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cherrycupcake 01-21-2007 01:46 PM

Slimming World Syn help
 
Hello!

I have been yo-yoing for a few months while counting cals and have decided to give SW another go. I went last year for a couple of weeks so I have the books and I kind of know what to do. I have a couple of questions that I hope you can help me with.......

How do you decide have many daily syns to have?

Do you think it is better to have so many red/green days a week or dan you really just please yourself? Would it be ok to have Mon to Friday red and then Sat/sun green one week and the next week do red/green a day each etc

Hope these questions make sense.

veggie 01-21-2007 02:33 PM

You can have between 5 - 15 syns a day (it's basically 100 - 300 cals for treats etc a day) whatever your weight and you can choose between red or green any day so one during the week then another at the weekend is fine. :) I think. I only ever did green being a veggie.

bits 01-21-2007 04:34 PM

I mostly do the green days too, I can fill up better on them and don't miss the meat at all. I probably don't have enough syns really, just because I know that if I start it might be harder to stop :dizzy:

cherrycupcake 01-21-2007 04:58 PM

thanks ladies - I can't get my head around green days after doing low carb - but I do prefer the green food so I am going to give them a try. i think I will try for 10 syns. Do you have to eat syns daily or can you save a few up?

bits 01-21-2007 05:05 PM

You're fine to save a few up if you like :smile:

cherrycupcake 01-22-2007 06:09 PM

Thanks bits!

Do you happen to know how many syns are in the new Shape 'lasting satisfaction' yogurts? My food directory is from 2006 and they aren't in! I will have to get a new one.

bits 01-22-2007 06:45 PM

Good news, it looks as if all varieties of that one are free! Are they worth a try?

cherrycupcake 01-23-2007 04:13 PM

Thanks again Bits - yes I quite like them, especially if they are free!! That makes them taste even better.

I am still getting my head around this red/green thing. I have completed 2 days so far on green. If i lose weight eating these kind of foods I will be over the moon. I mean jacket potatoes, rice and pasta? all the things I usually avoid but love. Tomorrow is my first red day and i've just chopped a big salad with lots of turkey to take to work. I think i will have my usual breakfast of porridge, although a bacon roll is tempting.

I find shopping a bit difficult, there are so many things I want to try. I am shopping every 2 to 3 days until I get used to it.

Any tips or favourites would be gratefully accepted.

lou1978 01-23-2007 05:15 PM

u can have a bacon roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

free on red... an roll healthy extra/ syns dependingon which type.


(if u have red b'fast..... u can have green lunch & dinner if u like... - or whatever combination suits)

bits 01-23-2007 05:45 PM

yum :hun: I had a (quorn) sausage and egg sandwich the other day and that was free on green and red, just a Healthy extra for the bread!

peacock 2 01-24-2007 04:58 AM

I don't go to the club anymore but I do try to follow the system. I got out all my old books last night and looked at some recipes. If you join the club the person in charge usually gives you how many Syns you are "allowed". If you have a lot to lose you get the full quota, 15, but otherwise about 10.

As long as you don't mix green ond red on same day (or, if doing green but fancy some meat you must add it as either healthy option or as a syn.

Some people prefer a lot of meat. My friend loves meat but it did not fill her up so she was mostly green until about 1 or 2 days when she craved some meat/fish and had a red day but mostly she preferred green days. She lost the most when she ate pearl barley cos it is filling. I have vegetarian for over 20 years so no way would I do the red days anyway.

cherrycupcake 01-24-2007 01:02 PM

I am having a bacon roll for dinner! (with some mushrooms and an egg). The red days are not as bad as I thought, I am enjoying it today actually. I had yogurt and banana for breakfast, turkey and salad for lunch and a yogurt and mini babybel light for a snack.

I've decided I love the new shape yogurts and have eaten two today already. I was going to eat another but that seems too much. They are lovely, thick & creamy.

I am also working from the books at home. I am trying to start with the basics and add in a few recipes. I have a few of the SW recipe books and some old magazines to browse. I also need to buy some quorn and give it a try.

bits 01-24-2007 04:36 PM

One of my favourite quick and easy meals on a green day is just pasta, mixed with mushrroms, peppers and sweetcorn all in passata, and (depending how many healthy extras I have used up), covered in grated low fat cheese!

It takes so little time, tastes sinful, and I can eat loads when I'm hungry and still lose the weight!

Knorr used to do pasta stock cubes which were great for pasta without any sauce, but I can't find them anywhere now! :?:

cherrycupcake 01-27-2007 08:30 AM

Bits - that sounds lovely, I'll give it a try. I will look out for the pasta stock cubes too.

I need a new branded food directory, can you buy them online anywhere? I looked on ebay but they are selling anything between £15 - £20 and I'm sure they are half that at SW class. The one I have is out of date but I bought it from the SW magazine. I looked in the current issue but it isn't in there.

bits 01-27-2007 08:46 AM

I found the 2007 one on the Body Optimise (slimming world online) site but I think you have to be a member to order it :?:

I don't imagine things will have changed that much mind, so you can probably get away with the one you have, and I can always help you out with the odd one that's not there :)


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