Using Coucous as flour

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  1. Wishfairies

    Wishfairies Full Member

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    Slimming World
    Hi Everyone.

    I have just received an email from slimming world relating to using couscous as flour. A shames really because I loved my couscous cake.

    Food Optimising works so well because you gain the greatest satiety from foods – it’s good quality, bulky food that fills you up. When we come to Syn value foods at Slimming World, anything that is used to replace flour is counted as Syns. So if you make cakes, bread, dumplings, biscuits or pastry using any grain, eg, polenta or couscous, we would recommend that you count it as Syns. The Syn value for the couscous would be: 5.5 Syns per 28g dry on Original and Green.
    If you are eating this as an occasional low-Syn snack on Green and still losing weight then carry on. However, if your weight loss slows or stops, you may need to follow our recommendation that you count the couscous as Syns.
    Kindest regards
    Support Services

    Hope this helps with any query.
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  3. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

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    Yeah, this is a discussion that rumbles on and on and features on here from time to time! If you are losing well then continue to eat the cake, if not then stop eating it or syn it.
    It's one of those little SW quirks which does irk people somewhat!
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