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New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 16/2/18

New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 16/2/18

New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 16/2/18 Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 495,000members it keeps going up each week!) one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly! Not all of you are in our Facebook group (you should be!), so I thought Id add it to the website as a weekly feature. This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means. Its been another busy week over in our Facebook Group , with lots of new members joining us. If youre one of themHello, and welcome! This weekly round up of Slimming World friendly products is designed to give you some new Speed food and Free food ideas, or something different to spend your Syns on. The Slimming World plan recommends including 1/3 of a plate of Speed Food with every meal, where we can, so we always include some Speed foods in our Shopping Essentials round up, too! If you need to double check your Speed Foods , youll find a comprehensive list here . For this weeks choices, we need look nowhere else! Everything in the Aldi Super 6 promotion this week is on the Speed Food list ! Mixed Chillies -perfect for Half Syn Firecracker Chicken All of these Speed vegetables are really good value from Aldi this week. The Mange Tout, Baby Corn, Chestnut Mushrooms and Sweet Pointed Peppers are priced at 65p per pack, and the Mixed Chillies and Little Gem Lettuce are just 45p. I was happy to spot this great new mix of frozen wonky berries in the freezer cabinet at Morrisons yesterday. When shops put together a combination of fruit or vegetables, theyre often not all speed! Morrisons Wonky Berry selection is made up exclusively of Speed fruits, namelyblackberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and raspberries. A bag of frozen berries is perfect when youre making Continue reading >>

What Are The Benefits Of Digestive Biscuits?

What Are The Benefits Of Digestive Biscuits?

What Are the Benefits of Digestive Biscuits? No food is "bad," but many foods, such as digestive biscuits, aren't conducive to healthy eating. What Are the Health Benefits of Oatmeal Cookies? Digestive biscuits don't give you much nutritive bang for your caloric buck. Digestives aren't something you should incorporate in quantity into a healthful diet, but if your eating plan has room for a few empty calories, perhaps on a cheat day, they might help keep sugary cravings at bay. The term "digestive" in digestive biscuit leads many to think this crumbly cookie assists in digestion. So named in the 19th century, digestive biscuits were touted as a digestive aid from their inception, likely because they contained a large amount of baking soda. Although minute amounts of baking soda can alleviate symptoms of heartburn when mixed with water and ingested in moderation, the same effects aren't achieved when you eat baking soda in a biscuit. Heat alters the chemical structure of baking soda, causing it to lose carbon dioxide at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and turns it into sodium carbonate, which doesn't share the beneficial effects on digestion its carbon-dioxide chemical cousin has. Digestive biscuits have deviated from their humble coarse-brown wheatmeal beginnings, and you can find them in chocolate, original and reduced-fat varieties. Regular digestive biscuits consist of coarse wholemeal wheat flour, with enough added salt and sugar to put them in the semi-sweet category of baked goods. Chocolate digestives differ from regular digestives with their frosted chocolate topping, and reduced-fat digestives -- named as such because they contain 25 percent less fat than regular digestives -- contain emulsifiers. In baking, digestive biscuits are considered quickbreads, or bak Continue reading >>

Many 'low Fat' Foods Have Similar Calorie Count To Standard Products, Study Finds

Many 'low Fat' Foods Have Similar Calorie Count To Standard Products, Study Finds

