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Oct 5th, 2016, 17:32 PM  
kaybird296
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Sweetener

Have I heard right that SW have now assigned half a syn per tablespoon of sweetener?

...are they serious?

Not being funny, but I won't be synning it. I imagine that they're trying to negate bad feedback when you get people not losing because they're making endless cakes with a whole pot of the stuff and then scoffing the lot, but what about those of us who use it sparingly in order to make quark taste less bland?
 
 
Oct 5th, 2016, 19:08 PM  
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And surely that would also mean that drinks such as diet coke would then end up being synned in large quantities too, as they all contain aspartame which is the basis of most sweeteners.
 
Oct 5th, 2016, 22:25 PM  
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Sweetener is still free according to the website.
Where'd you hear they changed it?

This is the problem with tweaks - people start using things as alternatives to synned items and they gorge on them. That's why I don't agree with them and never use them.
Things like the 8 syn lemon drizzle cake are different because it actually has a syn value (plus it uses flour as the base of it rather than sweetener!)
But the half a syn cake/roulade is purely eggs and sweetener. The half a syn comes from the baking powder or whatever is used in it.
 
 
Oct 6th, 2016, 08:56 AM  
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I was reading twochubbycubs yesterday and James mentioned it (I think in his 4th October post). Maybe it's just a rumour!
 
Oct 10th, 2016, 20:48 PM  
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I've found out today that this is correct.
Using it in tea/coffee, etc. Is still free

However, if you use it to bake with, e.g the half a syn cake, etc you should count 1/2 a syn per tbsp


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Oct 10th, 2016, 23:24 PM  
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Hmm. I think I'll carry on the same as I am for now and if I notice a drop off in losses, I'll start doing it. The only thing I'd ever use anywhere near that much in is baked oats anyway, and I can just make cheesy baked oats instead. Thanks for finding out
 
Oct 11th, 2016, 09:46 AM  
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It mostly applies where you use a lot of it in a recipe.
For example, I think the half a syn cake that everyone raved about used something like 8 tbsps. of it?
The Lemon Drizzle cake recipe that's been posted a few times on here uses 6 tbsps. if I remember correctly, but to add 3 syns to an 8 syn cake is nothing in my opinion!
 
 
Nov 3rd, 2016, 22:41 PM  
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I've been using splenda on a regular basis and have still lost 1.5 stone in 12 weeks so I not gonna count it as syns
 
Nov 3rd, 2016, 23:59 PM  
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It should only really be synned when using it as a main ingredient in something.
Like the cakes mentioned ideally. It's easy to overeat those kind of things if they're low synned. Hence SW advising counting Syns per tbsp.
But in all honesty, 1/2 per tbsp is nothing in the grand scheme of things
I don't syn it if I'm using it in green tea or with yogurt, but if was making a cake I would (but I love cake so it's better for me if it's higher synned so I think twice before eating loads )


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