Last week WW introduced their most customised programme to-date: a programme with 3 different plans to follow (Green, Blue and Purple). It’s great to see that one of those plans is similar to No Count and, in my opinion, even better! I was very lucky to be chosen to trial Purple and have actually been following it since the beginning of August.
So what’s the difference between Purple and NC?
Smoked salmon and all smoked fish is now 0sp
All eggs are now 0sp.
Oats, potatoes, wholemeal pasta and brown rice are still 0sp.
You now have blue dots and up to 4 rollovers each day.
As some items have been removed from the NC list, and there is no daily oil allowance, you now have 16 dailies as well as your weeklies (which remain the same).
Bread/crumpets are no longer 0sp but I’ve found that really helps with portion control. It’s great to be able to choose any bread to eat too although I have mainly stuck to those on the NC list.
The only cereal which is now 0sp is oats. Although overnight oats and porridge are still my favourite breakfasts, I’ve loved having the daily points for Weetabix or muesli at breakfast time, rather than having to use my weeklies.
Low fat natural yogurt is now pointed but fat free natural yogurt is still 0sp.
Milk is not 0sp any more although 126ml of Alpro unsweetened almond milk is 0sp.
Baked beans are not 0sp any more.
White chicken, chicken/turkey mince, fish and seafood are all still 0sp but any other meat does need pointing.
Eating out is much easier. If I’m going out, I’ll roll over 4 points every day that week to have a large bank of weeklies to use if needed.
Although I’ve still mainly followed the NC way of eating, it has been good to have the daily points to make a pie for dinner or to make a recipe using cheese. As I don’t eat meat any more, it’s also been great to have the daily points for foods like veggie sausages, scampi, vegetable kievs and the odd ready meal when I’m too busy or tired to cook.
It’s absolutely brilliant being able to use the app properly again: I do only track any foods/drinks with points values and it doesn’t take much time at all!
I really hope you all love the Purple as much as I do: especially all you ‘No Counters’ out there or those of you who have tried NC at one time or another.
The ‘Loving No Count’ Website
This website will remain in its current form for the time-being. I have no current plans to amend it to suit Purple or to create a new website for the Purple plan. Many of the recipes – especially the desserts – will be ideal for Purple as they are. I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes and please let everyone know they are here. Thank you!
You can still find me on Connect as @hhay50 and on Instagram as @helen_wwgoldmember. I’m looking forward to sharing this new era of WW with you all.