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working out Syn values

G: 10st7lb
#2
I don't think theres a scientific way like there is with WW, this is one of the reasons I have asked a friend to pick up the shopping guide for me. What I have done to help as well is create a table on word with all the foods that have passed through my lips that have syns, or foods I like with syns, I keep a note of the syns for future reference. Are you able to get onto the slimming world website, because theres a syns calculator on there - shame they don't bring out one you can buy and carry around in your handbag!
 

*angie*

loves food and cooking
S: 12st10.5lb C: 12st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 0st5.5lb(3.08%)
#3
As a **very** approximate rule of thumb you can allow 20cals per syn. This only really works for syn food - anything with a free allowance it fails completely.

For example - if you saw a choccy bar at 140 cals, it is likely to be around 7 syns. You would then know whether or not to even buy it, and then you can check the exact syns when you get back home....
 

tara40

Loves Norman Reedus
S: 15st10lb C: 13st9.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 2st0.5lb(12.95%)
#4
that would make it easier indeed. maybe you could suggest it to the heads of SW. make yourself a little bit of commission at the same time. A little computerised shopping guide that you could keep in your bag. Fab idea.
 

tara40

Loves Norman Reedus
S: 15st10lb C: 13st9.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 2st0.5lb(12.95%)
#5
thanks Angie that is a great way to roughly estimate the syn value. For me it is more for impulse buying, like the Wispa bar that i had on Saturday.
 

Gemma1986

Im just me!
S: 13st13lb C: 13st1.5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 0st11.5lb(5.9%)
#6
I will try this. But i do tend to work my out by the food directory or the online guide.
 

tara40

Loves Norman Reedus
S: 15st10lb C: 13st9.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 2st0.5lb(12.95%)
#7
i think i will have to buy the shop directory and then a bigger bag to keep it with me.
 

Gemma1986

Im just me!
S: 13st13lb C: 13st1.5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 0st11.5lb(5.9%)
#8
i dont take mine with me just look at the things thats low or free then go and get them.
 

tara40

Loves Norman Reedus
S: 15st10lb C: 13st9.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 2st0.5lb(12.95%)
#9
for me it is the impulse buying, for example i was so bored on Saturday at the footie tournament that i bought a Wispa and yes it made me feel better. I knew that the syns would be high but if i had had it in black and white in front of me i would probably have resisted temptation.
 

SkinnyMoo

Full Member
S: 16st6lb C: 16st6lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 36 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#12
did you pick up the password for the online section?

I get free internet on my mobile so if I am unsure, out it comes and onto the slimming world website!
 


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