Many 'low fat' foods have similar calorie count to standard products, study finds Sample of 12 'light', 'reduced' and 'low-fat' foods finds minimal differences in calorie content compared with standard products Rebecca Smithers , consumer affairs correspondent First published on Wed 19 Sep 2012 19.01EDT A standard McVities chocolate digestive contains 85 calories, compared with 77 in the 'light' version. Photograph: Roger Tooth for the Guardian So-called "low fat" foods can contain a similar number of calories to the standard versions and in some cases contain even more sugar, according to a study by a consumer watchdog. The investigation by Which? found that as many as six out of 10 consumers eat low-fat and light foods several times a week believing that they are a healthier option and can help them to lose weight. But its "snapshot sample" of 12 low-fat, reduced and light products from supermarkets compared with their standard counterparts found minimal differences in calorie content. Among the foods singled out are a standard McVitie's chocolate digestive, which contains 85 calories, compared with 77 in the "light" version a difference of just eight calories. A Tesco low-fat yogurt has more calories per pot 130 compared with the Activia standard yoghurt, containing 123 calories. The Tesco yogurt also contained more sugar 20.2g (equivalent to more than four teaspoons) per pot rather than 16.9g in the Activia version. Which? said its research also uncovered misconceptions among consumers about what the terms "reduced fat" and "light" mean. Products labelled with these terms only have to contain 30% less fat than the standard version, yet only 16% of people surveyed understood this. Labelling regulations define low fat as containing less than 3% fat, the terms reduced Continue reading >>

No-fail Diet: Tesco - Men's Health

No-fail Diet: Tesco - Men's Health

2 x Healthy Eating Semi-Skimmed Milk, 2 pints Healthy Living Enriched Sunflower Spread 500g 1 jar Reduced Sugar Strawberry/Raspberry Jam 340g 10 pieces fruit (you choose, but not bananas) 2 large bags of Sweet & Crunchy Salad 340g Twin Pack 2 cartons ready-to-eat Fresh & Crispy Salad, 230g 1 bottle Healthy Living Oil Free French Dressing, 250ml 1 small packet Healthy Living Sea Salt Black Pepper Pretzels, 25g 4 small packets of Quaker Snack-A-Jacks (any flavour) 8 x Low Fat Raspberry/Strawberry/Black Cherry/Apricot Yogurt 3 x bags of Vegetable Medley, Microwavable 200g 2 small tins Healthy Living Baked Beans, 420g Healthy Living Lentil & Vegetable Soup, 400g Healthy Living Chicken & Apricot Cous Cous Healthy Living Honey & Sesame Chicken with Chinese Vegetable Rice Healthy Living Salmon & King Prawn Tagilatelle l Healthy Living Tandoori Chicken Masala & Rice Naturally Good Food Chicken Chow MeinDrink There's no magic to losing weight. Here's the maths: the energy content of 0.5kg (1lb) of body fat is 3,500 calories. So to lose 0.5kg (1lb) in a week you need a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories, or a cut- back of 500 calories per day. Try this meal plan and you should lose about a pound a week. Up your exercise and you'll burn off the bulge even faster. Drink 7- 8 glasses of water each day. You've got an allowance of 1/2 pint of semi skimmed milk each day in your drinks and on cereals. Limit your coffee to no more than 3 cups a day. If you buy a sandwich, roll, baguette or wrap for lunch it must be from a healthy eating' range and less than 380 calories and 4g fat. The good news is that you can have up to three snacks each day, if you need them to keep the wolf from the door. Have one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. You can have up to two alc Continue reading >>

Biscuits: The Best And Worst Revealed

Biscuits: The Best And Worst Revealed

It's no secret that us Brits love biscuits, but our love of the sweet treats could spell disaster for our waistlines with some of them containing an alarming amount of calories and sugar. Here's our guide to the best and worst biscuits for your diet. According to research, we Brits work our way through a massive 141 million packs of biscuits a year. Whether we buy them for midday snacks, filling the kids lunch boxes or serving with our afternoon cuppas, the biscuit industry is worth a staggering 2.2billion and well be the first to admit we might have contributed to that more than a little! Biscuits are our go-to treat, and we all have our favourites: HobNobs, Jaffa Cakes, Jammy Dodgers, we dont know where wed be without a biscuit or two on the treat menu from time to time. But is our craving for a sweet treat causing harm to our waistlines? And are we putting our health in danger? We decided to investigate Its so hard to keep track of our daily calories when were on a diet , but if youre reaching for a biscuit and think theyre all the same think again! Your intentions might be good, but you could be accidentally mistaking a calorific culprit for a low-cal snack, and wouldnt it be nice to know which biscuits you can tuck into guilt-free? We think youll be alarmed when you find out which is the worst biscuit you could eat when youre trying to watch your weight (with a gasp-worthy 2.9g of saturated fat in each one!) and which is the best, with a diet-friendly 30 calories. We wont spoil the surprise, but lets just say that you dont have to give up chocolate Heres our round up of the best and worst biscuits on the supermarket shelves, so you can make a healthier choice next time you find yourself in the biscuit aisle. Now you just have to remember to stick to one, rather th Continue reading >>

