Weight loss programme Slimming World recently announced that vegans who follow their diet plan now have a wider selection of choices.
Slimming World offers a popular diet plan that encourages participants (or ‘slimmers’) to lose one to two pounds per week by swapping high-fat foods for foods that are naturally filling and healthy.
The programme’s weight loss plan divides food products into ‘Free Food’ (everyday low fat foods like potatoes, fruit and vegetables), ‘Healthy Extras’ (foods that should be measured in quantity like milks, breads and cereals) and ‘Syns’ (high-calorie, low-nutrient foods that should be restricted like sweets and alcohol).
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A spokesperson from Slimming World told OK! UK that: ‘as part of this process, we’ve been looking at how to give our vegan members more choice, and we’re delighted that a number of vegan foods, including canned jackfruit and plain and unsmoked seitan, can now be enjoyed freely by slimmers following our plan.’
As well as this, dairy-free plain and unsweetened yoghurt is now labelled as ‘syn free’. On the other hand, dairy yoghurts from Muller Light and Danone are now ‘syns’, as well as other dairy-based products such as instant mashed potatoes.
The spokesperson explained that the dairy-based foods have been given a syn value because some slimmers eat them in large quantities rather than enjoying them ‘as part of a meal’.