Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by missmoneypenny25, 18 January 2014.

  1. missmoneypenny25

    missmoneypenny25 New Member

    Hello lve started doing slimming world and l have been reading on here about syns is it 1 syn for every 20 calories on everything?
  2. kikaroo

    kikaroo Well-Known Member

    Hiya, welcome.

    No that's not quite right.

    It's 1 syn for every 20 calories where there's no free food allowance. e.g a chocolate bar has no free food in it so a 160kcal bar would be 8 syns.

    A ham, salad sandwich made with white bread contains free food (ham, salad) so the 1 syn = 20kcals wouldn't work in this instance

    Hope this makes a little sense :)
  3. krupskaya

    krupskaya Well-Known Member

    No, you only get a maximum of 15 syns a day to spend on treats (like crisps, sweets etc), and other indulgences (like tomato ketchup, mayo on your dinner etc). The main body of your food is meant to be made up of free and superfree food and healthy extras. As kikarro posted above the number of syns in a food is calculated according to whether it has any free food in it. If it doesn't have any then a rough rule of thumb is 20 calories per syn. This thread is very informative -
  4. Corrina127

    Corrina127 Well-Known Member

    I am only using the 20 Kcals = 1 syn for chocolate and crisps :D I hardly eat cakes and biscuits so I would check for syn value before I buy/ate.

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