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ginorwine Sun 01-Jan-17 20:32:14

I generally follow slimming world principles after loosing a stone
I want to have some green smoothies such as spinach apple carrot and ginger - I understand that fruit smoothies are a no no
If not syn s but would the above need to be synd ? Thanks !

dcrxcm Mon 02-Jan-17 09:52:20

Officially yes they would need to be synned... but truth be told I often knock up something similar and as long as I'm having it instead of a meal instead of a snack or extra (98% of the time, breakfast) I don't syn it. I also make sure I'm having only a normal amount of fruit/veg that I'd actually be able to eat in one portion. I've found that this doesn't have any effect on my losses if I do it once or twice a week, but if you want to be extra sure, syn it!

InfiniteSheldon Mon 02-Jan-17 20:36:36

All the veg is Free 3 syns for a small apple

ginorwine Mon 02-Jan-17 22:30:12

Thanks
I really struggle to see why this wd be synned
It's only veg and an apple all of which wd be syn free if just eaten ?

tabulahrasa Tue 03-Jan-17 07:03:39

Partly because they're not as filling in themselves once you've blended them, partly because chewing is part of what tells your brain you're full and partly because you drink it faster than you'd eat it.

So the issue is that you're likely to have a bigger portion than if you aye it and that you'll be hungry faster than if you ate it.

ginorwine Tue 03-Jan-17 19:41:42

Thanks tabula
So it sounds like so long as I don't eat extra or just have free foods if orckushbi will be fine .

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