Tesco Slimming World Shopping List

Tesco Slimming World Shopping List

Tesco is always my go to place for online shopping. Remember to visit Topcashback to sign up for cash back on your first online shop and money off deliveries. Most of the items below are linked to the product on Tesco so just click away. List Updated 17th February 2018 (Currently being worked on, keep checking back) Please note: I try to keep the Syn values up to date as often as I can. But I am not perfect, this is a free to use website and I am in no way associated with Slimming World. If you want to be 100% sure that the Syn values are correct please check the official Slimming World website. Tesco Bitter Lemon, Low Calorie Syn Free Tesco Everyday Value Sugar Free Lemonade Syn Free Tesco Fruit and Barley Cordial, No Added Sugar, All Varieties Syn Free Tesco Fruit Splash Drinks, No Added Sugar, All Varieties Syn Free Tesco Kx Stimulation Drink, Sugar Free, All Varieties Syn Free Tesco No Added Sugar Cloudy Lemonade Syn Free Tesco No Added Sugar Dandelion And Burdock Syn Free Tesco No Added Sugar Fiery Ginger Beer Syn Free Tesco No Added Sugar Pink Lemonade Syn Free Tesco Tonic Water, Low Calorie Syn Free Everyday Value Tikka Sliced Chicken, Chilled Syn Free Finest Cherrywood Smoked Chicken Breast Slices Syn Free Finest Roast Chicken Breast with Pork & Sage Stuffing, chilled 125g pack Syn Free Healthy Living Roast Chicken and Stuffing Slices Syn Free Healthy Living Roast Chicken Slices, Chilled Syn Free Tesco Aromatic Tikka Chicken Chunks, Chilled Syn Free Tesco Aromatic Tikka Chicken Chunks, Ready To Eat, Chilled Syn Free Tesco British Turkey Burgers, Chilled 4 Pack Syn Free Tesco Chicken Breast, Skinless and Deboned, Frozen Syn Free Tesco Chicken Mini Fillets, Fiery Piri Piri, Ready To Eat, Chilled Syn Free Tesco Chicken Mini Fillets, Flame Grilled, Ready To Eat, Ch Continue reading >>

Sweet Breakfast Cereals 'too Sugary For Kids'

Sweet Breakfast Cereals 'too Sugary For Kids'

Sweet breakfast cereals 'too sugary for kids' Sweet breakfast cereals 'too sugary for kids' Childrens breakfast cereals are so full of sugar they should be in the chocolate biscuit aisle of supermarkets, the Daily Express has warned. Several newspapers have reported the findings of a survey into the nutritional content of popular UK breakfast cereals, with most papers focusing on the high sugar levels in childrens cereals. The survey comparing the nutritional content of 50 UK breakfast cereals included top selling brands and supermarkets own-brand equivalents. It found that overall, 32 out of the 50 were high in sugar, and that 12 out of the 14 cereals (86%) aimed at children had excessive levels of added sugar. The survey also reported some good news: that most cereals have reduced their salt levels over the last few years. The survey also found inconsistent nutrition labelling andper serving information with different serving sizes between brands, as well as a lack of traffic light labelling. The nutritional value of cereals, particularly those fortified with vitamins and minerals, means that they can still play a part in a health balanced diet. However, these findings should serve as a reminder to people who eat cereal to be careful with the amount of sugar, fat and salt they eat in all meals of the day. The independent consumer watchdog Which? has published its latest analysis of the nutritional value of breakfast cereals. It last investigated cereals in 2009. For the latest survey, it compared the sugar, salt and fat content of 50 cereals, based on the manufacturers information. In order to compare different cereals across the board, Which? used the cereals nutritional value per 100g to compare cereals across the board, rather than the nutritional content of diffe Continue reading >>

