What happens if you don't have enough syns?

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  1. SaraC

    SaraC Pesky pescetarian from Australia!

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    Hiya,

    I have been doing really well on SW (Day 7 today and WI tomorrow!) but yesterday I only had 3 syns as I thought that the Quorn Bacon Style Pieces I put in the SW quiche last night were going to be syns but they were free.

    Could I top it up today and have 12 so I don't fall under 5 a day? (I could easily use my syns today as there is vodka in the fridge calling my name for tonight!)

    Thanks
     
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    Hayleyj123 Wannabe Loser

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    I've wondered this, sometimes I have NO syns at all! Am keen to see other people reply to this thread.
     
  4. amm451

    amm451 Do Over

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    our cons says you can save your syns, although she does recommend not doing this as it does lead to the binge mentality!
     
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    I always save up my syns for the weekend, even tho my consulant as said not too but I have always lost weight doing this, so cant see it doing any harm
     
  6. *EB*

    *EB* Gold Member

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    I have about 12 syns per day - but over the week flex these!
    So i have 20 one day, 3 another - 10 another etc!
    I think do what works for you, everyone is different!

    X
     
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    I find if I don't have any syns the weight come off a lot quicker but I run the risk of getting too hungry and going off the rails. I find I get fed up with too much fruit in a day, so this is when I use my syns.
     
  8. Mrs V

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    I used to be a great believer in not using my syns if I didnt need them (had at the most 5 and most days 0). However, having increased my syns, hasnt changed my losses, but I do use them every day rather than save them for a binge, as I would just find it too difficult to get back on plan..not that strong!! Lol
     
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    Well said MrsV - good post, thank you. X
     
  10. jaylou

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    This probably will happen as you are potentially reducing your intake by 300 cals a day. However, and this is the main thing.... when you start to struggle and reach a plateau, you have nothing to cut down on as you can't reduce your HEX's and shouldn't reduce free foods.
    Just be a bit careful, they are there to be enjoyed, don't just cut them out cos you will lose quicker.
     
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    I save my syns up, some days I have none, some days I'll have lots.
    I wouldn't use lots the day before WI though.
     
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    I have been having 15 a day over the week - but usually have between 5-8 a day and then 'save' the rest for the weekend. I know some dont like that but I find it means that at the weekend I can have my treats and enjoy myself while staying in control of what I am eating/drinking. For example last weekend I was good all week and used my saved syns to have some Green & Blacks chocolate on Friday night and then a chicken chow mein and bacardi & diet cokes on Saturday. This is the way I have always done it and the weight has always come off so long as I dont go over my total for the week.

    Hope that helps - and hope you can enjoy your chilled vodka with a clear conscience!!
     
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    I always have wine at the weekend (usually a bottle of dry white at 25ish syns) as well as using about ten syns a day. I find my losses the same, and sometimes better, than at the beginning, when I tried to do it without syns or the beloved wine!

    For me, this is my life now, I will always food optimise. I can have wine, crisps etc as long as I limit them to healthy amounts. I find this stops me from seeing it as temporary, a diet to follow until I reach target and it will hopefully continue to work for me long term.
     
  14. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    I have about 10 a day mainly on extra milk for teas and coffees. anymore than this i put on weight. My con said it was becasue i haven't got a great deal left to lose x
     
  15. SaraC

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    Thank you to everyone for your replies :)

    I tend to not use a lot of syns in my food, just because I don't need to, but I will be partaking in a few double vodka's & diet coke this weekend though as hubby has a gig tomorrow night and I am going to watch him on my first night out for the past 5 weeks!!!

    Hope everyone has a good weekend, I'm going to make a Sweet Potato & Bramley Apple soup tomorrow and a Quorn Roast on Sunday which I am looking forward to!
     
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    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    that sounds delicious. have a fab night out !!
     
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