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I Tried Noom for 30 Days and This Happened

I tried Noom for 30 Days … and this is what happened! 🙂 Today I'm sharing my experiences with this weight loss app. My wife is now on week 2 with Noom, so you'll hear about her results as well.

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“Healthi formerly iTrackbites is an alternative to Weight Watchers. “


I Tried Noom for 30 Days and This Happened

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the photo where my friends noticed my results!

What is Noom?

Noom is a health app designed by behavioral psychologists to help you lose weight and keep it off. It focuses on making healthy choices without cutting out entire food groups like some diets do. Oh, and before I forget, Noom is not a diet. 😉

Take a free 30-second online evaluation to see how much weight you could lose with Noom. Keep reading to find out why I love this app!

Pros and Cons of Noom

There are pros and cons to any weight loss program. I want to get right into it, in case you're short on time and can only read part of this post… this is the part you want! 😉

Benefits of Noom

  • Free trial to try before you buy
  • Built-in pedometer to track your steps
  • Easier than tracking Points when you don't have the app handy
  • Daily actionable steps to take
  • Optional reminders to track every meal
  • Extensive food database and recipes
  • Compatible with all other eating styles like Keto, Vegan, etc

Drawbacks of Noom

  • It's a new program to get used to. When you've been with WW for a decade or more, new can be scary.
  • Noom isn't free. But, it's less than the cost of a personal trainer and health coach – and comparable to other lifestyle/diet plans that are less interactive. This is also not a true “drawback”, because paying for something makes me much more accountable.
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7 Things I Learned From Noom

I've been using the Noom weight loss app for about a month now and I have learned a lot, even though I haven't been as diligent as I could've or should've been.

1. Tracking doesn't have to be complicated.

We all know calorie counting alone just doesn't work for most of us, but what's the solution to tracking food without it being too tedious?

I love Weight Watchers and iTrackBites (must click link from mobile if you want my 40% discount), don't get me wrong, but if I don't have my phone with me for some reason – or it doesn't have service – I like knowing that Noom's principles can be used wherever I am. Their “green, yellow, red food system” is genius and has helped me literally stop (like at a “red light”) before over-indulging in certain foods. I know which foods are yellow and red, so I eat them less. It's a weird trick for your brain, but it works.

Just like with WW, no foods are off limits and portion control is key with “yellow” and “red” foods.

Related: Check out my FULL NOOM GUIDE and MEAL PLAN!

2. You don't have to walk 10,000 steps right away.

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I always push myself as much as I can and getting at least 10K steps in is always my goal, but it doesn't happen every day. Noom has taught me there's no reason to be bummed if I get less than 10K steps, I just strive harder to get them the next day. Noom helps me celebrates the little wins in my daily life, so I stay motivated to keep going.

3. There's no one-size fits all.

With other weight loss programs, it has felt like a “one size fits all” approach, and it never worked for me. Noom encourages me based on the answers I've given to their questions, which are different than the answers my wife gave. We have different goals and Noom helps us each achieve them individually.

As a comprehensive solution, Noom delivers weight loss through a framework of psychology and community. It adapts to individual lifestyles and serves as a high level, expert resource–not as a one-size-fits-all “diet”–a word not even in Noom’s vocabulary. 

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4. Every day is a new day.

Noom is so motivational and encouraging, it's like having your own personal cheerleader in your pocket all day! In the past, I've had issues with diets affecting my mental health. Noom is not a diet.

When it comes to vulnerable matters like weight loss, a failed weight loss attempt can be as costly to your wallet as it is to your mental health. Whether it’s something as mild as low key discouragement or something more serious like depression or an eating disorder, it’s important to invest in a weight loss endeavor that keeps mental wellness and psychology in mind. 

5. You must hold yourself accountable.

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I'm guilty of skipping gym day sometimes, when I'm “too tired” or just don't feel like going. Noom reminds me that I've committed to a healthy lifestyle and that takes work every single day. I feel like it's another brain trick, having to press the “I commit!” button.

You're the only one who can take that next step towards your weight loss goals, but Noom is holding your hand every step of the way.

6. We all have bad habits.

Whether it's snacking at night, skipping the gym far too often, or overall just making poor eating choices, we all have bad habits we need to break.