Tesco Develops Sugar Certification Logo To The Delight Of Cambridge Mum

Tesco Develops Sugar Certification Logo To The Delight Of Cambridge Mum

Tesco develops Sugar Certification Logo to the Delight of Cambridge Mum Press Release Feb 12, 201616:17GMT Inside Out on Monday 15th Februaryfollows a Cambridge mum and sugar labelling campaigner who ison a mission to launch a certification scheme, like Fairtrade, for truly no added sugar products. There's new guidance on the different types of sugar we should and shouldn't eat but nothing on our food labels. Rend finds products that satisfy that guidance, sets up her scheme, teams up with Cambridge University and gets Tesco on board to develop her quality mark. The program featuresTesco Group Quality Director Tim Smith, the new brand Tesco developed and productsgoing onto shelves with it. Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport which wasJamie Oliver and Jimmy's old school is also beingfeatured on the showwith children sampling no added sugarproducts, including the JimJams Sugarwisecertified chocolate spread available at Ocado, WheyHey Icecream, Sainsbury's Milk and Plain chocolates and Sainsbury's No Added Sugarmarshmallows. Rend's vision is for Cambridge to lead the way in opening up lower sugar choices, working with manufacturers, product developers and leading chefs to develop an ecosystem that presents a road mapfor the future. I see a world where people in a typical cafe eat no added sugar baked beans, children are offered a Sugarwise chocolate spread for sugarfree pancakes as the norm rather than exception; and food choices including dessert that are allwithin the recommended guidelines on sugar as a percentage of total calorie intake, are available in every place where food is served or sold. I can't do it for the world or even the UK as a whole but I want to get everyone on board in Cambridge. We're going to start with a survey of the City leadingbusinesses, restaura Continue reading >>

Keto Shopping List For The Uk (foods Listed From Most To Least Ketogenic)

Keto Shopping List For The Uk (foods Listed From Most To Least Ketogenic)

Following a ketogenic diet in the UK is just as easy as in the U.S. but the brands and variety of ketogenic-compliant foods do differ. Below you will find a complete shopping list of every food you may need on a ketogenic diet, and where you can easily buy them in the UK. The foods are listed from the most to least ketogenic to help you optimize ketosis based on their carb and protein content. Foods that contain higher amounts of carbohydrates will rank lower, as well as foods high in protein. Both carbs and proteins can prevent you from entering ketosis. With an excess protein intake, protein is also converted to glucose and, therefore, can negatively impact ketosis. If you are also following paleo, Weston A. Price or organic principles with your keto diet see this complete paleo keto shopping list instead. Where to Go to Buy Your Shopping List Items Most items are available in one of the UK’s supermarkets, so which supermarket you choose will be based on your price preference and budget and whether you have one conveniently nearby. All of them, except Aldi, also have online shopping and home delivery services. From least expensive to most expensive the supermarkets are: Waitrose is the most expensive Basic Ketogenic Diet Shopping List In general, basic food products don’t differ significantly between brands and produce. However, there are differences, so where products have a range we have provided this for carbohydrates and protein, and thus how ketogenic the product is. The following are covered: The more you stick to the food groups higher up the page the easier it will be to get into ketosis. It is the same principle within each list. Favor foods at the top of the tables for the highest ketogenic foods. The fatty cuts of meat are your friend, as well as oily f Continue reading >>

