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Breakfast confusion - help a newbie please!

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MamOfTwo Sat 16-Apr-16 12:54:14

Just joined today and bit confused about breakfast - normally have 2 Weetabix and skimmed milk. But Weetabix (normal type) aren't listed as Healthy Extra - they seem to have a Syn value. Bit surprised by that. Have I understood that correctly?

Also I want to work out Syns of Activia yoghurts and Kelloggs marshmallow squares bar - once I am added to the online group, will there be some sort of calculator to work it out? Unless anyone knows Syns off the top of their heads?

Lots to get my head around!

iklboo Sat 16-Apr-16 12:59:56

Hi - once you join the online but you'll be able to put in the foods you're eating in Syns Online. It will tell you how much syns are in each thing.

iklboo Sat 16-Apr-16 13:01:00

Kellogg's Marshmallow squares are 6 syns each, by the way.

iklboo Sat 16-Apr-16 13:02:14

Activias are around 3.5 syns unless you get the fat free ones, then they're free.

ChubbyPolecat Sat 16-Apr-16 13:02:40

If you can't get on the calculator the very very general rule of thumb is roughly 20 cals is 1 syn

calzone Sat 16-Apr-16 14:07:12

2 Weetabix are a HEB

Drquin Sat 16-Apr-16 14:11:26

Here's the weetabix info from online calculator.

iklboo Sat 16-Apr-16 14:49:51

2 weetabix are a HEXB. It's only if you've already had a HEXB that they'd count as syns.

tabulahrasa Sat 16-Apr-16 15:04:26

It's 2 for a healthy extra or a syn value if you use your b choice elsewhere...or want more than 2.

Syns are in your book, on the website or on the app...you should have a PIN to sign in online, it should be in your book at the back with all your personal details - though for some reason some people write it on the card instead.

MamOfTwo Sat 16-Apr-16 18:05:21

Thank you all - very helpful! I just took another look at my book and I see that 2 Weetabix is a HEB. I was just looking at the list of fibre cereals and I didn't realise it was on the next page under 'Crispbread and cereals' - doh. I don't think the consultant has made my PIN active yet (only joined this morning) so will try online again tomorrow. Thanks again for the advice and help!

tabulahrasa Sat 16-Apr-16 18:09:37

It should work straight away smile

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