The standard advice given to all new Slimming World members is that, on top of your free and speed foods, you get 5-15 syns a day to use on whatever you want.
It’s right there on page 3 of the book:
But did you know that men are allowed more syns? It’s not in the book, but it was something told to me by my consultant. And if you’re a heavy bloke like me, you get even more syns!
Here’s how it works:
- If you weigh up to 16 stones – you get 5-25 syns a day
- If you weigh between 16 and 20 stones – you get 5-30 syns a day
- If you weigh over 20 stones – you get 5-35 syns a day
Of course, there’s nothing to say that you have to use all those extra syns, but it’s nice to know they’re there!
An extra 20 syns – with 1 syn equating to 20 calories – means an extra 400 calories of treats a day! That’s equivalent to a bag of chips (with curry sauce) from the chipper, or a medium milkshake from McDonalds, or two cans of lager, or two Kit Kat Chunkys!