Find out if fruit is free on Slimming World
Fruit can be an essential part of your Slimming World meal plan, but are the fruits you’re eating free? Fruit comes in so many different forms; some fruits have no calories at all, while others can be pretty high in them. The key to making sure you get fruit free on Slimming World is knowing what kind of fruit you should be eating and how to make the most of it. Read on to find out more!
What counts as a complimentary fruit
If you’re following a Slimming World diet, you might be wondering what counts as a complimentary fruit. While some fruits are always free (like watermelon), others are only sometimes permitted. This can get confusing for new members who aren’t sure which foods they can eat freely—and which they need to count towards their daily allowance. Here’s everything you need to know about free fruits on Slimming World.
How many you can have each day
On a 1,600-calorie plan, you can have up to 2 pieces. On a 1,500-calorie project, one piece will do it. Don’t forget that you can add veggies or beans/peas to any meal or snack, and they’re free (no points). Fruit isn’t essential at every meal; they’re great for dessert after dinner.
What else counts as a free food
All fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits are allowed on an SW plan. The only exceptions are lemons and limes, which count as 2 Syns per day. In addition, all dried fruits except raisins are also allowed without counting towards your daily Syn allowance. This includes such foods as prunes, figs, apricots, and even some chocolates!
Are there any free vegetables
Free foods can be eaten in unlimited quantities without restriction or permission. On Slimming World, all vegetables (except peas) are classed as free. Feel free to eat these tasty treats in abundance—they’re a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. As they don’t have any signs attached, you can have as much as you like for no extra calories! What about other types of food?
Slimming world rules about potatoes, pasta, rice, and bread
There are two ‘free’ sugars in a meal: one spoonful of honey, jam, or syrup (or 5g), and a natural sweetener called stevia (with no added sugar) that you can buy from health food shops. You can also use artificial sweeteners, such as saccharin or aspartame, but these aren’t free because they contain small amounts of sugar. For example, one teaspoon of granulated sugar contains around 4g of carbohydrate – so a teaspoon of granulated sweetener would be counted as 1g of carbohydrate. Check your plan for more information about what’s allowed and what isn’t.