Using Slimming World Syns Wisely

Using Slimming World Syns Wisely

As I’ve said before, I think the Slimming World diet plan is fairly simple. You don’t have to weigh or measure out your food, or spend all day counting calories. However, you do have to watch what you’re eating and keep track of how many syns you’re using up in a day.

I’ve noticed that most people usually shoot for 15 syns per day, and that’s what I’ve been doing too. I’ve been trying to use my syns wisely so to speak, and distribute them throughout the day.

There are so many things that are high in syn value that you could use up you’re your syns for the day on.  A huge piece of chocolate cake, a few glasses of wine, or a large latte from the coffee shop down the street. You’d be surprised how many syns are in a latte. Some of them are around 6 or 7 syns, which is close to half your syns for the day if you’re doing 15.

Instead of blowing all my Slimming World syns on a few treats during the day, I’ve been trying to really make them count with every meal. Sometimes I like to use a few syns on cooking oil (like olive oil) other than Fry Light. Or for a little bit of mayo on a sandwich otherwise made with free food for the day. I also sometimes use my syns for a delicious pasta sauce.

Also, I sometimes like to use my syns on things that are healthy extras that I’ve already used up for the day. I really love dairy, so I might eat some cheese as a healthy extra and as a syn some day.

I’ve found that using syns for sauces and seasonings really helps make me more satisfied with my meals. I would rather eat tasty food all day than save up all my syns for one giant treat at the end.

I’ve also decided not to roll my syns over from day to day. I know some people count up their syns for the week, but I’ve been keeping track of mine on a daily basis. It just seems easier, and I think it make a lot more sense to do it that way.
What do you use your Slimming World syns on? Do you spread them throughout the day, or use them all at once? Feel free to share in the comments.
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