If you are a baker, then you mustn't forget to track all the syns of your baking ingredients on the slimming world plan so as you can know the syns of the finished baked goods.
Self-raising flour has 4 syns for 25g, making it quite high syns, so you must be careful about how much you use when baking.
In our guide below we will discuss why flour is high in syns as well as the syns of other kinds of flour to help you stay on track with your diet.
Many people on the SW plan can get confused as to why flour is very high in syns, when some food such as pasta contains flour, yet are syn free?
This is because SW syn values are not only based on calories content but also how we behave towards our food, for example, if SW was to make flour syn free, think of all the baked goods you would make? This could lead to possible weight gain.
Plain flour is even higher in syns than self-raising flour, costing you around 4.5 syns per 100g.
Since there are a huge variety of flours you can use in baked goods, we've listed some popular types out below along with their syn values to help you find the lowest syn flour to use in your baking.
There is no problem with baking on the slimming world plan, you just have to make sure you are counting the syns of every ingredient you put inside of the goods, this means flour, sugar and other add-ins, apart from syn free ingredients such as eggs for example.
Many SW recipes make their baked goods healthier by using sweetener instead of sugar and oats blended into flour instead of regular flour which could be used as a HexB.
To conclude, flour is very high in syns on the SW plan, but this doesn't mean you can't bake occasionally, you just have to ensure you are tracking the syns in your goods to stay on track and try making low syn alternative swaps to make baking healthier.