Muller Lights no longer Syn-free - and they're not the only food changing!

There have been absolute SCENES on my Facebook page and Facebook group this morning, as it was announced that our trusty Muller Light yogurts will no longer be free! The popular yogurts, which come in a variety of awesome flavours, have previously always been 'free' on the Slimming World plan. I have loads of recipes featuring it on this very website too! It's a staple for any SW member.

Anyone eating a 'free' Muller Light every day will now have to lose 1 Syn from their daily allowance.

To be honest though, I think a lot of Slimming World members have taken 'free' a little too literally. While things like pasta are free to enjoy on Slimming World, eating 4KG of it a day will certainly not help you lose weight. It's the same concept with these Muller Lights. People have been consuming multiple pots per day, and with the high sweetener content and 99 calories per tub multiple pots can affect your losses.

It's not just Muller that have been hit by this new ruling. Instant mashed potato (e.g. smash) and tinned pasta in sauce (e.g. Spaghetti hoops) are also having syn values introduced.

Anyone eating a instant mashed potato will now have to lose 3.5 Syns from their daily allowance for 100g

 Anyone eating spaghetti hoops will now have to lose 0.5 Syns from their daily allowance for 100g

A Slimming World spokesperson said: “Our nutrition team routinely review our Food Optimising eating plan to ensure it’s up to date, in line with the latest guidance, and to take into account feedback from our 5,000 Consultants and 900,000 Slimming World members.

“In addition, a number of products – fat-free flavoured yogurts, tinned pasta shapes in tomato sauce and instant mashed potato – that were previously Free on our plan, meaning they could be eaten without weighing, counting or measuring, will now have a small Syn value (all food and drink that isn’t Free has a Syn value and members enjoy between five and 15 Syns daily).

Will you be synning these products?? Let me know in the comments below!