Learning what a behavior chain is and how it affects my weight loss journey has been a real eye opener. Triggers are all around us: environmental, biological, mental, emotional, or social. When you're out with friends and you have the habit of ordering fried mozzarella sticks every single time, that's a tough habit to break for a few reasons.

First, they taste really freakin' good. Second, your friends are going to be like “what the heck?”. That can get awkward because you tell them you're trying to lose weight and they either tell you that you don't need to, or they laugh it off because you're “on a diet”… again.

7. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

You may log into your Noom app, record your weight, and notice you've gone up a bit or haven't lost any weight this week. The truth of the matter is, weight loss is about getting healthy. That means it's a marathon, not a sprint. Especially if you have a lot of weight to lose, you can't undo all of the previous weight gain in just a few weeks or sometimes even a few months.

Noom is great at keeping you on track long-term. I have easily lost interest with other apps because, well, tracking food is boring and not very interactive at all. With Noom, it's an interactive journey every single day that motivates me to make better food choices and move my body more.

Have I convinced you to lose weight the smart way? Start your journey today for FREE!

Can you lose weight fast with Noom?

You might be wondering at this point… is it really possible to lose weight fast? It is. And the truth of the matter is, you don’t actually need a fancy diet supplement or a state-of-the-art piece of exercise equipment in order to do so. Instead, the next time you’re looking to lose weight quickly and easily, rather than buying in to some commercial gimmick, consider relying on basic science-supported techniques like these:

  • Weighing in daily
  • Staying hydrated
  • Eating mindfully
  • Keeping full with fiber and protein-packed meals
  • Cutting back on refined sugars and simple carbohydrates
  • Getting a good night’s rest, practicing self care, and minimizing your stress
  • Engaging in your exercise of choice: cardio, strength training, or interval training  

These simple principles can help you lose weight just as fast as any supplement or fad diet. And the best part is, with techniques like these, you’ll be losing weight naturally – and it stays off!

You might be wondering:

Before I signed up for Noom, I had lots of questions! Here are a few of the most common questions about Noom. If you have others, leave a comment below and I will try to answer them!

What do you eat on Noom?

Noom has recipes already created for you when you sign into the app, and they teach you how to “calculate” all other foods on the green, yellow, and red light system. It's a simpler system than others I've tried, and doesn't require having the app on hand all day.

You get to eat real foods like butter, meats (ham, beef, chicken, turkey), french fries, and even pasta. The nutrition of each recipe is listed in the app along with the instructions.

How much weight will you lose?

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A few weeks after starting Noom

noom before and after results

I didn't take “before” pictures, but everyone noticed my weight loss when I posted this pic from the parade I rode in the other day so I wanted to share it. 🙂 I feel better because even though I haven't lost a ton of weight, I've been making better life choices all around and it shows.

I've lost 10 pounds in the last 30 days. Your results will vary based on your food choices, water intake, exercise level, and any health issues you may have. My wife has no thyroid so she loses weight VERY slowly, but she lost 5 pounds in 10 days on Noom so I know it works!

Why is Noom better than other programs?

Noom is a great program that is better than calorie tracking. For me, it's also been better than counting points. That doesn't mean I'm abandoning Weight Watchers, but I do enjoy using Noom far more than I enjoy the WW app so I'm going to keep using it. I will still create amazing recipes for you with WW points calculated, but I am going to add in more info about Noom recipes as well. 🙂

Will Noom work for me?

I'm not your doctor, so you may want to ask them before beginning a new program, but I'm a strong believer that Noom can work for anyone. It's about understanding the psychology behind your habits, and pushing yourself to ditch them. Noom is about accountability and interactive weight loss.

Who is Noom best for?

Noom is best for those who have struggled with other weight loss programs in the past and want to try something new. You will enjoy Noom if you need a cheerleader in your corner, or if you've failed in the past and are hung up on that in an emotional or psychological way. Because the trial is free, everyone should at least give it a try.

What's the bottom line?

I'm glad you asked! The bottom line is this: You can try Noom for free, which means you have NOTHING to lose… except your bad habits and extra weight. 😉

Noom has truly helped me change my mindset and behaviors, all while losing weight in a fun, interactive way. If you're bored with your current set up, or aren't getting the results you feel you should be getting, try Noom for free and let me know what you think.