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There are no foods that diabetics cannot eat; however, it is essential to reduce the amount of certain foods and to increase others. The dietary guidelines for people with diabetes are very similar to those recommended for everyone else - eating less sugar and fat, more fibre-rich, starchy foods, and more fruit and vegetables, with moderate amounts of meat and fish, as well as milk and dairy foods. There is no need to buy special diabetic foods - ordinary everyday foods in the right balance are the key to diabetic control. Choosing the right foods, however, can make a big difference. Eating regularly helps to ensure your blood sugar does not swing from one extreme to the other. People with diabetes need to base each meal on a starchy carbohydrate food for energy and to help maintain control over their blood-glucose level. It is a good idea to try to eat about the same amount of starchy foods each day, with plenty of vegetables, salad or fruit, and a smaller portion of meat or dairy foods. Starchy foods to try include: cereal, toast, rolls, bread, noodles, rice, pasta and potatoes, picking wholemeal versions where possible, since they are higher in fibre. Fibre can help to slow the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed, for a steadier release of sugar into the bloodstream. As long as your everyday diet is healthy and generally low in sugar, some sweet food (in small portions) will do no harm, particularly if eaten as part of a meal. Sugary drinks can cause blood glucose levels to rise quickly, so choose sugar-free, diet or low-sugar squashes and fizzy drinks. Aim for at least five portions of fruit or vegetables a day, eating more vegetables than fruit for lower sugar consumption. Easy ideas to increase your fruit and vegetable intake are to add extra vegetables to yo Continue reading >>

Biscuits & Cakes - Tesco Groceries

Biscuits & Cakes - Tesco Groceries

Addadd Hup Seng Cream Crackers 428g to trolley Add Julie's Peanut Butter Sandwich 12 Convi-Packs 360g Addadd Julie's Peanut Butter Sandwich 12 Convi-Packs 360g to trolley Add Kraft Jacob's Weetameal Wheat Cracker 750g Addadd Kraft Jacob's Weetameal Wheat Cracker 750g to trolley Add Julie's Cheese Sandwich 12 Convi-Packs 330g Addadd Julie's Cheese Sandwich 12 Convi-Packs 330g to trolley Add Munchy's Oat Krunch Dark Chocolate Crackers 16 Packs 416g Addadd Munchy's Oat Krunch Dark Chocolate Crackers 16 Packs 416g to trolley Addadd Oreo Sandwich Cookies 9 x 29.4g to trolley Add Munchy's Oat Krunch Nutty Chocolate with Hazelnut 16 Packs (416g) Addadd Munchy's Oat Krunch Nutty Chocolate with Hazelnut 16 Packs (416g) to trolley Addadd Jacob's Original Cream Cracker 750g to trolley Add Munchy's Topmix Supreme Mix of Assorted Biscuits 17 Sachets 500g Addadd Munchy's Topmix Supreme Mix of Assorted Biscuits 17 Sachets 500g to trolley Add Munchy's Lexus Chocolate Cream Sandwich Calcium Cracker 190g Addadd Munchy's Lexus Chocolate Cream Sandwich Calcium Cracker 190g to trolley Add Chips More Double Choc Chocolate Chip Cookies 163.2g Addadd Chips More Double Choc Chocolate Chip Cookies 163.2g to trolley Add Munchy's Butter Cream Sandwich Cracker 7 Packs 313g Addadd Munchy's Butter Cream Sandwich Cracker 7 Packs 313g to trolley Addadd Julie's Sugar Crackers 345g to trolley Add Munchy's Lexus Chocolate Coated Cream Biscuit 20 Sachets (400g) Addadd Munchy's Lexus Chocolate Coated Cream Biscuit 20 Sachets (400g) to trolley Add Munchy's Oat Krunch Strawberry & Blackcurrant Crackers 16 Packs 416g Addadd Munchy's Oat Krunch Strawberry & Blackcurrant Crackers 16 Packs 416g to trolley Add Chips More Chocolate Original Chip Cookies Handy Mini Packs 8 X 32g Addadd Chips More Chocolate Original Continue reading >>

