What do you use your Syns for?

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  1. JoC

    JoC Silver Member

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    Some of us save our Syns for a treat others use them for sauces etc for cooking. I thought it would be interesting to see how we all use our Syns and what things we have as a treat to help keep us on track.
     
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    Hey! I use mine for;
    Ketchup
    Treat sized choc
    Crisps
    Scan bran
    Laughing cows
    Hot chocolate
    Salad cream
    Can't think of anything else right now lol x
     
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    Its cheese for me. I'm terrible for cheese and 28g is not enough! I have tried the reduced fat one so that I can have more but its not the same. Other than that it could be anything, lol!
     
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    Have you tried the low low or cathedral city low fat ones?? I have them and don't really notice a difference and you get 42g xxx
     
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    I use my syns for choc mainly but sometimes vodka!!! X
     
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    I use mine for
    ketchup
    salad dressing
    hot choc (Highlights)
    Alpen light bars
    occasionally a Weighwatchers cornetto
     
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    I'm on red so will syn a 2nd potato , and have the low low mayo,ketchup and alpen bars.
    I would rather use syns for 'food' then treats because I worry that once i start I wont stop !!
     
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    No, didn't know about Cathedral City doing a low fat version. Will put that on my weekly shopping list now. Thanks for that!
     
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    Mine are usually used for things like

    Cooking sauces
    WW crisps are a fav at 4 syns
    Sugar free jelly
    Mini chocolate bars
    Extra light Mayo

    I tend to make sure I only eat things that have under 5 syns, and then it means I get to have a couple of treats rather than just 1.
     
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    I use mine on cooking sauces or a bag of crisps, curly wurlys and on Saturdays I use 9 syns on a big White crusty roll! X
     
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    I always spend mine on a standard sized bar of chocolate! I would feel deprived otherwise, and it's something to look forward to in the evening, and keeps me on track.
     
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    Hi,

    In the first couple of weeks i struggled to use my syns but now I'm using them properly!
    Eating out
    Sausages in meals
    ELF Mayo and make garlic Mayo with it
    Packet mixes like Schwartz when I'm short on time, range between about 3 and 6 syns then split between 2 of us.

    Not really used any for treats like crisps and chocolate it's been 6 weeks and I'm not missing it yet but it won't be long so I'm sure I'll have to start using some syns just to make my diet fit into normal life for when I'm at target!
     
  14. pebbles67

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    I use mine for Mayo, ryvita, laughing cow,sausages, mini choc treats, skinny cow ice cream ,crisps, and quorn picnic eggs or mini chicken satay.
     
  15. suplizi

    suplizi I see the light!

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    I use mine with:-
    extra light mayo
    tomato ketchup
    gravy
    french fries (crisps)
    freddo frogs
    sugar free jelly
    tom puree
    vodka
    wine
    sloe gin
    am sure there are loads more, but they are my main ones.

    and as I am at target if my syns have been relatively low all week I sometimes have a takeaway, and very naughty and don't syn it!!:innocent0002: But I def don't use 15 syns a day, I also don't eat for the sake of it now either, I am now counting down my syns weekly, I have a little whiteboard on my fridge and everything I eat synwise gets crossed off and counted down.

    Helen xxx
     
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    wine, bacardi, vodka - we like to have a drink on Friday and Saturday nights..

    EV olive oil
    butter - had HEB of toast and marmalade this morning - YUM
    squirty cream for strawbs
    extra cheese on cheesy dishes
    ketchup or HP sauce for grill-ups
     
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