Whether you are going down the pub for a celebration or factoring in your weekend drinks, the slimming world allows you to drink alcohol in moderation as long as your tracking their syns.
On average, a pint of 4% lager has around 9 syns in, making it a very high syn drink, two pints would put you three syns over your 15 syn daily allowances, so it should only be drunk occasionally in moderation.
We've gone into further detail below about why lager is so high in syns, some syn values of lagers and how they compare to non-alcoholic beers.
You might be shocked to learn that lager beer can have 9 syns for a pint, alcohol can add a lot of sneaky calories and syns into your diet if you are not careful.
Lager is made by fermenting starch and sugar which leads to their high-calorie content, a pint is also a large drink, explaining the high syns. This doesn't mean you cannot drink lager in the slimming world plan, you just have to ensure you are drinking in moderation.
Lager syns differ according to how much your drinking and the percentage of alcohol they contain, we've listed the syn values of general lager and canned lager below to help you out.
Alcohol can cause weight gain in a lot of people without knowledge, in comparison to non-alcoholic beers they often have around 3-4 syns more, unless you choose a light lager which can often have the same amount of syns.
Slimming world always recommends you factors in your alcohol to see results with your weight loss and to avoid drinking past the 'tipping point' which can cause you to overeat.
We've listed some non-alcoholic versions of favourite beers below to see how they compare.
Overall, one pint of lager will cost you around 9 syns which is over half of your daily syn allowance, meaning you would need to save the majority of your SW syns to enjoy your drink guilt-free.
Always drink alcohol in moderation and track your syns to see the best results with your weight loss.