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52 thoughts on “I Tried Noom for 30 Days and This Happened”

  1. Not free, costs $10 for 14 days

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    • It’s free for 14 days if you sign up through my link. I just tried it again. Says this after you finish the assessment:

      “Try all of Noom for 2 weeks!

      Starter fee waived, saving you $20

      Risk free 14-day trial”

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      • Where is your link to try. I just went to register and it also told me I had to pay. thanks so much

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        • They have made the trial $1 – did you see that option? I’m going to update the post!

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      • The trial is 7 days but it is enough to see if you will stick with it and if it is a good fit for your lifestyle. Let me know what you like and don’t like about it once you have completed your trial period. Thak you for reading our blog and supporting us. We truly appreciate you. We want to know what your success and failures are and how we can help you reach your goal.

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  2. Thank you for posting this. I understand what you mean by if you don’t have your phone or don’t have service with WW. How do you carry the color coded food list for noon?

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    • The system is truly that easy, You don’t have to carry a color-coded food list with you. You will learn the different color codes in about a day or so. My 13 year old learned them in one day and helps us stay on track 🙂 what I meant was if I left my phone at home or I was in a store that didn’t have cell service, in the aisle where I was trying to scan the item. I have had that happen several times. I would end up carrying the food towards the front of the store so I could scan it.

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  3. It sounds like Noom is the app that WW rolled out for kids (kurbo) that everyone had a fit about. I like how it’s more of an online ww meeting where you get that personal coach to be accountable too, as a ww member that did just online and previously did meeting I love the accountability the meetings had.

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    • I didn’t have good luck with in person meetings, I just didn’t enjoy them. I don’t understand why people threw a fit about Kurbo. Our 13 year old LOVES it and it keeps her accountable while other kids are eating 50 pieces of candy.

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  4. I thought Noom was pretty good, but I got very frustrated with its database. They don’t seem to screen the user submissions, so you’ll see the same food item entered many times, each with a different calorie amount. That would be acceptable for a free service, but Noom isn’t cheap so I expected they would perform some “due diligence”.

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    • I have contacted them about this and will update you when I hear back from them about fixing this issue.

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    • Agreed. I kept inputting the bread I was eating until I noticed one day that the calories were being underreported by HALF. so when I went back and fixed it on all the other days I’d eaten it, I had gone over my calories every single day. So frustrating.

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      • Ummmm, am I using a different Noom than you?! Noom is 1000% absolutely a “diet.” It says at the top of the app how many calories I’m allowed to eat and dictates what kind of food to focus on… that ***IS*** definitely a diet.

        Sure they bolt extra “psychology” onto the program but at its core noom is a run of the mill “eat less // eat healthy // exercise more” progam that is identical to everything else on the market.

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        • Joe, Thank you for commenting and sharing we appreciate you reading our blog and sharing your experiences and knowledge. Diet by definition is food and drink regularly provided or consumed. 2: habitual nourishment. 3: the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason. 4: a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight. So yes by definition noom is a diet. That being said I did not feel restricted as much as I have on other diet plans. Noom like WW, and Healthi, can become a way of eating for life a diet that you never have to get off of or feel like once you lose the weight you can stop eating that way and eat “good food” on Noom and with Healthi you can eat great tasting food and lead a healthier lifestyle. Psychology is what sets noom apart from other such plans. The psychology works and I lost weight. I love the mindset change that I learned from noom and I have applied it to my eating habits no matter what plan I am following and I have found that using the psychology from noom has allowed me to maintain my weight loss and my current level of fitness. I hope this helps clear up any miscommunications. Thank you again for taking the time to read our blog and share your insight.

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  5. I have done the ww program MANY times. I lose 20-40 lbs then get off track and gain it all back. The best part of weight watchers used to be to do the program for a few months and then get on simply filling where I didn’t track at all but was just able to make healthy choices. I was hoping that this is what noom would be like- to provide that training of healthy choices again. I am almost half way through my second week and have lost 4 lbs- but I always feel like in the beginning the week comes off quickly. Do you feel this is more of a sustainable program then Weight Watchers because you’re not beholden to calculating points all the time? I’m getting close To the point where I’m going to have to pay for Noom in a few days – doing my due diligence! Thanks!

