Margarine on Slimming World: Syn-Free or Not?

Updated on 
4 August, 2023

Margarine: A Low-Syn Spread for Weight Loss

If you are the kind of person who loves having margarine on toast, you will need to make sure you are synning your spread in order to stay on track with your syns.

Can I Have Margarine On Slimming World?

Margarine has on average 1.5 syns per teaspoon, allowing you to have up to 10 teaspoons of margarine before using all of your syn allowance.

In our syn guide below, we will take you through why margarine is so low in syns, some syn values of margarine and low syn alternative spread for your sandwiches and toast in the morning.

Why Is Margarine So Low In Syns?

At just 1.5 syns a teaspoon, you can have up to 10 teaspoons of margarine before using all of your 15 syns on the plan, making it an excellent low syn spread choice.

Margarine is low in syns thanks to the fact it has less fat than regular butter since it's made of vegetable oil and therefore has less saturated fat, however, the spread is still fairly high in syns so we suggest having it in moderation.

Syn Values Of Margarine

Margarine has a similar syn value no matter the brand, we've listed some syn values of popular brands below.

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Original Spread 450G - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  •  Tesco Soft Baking Spread 2Kg - 2.5 syns for two teaspoons.
  •  Stork Original Baking Spread 1Kg - 3.5 syns a tablespoon.
  •  Vitalite Dairy Free Spread 500G - 3 syns.
  •  Flora Pro Activ Light Spread 250G - 1.5 syns.
  •  Pure Sunflower 500G - 2.5 syns for 10g.
  •  Lidl Dairy Manor Vegetable Oil Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Aldi Perfect for Cakes Vegetable Fat Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Lifestyle Vegetable Fat Spread 500g - 1.5 syns.
  •  Lidl Vita D'or Baking Block Vegetable Fat Spread 250g - 3.5 syns.
  •  Kerry Kerrymaid Vegetable Fat Spread 250g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Aldi Greenvale Light Sunflower Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Asda Sunflower Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Morrisons Sunflower Spread 500g - 2 syns.
Syn Values Of Margarine

Low Syn Alternatives To Margarine

If you are not a fan of margarine but have to have some spread on your toast, there are plenty of other low-syn alternatives to check out below.

  • Clover Light Spread 500g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Spreadable Slightly Salted Butter Blended with Rapeseed Oil 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Lurpak Lighter Spreadable Blend of Butter and Rapeseed Oil 250g - 1.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Softest Spreadable Blend of Butter and Rapeseed Oil 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Tesco Buttery Spread 30% Less Fat 500G - 1.5 syns for two teaspoons.
  •  Flora Light Spread 1Kg - 1 syn.
  •  Flora Original Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light Spread 450G - 0.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Olive Spreadable Blend of Butter, Olive Oil, and Rapeseed Oil 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter Portions 100 x 10g - 4 syns a portion.
  •  Clover Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Clover Spread 500g - 3 syns.
  •  Flora Lighter Vegan Spread 500g - 0.5 syns.
  •  Flora ProActiv Light Spread 500g - 1 syn.
  •  Flora ProActiv Buttery Taste Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Flora 100% Natural Dairy Free Spread 500g - 2 syns.
  •  Tesco English Unsalted Block Butter 250G - 4 syns for two teaspoons.
  •  Tesco Organic Butter 250G - 4 syns.
  •  Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter 250g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Lurpak Unsalted Block Butter 250G - 2 syns.
  •  Clover Lighter Than Light Spread 500g - 2 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Margarine

Final Words

To conclude, margarine is a great low syn spread to have on the slimming world plan, having just 1.5 syns a spread, allowing you to have up to 10 servings before using all your 15 syn daily allowance. Margarine has less cholesterol and saturated fat than regular butter making it a great low-syn bread choice to have on the plan.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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