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Jun 9th, 2015, 22:30 PM  
Mitch
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Where do you find Syn Values?

I've just signed up to Slimming World online

I noticed this thread here Syns in Nandos mash? and wondered what other restaurant foods are syns-wise, but they don't seem to be returned in the results.

Can anyone help? Is there a certain place to look for restaurant syn values?
 
 
Jun 9th, 2015, 22:42 PM  
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If you can get the calories, some restaurants do show them, then you can work out that its around 1 syn per 20 calories.

I always find that I never put weight on with Chinese - maybe because I fill up on boiled rice and always have salt and pepper prawns.

You can find the syns to takeaway dishes in the book or online.

I think some restaurants are getting syn-friendly, there are now two places in Leeds that show syn values, one is a curry house that cooks with FryLight!!
 
Jun 9th, 2015, 22:52 PM  
Mitch
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Ta hun

Calculating from scratch isn't easy Just searched for nutritional information for the Harvester menu and found this http://www.harvester.co.uk/pdf/harve...nformation.pdf
But there isn't enough information to calculate the syn value Not to mention if I should use any of the options in the Free Food allowance dropdown menu :/

Thought I would have a bash at posting conversion for regular eatery's but not as easy as it sounds
 
 
Jun 9th, 2015, 23:48 PM  
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You need a lot of syns to eat out.

550g portion
Chicken chow mein 24 syns
Chicken in black bean 7.5
Beef chow mein 23.5
Beef with mushrooms 8.5
Sweet and sour batter balls 30.5
Special fried rice 11
Ginger & garlic prawn with noodles 24
Chicken chop suey with noodles 9.5

Indian takeaway syns

350g Bombay potato 7 syns
550g chicken dhansak 10.5
Chicken jalfrezi 13
Tandoori chicken 9.5
350g chickpea dhal 5
Lamb rogan josh 10

Chicken korma 25.5
Lamb passanda 33.5
Naan bread 20-25
Lamb biryani 25
Chicken tikka Balti 17

Chicken in oyster sauce 550g 6.5syn
Chicken and mushroom 550g 9.5syn
Beef and mushroom 550g 8.5syn
Beef with Bamboo Shoots and Water Chestnuts 19 syns
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 11:32 AM  
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Eating out somewhere just needs smart choices really.
Indian places - they will cook meals for you without the ghee if you ask them to (clarified butter used in virtually all indian dishes) and that reduces the syns, so it isn't as bad as you originally think. Pick a tomato based dish (rogan josh, etc) Korma's and creamy dishes usually have cream or something similar in to massively increase the syns. Poppadoms are 4 syns each, so avoid the Naan bread at 20 syns and pick a poppadom. Dips aren't too high in syns either; mango chutney is 2 syns per tbsp, and riata is 1 syns per tbsp.
Italian places - pick a tomato based sauce. Carbonara and creamy sauces are loaded with syns.
Chinese - black bean, mushroom and oyster sauce are all low in syns. Chop Suey is low too, and comes with noodles so no need for a seperate order of boiled rice.


Mitch - when you're looking on the website, look under 'Useful Tools' and then select the 'Eating out' tab. It'll bring up Indian, Chinese, Pub food, but will also show you specific places - Harvester, Nando's, pizza restaurants, and other to give you an idea of what to pick and what to avoid. Also, if you type into the 'Syns' area (under 'My Weight Loss Tools' and then 'Syns Online' what it is you are looking for e.g. 'Pizza Express Restaurants' it will bring up a list of things they have stored in the database. I've done this with J D Wetherspoon, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Harvester Inns and others in the past. Once you start typing the brand name of something in, it brings up a drop down list of possible matches.

Hope this helps!
 
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 11:32 AM  
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Wow I ramble when I get chance! Sorry ladies lol
 
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 11:37 AM  
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I didn't realise that they would cook your meal without the ghee.One thing I find is I can't bring myself to ask.I feel as if I would annoy them by asking and wonder what they would do to my meal. Next time I go out I'll be brave and do it.
 
Jun 10th, 2015, 11:41 AM  
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I do it everyime Luckily my favourite Indian restaurant has a 'healthy option' section on the menu, so they do it without even asking!
But i have asked in other places and they've been happy enough to oblige, which is very kind of them

Even pubs etc. will help in ways that they can. You can usually always pick whether you want a jacket or chips anyway, but you can ask that any sauces that come with the dish get put on the side so it's there if you want some of it, but you don't have to have it
 
 
 
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