I'm glad you asked that question pink peony cos I was thinking the same!! I was thinking instead of 2 slices of bread have 1 and instead of 2 alpen light bars have 1. I'll ask the consultant when they fone on Tuesday. (I'm a postal member and they fone me every Tuesday)
i asked my consultant if i only want 3 laughing cow light triangles instead of the six do i have to pick another a and syn the triangles and she said no just count them as your a and not have any other type of a
That's what I tend to do too, if I put milk in a past n sauce then I count it as my full milk allowance even if I don't manage to use the rest. I always feel better overestimating and giving myself a buffer x
<whispers> I do it and it hasn't hindered my losses (yet) but I am a big believer that if it works for you and makes it easier then that's fine! I usually will have 9g of parmesan and then 2 babybel lights to make up 1 HEX A or 1 slices of WW wholemeal bread and 1 Alpen Light. </whispers>
Our consultant is really hot on Healthy extras and says if you don't have the full amount of a choice then you must count it as a syn. So, for instance, if you only have 3 laughing cow lights cheeses instead of the full 5, then it is not a 'true' HE A and therefore must be counted as 4.5 syns. Healthy extras are there to make sure we are getting enough of the important calcium and fibre and so the full amounts ensure that we are getting the RDA (recommended daily amount) She says she wasn't actually aware of this until recently, but HQ confirmed it to her. As for having half of one and half of another, I have known consultants to say that was ok and I know people that do it too but I guess as always, its a case of trial and error!
Just to let you know that I received my call from the support team and I asked the question of splitting Hex. She said it is fine as long as it is an easy split like 1 slice of bread and i alpen light bar.