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How many syns?

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healthyobsessions Sun 04-Sep-16 17:51:19

Perhaps a personal question but how many syns do you average daily and if you don't mind sharing, how close are you to target weight?
I lowered my syns to 10 daily when I reached a plateau in my losses a few months back but I see people on Instagram who are still on 15 a day and 9st-10st so clearly at a healthy weight so obviously it doesn't affect their losses confused I've reached another plateau recently and to be honest, don't want to lower my syns anymore....

any advice would be greatly relieved.....

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tabulahrasa Sun 04-Sep-16 18:57:35

I've been at target* (which is bang in the middle of a healthy BMI) and never lowered my Syns.

I find the thing that makes the biggest difference to my losses is speed, if I do that properly as actually replacing at least a third of my portion, I lose well if I start to leave it out a bit or have it as well as my portion I slow right down.

* I'm currently about a stone above it and trying to get back down to it.

healthyobsessions Sun 04-Sep-16 20:02:27

Thanks for sharing, I have to admit, weeks where I have had more salad with my meals etc I do seem to see a greater loss so perhaps I'm not having enough speed confused I've noticed that now I'm a healthy weight, it's not dropping off like it used to!!

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LyraMortalia Sun 04-Sep-16 20:07:46

I'm at target, healthy BMI, and have never lowered my syns I have all 15 /105 a week. I've been doing SW eleven years have never been told to lower syns to get better losses or needed to. Eat more Speed or change your snacks, vary healthy extras increase your protein intake or drink more water all of these can speed up losses.

healthyobsessions Mon 05-Sep-16 08:31:42

Thank you Lyra. Do you think it would be safe to up my syns back to 15 or is that going to result in a gain now due to my body being used to only 10? Argh! Wish I never lowered them now!

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LyraMortalia Mon 05-Sep-16 08:44:49

I would!! I love my syns I'm a binge eater and the only way I can control my weight is by trusting SW my book says I can have up to 15 syns a day so I do I do try not to save them up or bank them but I lost my first two stone having 105 Fri and Sat all on alcohol now I spread them out 10 to 12 average a day and just a few extra when I want. I am really strict with Hextras tho I never waste syns. I have friends who only have ten syns but don't measure milk/ cereal etc so they are probably having 15 just not counting them iykwim.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Mon 05-Sep-16 09:33:39

I have about five syns but that's just personal preference as if I let too much sweet stuff or fatty stuff back into my regular diet it upsets my stomach. There are probably days I use more milk than my heathy a choice but I'm relaxed because I know I have spare syns. But I know lots of people at target who use their syns.

healthyobsessions Mon 05-Sep-16 11:01:32

Thanks guys. I just sometimes feel I could do with around 12ish but feel guilty and get scared I'll have a gain, wish I never lowered them to be honest!!

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LyraMortalia Mon 05-Sep-16 13:51:56

My consultant says syns are there for guilt free pleasures you NEVER have to feel guilty about syns in your allowance flowers

healthyobsessions Mon 05-Sep-16 15:17:49

I guess I'm really scared and nervous of regaining what I've lost, I've come further than I've ever come and never want to be back at that starting weight again, I think it's turning into a bit of a worry of mine blush

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