Whether you have your semi-skimmed milk in your morning coffee or your Weetabix, you need to make sure you are tracking your milk syns, dairy can often be high in calories and could lead to weight gain when consumed in excess.
Semi-skimmed milk is SYN FREE on the slimming world plan when used as your Healthy Extra A, you can have up to 250ml of semi-skimmed milk before going over your allowance, after this, you then need to track their syns.
Down below in our guide, we will discuss the syns of semi-skimmed milk as well as other types of milk and what counts towards your healthy extra A.
As we mentioned above, you can happily enjoy semi-skimmed milk syn free up to 250ml before having to track its syns, this could be used in coffee, cereal smoothies and more.
The reason you can have it syn free is that you can consume it in your Healthy extra A allowance, this contributes to your protein intake for the day.
Once you have used your allowance, semi-skimmed milk will be synned as 5 syns for 200ml, this can differ slightly according to brands, however.
At 5 syns for 200ml, you do need to be careful when drinking semi-skimmed milk and make sure you measure out the amounts your using to stay on track and not go over your syn allowance. We would suggest semi-skimmed milk is the better choice for weight loss over whole milk since it is lower in fat and calories, therefore saving you syns.
Milk varies in syns according to the amount of fat inside each type, for example, semi-skimmed milk is higher in syns than skimmed milk.
To help you out, we've listed all the types of milk syn values you need to know below as well as what milk counts towards your healthy extra A allowance.
Many people wonder if plant milk is syn free on the SW plan, but it is counted as 20 calories to one syn just like regular milk if you go over your healthy extra A allowance.
With plant milk, you get a healthy extra A allowance of up to 400ml with most of them, but this can change according to the types of plant milk you choose, for example, barista plant kinds of milk often have more syns due to the addition of oil to stop it from curdling.
Overall, semi-skimmed milk on the slimming world plan is syn free up to 250ml, however over this Healthy Extra A allowance you will need to syn the milk at 5 syns for every 200ml. We suggest switching to plant milk or skimmed milk if you want to save even more syns on the SW plan and get more for your healthy extra A allowance.