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So syns.. should I be using them?

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by scfc419, 10 February 2014 Social URL.

  1. scfc419

    scfc419 Member


    I need help.. my daily allowance is 15 suns, I'm following extra easy plan.
    I have calculated my syns for the week and I have around 40 left. Should I be using them? Should I reset them every week?
    I have syns when I need them (like today I had a massive "can't be bothered" day and had a ready meal for 6 1/2 syns) but most of the time I find I can do just as well without them,
    Any advise would be great...
    Thank you in advance

    ~ Vicky
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  3. Mrs.S.

    Mrs.S. Gold Member

    Hi Vicky,

    They're there to be used, so make sure if you want them, you're using them.

    They always reset for a fresh week, don't carry them over.

    Some people like to save some syns and use them after their weigh in. Maybe for a takeaway and some chocolate (whatever is 'your' thing), but you don't have to!

    Try to use at least 5 a day so as not to feel deprived x
  4. lardylady

    lardylady Gold Member

    If you need them, use them and if not, don't!
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  5. *EB*

    *EB* Gold Member

    At the start of your weight loss journey you should have 12-15 a day, so that as you lose weight you can drop syns if you need to and have perhaps 5-10 per day....
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  6. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

    So what did you used to eat before, how did you gain the weight? Do you feel like you are missing out on say a nice bar of choccie? do you like mayo/tomato sauce with your meals?
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  7. scfc419

    scfc419 Member

    Thanks all...
    Well, before, I am a snacker! I used to go work, snack, come home, snack.. so I wouldn't make "tidy" meals. I would easily start a packed of Malted Milk and eat the whole packet by the next day.
    I've stopped all that and have started making everything from scratch and filling up on pasta/rice/potatoes and eating a lot more 0% cottage cheese / beans instead of tuna with a pile of mayo - or something and gravy...
    My downfall I think was sauces and snacking.. both of which I have now stopped. I try where I can to make everything syn free unless I have 50% less fat coleslaw and count the syns by 100g weights.

    I live on my own, so I guess I just got into the habit of snacking instead of actually making meals myself... which resulted in the weight I am now, but I'm determined to change!

    Week 1.. weighed this morning, lost 3 pound. So I will reset my syns today and save them for Friday as I have a Valentine's meal with my boyfriend. But I will make sure from now on I try to use at least 5 syns a day as a rule unless I know there is an "event" in the calendar I know I may need to use more than 15.

    Thanks for all your input.. I am grateful as I'm going this alone! :)
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  8. mumpsimus

    mumpsimus Full Member

    Well done on your loss! :)
  9. Mrs.S.

    Mrs.S. Gold Member

    Super loss! Well done xx
  10. scfc419

    scfc419 Member

    Thanks all, v.happy at the moment with progress :)

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