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Green Days struggle with syns


I have a sweet tooth, although I don't like choc. I have 2 alpen bars as my he as they are sweet and I also have fruit and no fat yog, fromage frais etc. I work at a primary school and started back this week. Have alpen bars in my 2 breaks and fruit and fromage frais for lunch. Have not felt hungry once and has been easier than the 6 weeks hols. This gives me my sugar fix.
I complete my diary online which gives you all healthy extras you can have so this does all the hard work and helps me in my choices. Give it a go if you don't already.
Good luck babe
You could try having larger meals, and then maybe you would be fuller and not need as many. I try to have my syns right after I've had my tea because I'm already satisfied, and I don't NEED to have lots of syns. By the time I have my tea, and then a bowl of fruit about half an hour later, all I'm needing is a little something to take the craving away.
Sugar free jelly is 0.5syns per quarter of pack made up and really hits the sweet spot for me. Top with fruit and either fat free yogurt or low fat creme fraiche (1.5syns per level tbspn).

If it's chocolate you fancy then have a Kellogs Fibre Plus Bar as one of your HEB's. They are unbelievably chocolately, and by using them as a HEB you are not using up syns. They are 5.5syns on their own if not used as a HEB so a low syn alternative to chocolate.

Crisps wise - go for corn based ones rather than normal. I eat the Tesco Value Corn Snacks. They come in Onion Rings, S&V Sticks and Cheesey Wotsits. They are 3.5syns each for a small packet and are under 60p for a 12 pack!

Try snacking on free food rather than synned food. Obviously there is fruit and veg. But you can have eggs, I take a HB egg to work everyday to snack on. Or Quorn sausages. Pasta N Sauce/Mugshots - some flavours are free and they are filling. Have a free yogurt like Muller lights or Activa Fat Free.

Manybe you need to eat more (free food) at your 3 main meals, or maybe you need 5 small meals a day instead.

The key to SW is being prepared. I always cook twice the amount so I can have leftover in fridge to nibble on when I'm feeling peckish. I hard boil 2 eggs - one for lunch and keep 2nd one in fridge for after work or the next day. When I cook Quorn sausages I cook 4 rather than 2 etc. When I chop spuds for SW chips I do extra and put them in water in fridge to use later in week. I have SW friendly homemade meals in my freezer for the days I can't be bothered to cook.

Good luck hun!

I would say if you start getting alot stricter with yourself now it will be easier when you get back to college.

It might be a good idea to start a food diary for a couple of days just so you can see when and what you are eating through the day.

I have a really sweet tooth but have found that if i snack on mugshots during the day which are really filling i dont think about sweet stuff until the night, then i have a hot chocolate for a lower syn treat :)

If you dont mind me asking how much have you got to lose? weight loss normally slows down once you get to an ideal weight so dont worry if its only .5/1lb a week you will get there.

Good luck x
Perhaps up your food at meals, then you won't get hungry between meals and be tempted to reach for the sugary snacks? As someone else has suggested, make up extra so there's something ready in the fridge - eg I'll make a huge free pasta salad, then leave some in the fridge. My lunch I will add a dressing or mayo to, so it's syned, but then there's the "naked" free one in the fridge if I need something to pick at later.
How about meringue nests crushed up with a shape yoghurt poured over and topped with strawberries. I have quite a sweet tooth and they really do the trick at 2.5 syns.

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