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I'm so confused about this plan!

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TheEagle Tue 04-Oct-16 19:33:10

I've finally faced up to the fact that I need to take some action to lose the last 1.5 stone of my baby weight.

Lots of mums on the FB pages I use recommended Slimming World so I joined up online.

I'm so very confused about how to work out Syns! I can't seem to find out how many I can have confused

Could anyone direct me to the relevant area of the website where I could find out more about the Syns and how they're calculated?

If it's relevant I am 5 foot 6 and weigh 13 stone.

TIA.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Tue 04-Oct-16 19:40:38

5-15 syns for everyone. You choose how many within that range you wish to use

TheEagle Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:23

Thank you flop smile I was confused because it says "you may be allowed more Syns" in the material.

Do you choose just 1 Healthy (a) Extra and 1 Healthy (b) Extra per day?

I'm finding it surprisingly easy going so far!

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Tue 04-Oct-16 19:50:12

Yup. One of each healthy extras.
It's a great plan to be out and about because so many foods are allowed you don't have to spend all your time looking things up.
I've found the 1/3 plate thing key. So just keep an eye on that and I'm sure you'll be well on your way. I've lost nearly six stone in eighteen months. Good luck!

TheEagle Tue 04-Oct-16 19:53:07

Yes, I had success with Weight Watchers back in the vintage points days but I don't think I have the mental energy for all that counting! I've 3 kids under 3 so I need something quick and straightforward.

Oh wow, 6 stone weight loss is fantastic and really inspiring! Well done to you!

icklekid Wed 05-Oct-16 07:06:09

Just to say if your breastfeeding you get more healthy extras because you need more calcium...

TheEagle Wed 05-Oct-16 07:31:06

Thanks ickle, I finished breastfeeding DTs about 3 months ago so no extra nibbles for me smile

Geepee71 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:10:58

Make sure you have at least 5 Syns a day, you could have free food for all your meals and save your Syns for treats like chocolate.
I tend to,avoid bread and have hifi bars as my HexB
I don't always manage my HexA, which seems to be ok.

Imnotaslimjim Thu 06-Oct-16 22:18:51

As a little extra help, in the general way, syns are 20 calories to 1 syn. This can't be used in meals that have free food elements but chocolate/crisps/wine can all be calculated that way.

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