One of the things I hated about other diets was the weighing and measuring, which is probably why SW suited me better.
There was nothing worse than looking at plates of lovely dinner and thinking ‘I can’t have that,’ or ‘I can only have one of those,’ which was demoralising before you even started, especially if you were hungry. If you succumbed to temptation, then the guilt could be enormous, and you vowed to be extra good the next day and ended up starving yourself. Not good.
With SW, most of the food doesn’t have to be weighed or measured, but obviously the ‘bad stuff’ needs to be monitored, so today I got organised before I started, made a list of what I intended to cook and checked out the syn value first.
The biggest synner I guessed would be roast potatoes, and 100g attracts 3 syns as I buy mine frozen and ready to cook.
Don’t get excited, but that large potato at the top is quite fat and weighs 100g on its own, whereas the other three also weigh 100g. That’s a teaspoon to give you an idea of size.
My packet stuffing mix weighs 170g, and makes 8 to 10 stuffing balls. 25g attracts 1½ syns, so I allowed that per stuffing ball.
The mini yorkshire puddings are 2½ syns each, but we only have one anyway and I made my gravy with cornflour and a stock cube which equated to ½ a syn for all of it, but I took it as the full half for my dinner calculations.
The pork chop, veg and pineapple slice were free, so although I had most of my syns in one meal, I had a lovely roast dinner with all the trimmings and no guilt issue!
Hubby decided to have the big potato which was even better on my plate, so what you’re looking at above is 9 syns, well within my allowance of 15.
I had 5 apricots with my breakfast this morning, so plan to just have fruit for my final meal. I bought a lovely conference pear the other day which set me back 64p (that’s almost 13 bob in old money!!) and I still have some melon in the fridge.
Weigh in tomorrow………………. watch this space!!!