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How to work out Syns?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by kellymundy, 16 April 2014 Social URL.

  1. kellymundy

    kellymundy Gold Member

    Start Weight:
    20st9.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi guys

    I joined SW last night and still trying to get to grips with everything.

    Can anyone advise how to work out the Syn Value of something that is not in the book or on the app or website please? :confused::confused:
     
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  3. snowbryneich

    snowbryneich Silver Member

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    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st1lb(18.21%)
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    Sllimming World
    If there is no free food in it then it is 1 syn to every 20 calories. If it does have free food in it and isn't on the site you can put in all the nutritional values and that it has free food in and it will work it out for you.
     
  4. SarahButterfly

    SarahButterfly Full Member

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    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st0lb(7.43%)
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    Slimming World
    Basically if it's a food with no free food allowance, something like cake/crisps/chocolate it's 1 syn per 20 calories.
     
  5. RosiePops

    RosiePops Gold Member

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    10st7lb
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    10st7lb
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    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
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    SW EE
    Hiya
    I believe there is a calculator on the website if you are a member though I am not so don't know how it works! I think its quite accurate though and takes into account free food content etc.
    For treats/choc the general rule is 20cals=1syn....
    Hth
    Rosie x
     
  6. Minimunchkins

    Minimunchkins Gold Member

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    Hiya -
    if you haven't found it yet, when you first log onto the site click on the 'My Weight Loss Tools' tab on the grey bar under the Slimming World logo. You will then find a light blue task bar directly under the grey bar - you can choose the 'Syn Tools' & then the 3rd choice is the Syn Calculator. Tick the box on whichever plan you want to search for & choose whether there's any free food allowance in the item you're looking - finally click 'next'.

    Oh, I should say - don't choose a food group as a free food allowance if there's only a smidgeon of it in the product - it's got to have a fair amount of it - I believe it should be listed 1st, 2nd or 3rd on the ingredients listed on the pack.

    Hope this helps.
     
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