One of the great advantages to the slimming world plan is that you can eat what you want within moderation, as long as it fits into your daily 15 syn allowance on the plan, but what about unhealthy takeout options like the McDonald's cheeseburgers, are they too high in syns?
The McDonald's cheeseburger has 15 syns per one, which is your whole 15 syn daily allowance, the double McDonald's cheeseburger on the other hand has 22 syns, making it very high in syns.
In our ultimate syn guide below, we will discuss why McDonald's cheeseburgers are so high in syns, some syn values of their other burgers, low syn alternatives and our SW cheeseburger recipe to help you save syns.
At 15 syns for a regular McDonald's cheeseburger and 22 syns for a double cheeseburger, McDonald's cheeseburgers are very high in syns.
McDonald's cheeseburgers are high in syns due to their fat content, for example, a hamburger is extremely high in calories and fat, then plus the cheese, condiments and bun. One McDonald's cheeseburger could have up to 13g of fat of which 6g is saturated.
The double cheeseburger from McDonald's is very calorific due to the extra large size, we would therefore suggest choosing the regular cheeseburger sizes if you crave one of these burgers.
McDonald's has a wide range of burgers with varying syn values, to help you stay within your syn allowance, we've listed a few of their popular options below along with their syn values.
If you find McDonald's Cheeseburgers to be too high in syns but you still crave a cheeseburger, there are lots of other low-syn alternatives out there to grab for an easy meal.
If you crave a cheeseburger but don't want to spend all your syns on one McDonald's meal, you can always make your own slimming world version at home, this recipe below is also syn free!
To conclude, McDonald's cheeseburger is very high in syns, having 15 syns for one cheeseburger and 22 syns for a double cheeseburger. We suggest only having McDonald's as an occasional meal treat on the SW plan to avoid it affecting your weight loss.