One of the greatest advantages to the slimming world plan is that you can drink alcohol in moderation and still lose weight as long as the drinks fit within your syn allowance, but what about half a lager? Is it high in syns?
Half a lager has 3.5 syns in, making it a good low syn drink choice when you are out, but be careful to consume in moderation, since a full pint would cost you half of your daily syn allowance!
In our guide below, we will discuss how much lager you can drink on the SW plan, some syn values of lager if drinking will cause weight gain on the slimming world and some syn values of other kinds of beer to help you compare.
At 3.5 syns for half a lager, you could have up to two full pints before using up the majority of your 15 syn daily allowances, making it a good low syn drink choice, but only in moderation.
Beer in general is quite a high-calorie drink due to the fermentation of sugar and starches and can also stimulate appetite hormones, which is why it should be drunk in moderation.
Most lager has a similar syn value, but to keep you on track, we've listed some general syn values down below.
Since alcohol is typically not recommended on most diets for weight loss, you might be wondering if having a few drinks could potentially ruin your progress on the slimming world plan?
Having alcohol in moderation on the SW plan will not affect your weight loss as long as the syns/calories fit your daily allowance, excess drinking, however, could put you past your 'tipping point' on slimming world which can stimulate your appetite and cause you to overeat.
We recommend alternating days on and off when drinking on the SW plan rather than saving all your syns for one or two days since this can encourage binge drinking.
If you find lager too high in syns or you're curious to see the syn values of other beer types we've listed some popular types below along with their syn values to help you out.
To conclude, half a lager has around 3.5 syns on the slimming world plan, making it a great low syn drink choice when you are out, you should however have the drink in moderation since one pint could cost you half of your daily syn allowance.
Always remember to drink within moderation on the SW plan to avoid weight gain and stick within your syn allowance by tracking your drinks, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to overeating which could steer you off track.