I have been doing Weight Watchers for 5 weeks and I have lost 5.5lbs. I am super happy with this. It’s quicker than Slimming World but slow enough that it should be sustainable.
One of the main reasons I swapped was because I have shocking portion control and not much will power. On SW the free foods were my downfall, potatoes, pasta and rice. Apparently you could eat to your hearts desire. So I did. A lot.
Since starting WW I have realised how bad I was. I measured out a portion of mash potato for WW and it filled me up perfectly. However, on SW, with no exaggeration I would have eaten 3 times the amount, because I could!!
I am so embarrassed how much I used to eat, just because I could. I didn’t need it.
Anyway, getting back to WW. I am loving tracking and the app but they have another option called No Count. The premise is that there is a No Count food list, here are a few items from it ;
- Lean meat, no fat
- Fat free yoghurt
- Brown sandwich thins
- Weight watchers wraps
- Beans/ legumes
- Brown rice
- All vegetables (except avocado)
- All fruit
- Shredded wheat
- Skimmed milk
The list goes on and on.
Instead of your daily and weekly points you just get weekly ones. The idea is to eat off the No Count list and then use your points for foods not on the list. You switch your settings easily from one to another to activate the no count list on the app.
Now those of you who have done SW will see some similarities. I thought I would give this a go, but I am weighing everything as I don’t want to call into the same pattern of eating silly amounts just because it is “free”.
It’s day one today and here are a couple of screen shots of the food I have planned.
The green donut means it is on the No Count list.
For dinner tonight we are at Bens parents so until I know what meat has been used my evening meal looks like this.
If they had used low fat mince (5%) then it will stay the same, if not then I will have to add points.
I am planning on a brown sandwich thin for lunch with ham and salad which will be zero points.
There is an abundance of recipes and ideas on the WW app for No Count and also loads of amazing accounts on Instagram for meal inspiration if you need it (I do).
If you have done No Count let me know your favourite meals.
Did it work for you? Or do you prefer tracking?
I’ll update later in the week.