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Silver Member
S: 11st5lb C: 10st8lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 23.9 Loss: 0st11lb(6.92%)
have your healthy extras than not to have them?

I find it hard to have the healthy extra As, Im not a big cheese lover and the only milk I have is if I have cereal where I find I only use 100ml of skimmed milk when your allowed 300ml or something or just a splash in a cup of coffee if I dont have cereal and when I do that should I record it as a healthy extra even if I have only used say 50ml a day?
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S: 15st8.5lb C: 15st5.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 34.8 Loss: 0st3lb(1.37%)
I am in the same boat, so would be interested to hear.

I never use my milk, and rarely have cheese, but I have a couple of yogurts everyday, so I hope I am getting enough calcium from that.

Devon Dolce

1lb at a time!
S: 16st7lb C: 15st11lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 0st10lb(4.33%)
Healthy Extras are there to be used to ensure you get the necessary 'healthy extras - calcium, fibre etc.' for a healthy diet. If you take SW to the letter you should use your HEs and if not, but say have a dash of milk only, then this should be synned. Speak to your C about it if you go to class and if not wait to see what replies you get to this thread! xxx


Gold Member
someone on here once said if you dont use all your HE's the plan doesnt work as well.

So if you made a cake, but missed one of the ingrediants, its not going to work....

bit like SW

Free food + superfree food + 2 x HE's and syns = weight loss!

i would advise you to speak to your consultant regarding the calcium issue.



Full Member
S: 23st12.5lb C: 21st10lb G: 18st0lb BMI: 35.1 Loss: 2st2.5lb(9.12%)
Agree with Ellebear - you need to have your HEs or you are not really going to see the results!


Fighting the bulge
S: 13st13.5lb C: 13st2.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.7 Loss: 0st11lb(5.63%)
Yes, if the full amounts stated are not used you should syn them as it doesnt have enough of the calcium / fibre in them to count as a HEX.



Silver Member
S: 11st5lb C: 10st8lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 23.9 Loss: 0st11lb(6.92%)
That might be why Im not losing that much. Looks like Im going to have to start sprinkling cheese on meals and having a glass of milk before bed! haha


Gold Member
My C said if you dont use the full quota per HEX then you need to syn what you have had?! sounds bonkers but i guess it means you have the correct amount of calcium or fibre.


Mrs V

Loves Life!
S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
Yes, if you dont have the full amount that is stated in your He, then you do have to count it as syns.
If you weigh out say for example 1oz cheese (dont grate it as grated it will look more!), you will see that it isnt actually a lot! There are other things that you could have as a HeB..such as Alpen light bars, dried fruit, bread - just as long as its the stated amount in the book.
One thing that I am really enjoying at the moment is the Asda wholemeal pitta bread - you can have one as a HeB and I have various fillings - delicious!


Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
Sorry but i'm going to disagree here. The SW website clearly states that not having your HEs will not impact on your weight loss. And the question of whether you need to syn it if you don't have the full amount has not been definitively answered. Some consultants say you do and others that you don't. I've been a SW member for 9 years and have never heard anybody told this.

Q: Do I have to eat all my Healthy Extras every day?

A: It won't affect your weight loss if you don't take all your Healthy Extra choices. However, the Healthy Extra section is there to ensure a balanced diet, so from a health point of view we recommend that you enjoy all your Healthy Extras each day


Fighting the bulge
S: 13st13.5lb C: 13st2.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.7 Loss: 0st11lb(5.63%)
Its true that the website is not very informative about it! I think if you go to a group it is best to ask your C what they're advice would be.

Id rather have more!!!

Thats the only thing i dont like about EE, i miss my extra a and b :(

I love cheese, bread and alpen bars for mine :)


Silver Member
S: 12st7lb C: 10st2.5lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 2st4.5lb(18.57%)
I mainly do green days, don't always have 2 b choices and don't use my full milk allowance for one A choice as I only like a tiny dash of milk in tea. I have not seen any effects on my weight loss.


Full Member
S: 16st9lb C: 11st0lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 5st9lb(33.91%)
At my group we are told it healther to use them but won't effect your weight loss at all,they are put in place to insure a balance diet!! I didn't use all mine last week and got a good weight loss.:eek:


Gold Member
S: 16st6lb C: 9st6lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 7st0lb(42.61%)
I agree fully with Circes - you don't have to have your healthy extras and if you don't have the full amount you don't have to syn whatever you've had.
I know some Consultants have apparently said this but I've never heard it.

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