Anything Good In Tesco That Is In Low Carb? : U.k. Forum : Active Low-carber Forums

Anything Good In Tesco That Is In Low Carb? : U.k. Forum : Active Low-carber Forums

Anything good in Tesco that is in low carb? Anything good in Tesco that is in low carb? I've just started my low carb program today. Morning, 2 small apples. Lunch, 1 boiled broccoli with 4 tablespoons of wheat cereal. Before 6pm, 3 tablespoons of peanuts and a bit sugar free raisins. Any comments on my diet? I am a bread and biscuits lover. Okay, I wanna lose weight, I can give up these things. But, peanuts and wheat cereal, I'm just addicted to them. Can I still have them? A bit a day? I'd have been climbing the walls by now.... Apart from the peanuts I can't see any protein in the foods you have mentioned so far....Apples are very high in carbs too. Looking at your profile are you sure you need to lose weight? Thx for your reply. I think I need to lose weight, it's getting 140 pounds tonight. I just know I shouldn't eat many apples. But..what should I eat for breakfast? Quick and easy stuff? Remember the old advert " Go to work on an egg!" Add a couple of rashers of bacon too if you want. Have a read of my post in your Desperate thread re breakfast. It is important that you eat enough protein. If you have read protein power then you will know the minimum protein you need to eat each day. You also need to eat your veggies. I recommend that you join fitday.com , an American site which enables you to keep track of the food that you eat each day. Not only does it give you the calories, but also the carbs, protein and fat content of what you eat. On this way of life fat is your friend and my diet consists of over 60% fat a day. Eating fat does not mean you will put it on. You need carbs and excess insulin to do that. I gave up cereals the day I started low carbing and will not return to them. Become a lover of protein, it just takes some lateral thinking. Also cut out th Continue reading >>

British Digestives | Taste Test | Serious Eats

British Digestives | Taste Test | Serious Eats

My first visit to England was full of new experiences. Eating canned beans on toast . Eating Shreddies on toast. Finding out what a 99 Flake was and being disappointed it did not involve 99 Flake bars. Walking to the Town Centre instead of the Town Center. And, most importantly, eating every kind of biscuit I could get my hands on. (Excluding these .) Why did I get so obsessed with biscuits? I don't know exactly what I was thinking that summer of 2004, butoh, wait, I do, because back then I thought it was important to scrawl down all of my useless thoughts in a journal made of real paper. Obviously that hard worked paid off because now I can quote my past self, bringing this post a level of clarity never before seen on Serious Eats. Let's go back in time to August 7, 2004: I decided that biscuits are my favorite food cos they're like crackers & cookies mixed together. ...[flips page]...Wait, that's it, 19-year-old Robyn? How did you get into college? This journal is worthless. I ate so many biscuits yesterday, I think I'm gonna DIE! I'll speculate as to the origins of my biscuit obsession. At the time, I was on something of a junk food rampage. I had recently ended a very restricted diet that cut out processed junk food, among other things, and this newfound freedom coupled with a lack of self control in a foreign country far from my parents meant that I wanted to eat anything and everything that contained refined sugar. As for why I focused on biscuits, I take particular joy in the ordinary-to-locals but unfamiliar-to-most-Americans snacks of other countries. The vast biscuit family was especially enticing; I thought they sounded like a far superior parallel to the mass market cookies of American supermarkets. Digestives, Penguins, Jammie Dodgers, Ginger Nuts, Custard Continue reading >>