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    • Not necessarily more sustainable as I still think WW is a very sustainable program. The new programs make it easier to stay on track and continue to lose weight. I like noom because it is different than WW. and for some people, they need something different to maintain their weight loss. I use iTrackBites instead of WW now because the cost is lower and you can use whatever past plan you want. WW has three plans to choose from with iTrackBites you get 6 all of WW past plans plus keeping it Keto. All this for a fraction of the cost. I hope this helps.

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  6. I have now been on Noom for 24 days. I walk about 7.5 miles everyday.EVERYDAY! My coach has urged me to eat 1200 calories per day even though I feel satiated with 1000. I have lost ZERO weight. My Apple Watch logs in all my exercise which has been tracking since I got the watch for Christmas….so six months. And my eating patterns pretty much match what I input to Noom for the past six months and I’ve lost NOTHING. I paid for Noom having bought into the notion that it was “different.” 1200 calories plus 7.5 miles doesn’t work. What does? I need to lose 30 pounds which is what I weighed before breast cancer 2 years ago. So I’m not Morbidly obese 5’6” 168. Based on my exercise over six months, which the watch turns into daily calories and a 1200 calorie diet, I should have lost 31 pounds in six months…I’ve gained 18 in those same six months (18 in two months and no loss in four months) I measure my food thinking I’m kidding myself in portion control. I started drinking afternoon coffee to rev me up. I sleep well. I drink 2 liters of water on top of routine fluids ( milk, water with medication, coffee ) this is confounding me and Noom is disappointing me.

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    • Hi Cindy, I will address a few of the issues you have mentioned to the best of my ability. Let me tell you first I am not a doctor or a medical professional. I can only tell you what has worked for me and some of my readers in the past. I tried noom for 30 days and I personally saw some weight loss. First I would ask your doctor if the medicine is working against you as far as trying to lose weight. some meds have side effects that include weight gain. If you are working out and drinking enough water and eating as suggested by your coach then there is something else affecting your weight loss. I am proud of you for tracking everything and following the plan exactly. Unfortunately, each individual is different and we all lose and gain weight differently. I would try increasing your caloric intake as I don’t think your coach took into consideration the amount of exercise you are getting. With Weight Watchers I started eating my weeklies when I noticed I was starting to plateau and this helped me out. Several of my readers have had similar results by eating their weeklies also. I do not know if this is the case as you are feeling sated with only 1000 calories.
      Try eating to fuel your body not to get to a calorie number so maybe eating until you feel full and not eating again until you feel hungry and tracking what you eat and how many calories that is. We are all different I have a journal I keep of what I eat and how much exercise I am getting every day. When I get to a rough spot where I am not losing weight I can go back in my journal and see what I did to overcome the last plateau and I can duplicate that to produce similar results. noom is different because of the amount of direct ongoing support you have. I think you get more interaction with noom. If you are wanting to try a different program that is similar to myWW but cost a less give iTrackBites a try. I am a big fan of them also. In my opinion, I would start with the meds and see if that is the cause of your weight gain and your stall. From there try different approaches to see what works for you. Try eating until you are full tracking those calories using a journal to track the information. See what calorie intake you “feel” the best at. Rate it on a scale of 1-10 and then try eating more or fewer calories and rate yourself again. it is a tedious process but the results will help you get to where you want to be. I truly hope this helps you and others who read this. Thank you for coming to my blog and commenting. Please share your results with us and keep me informed on your journey.
      Your friend in health,
      Kevin

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    • Cindy I feel your pain! I have been on Zoom for 22 days, religiously followed all the guidelines on calories, steps, etc. — also I get lots of exercise, walk 45 mins to an hour every day plus a minimum 4 hours a week of strenuous workouts (calisthenics, HIIT, Zumba etc.) And I have lost NO WEIGHT AT ALL, not even an ounce. So frustrating!

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      • Same for me!!! So after the 14 day trial is up with Noom. What are the next steps….I mean is there anything new beyond the green, yellow and red lists and staying in your calorie range???

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      • Have you tried taking an exercise break? I tend to drop weight as soon as I take a break from exercising. I’m dead serious. It’s how I’ve gotten through my plateaus.

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    • You should try Rise. It’s a nutritionist app. They can help you figure out what’s going on there.
      Noom and WW are great but somethings you need a more professional dietician’s approach.

