No Count Blog

Hi everyone,

Well, I never imagined a day would come when WW decided to drop the No Count plan for new members.  Ever since the news trickled out on social media a few weeks ago, I’ve thought of little else.  At first, I just couldn’t believe it but eventually I started thinking about a way forward with ideas continuously racing around my head.  However, when I finally thought I’d made a decision about what to do, I’d change my mind a few days later.  I was thinking: Do I want to continue with No Count? Could I change to Flex? Could I leave WW? Could I join a different weight loss company?

I’ve lived and breathed No Count for the past two years and, as many of you know, I’ve finally cracked yo-yo dieting after decades of it!  Do I really want a change at this stage?

I did consider trying WW Flex, while still choosing the same NC foods I’ve been enjoying, and have tentatively tried pointing a few days over the past couple of weeks.  It’s a great plan, but it’s just not for me.  Since following No Count, there are so many foods that I don’t eat now and I know I would be tempted to fit them in with a daily points allowance.  It’s hard to go into great depth at explaining the success of No Count but cutting out many processed foods has certainly helped.

So this is the dilemma I’m faced with (and I’m sure many of you are too): I have a lot of loyalty and support for WW.  My life has changed so much for the better since I joined them – I’ve never felt so good, enjoyed such great food on a weekly basis or been as active and enjoyed new challenges as I have in the last two years.  I’ve made many lovely friends and have thoroughly enjoyed helping many of you out with No Count through the website, Connect, Instagram and Facebook.

But…I still want to follow No Count – the plan that’s not just helped me to lose weight but has enabled me to maintain that weight loss too – and it’s not going to be easy without the support of the app.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Zoe and Greg at WW HQ with Lisa Coleman and her friend Vicky.  It was good to hear first-hand about what’s going to happen with No Count and to be reassured that some support will still be there.  Here are the key points from that meeting:

  • Weight Watchers, as a global company working in 11 different countries, has decided to just have one plan to follow in all their countries, and here that will be Flex.
  • WW are aware that many people follow NC and have had great success doing so.  They would like to continue to support those current members who decide to continue following NC.
  • WW coaches have undergone training recently and should be giving NC support to those who would like it.  Similarly, the online chat facility should still be offering NC help to those who ask for it.
  • Unfortunately, the app will be set for Flex only with the NC option stopping on 6th September 2018 for those who are currently following NC.  If you are not currently following NC, I don’t think you have that option on the app any more.
  • No second plan is going to be introduced to replace No Count.

I think I’ve known all along that I’ll carry on following No Count and, for the time-being, I’ll still be a WW member.  Even though I’m gutted about WW decision, we need to be able to deal with change and put a positive spin on it.  If you want to continue following No Count, you can still use the app to track your weeklies and this website will be here (you can now find the No Count list on the No Count Explained page).  I also suggest following Lisa’s ‘No Count Friends’ group on Facebook: this is a closed group and a fantastic NC support network.

I know there are many of you out there who’ve probably been through exactly the same thought processes and really wish NC were here to stay.  I hope you can continue to enjoy NC and help to keep the NC ‘flame’ alive.

Wishing you all the best and a massive thank you for all the support and messages I’ve received this week,

I’ll still continue to love No Count and I hope you can too:-)

Helen xxxxxxxx



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  1. Hi Helen how can I follow you as I am not on Facebook I just googled no count and your name came up. I have reached goal but still need a little more to come off and would love to few your meals to inspire me.
    Thanks Barbara

    1. Hi Barbara 🤗💕 The website is here for anyone who would like to follow No Count. 👍🏻💕 I hope you find all the information you need but I’m always here if you have a question. Good luck and I hope you enjoy some of the recipes 🤗💕 Helen xxxxxx

        1. Hi Barbara 🤗 You’ll have the same number of weeklies with NC as you would with Flex. 👍🏻💕 I have 28 but some people have more. Helen xxxxx

  2. Hi Helen. Thinking of giving NC a go. I have been doing flex online only but weight loss is very slow and up and down all the time, have now lost nearly a stone on flex. I am a little reluctant to try something new. How would u advice the recording of points and how many weeklies would I be allied please? Thanks very much for this great site.

    1. Hi 🤗 You’ve done really well with Flex so far. 👍🏻 If you’d like to give NC a go, you can still use the app to track. If you quick add the amount your daily points are worth (just add any food to that value) then you can add anything not on the NC list and it will come out of your weeklies. I hope this makes sense. You will have the same amount of weeklies as you do now. 👍🏻 Good luck 👍🏻 Helen xxxxx

  3. Hi Helen….just wanted to let you know that after my first week of no count which comes after my weightloss on flex seemed to have ground to a near halt (1lb in last five weeks ) ….ive lost 3lb!!! Going it for another week before I go on holiday. Hopefully it has kick started me back onto the next stage of my journey!
    Thank you once again for this great website and blog …and for all your support

    1. Hi, that’s brilliant news – thanks so much for letting me know. Well done! It’s really great to hear that NC has worked: here’s to another fab week ahead:-) Helen xxxxx

  4. Hi Helen, Like you I have been following no count for over 2 years and love it. I agree with every word of your journey on arriving at this point and because like you I would love to continue with this plan that works for me, I would love to join you and your followers to keep me motivated and on track.
    Thank you so much for sharing your passion for no count. It is fantastic to know that there are like minded people out there willing to continue and support the no count plan.

    Diane G

    1. Hi Diane, thanks so much for your comment. It’s always lovely to hear from fellow No Counters and it’s great to hear how successful NC has been for you too. 👍🏻💕 I hope you manage to keep with it now it’s not available on the app. If you’re on Facebook, join No Count Friends: that’s a fantastic No Count group with lots of support. 👍🏻💕 Hope you have a fab week ahead 🤗💕 Helen xxxxxxx

        1. Hi Diane, I’ve just put No Count Friends into the search bar on Facebook and they’re there: 34k followers. 👍🏻💕 Hope you find them 💕 Helen xxxxxx

          1. Thanks Helen, I’ve just tried again and the group came up with no problem. I have sent my request to join and I’m really looking forward to being involved. Thank you again for all your help xx

  5. Hi. I couldn’t believe my luck ….. 🙁as a final thought I decided to try No Count in order to refresh my diet and prevent quitting. My timing could not have been worse this week!!! So I am really pleased to find you. Thanks for being so considerate !!! Fingers crossed that I find a way !!

    1. Hi Nigel, glad you found this site and hope it can help you. NC is great for kick starting a weight loss journey. Good luck! 🤗👍🏻 Helen xxx

  6. Hi Helen, wasn’t really very sure how to count my NC weeklies now the App doesn’t have a NC option I finally hit on this way and I think 🤔 a few Nocounters are doing it the same way….first thing I input my dailies manually (23 to lose 28 to maintain) e.g ‘NC 23’ in the breakfast section. I then eat and don’t track my No Count food 🥘 only tracking food which is not free on NC…this seems to work quite well. I do Flex if I am out for a meal so obviously on those days I input everything I eat….and don’t start the day with a manual add.

    I used to track all my food even the NC items which I don’t do now so tracking is easier and quicker but as you yourself do, I plan all my meals in advance in my food book, so rather than track now I just tuck off in my book as I eat and amend if I do decide to change my plan

    1. Hi Marie, thanks for that:-) It’s been brilliant to see how inventive the No Counters have been now that we can’t use the app in the same way. Hope you have a fab week ahead although it’s becoming a tad chilly up here:-) Helen xxxxx

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