Are you counting the right syns?

I have started eating a bit of bread now with my Slimming World diet, normally I don’t have any, opting instead for Alpen Light bars to make up my healthy extra.

The first time I had some slices I knew I had to Syn them, I had already had my healthy extra allowance. I made a pretty fundamental mistake though, I was counting the Syn value of the bread, which for the sake of argument is 5 Syns in total.

But if I normally had bread and Synned out by eating two Alpen Light bars, I would have had 6 Syns (because they are 3 each).

The lesson is that when you are Synning food that would normally be a healthy extra, be sure to Syn the maximum value, not the first one you think of – it could help answer some awkward questions at your next weigh in!