Slimming World reveal the 'free' foods that are now actually 'syns'

Slimming World has re-categorised some foods for its diet plan
Slimming World has re-categorised some foods for its diet plan
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Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns

Previously Mug Shots and Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce packet meals were counted as free foods but now dieters will have to count the popular snacks as part of their daily food intake.

Slimming World members currently have around 15 syns a day to use which are not counted as part of the Slimming World diet plan – this includes tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and sugar.

Mug Shots will now range from one ‘syn’ to 5.5 for the Mug Shots Sensations Mac & Cheese, whilst Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce will start from ½ Syn.

Slimming World, which has its headquarters in Alfreton in Derbyshire, currently has over 900,000 members attend its weekly meetings.

The firm said in a statement, “The team at our Head Office who look after our food databases are always busy making sure that the guidance you get gives you the very best chance of slimming success.

“Knowing how much the pasta and noodle ‘landscape’ has changed over recent years, they’ve taken a closer look at how they evaluate the different types of pasta and noodles in snack pots and sachets.

“These extra checks have highlighted that these products are not as bulky, filling or satisfying as we thought (in fact the amount of pasta and noodles in some of them is really very low).

"And as a result some that were previously Free now have a small Syn value ranging from ½ Syn to 3 Syns.

“Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free.”