Hi, I'm Helen and I'd like to welcome you to my website.  I'm a Weight Watchers Gold Member and am currently maintaining with an online-only membership.

I've been following the Weight Watchers No Count plan since August 2016: originally swapping to it to lose my final half stone but deciding to stay with it as it worked when all else failed.  You can read my full story under 'No Count Explained' - 'Why No Count?'.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve created and adapted recipes for No Count which I’d like to share with you on this website.  About a year ago, I began to include the points values for the recipes so that those of you following WW Flex could also try them.  There's a vegan/vegetarian section with recipes very kindly supplied by Marie, and I also share recipes received from Mands (including some fab dessert ones) - both of whom are friends I've made via WW Connect and are fellow WW Gold Members.

There are lots of No Count tips in the 'No Count Explained' section, as well as information about where to buy some of the ingredients I use and a section which might help if you are maintaining.  Each weekend, I upload my 'Weekly No Count Menu Plans' in the 'Weekly Plans' section which I hope will help with any planning if you decide to give No Count a go.

If you'd like to try No Count, you can swap exclusively to it, or you can alternate No Count days with WW Flex ones.  Just make sure that you log in on the Weight Watchers main website, go to 'Settings' and change from NC to Flex, and vice versa, there - it's best done first thing in the morning so that the app will still keep track of your weeklies:-)

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have - just leave a comment on one of the pages - and you can also follow me on Instagram @loving_ww_no_count

I hope you enjoy what the website has to offer and I wish you every success on your WW journey.  Good luck!

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  1. Hi Helen just wanted to say how impressed I am with your website and your recipies look amazing I can’t wait to try them!
    I have been following the Flex plan and am nearly at goal but wouldn’t mind trying No Count for a change, although I’m a bit worried about my discipline on the portion sizes if left to my own devices but it’s good to have a change I guess!
    Just wondering if it’s ok to swap to No Count mid-week for a few days then go back or if it’s better to do it on a weekly basis ?

    Also I see popcorn is free on NC is it the ww one or any particular name please? And also crumpets can this be any make? Thank you Laura xxx

    1. Awww thank you Laura. You could swap to No Count mid-week for a few days if you wanted to (just change your settings on the main WW website) and with it being the first time you’ve tried it, it might help you to see if you like it and if you can control portion sizes by weighing pasta, rice etc…. However, if you wanted to find out if No Count is helping your weight loss, you’d need to do just that for a couple of weeks. The popcorn that is free on WW is the one you make yourself with a popcorn maker – I’ve used 2 tsp Choc Shot (for 1sp) to dip it into:-) Most crumpets are free on NC – it’s just the luxury ones that aren’t eg: supermarket ‘best’ ones. I really hope you enjoy NC Laura and that it helps you reach goal soon:-) Helen xxxxxx

    1. Hi Suzy, Weetabix is not No Count sorry – there aren’t many cereals that are: just oats, shredded wheat, shredded wheat bitesize (with no added sugar), wheat bran and puffed wheat, rice and oats (no added sugar). Helen xxxx

    2. Hi Suzy, Weetabix is not No Count sorry – there aren’t many cereals that are: just oats, shredded wheat, shredded wheat bitesize (with no added sugar), wheat bran and puffed wheat, rice and oats (no added sugar). Helen xxxx

  2. Well done! This is of great help to me and all the others who have been reading your blog. I have an under active thyroid and can’t seem to lose. I have lost 3 lbs but I’ve been on WW since the 6 March and I have been rigidly following (firstly flex and then No Count which I prefer). Yesterday I had banana, pear and raspberries with yogurt for breakfast (fat free and no sugar). I then had 2 eggs with warburtons thin. For dinner I had one slice of salmon fillet, brown rice and veg. Later I had a bad of French fries. I drank water, Diet Pepsi and black coffee (no sugar). Not sure what else I can do. At the moment I’m losing a pound and then putting it on but I’ve kept the three pounds I’ve already lost at bay. Any advice appreciated. Thank you! Elaine

    1. Hi and thank you Elaine 💕 I’m not an expert, but I do know it can be very hard to lose weight if you have an under active thyroid. Yesterday’s food sounds like a great NC day 👍🏻💕 You May be doing this already, but my advice would be to make sure you are varying the food you are eating enough and try to have at least 3 carb-free lunches in a week. If you like salad, they’re great for keeping you full – just like your plate with lots of salad items and include some protein too. The more you can cut out processed foods, the better. Wishing you the best of luck 💝💕 Helen xxxxx

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