How Many Syns In Pom Bears? & Some Alternatives!

Updated on 
30 November, 2022

How Many Syns In 13g Pom Bears? How Do They Fit into Your Slimming World Plan?

Pom Bears average out at around 4 syns for a 15g pack (a little less for a 13g bag) and 6.5 syns for a 25g bag. The crunchy, airy snacks which come in a variety of tantalising flavours are a relatively low-syn crisp option which is more than suitable for curbing those cravings!

Pom Bears fit into your syns

Whether you’re a fan of the original Pom Bears, the very popular salt and vinegar, or the classic cheese and onion flavour, there’s something to suit all preferences and the variety of flavours is wider than a lot of people know. Other top choices include pizza, smoky bacon, and even pickled onion!

Whilst Pom Bears might be a perfectly good option for crisps on a Slimming World diet, how do they stack up with other crisps on the market? Keep reading to find out!

Alternative Low-Syn Savoury Snacks

Alternative Low-Syn Savoury Snacks

If Pom Bears aren’t necessarily your top choice or if you’re wondering what syn value other crisps have, this section will help you out! Knowing exactly how many syns are in all your options is really helpful when it comes to making informed choices.

After all, no one wants to waste their daily syns on high-syn crisps when they could be snacking on a lower calorie alternative! Here is a list of crisps and other treats and how many syns they are:

  • Propercorn Sweet & Salty Popcorn – 3 syns for a 14g bag
  • Doritos Corn Chips – 5 syns for a 25g bag
  • Popchips Sea Salt Potato Chips – 4.5 syns for a 23g bag
  • KP Snacks Hula Hoops – 6 syns for a 25g bag
  • Kettle Bites Sweet Chilli – 4.5 syns for a 22g bag

This is not an exhaustive list of low syn snacks of course, but if you’re tired of stressing over factoring syns into your shopping lists, it may be handy to keep in mind! Knowing some syn values off the top of your head can be a game changer.

The Importance of Snacking

The Importance of Snacking

Where diet culture is concerned, there can often be a sense of confusion and shame attached to snacking. Surely if you want to lose weight, you shouldn’t be eating outside of your three main meals?

This is not true at all and snacking is actually really important for your body and wellbeing.

If you have a busy lifestyle or an active job, it’s very likely that breakfast at 8am is not going to carry you through all the way to lunch at 1pm. The more likely outcome is that you’ll start to notice your stomach rumbling long before lunch time.

The same goes for the time between lunch and dinner. If you’re moving around a lot, stressing, or even just working hard mentally, you’re going to be using up calories quickly which will make you hungry faster.

The issue with restricting snacking between meals comes in when you start to form an unhealthy relationship with food. If you’re constantly telling yourself you HAVE TO wait until the next meal, it can make it harder to stick to eating healthy foods and healthy amounts of foods.

Allowing yourself to indulge in some snacks throughout the day will help you to feel more sustained as well as support a more sustainable approach to eating healthily and intuitively.

The Drawbacks of Feeling Hungry

The Drawbacks of Feeling Hungry

Aside from the obvious disadvantage of…feeling hungry, which is not a pleasant feeling at all, your body and mental health can also suffer if you deprive yourself of food.

Here are a few key issues that can occur if you leave yourself to feel hungry between meals:

  • Loss of focus – being hungry can make you lose your ability to concentrate.
  • Fatigue – being hungry can mean your body isn’t getting enough calories to convert into energy.
  • Irritability and mood swings – your brain needs food to fuel emotional regulation.
  • Electrolyte imbalances – not eating enough can lead to electrolyte levels being disrupted.
  • Food obsession and binging- if you leave yourself to feel hungry too often or for too long, you might be more likely to binge when you do eat again.

The Beauty of Snacking with Slimming World

The Beauty of Snacking with Slimming World

Slimming World has some of the most effective weight loss plans out there and one of the key reasons for this is that the programmes do not centre around deprivation.

With a Slimming World diet, no food is off limits – you can eat whatever you like as long as you factor it into your syn allowance.

Snacking doesn’t have to be taboo.

If you want chocolate cake, eat chocolate cake. If you want Nutella pancakes, eat Nutella pancakes. And if you want Pom Bears, eat Pom Bears!

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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