A lot of Slimming World members are outraged that Muller Light yogurts are no longer classed as syn-free. However, there are good reasons for this change.
I’m not a consultant, or affiliated with Slimming World in any way, but I can understand why they have done this. A consultant I know well told me that some members are ‘snacking’ on these yougurts up to 10 times a day, simply because they were ‘syn-free’.
Remember, most SW members are people who are used to eating a lot, and have huge portions, and this needs to be addressed by SW. Portion control is something that has to be learned, and taking the ‘syn-free’ value away from foods that were being consumed in abnormal quantities is one way to help with this issue.
If you look on Instagram and other social networking websites, you’ll see members posting meals consisting of huge amounts of ‘free’ foods. For example, one image showed a man’s typical breakfast consisting of an entire pack of sausages, a full pack of bacon, 3 eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes etc.
Just because something is classed as ‘free’ it doesn’t mean it should be consumed in large quantities. The SW eating plan is ideal for those that don’t want to weigh and measure their food, but they do need to develop portion control as part of changing their eating habits.
I’m not judging, I’ve seen me pile my plate with potatoes and all-sorts, just because I can, but a lifestyle change means making sacrifices and changing the things we normally do for the things that are better for us.
Use smaller plates. Rest for 10 minutes after finishing a meal, and only then if you are still hungry, go back for another small plate. You’ll be surprised at how little you need to actually feel as though you’ve had enough – you don’t need to feel full, just satisfied.
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