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. It’s only pasta and noodle snack pots and sachets (like Mug Shot and Pasta ‘n’ Sauce products) that will now carry a Syn value. As always, we’d urge you to always check the values of any branded products before you choose them to check that Syn values haven’t been updated and to protect your weight loss.
Because of the way different pasta and noodles are measured, extra Free Food options have been added to the online Syns calculator. So when you use it from now on you’ll be asked to choose the exact type of noodle or pasta that’s within a dish (eg rice noodles, wheat noodles, egg noodles…) to get a more accurate Syn value and it’s all information that will be listed on the packet.
We know that many members rely on the convenience of these quick to prepare snack pots and sachets so in our next group we can help each other find filling Free Food alternatives for those who want them. And because the Syn values are still so low they can be easily included within a Food Optimising day if that’s what you want to do – that’s the beauty of Food Optimising!
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