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  7. I’m kinda using noom to track my weight and blood sugar. I do have my fitbit and smart scale hooked up to it but I don’t read any of the articles and rarely log my food. 🙁 No real change so no success yet.

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  8. Hi, I’m glad Noom has worked for you! But I am exactly in Cindy’s situation, I’ve been on Noom for 22 days now and have lost ZERO weight, not a single ounce. After 2 wks I lost 3 ounces, but now they have come back, and am exactly where I started.
    Anticipating some questions you might ask:
    Am I logging meals and exercise? Yes, religiously.
    Exceeding daily calorie limits? Never.
    Keeping green , yellow & red foods in balance? Yes. Reviewing my logs I found only one day where I exceeded the red limit by 140 calories, otherwise have always been under the maximum red & yellow.
    Steps? Yes. I am meeting (and usually exceeding) the daily step count, except for one day where I couldn’t take a long walk because of bad weather.
    Exercise? Yes. In addition to daily walks, I work out a minimum 4 hours weekly (a mix of Zumba, calisthenics, HIIT and Pilates).
    Sleep? No problems
    Water? Drink at least 6 big glasses a day.
    Underlying medical condition? None except I take medication for high blood pressure, also limit my salt intake because of this.
    So … what could be going on? I am not overweight, am quite muscular and toned, but near the high end of BMI healthy range for my height. Wanted to lose 5 or 6 pounds.
    I asked my Noom “coach,” but got a bot-like generic answer about everyone losing weight at a different pace.

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    • I am not a doctor. Let me preface what I am going to say. I have had issues as has my wife with losing weight. I can only tell you what has worked for me and my wife in these situations. First congrats on everything you are doing to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You are amazing. The bot-like answer is correct but not informative. Let’s try to delve into this a little bit more. You are muscular and toned which means you “burn calories” more efficiently and at a higher rate than someone who is not as muscular or physically fit. This means the calories you are eating you are burning and your metabolism has plateaued. you are at balance it seems. To overcome this balance “plateau” you have to change something. When I plateaued, as well as when my wife hit a few plateaus, we found that consuming a few more calories weekly (about 3-5% more) we actually begin to lose weight again. Let me restate this I am not a doctor I can only tell you what we did to continue to lose weight. Another thing you may be at your optimum weight for your height, size, and genetic makeup, BMI does not take into account genetics, and some people are not meant to be at the mid or lower end of the BMI range. This is my opinion. I am still over my BMI but I am healthier than I have been since I was in the Army. I hope this helps you a little bit. Thank you for your questions. We aim to help when we can.

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      • Thank you for this very thoughtful and helpful reply. Another week has gone by, and after 28 days on Noom I have lost only 7 ounces … so yes, you are right, I am at an equilibrium/plateau or whatever you want to call it. For the past 2 weeks I’ve added 2 weekly HIIT sessions to my exercise routine, as I’ve heard this can give your metabolism a boost. Also (as you did) I’ve tried to shake things up by increasing my daily calorie limit a little bit. Not seeing any results so far, but will try for another couple of weeks. In the end you might be right that I’m at my optimal weight regardless of what the BMI index says. I can now fit into clothes that I bought ages ago when I weighed 10 lbs less but wasn’t exercising as much! Anyway thanks so much for your help and support.

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        • Hi I am checking in one more time with a progress report after following Noom since mid-January. I cancelled my subscription at the end of the trial period but learned you can keep the Noom app at no cost, though without the coaching (which I found pretty useless to be honest). After 3 months I have lost only 3 pounds, despite religiously sticking to the calorie and step requirements (between 1200-1300 calories and now 10k steps daily), plus working out at least 4 hrs/week. That’s discouraging — BUT, I am definitely losing inches and see fat being replaced by muscle. My abs, upper arms and shoulders all look much more toned. Just wanted to share this to encourage anyone who is struggling with slow weight loss on Noom (or other programs for that matter). If you limit your calories and keep up a vigorous exercise routine, you are going to look and feel better! My only question is: I am now exercising an average 2 hours daily which is not sustainable for the long term … so what happens when I scale that back?

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          • It sounds like maybe you should increase your calorie intake! Only 1300 calories when you’re getting 10K steps a day plus working out at least 4 hours a week? Eat some more! 🙂 You’ve got this.