Tesco Slimming World Survival | Recipes | Tips | Syns | Extra Easy

Tesco Slimming World Survival | Recipes | Tips | Syns | Extra Easy

Tesco Everyday Value Tikka Sliced Chicken, Chilled Finest Applewood Smoked Wafer Thin Ham, Chilled Healthy Living Roast Chicken and Stuffing Slices Tesco Finest Roast Chicken Breast With Pork and Sage Stuffing, Chilled 125g Pack (20g Chicken Slice) Tesco Roast Turkey Slices, Chilled (125g Pack) Tesco Roast Turkey, Wafer Thin, Chilled (Per 100g) Tesco Aromatic Tikka Chicken Chunks, Ready To Eat, Chilled Tesco Cajun Spiced Cooked and Peeled King Prawns, Ready To Eat Tesco Sliced Roast Chicken, Ready To Eat, Chilled (Per 100g) Tesco Meatfree Meat Style Burgers, Frozen 8 Pack (56g Each) Linda Mccartney Vegetarian Sausages Red Onion And Rosemary Tesco Everyday Value Golden Vegetable Savoury Rice, Made Up As Directed (120g Pack) Tesco Seafood Sticks, frozen 20 pack (14.5g each) Smoked Salmon Pieces With Lemon and Mixed Peppercorns, Chilled Tesco Hot Smoked Salmon Fillets with Lemon & Parsley, chilled (90g each) Tesco Seafood Selection, Mussels, King Prawns and Squid Rings, Frozen 350g Pack Tesco Cooked Seafood Selection, Mussels, Prawns and Squid, Chilled Tesco Fish Pie Mix, White Fish, Smoked White Fish and Salmon, Chilled 390g Pack Tesco Fish Pie Mix, Smoked Cod and Pink Salmon, Frozen 400g Pack Tesco White Crab Meat In Brine, Canned (Per 100g) Tesco Orkney Crab Meat, Chilled (Per 100g) Tesco Healthy Living Low-Fat Pork Sausages - 1 Syn Each Tesco Venison Sausages, Chilled 6 Pack, 1 Syn Each Tesco Healthy Living Cumberland Pork Sausages, Chilled 8 Pack - 1 Syn Each Mallon's Gluten Free Leek And Pepper Sausage - 1/2 syn each Mallon's Gluten Free original - 0.5 syns for 2 Tesco Pork Cocktail Sausages, Chilled 25/40 Pack (2 Sausages) - 1.5 Syns Tesco Pork and Herb Breakfast Patties, Frozen 6 Pack (46g Each) - 2 Syns Tesco Pork Fillet Medallions With Mediterranean Sauce, Chill Continue reading >>

Tesco Staff Advice On Biscuits?!?

Tesco Staff Advice On Biscuits?!?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Overheard two Tesco employees advising a couple of ladies who were trying to put together a hamper for a friend with diabetes. The ladies were trying to decide whether to include a packet of low fat Digestive Biscuits or ordinary Digestive Biscuits. "Oh no!" came the reply. "Diabetics must only eat sugar free biscuits, nothing else. It must be sugar free. They can eat those without a problem." On the plus side, the Duty Manager, who has parents with diabetes, was suitably horrified that his staff were giving advice without being qualified to do so. He said that he would ensure that a note was put in the weekly training bulletin to remind staff that they do not have the training to give this sort of advice. Sometimes it can be difficult enough to navigate the dietary minefield, particularly at this time of year when a well meaning friend is buying a gift. 1. These women are simply expressing the same level of ignorance as almost anyone else that pushes "diabetic products". Diabetic usually means "reduced sugar" rather than "reduced carbs". This is a point that even the NHS don't seem to understand. 2. Anyone who takes dietry advice from a supermarket assistant probably deserves whatever they get. These people are paid to put boxes on shelves, or at the most scan barcodes. I'm sure that many of them are very skillful people, but I doubt any are experts in nutrition. I love the idea of an xmas diabetic hamper though. It's almost worth a new thread. WhitbyJet wouldn't be allowed to play though... While all of this about Tesco staff is very interesting, the point I cannot believe is how hard it is to find Sugar Free Products in the Supermarkets. In Spain e Continue reading >>

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