What You Need To Know About The Most Recent Slimming World Syn Changes

Recent Slimming World Syn Changes

Well known weight watching group Slimming World has rolled out a gigantic improvement to the nourishments its individuals can eat with various prominent things no longer on the ‘free’ list.

Muller fat-free yoghurts, instant mash potato and spaghetti hoops initially on the free rundown are presently never again.

It implied that beforehand those sustenances could have been eaten as much as individuals needed without being added to their meal plans.

Be that as it may, now they too should be apportioned to stick within the guidelines.

Addressing Devon Live, Slimming World part Charlotte Turner stated: “I’ve been on Slimming World for eight months now and it’s worked ponders for me up until this point. It was somewhat of a stun to see a portion of the staples I eat like spaghetti hoops and seasoned yoghurts added to the syn list.

“I think it’s going to be harder to keep a lower syn count now which is disappointing and I think in particular people are going to be outraged about the Muller Light yoghurts now having to be counted in daily syns.

“On the plus side though, if you’re a vegan, new ‘free’ and ‘health extra’ options have been added. I don’t know if I’ll pay much attention to the changes – it’s worked for me so far so I’ll probably carry on as is.”

A Slimming World spokesperson said: “Our nutrition team routinely review our Food Optimising eating plan to ensure it’s up to date, in line with the latest guidance, and to take into account feedback from our 5,000 Consultants and 900,000 Slimming World members.

“As part of this process, we’ve been looking at how to give our vegan members more choice, and we’re delighted that a number of vegan foods, including canned jackfruit and plain and unsmoked seitan, can now be enjoyed freely by slimmers following our plan.

“As the new Syn values are still so low, Slimming World members can easily still include them within their daily choices, if that’s what they choose to do, and fat-free natural yogurts, dried pasta and potatoes will continue to be Free.”

Vegan products – new Free and Healthy Extra options added

Fat-free yogurt – more plain varieties have become Free, and all flavoured varieties now have a small Syn value

Instant mashed potato – all varieties now have a Syn value

Tinned pasta shapes in tomato sauce – all varieties now have a Syn value

New Free and Healthy Extra options added for vegan members.

Big changes to yogurts

With the rapidly growing number of products and flavours of yogurt available in every supermarket, Slimming World food and nutrition teams have created a much more robust way of categorising yogurt.

That means there will be more product-specific Free Food allowances to the various types of yogurt (such as Greek, skyr, dairy-free, quark yogurts, protein yogurts and more) – based on their specific energy densities, their nutrient content and how filling they are.

New varieties have been added to the basic Free Food yogurt list.

Free Foods

Fat-free natural yogurt
Fat-free natural Greek-style yogurt
Fat-free natural Greek yogurt and skyr
Dairy-free soya yogurt, plain and unsweetened, with added calcium
(Fat-free natural fromage frais, fat-free natural cottage cheese and unflavoured quark all remain Free Food.)

The analysis has also led to a small change for flavoured yogurts, and all fat-free flavoured yogurts now have a Syn value.

Other changes

Instant mashed potato

The instant mashed potato has now changed to 3½ Syns per 100g (made up).

As well as having a lower concentration of some B vitamins, instant mash has less fibre and less filling power than mash made with fresh potatoes.

Nutritionists have found it’s also often used to ‘tweak’ Food Optimising – being used as a coating, a thickener, a flour substitute etc.

Tinned pasta shapes in tomato sauce

Spaghetti loops, shapes and alphabet shapes have now changed to ½ Syn per 100g.

Unlike dried pasta cooked at home, canned pasta is softer and takes little or no chewing (important to help us feel full).

To help protect members’ weight losses and help you get into more filling, healthy Free Food and Speed food habits, tinned pasta shapes in tomato sauce are no longer a Free Food.


  1. Unhappy with these changes. I’ve been attending groups for years. At one point I was able to eat baked potatoes with a tin of macaroni n cheese which I loved. There was so many free tins. I lost over 3 st in 4 months. Times change and so did slimming world. I’ve never been able to come close to any significant lose since then as the free foods keep changing

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