Chips can be a surprising source of syns and calories if you're new to the dieting world, this isn't down to the potatoes themselves which are syn-free, but mainly due to the oil chips are fried in, with takeaway chips often being the highest in syns.
This doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional plate of chips on the slimming world plan however, you just need to ensure you're counting the right amount of syns inside of them.
We've created the ultimate chips syn guide below to help you stay on track and have a successful weight loss!
Since potatoes are syn-free on the slimming world plan, it can be confusing to learn that you need to be tracking the syns in chips, but this is due to the oil they are cooked in which is very high in fat and syns.
For example, a tablespoon of olive oil has 6 syns a tablespoon! When chips are deep fried rather than baked this makes the syn content even higher.
You get an allowance of around 15 syns on the slimming world plan, if you go above this allowance it can affect your weight loss which is why you need to be tracking syns.
Down below we've listed some popular brands and types of chips along with their syn values so you can compare syns and stay on track with your weight loss!
Oven chips are a great choice for people who are looking to lose weight on the slimming world plan, this is because oven chips require a lesser amount of oil for baking than deep frying chips.
On average you can expect oven chips to have between 7-8 syns for 100g, which is half your daily syn allowance.
We've listed some syn values of oven chips down below.
Acitfry chips are a slimming worlders best friend since they are syn free as long as you are cooking them with low cal cooking spray. This is because you are cutting out a large amount of oil when cooking with an air fryer, keeping the potatoes syn-free.
Just make sure you are using low cal cooking spray when making actifry chips instead of regular oil otherwise you will have to syn the oil at around 5-6 syns a tablespoon.
If you're popping down to the chippy shop for a quick dinner, you will need to make sure you're tracking the syns in your chips to stay on track with your weight loss.
Fish and chip shop chips are very high in syns since they are deeply fried which makes them extremely high in syns having on average 14 syns for 220g which is your whole daily syn allowance.
We've listed some syn values of fish and chip shop treats down below.
Mccain chips are one of the most popular kinds of frozen oven chips to buy in the UK, they have varying syns according to the type you buy, we've lighter options which are lower in syns and fat content.
For example, 100g of regular Mccain straight cut oven chips are 2.5 syns and their lighter options of 2 syns for 100g.
Potato croquettes aren't your traditional style of chips but still need to be synned on the slimming world plan since they are deep fried in oil. On average you can expect one potato croquette to have 4 syns per one, making them fairly high in syns, you could have 3 maximum on the plan.
If you feel like having some wedges with your dinner rather than straight-cut chips, you will need to ensure you're synning them due to the oil content for cooking. Potato wedges tend to have 6.5-8.5 syns for 100g making them fairly high in syns and consuming nearly half of your daily syn allowance.
If you're new to the slimming world plan then you might have not heard of the infamous air fryer slimming world chips yet which are syn free!
We've listed the recipe for these syn free chips down below to help you avoid spending syns.
Overall, chips can be very high in syns depending on how they are cooked, deep fried chips from fish and chip shops are often the worst in syns due to their high-fat content, to save syns we recommend using low cal cooking spray and making your own chips to keep them syn free!