No Count was an alternative weight loss plan which was offered as part of Weight Watchers until September 2018. Members of Weight Watchers could choose between No Count and Flex (now Freestyle) and alter the app to suit their choice.
Many Weight Watcher members have chosen to continue following No Count or to have a 'No Count Day/Week'. Lots of people found it was great for kick-starting a weight loss that had slowed down or to help them lose that last few pounds to reach goal.
The idea is to make your meals using the ingredients in the 'No Count Food List'. You also still have the same number of weeklies you would have if following Freestyle for any additional ingredients/snacks.
My advice would be to eat three meals a day, using some of your weekly points in the low point recipes. Try to drink plenty of water, including sparkling mineral water, and use skimmed milk in tea and coffee.
If trying No Count for the first time, I'd suggest drawing up a weekly menu plan. Bear in mind when you will be busier and when you'll have time to bake. Then put together a shopping list and make sure you have all the foods you need. Check out my No Count weekly menu plans to get you started - these will give you an idea of what I eat during the week.
I find that I have more success with No Count by limiting the carbs I eat. I always weigh pasta (70g), rice (50g) and oats (40g) (dried weights) and I try to have a few meals during the week when I don't eat any carbs (at lunch times).
Please also refer to the page 'Additional 0sp or low sp Foods' which gives additional foods that are handy to use while following No Count.
Please note: After changing to No Count, losing my final half stone and maintaining for a couple of months, it was brought to my attention that blitzed oats are not free on No Count. Therefore, an afternoon snack of porridge using 40g of oats is free, but if you blitz oats and eat 20g of them in a dessert they should be pointed. I have chosen not to point blitzed oats on this website as the desserts I have created with them are one of the reasons that I'm still maintaining successfully. I do have a very sweet tooth which is why I've yo-yo dieted for most of my life. The recipes on this website, and the new ones I try each week, have made a life-changing difference - for the first time in my life, I can eat a wide variety of fantastic meals and desserts and be comfortable in my own skin.
Following No Count
While following No Count, I've found myself feeling fuller for longer with three good meals a day. I'm eating fewer processed foods and feeling less of a need to snack between meals.
It is easier to follow No Count if you plan and shop for the week ahead. Please see 'No Count Essentials' for items I always have in my kitchen.
Try some of my no count baking ideas or low sp treats (see Recipes, Desserts) to satisfy any sweet cravings.