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 I am trying NC due to being STS for the last 4 weeks loving the blog evwn mentioned it tonight in the WW meeting which I went to with my friend while she signed up. I don’t usually go only on line.
    Just a quick question the no count jam. If you blitz this up to make a smooth jam does it become pointed my friend does not like the chunks of fruit in it

    1. Hi Diane 🤗💕 Thank you so much for sharing the website at your friend’s meeting 👍🏻💕 If the jam is blitzed, it’s still free: fruit only has to be pointed if you’re blitzing it to drink. 👌🏻💕 Enjoy the rest of your week and I really hope NC works for you 🤞🏻🤞🏻💕 Helen xxxxxx

  2. Hi Helen. Love love your website and rely on it heavily.

    I notice your comment about blitzed oats and wondered, as I am desperate to get this last half stone off, should I not blitz my oats in the recipes as I assume blitzing them changes the molecular biology of them thus meaning they need to be pointed? Any advice gratefully received.

    Sam (a tortoise loser!!)

    1. Hi Sam 🤗💕 I’m glad the website is helping 👍🏻💕 You’ve dome so well to be down to your last half stone: goal is in sight.👌🏻 Blitzing oats does not change them in any way which is why I’ve continued to use them. Try having as many carb-free lunches as you can and limit the amount of bread you eat – that should help 👍🏻💕 Good luck!🤞🏻🤞🏻Helen xxxxxx

  3. Great blog. Can I ask how many grams of oats you have for breakfast pls, I’ve not lost anything for 4 weeks, doing no count, but not gained either, I use 1sachet of the original, thanku, lynsey x

    1. Hi and thank you Lynsey 🤗💕 I have 40g of oats for breakfast but don’t have carbs every day for lunch. Processed foods are kept to a minimum too. I hope the weight begins to come off for you 💝💕 Helen xxxxx

  4. Dear Helen. I am very keen to give NC a proper try but find the WW website with its recipes and symbols quite confusing where they are trying to show points on NC recipes for those who are tracking and I’m never sure if the points are NC weeklies or just for tracking! I am very keen to see your weekly plans but for some reason when I click on them I can’t get them expanded to a legible format. Any suggestions please? Thank you. PS your blog is inspirational … it has really excited me to try NC

    1. Hi Gillian, it’s good to hear you’d like to give No Count a try and I’m glad you like the website:-) I’ll try to send you some of my weekly plans then you can get an idea what I eat during a week. Good luck and enjoy the rest of your week, Helen xxxx

  5. Hi Helen I found your website when I s was googling no count and am finding it really useful. I rejoined WW this week having lost weight a few years ago doing no count and I loved it. Since then but I’ve had a few difficult years and I drifted off no count and put the weight back on .
    I’ve been doing flex for a week and I’d like to switch to no count again as I prefer not measuring and weighing My main problem is I eat too much – and I like my food. Do you have any advice to help me work on my portion sizes with NC

    Ps I can’t find much on the WW website about No Count and I wonder if WW aren’t promoting NC to make people go for the flex plan instead – or is the flex plan with its zero foods going to cancel out NC?

    Best wishes

    1. Hi Ellen, re-joining WW is the first step to getting back to where you want to be. 👍🏻💕 They do have a big ‘Summer of Flex’ campaign at the moment which is why No Count isn’t as well promoted as it has been. As far as I know, it’s here to stay. Although the two WW plans are more similar than they used to be, they are still quite different.
      In order for NC to work, you do need to be aware of not overdoing the carbs. I still weigh rice (50g) and pasta (70g) dried weights, and have some carb-free meals in the week. Check out my weekly meal plans where I mainly snack on fruit and low fat natural yogurt. (When I first started NC, I would have a crumpet with NC jam (recipe at end of desserts) if I felt hungry). I also bought a smaller plate as a full plate does make you think you’re eating more.
      I hope this helps and I wish you the very best of luck on your WW journey. 💕 Helen xxxxxx

      1. Thanks Helen for you quick reply. I probably need to get used to flex first and then decide on my next steps. Yes, carbs are an issue for me
        Good tip about the smaller plates/bowls

  6. Hi Helen, Ive only been on watchers for two weeks and found the no count diet which looks good to me, can I start on the no count because i’ve only just joined. Kathy

    1. Hi Kathy, you can start No Count whenever you want to:-) I think WW suggests initially starting with Flex so that you can get used to portion sizes then you know not to overdo it if swapping to NC. 👍🏻💕 Hope you like it and it works for you. 👍🏻💕 Helen xxxxx

  7. Hi, I’m loving the recipes. I’m just wandering if I could substitute blended oats with oatmeal in some of your recipes?

    1. Hi Theresa, and thank you! You could give it a try: they don’t give quite the same texture when cooked or I’d use oatmeal all the time:-) Hope you have a fab weekend, Helen xxxx

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