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How many syn's do you allow yourself?

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Nancyclancy Fri 02-Jan-15 09:58:26

Hi, I'm new to SW. I know you can have between 5 & 15, but not sure whether to use them all everyday or set a limit of about 10?

myotherusernameiswittyandgreat Fri 02-Jan-15 10:02:12

I think it all depends on how quickly you want to lose weight and how much you weigh to start with. If you haven't got much to lose I'd stick with less than 10 but if you have a lot I would have up to 15.
I try to stay below 10 but I won't beat myself up if I have 15 as I know they are there.

Good luck smile I've been doing it since May and have lost 3 stone. I love SW.

piggychops Fri 02-Jan-15 10:06:56

I'm new to it as well and stick with 15. You need to count carefully, for example if you have cereal and milk for breakfast you have to count each time you put milk in tea after that, so they soon added up. Same goes with bread- only one portion a day so if you have toast at breakfast then a sandwich at lunch, you have to count the second portion as Syns.

piggychops Fri 02-Jan-15 10:08:55

I'm enjoying it too but have realised how carb heavy my old diet was, so I found the adjustment hard at first.

annielostit Fri 02-Jan-15 10:48:13

I use about 70 a week. Split up into 35 for wine at the weekend. I use the rest for a French fancy most days.

storminabuttercup Sat 03-Jan-15 11:31:15

I think stick to 15 to start with. Then you can reduce them if you need to! Good luck it's a great plan

Nancyclancy Sat 03-Jan-15 19:05:52

Thank you for your replies. myother well done on your weight loss, 3 ST is roughly what I'd like to lose.
Tomorrow morning is my first weigh in, so hopefully I will have lost. The first couple of days I used 12 syn's per day, but after that I didn't really feel the need for so many. So since Tuesday, I've used 6/7 per day.
But the main thing is, I haven't really struggled at all.

myotherusernameiswittyandgreat Sat 03-Jan-15 22:29:36

Good luck tomorrow smile

I haven't struggled at all which has been such a shock as I've tried so many times in the past to lose weight. It's a great feeling when you see those pounds turn into stones.

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