If you are eating wholemeal bread on the slimming world plan then you probably know that you can use this type of bread as part of your Healthy extra B without it costing you any syns.
However, once you have exceeded your Hex B allowance you might be wondering how many syns are in one slice of wholemeal bread? For a small 400g load, there are 3 syns in one slice of wholemeal bread.
We have put together a short guide below which will explain how your healthy extra B for wholemeal bread works, how many syns there are in white bread and some low syn wholemeal bread to try out on the SW plan.
Wholemeal bread is not syn free on the slimming world plan and has different syn values according to its size, it can however count towards your healthy extra B which is your daily intake of fibre.
For example, two slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf or one large slice from an 800g can count to your healthy extra B, but anything over this allowance you will have to syn at 3 syns a slice for a small loaf once slice and 4.5 syns a slice for an 800g loaf.
This is still relatively low in terms of syns so can be a good snack choice if you are looking for some extra fuel to get you through the day.
Depending on the size of the loaf, white bread can be anything from 3.5 syns to 5.5 syns per slice, if you are having too this could cost you 6 syns from a white medium loaf weighing 400g or 14 syns which is nearly your whole daily syn allowance if you choose a thick loaf.
You cannot use white bread as you Hex B due to its lower fibre content.
If you are looking to eat wholemeal bread on the SW plan and don't want to waste too many syns on it then it's worth looking for some low syn brands and ones you can use as your Hex B.
We have listed some low syn whole bread brands below for you to keep an eye out for.
Overall, wholemeal bread is still low in syns if you choose a 400g loaf at only 3-5 syns a slice, we would recommend choosing wholemeal bread over white bread as it is much healthier, you can also have two 400g slices as your healthy extra B which doesn't count to your syns at all, but anything over this you will need to count as syns.