Compared to other diets, the slimming world plan allows you to drink alcohol and still lose weight as long as you keep an eye on the syns in your drinks, but what about whiskey? Is it high in syns?
Whiskey on average has 3 syns for a standard 25 ml shot making it quite high in syns, this can differ according to the whiskey, however, so we suggest drinking mindfully to avoid using too many syns.
To find out more about whiskey and its syns we've composed a short guide below which will cover how much whiskey you can drink in the slimming world, syn values of whiskey types and mixers plus some syn values of other kinds of alcohol to help you compare.
At 3 syns for a single shot, you could have up to 4 single shots of whiskey or two double shots before using up your daily slimming world syn allowance.
To avoid going over your syns by accident we recommend pouring out your shots in a proper serving rather than estimating when making up a drink.
Slimming world also recommends you avoid saving all your syns for drinking since it can lead to binge drinking past your tipping point leading to poor decisions such as overeating as alcohol stimulates your appetite.
As we mentioned above, whiskey syns can vary according to the type that you buy and mixers will also change the syn value of your drink.
We've listed some syn values of popular whiskey and mixers to help you stay on track below.
If you are interested to see how whiskey is in syns compared to other kinds of usual alcohol, we've listed some syn values of types below to see the difference.
Drinking in moderation on the slimming world plan is more than okay when done in moderation, but there are some useful tips and tricks below to know when drinking alcohol in general.
To conclude, whiskey is quite high in syns at 3 syns for a standard single shot, always drink whiskey in moderation and ensure you are measuring out your shots to keep on track.
We recommend choosing mixers such as diet coke or lemonade to help keep your drinks syns lower and avoid added sugar.