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calzone Tue 31-May-16 14:13:31

Welcome everyone! Lots of support and advice on this thread so we can all help each other.

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ALemonyPea Tue 31-May-16 14:22:17

Wasn't sure if anyone was starting one, have asked MNHQ to delete the other one.

Hula, apologies, I missed that bit of your thread. Your menu looks fine otherwise then. Good luck.

Twinklestar2 Tue 31-May-16 15:22:16

Hi all

Attempting a second SP day today, but I had to go out for lunch and tried to choose the healthiest thing on the menu. It was chicken pho so chicken breast in a broth with loads of Chinese type veg and some noodles at the bottom.

What would you do? Would you change to a normal EE day as noodles aren’t S or P foods? There really wasn’t that many noodles.

Also, are kidney beans an S or P food? I thought they were but my tracker doesn’t say.

Copied from last thread smile

nomoreheroes Tue 31-May-16 15:23:13

Ooh hello, new thread!

Twinkle - Kidney beans are P...I think all beans, peas and lentils qualify as P.

I would continue with 50/50 S and P might not be a pure SP day but it can't do any harm to have more speed foods, and that is in line with the advise on the link I posted up thread. If it were me though I might not have the 2nd hexb today unless I had a meal planned that relied on it. But I'm far from an expert!

froubylou Tue 31-May-16 15:29:53

Here you are. Typed a long reply out on other thread but couldn't copy it over. Hmmph.

B. Coffee
L. Hm veg soup
T. Heck sausages, mash and veg with gravy. Yum. Will syn the gravy when I know how many it is.

Heb will be hifi. Wi tomorrow and feeling hopeful!

calzone Tue 31-May-16 15:33:28

B.....HEB crustless bread X 3, bacon, tomato

L....salad with chicken and beetroot
Cherry yoghurt

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nomoreheroes Tue 31-May-16 16:54:23

Help! I'm in Ikea and want to eat!! Kids are having chips and nuggets or meatballs. I have chicken and salad planned for later. What can I have that isn't a gazillion syns to tide me over? The little salmon salad with no dressing should be free, no?

Buttwing Tue 31-May-16 17:28:19

Oops i just posted on the wrong thread!

Good day for me today can't be bothered typing the rest that was the general jist!

tabulahrasa Tue 31-May-16 17:46:30

Because I tried to answer on a closed thread, lol.

"there are no changes in your syn allowance as far as I'm aware when you do and sp day eg you can't have crisps (carbs) or wine (grapes!)"

No there's no change to your syn allowance at all, but there are some foods that are lower in Syns than if everything in them was synned because they include a free food allowance as well, yoghurts are one of them, or things like those McCain frozen jacket potatoes that are 1 syn.

It's the free food in them that causes the issue because to do a proper SP day you shouldn't be having the free food, you can't syn the free food and so with those Syns you're having free food on top effectively.

It's not going to be a huge amount, but if you're having SP days to boost results (rather than just because that's how you prefer to eat) you're doing yourself a bit of a disservice to have those free foods in synned foods as well and to then have the extra b choice, you'd be as well just having a yoghurt with no Syns if you want yoghurt and having one b choice.

Nobody is going to come after you with a big stick and you won't suddenly gain weight...but for the best results you want to avoid synned products with free food in them on SP days.

emwithme Tue 31-May-16 17:52:29

Yay for new thread. I am very hungry right now so dinner's in the oven already. not a blatant placemark, honest

Buttwing Tue 31-May-16 18:09:35

Aah ok tabulah that makes sense, do you mind me asking how you know all this? Do different consultants have different rules?! Or are you secretly Margaret Miles-Bramwell?wink

Buttwing Tue 31-May-16 18:10:08

Aah ok tabulah that makes sense, do you mind me asking how you know all this? Do different consultants have different rules?! Or are you secretly Margaret Miles-Bramwell?wink

froubylou Tue 31-May-16 18:22:15

Thats how I understood it too Tabular. It's not about reducing carbs it's about reducing calorie intake while not getting hungry. So speed food is very filling and very low calorie but some free foods are just low fat and low calories but if you eat enough of them you won't necessarily protect your loss and they are easier to overeat. So things like pasta or yoghurt for instance are easier to consume more calories on than carrots or broccoli.

tabulahrasa Tue 31-May-16 18:24:59

Yes I am she...I own the company and still can't stick to target, rofl - I wish, bet she's loaded.

Some consultants do say yes synned yoghurts are fine...and in all honesty it probably won't make a huge difference, but I just don't see the point of doing all that work of SP to then undo some of it by adding in some free food in a yoghurt.

tabulahrasa Tue 31-May-16 18:29:05

"So things like pasta or yoghurt for instance are easier to consume more calories on than carrots or broccoli."

That's exactly it - with synned yoghurts you've got some calories in there unaccounted for basically.

If you were for instance having 5 2 syn yoghurts in a day (I mean that's a lot of yoghurt anyway for starters, lol) but all the extra calories from the unsynned bit of the yoghurt still exist and then an extra b choice on could add up.

One would hardly be deadly, but I'd pick either a yoghurt or the second b choice.

ALemonyPea Tue 31-May-16 19:28:46

I only had cheese and salad cream as my syns yesterday on my SP day. That's right yes?

tabulahrasa Tue 31-May-16 19:48:43

It really is only a handful of things that have some free food in them, yoghurts, those potato things, the low syn mug shots and things like that.

Most synned things are just Syns smile

froubylou Tue 31-May-16 21:13:40

Yummy yummy.

Have just tried those heck chicken Italia sausages. 1/2 syn each and ridiculously nice for 1/2 syn. Had to double check the app against the packaging!

Will definitely be buying them again. They do a paprika one too which I bet would be nice in a tomato based pasta sauce. And will be nice to have a huge cooked breakfast on a weekend with sausages. And for the bbq.

I have never been so excited about a sausage lol.

My appetite is defi shrinking too. Managed 3 sausages, loads of veg but probably only half of the amount of mash I would have had.

OrianaBanana Tue 31-May-16 21:20:23

The paprika one is the best but I can never find it confused

ALemonyPea Tue 31-May-16 21:24:01

The paprika ones are lovely, 0.5 syns for 2 sausages.

nomoreheroes Tue 31-May-16 21:37:35

Ooh they sound lovely! Where the heck can I find them grinblush Sorry. I'll get me coat...grin

mumtoblaire Tue 31-May-16 21:48:13

Anyone know how many syns in a Mr Kipling angel slice?

B - Porridge made with water (HEB) banana and tsp syrup.
L - Scrambled eggs and Bfree wrap (5) 2 x satsumas and 1/4 melon
D - Brown rice, SW chips, tuna and poached egg. ketchup (2)

Skimmed milk in tea (HEA)

ALemonyPea Tue 31-May-16 21:51:41

7 syns MumtoBlair

Asda and Tesco sell them Heroes.

mumtoblaire Tue 31-May-16 21:58:26


7 SYNS for that wee bit o cake - no way is it worth it.

Glad I hadn't ate any.

nomoreheroes Tue 31-May-16 22:02:00

Not here they don't alas! Have even checked the Asda and Tesco apps and no Heck products at all hmm

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