The Slimming World community is in uproar after changes to the diet mean Muller Light yoghurts are no longer 'syn-free'. The fat-free yoghurts have long been a staple sweet treat for dieters trying to lose weight on the plan, however they will now have to use one of their 15 daily syns for each pot consumed.
As part of the Slimming World plan – which has 900,000 paid members – dieters have a list of "free" and "syn" foods, with everyone allowed between five and 15 syns a day depending on their weight loss goal. Previously Muller Lights were listed as free, meaning dieters could effectively eat as many of them as they wanted in a day. But now the rules have changed they will have to be more carefully considered.
Muller Light yoghurts are no longer syn free on Slimming World
The announcement has devastated fans of the low-calorie yoghurts, with many taking to Twitter to express their disappointment. "I can think of nothing worse. The only thing I could have to satisfy wanting something sweet which was free," one wrote. Another wrote: "Forget Brexit. This is the real crisis of our generation."
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Slimming World say they have made the changes as some dieters often eat the yoghurts in large amounts as a "snack", rather than as part of a meal. The yoghurts are not the only product affected; tinned pasta shapes in tomato sauce and instant mashed potato will also have a syn value.
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A Slimming World spokesperson said: "As the new Syn values are still so low, Slimming World members can easily still include them within their daily choices, if that's what they choose to do, and fat-free natural yogurts, dried pasta and potatoes will continue to be Free."
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But it's not all bad – the plan is now more varied for vegan dieters, meaning that popular vegan foods such as canned jackfruit and plain and unsmoked seitan can now be enjoyed freely.
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