syns and how they work?

Discussion in 'Syn Values' started by elleceejay, 7 September 2010 Social URL.

  1. elleceejay

    elleceejay Full Member

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    I would love if somebody could tell me how syns are calculated just so that when I am shopping I have an idea as to what is high and what is low in syns. for example I did ww and their 'points' are based on calories and saturated fat. Could somebody give me an idea as to how the formula is worked out?
     
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    For things without any free food then 20 calories = 1 syn is a useful guide but i wouldnt rely on it

    Otherwise there is no way of working it out alas
     
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    I can't see any logical formula behind it, but as a rule of thumb, I would go with the 20 cals a syn if there's no free food allowance. I try and check most things before I go shopping so I don't get any nasty surprises!!
     
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    I check on here while I do my shopping online... you can find most things using the search bar at the top. I've started a list on my computer for quick reference of the things I eat regularly...

    Or if I'm out I use the 20 to 1 rule as well :)

    Altho saying that... Even when I'm out I sometimes have a quick google on my phone! Googling "SLIMMING SYN (and then the product)" usually finds something!... actually it usually just brings up this site again :)

    Good work MiniMin xx
     
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    interesting, i'll remember that as a guide line
     
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