listed were all free foods apart from honey so I thought it would be pretty low. I know I should have checked before but sometimes I don't feel like going on the pc and signing in to the website etc just to look up one thing. Has anyone got any advice?
     
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  3. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    If you're unsure of the value Hun, dont guesstimate thats all I can say.
    There are so many times that we think a food is "safe" only to be taken unawares by its value.
     
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  5. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    Another thing you may find useful is to buy some small sticky labels (i get mine from Lakeland) and when you go shopping write the syn value of the product on the label and stick it on. That way you don't have to go and look it up when you want to use it, and I often find that actually seeing the syn value in black and white on the packaging, maked me think twice about whether I want to eat it. Having done the plan for a while you won't need to put labels on everything, just those things you use less frequently like sauces, curry pastes etc or new items like your can of soup
     
  6. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    I always write the syn values on packets and tins in the house too...drives Hubby up the wall, but then if Im going to be tempted, I would rather know before hand what Im about to shovel in! Lol
     
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  7. lucyc

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    That's a good idea about putting labels with syns on things. I've been thinking of making my own list of syns of foods I eat regularly, as loads of the stuff in the food optimising book isn't what I buy anyway.
     
  8. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    I go one step further and have red. green or yellow stickers. I then write the syns on them x
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Thank you Brightonrosie, MrsV and Circes for a great idea, I shall be doing that from now on.
     
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    Thank you Brightonrose, that sounds like a brilliant idea. As I am new to all this I am trying to pick up as many tips as possible!!:)
     
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