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Using syns

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by malaika, 20 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    Does it matter what you actually use your syns on?
    If I used all my syns for alcohol (I often do) and only ate free food and Hex's would it be any different to using them for crisps, chocs and other "naughty food".
    I have always been taught to believe that alcohol are "empty calories" so really should be avoided.
    I really do enjoy my tipple, particularly after a busy day at work, and over weekends when relaxing, well anytime really ;)
    I have totally cut back and keep within my syn allowance but was wondering if it could hamper weight loss and if I should rather syn on other things.
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  3. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    All syns are equal!!!! ;)
    What I mean is if a glass of wine is 6 syns and a bag of crisp are 6 syns....then its 6 syns regardless of what you are spending them on.
    SW world have it all worked out for us......eat and enjoy!
  4. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    Thank you!
    I have done SW several times, and lost well in the past but that is one thing that was bugging me and I often wonder if I'd lose more if I used my syns on other things...
  5. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    I think, if my memory serves me right, approx 20 cals of synned food is 1 syn as a rough guide.
  6. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

    I use alot of mine on wine! Well half. I think it's just that there isn't any nutrition in wine, but hey! life has to be enjoyable, as long as it doesn't lead to the cheese and bicuits/peanuts you can have your favourite tipple and still lose weight. I think it's the fact that after a few my willpower isn't that good thats the danger.
  7. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    After dieting all week, a little of what you fancy and maybe a few glasses of wine or in my case a couple of G&T's at the weekend and using up some syns is a nice way to relax and they can be enjoyed all the more knowing that we are still on a diet.

    Of course eating 105 syns on chocolate in one sitting defeat's the idea of the diet, so discretion and care is the way to use the syns I think.

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