On the Slimming World diet, you can have bread as part of your healthy extra B, but this is only meant for wholemeal bread.
If you have a slice of Hovis medium white bread on the SW plan then this will use 5 syns from your daily syn allowance and 10 syns if you have two slices.
In our guide below we will discuss why white bread has syns and brown bread doesn't, some popular branded bread types and their syns, as well as how to make your syn free bread on the SW plan.
You might be a little confused as to why wholemeal and brown bread is syn free on the slimming world plan and why white bread is not.
Well, brown bread is not syn free on SW, but it can be used within your healthy extra B allowance, meaning you do not have to count its syns. White bread does not count in this allowance as it is based not only on calories but also on the fibre content in the bread.
The idea is that brown bread has more fibre so will keep you full for longer.
Most white bread will have around 5 or 6 syns per slice which is a high amount if you have two slices of white toast in the morning, we will list some popular brands of white bread below and their syns to help you stay on track.
Only a certain amount of brown bread is allowed as your Healthy Extra B, once you go over this allowance you will have to start counting them as syns.
We will list some healthy extra B bread types down below.
If you are feeling creative in the kitchen, then you could even make your syn free bread by making use of some egg whites.
We will list the recipe details down below and the whole bread serves two.
Overall, Hovis medium white bread has around 5 syns per slice, and for all white bread you are looking at between 5 and 6 syns, brown bread or wholemeal bread can be eaten up to 60g on the slimming world plan as your healthy extra B thanks to its high fibre content, but above this weight, you will have to track it as syns too.
We would suggest switching to brown bread to free up your syns on this plan or making your syn free version with our recipe above.