If you are used to having a quick and easy breakfast like ready brek in the morning, you'll need to make sure your porridge is syn friendly on the slimming world plan for it not to affect your weight loss.
Ready brek has 5.5 syns for a 30g serving making it average in syns and a good option for a quick low syn breakfast when you are in a rush.
Down below in our guide we will discuss why ready brek isn't syn free on slimming world, the syn values of different ready brek flavours and some low syn alternative porridge sachets from other brands.
Why Is Ready Brek Not Syn Free On Slimming World?
Since ready brek is a plain porridge, many people are confused as to why you can't use ready brek as your healthy extra B to avoid using up your syns. Ready brek is typically not included as a healthy extra B since the quick oats do contain as much fibre as regular oats although some slimming worlders do have it as their healthy extra B anyway.
Still, ready brek is low in syns at just 5.5 syns a portion, you could have up to three portions before using up your whole daily syn allowance.
Syn Values Of Ready Brek
Ready brek comes in a few different flavours, to help you stay on track we've listed their syn values down below.
Ready Brek Smooth Porridge Oats Original 750g - 5.5 syns.
SlimFast golden syrup porridge - 5 syns per serving.
MOMA porridge golden syrup - 13 syns (70g pot).
Fuel 10K porridge golden syrup pot (70g) - 13 syns.
M&S porridge golden syrup sachet - 7 syns.
Big OZ high fibre golden syrup porridge - 6 syns.
M&S Berry Burst Porridge 70g - 13 syns per pot.
M&S Twice the Fibre Porridge 500g - Can be used as Hex B or 8 syns per 40g.
Rude Health Fruity Date Porridge 400g - 8.5 syns per serving.
Bio&Me Porridge Apple & Cinnamon Gut-Loving Prebiotic - 10 syns per 50g.
The Great British Porridge Co Blueberry & Banana Instant Porridge 55g serving - 11.5 syns.
Overall, ready brek is a great low syn breakfast to have when you are in a rush at just 5.5 syns a serving, you could use this as your healthy extra B too, although some slimming worlders argue that the quick porridge is too low in fibre to be classed as your healthy extra B.
To reduce the syns in your oats, we suggest making your porridge with 40g of oats as your healthy extra B or checking out some of the low syn alternatives above.
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.