Believe it or not, this is not just me attempting to justify my questionable drinking habits.
The glorious discovery has been brought forward to us thanks to Slimming World and their guide of day-to-day calorie intake designed to promote a healthier diet.
For anyone unfamiliar with Slimming World, basically they split their calorie control into “Syns” and “free foods”. People who partake in the program are supposed to tally their number of syns per day, whilst free foods, are well, free to eat.
Syns is shorthand for synergy – Slimming World believes it’s the synergy between the three components of the plan, ie. Free Foods, Healthy Extras and Syns, that makes Food Optimising effective at enabling weight loss.
As a quick (rough) guide, most foods work out as 1 syn per 20 calories. Obviously that can alter if the item contains free foods but it’s about right for chocolate, biscuits etc.
Now for the interesting part, members obviously have access to how many syns are in whatever food they fancy – here’s a quick look at the avocado stats…
And here are the stats for our favourite fruity cider…
So there you have it, sack off the avo on toast, and have a refreshing can of Dark Fruits tomorrow morning.
Even better, this could be a wonderful way of completely baffling the bitter old guys who are convinced young people’s apparent obsession with avocados is the sole reason we all have no money and can’t afford houses.
The next column in the Daily Mail will be more along the lines of “young people can’t afford houses because they keep buying crates of Strongbow”, which is probably much closer to the truth in all honesty.