          • I agree with Kevin. I think you’re not eating enough. You are very active and need fuel to sustain your muscles and activity level. Don’t focus on the weight because you are seeing changes in how you’re clothes fit. Your body fat has most definitely been reduced and you’re building muscle, which is denser, more compact. You’re doing great! Stop focusing on the scale. Eat to Perform is yet another program, but that one focuses on macros and eating to fuel your body. I’m no longer a member because it’s very pricey, but I was astonished at how many calories some of these people were eating, but it was because they workout hard! I learned a lot from ETP, but the biggest lesson was that the scale is practically useless when you’re building muscle. Go by photos, measurements and how your clothes fit.

          • What she said. Thank you so much Bianca for commenting. I truly appreciate when we as a community can help each other lose weight and become the best versions of ourselves.

  9. Hi Kevin. Can you help me out here please? My free trial on Noom is coming to an end. My question is this….do you continue to use the color coded lists after the free trial ends? Or do you learn any new tricks…I mean beyond the behavioral changes? I’m thinking if I use the green, yellow and red lists and stay within my caloric range; count my steps; drink my water that’s the entire program or am I wrong? TIA

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    • Mickey, I cancelled my paid Noom subscription but have continued using the calorie counter and color-coded lists, and doing the recommended daily steps and glasses of water, plus working out about 4 hrs a week. I am continuing to lose weight, though VERY slowly, about 1/2 lb per week. However, my body looks really good, the excess fat is turning to muscle! So I’d encourage you to stick with it.

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  10. Just a quick reminder to those who exercise a lot … muscle weighs 4 times heavier than fat, so if you are developing muscle through exercise the fat loss won’t show on the scales. Maybe find a way to measure fat percentage loss instead. Also, measurements are a really good way to monitor progress. Weigh every day but scales don’t tell the whole story as I’m sure the Noomistas would agree 🙂
    I’m halfway through my two-week trial period and I’m down 5lbs but not exercising yet because my joints won’t take the strain until I have dropped a lot more weight.
    Well done to everyone who has benefitted from this programme through weight loss, better understanding of food and nutrition/calorie density etc., or just for trying xx

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    • Thank you so much for your comment and congrats. Just to be clear though 1lb of anything weighs the same as one pound of another thing. Example 1 pound of feathers is the same as a 1 pound bowling ball. They weigh exactly the same. So when talking about fat and muscle the difference is muscle is denser but the adage that 1 pound of muscle weighs more is false because it is still just 1 pound. The volume of muscle is denser. This means 1 pound of muscle will take up less space than 1 pound of fat.

      Riddle me this:
      What’s heavier a pound of stone or a pound of cotton?
      Both weigh exactly the same: one pound. However, the stone is more DENSE* meaning the volume of 1lb of stone is much less than the volume of 1lb of cotton.

      Thank you again for your comment and congrats on losing keep going you got this.

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  11. I see a lot of people here saying that Noom is not “working” for them, and that they will stop using it after the 14-day trial.

    An important thing to understand about Noom is that its objective is to teach you how to recognize both positive and negative triggers, and understand and take control of how you react to those triggers. Armed with that intelligence, you can make healthier decisions, which in turn result in healthy consequences, such as having more energy, being able to focus better, and yes – losing weight.

    Noom’s great experiment is in finding out if an app can help a person adjust their approaches to food and exercise from a psychological perspective without actually interfacing with a psychologist. So far, the answer seems to be that it works well for some more than others, which shouldn’t be surprising.

    Your weight is *one* way to measure progress or success of any program. If you feel healthier, feel stronger, are more confident in yourself and more comfortable with your body, you will look better to yourself and be more attractive to others (which is the ultimate goal for many people).

    Generally speaking, people who are massively overweight and are just now beginning to pay attention to their eating and exercise habits will lose weight faster than people who have already been watching their diet and exercise, or who do not have as much extra weight to lose (YMMV). It’s also worth noting that muscle is denser and heavier than fat – if you are exercising a lot, the muscle you are building can slow your weight loss… but if this is a problem for you, you should ask yourself why your weight is your #1 goal.

    Are you interested in looking good in that suit/dress, or in being able to participate in physical activities without being winded, or being confident in yourself and your desirability? Or are you interested in being easy to carry?

    If it’s the looks/health/energy that matter, why are you obsessing over the pounds?

