Unlike other standard diets, the slimming world plan allows you to have alcohol on your diet while losing weight, as long as the drinks are within your daily syn allowance, but what about Gin? Is it high in syns?
For 25ml of Gin, you're looking at using around 2.5 syns, making it a good low syn choice of alcohol, it should still be consumed in moderation however to avoid going over your syns.
In our guide below, we will discuss how much Gin you can drink on the SW plan, some syn values of other spirits and some tips for drinking alcohol on the plan while staying on track with your weight loss.
At 2.5 syns for 25ml, you could have up to three double shots of Gin before using up your syn allowance, which is typically around 15 syns. Gin is a low syn alcoholic drink choice, but you should still make sure you have it measured in moderation, just two double shots could use up to 10 syns before you know it.
You also have to consider what you're mixing your Gin with, some full sugar tonic waters could use up to 4 syns for 300ml, which would total 6.5 syns for a single shot of gin and tonic.
Gin isn't the only kind of spirit you can have on the slimming world plan, we've listed out some other syn values of other spirits down below to help keep you on track.
Gin itself is low syn alcohol, but as we mentioned above, you want to ensure that your mixers are also syn friendly to avoid going over your syn allowance with just a few drinks.
Slimming world allows its users to still indulge in the alcohol they love as long as it fits within their syn allowance for the day, but they do recommend you avoid going over 9.3 units, since this is the tipping point for most people and lead to unhealthy food choices which could ruin your diet.
We've listed some worth knowing tips for drinking alcohol on the SW plan below.
Overall, 25ml of Gin will cost you around 2.5 syns, making it a great choice of low syn spirit, you should however consume the drink in moderation, two double shots could use up to 10 syns of your allowance. We recommend making sure you measure out your drinks to stop yourself from going over your syns by accident and avoid drinking over your tipping point.