    Generally speaking (again), if you learn how to break bad eating habits and form good eating and exercise habits, and you learn how to treat yourself with love and respect, the weight will come off – or will turn into muscle, which for most of us gets the same desired results (Your Big Picture, in Noom-language) achieved.

    Best of luck to all of you in your journeys!

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    • Thank you so much for your insight. I appreciate another point of view on how noom, and truthfully other programs that take a similar approach, work.

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  12. I also have a very hard time losing weight. However, I have found that NOOM works well for me. I lost 30 pounds on it late last year (within 3 months). But, I have gained it all back since my father died in December due to COVID. I started back again this week and have lost over 4 pounds already. What works for me is intermittent fasting, drinking zero hunger water to keep the hunger away, combined with the keto diet. I was able to break through plateaus by not stressing over them and switching food options. It’s easy and convenient to eat the same or similar food each day. However, my body responds better when I add variety and load up on my favorite veggies and proteins. I will also replace a meal with a green smoothie off and on. When the food is yummy and interesting, I do better. My goal is to lose 60 pounds or 5 dress sizes (to get to my pre-baby weight). NOOM has taught me patience and the food log has helped me identify foods that stall my weight loss (some of these foods have surprised me). Everyone is different, so keeping track of your food and activities will help you get to know what works for YOU. Keep on Noomin’ everybody!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing this post you are doing amazing and are an inspiration to everyone. I agree find what works for you and stick with it. This is a key factor in obtaining your goals and dreams. You got this.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your experience with Noom, Kevin. I am one week into my trial and so far enjoy the course-based approach. I would like to see the addition of an in-app “journal” feature for some exercises, to write in and refer back to but that’s just me. What I’m having a real problem with is the whole “it’s not a diet” claim. Restricting and counting calories are hallmarks of a diet. Focusing on food density instead of nutritional value seems like just another dieting angle where weight loss > health gain. Those two things aside, the focus on mindfulness and accountability are very helpful. I’ll probably stick with it to improve mindset and change habits because those are my big challenges and the whole premise of the “psychology.” Best wishes for your continued success!

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    • Thank you so much for reading our blog and sharing your insight. I agree the whole it is not a diet thing that can be a little disconcerting when “the plan” is still restricting calories. I absolutely love the mindset changes. Weight loss should equate to health gain you should not have to sacrifice one for the other. Again we are in agreement 🙂 That being said take from each plan what you can and you will be healthy and happy. That is what I do and why I chose to write this blog and help as many people as I can. I have tried WW, noom, and iTrackBites/Healthi as well as Keto and a plethora of other diets. I share what I have learned from each of them. I believe if we are to live our healthiest life we need to enjoy what we eat. I also believe that every program has something they do right. I think we can learn from all of them and take that which works for us from the program and incorporate it into our own program. As long as you keep moving forward you will reach your goal. Thank you again for your insight and for reading our blog

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  14. I started Noom 6 months ago, and love it! I’m 69 years old, and have been heavy most of my adult life. I’m been a classic yo yo dieter for years, loosing and then gaining back more. I’ve lost over 40 pounds with Noom and am confident I can continue without back sliding. I’ve learned to control my elephant (food impulses) properly with Noom. I highly recommend this approach. I no longer crave sugar, and am working on carb cravings. You’ll learn so much about yourself, not just how to make healthy food choices.

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    • The psychology of noom is what sets it apart. We are excited that you have found success with noom and we look forward to hearing updates on your journey. Congrats on the 40lbs. That is amazing and awesome. You got this.
      Thank you so much for following our blog. We appreciate you and applaud your success.

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  15. Hi, I know this is an old thread, but wanted to come back one year after I first tried Noom. I lost weight VERY slowly, about half a pound a week over a period of 4 months. I know 8 lbs doesn’t sound impressive … BUT the great news is, I have kept that weight off, didn’t regain a single pound despite plenty of eating & drinking over the holidays. I think it’s because I exercise regularly, so my body is lean and muscular which means it burns calories very efficiently. My advice if you want to lose weight quickly: Don’t worry about how fast you lose, just keep up your exercise and you will not only reach your goal but remain there.

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  16. I want to know if I can lose 6 lbs. I have been trying to lose for two years. I am active ( 10k steps most days, 2-hour bike rides twice a week).
    I eat pretty healthy and often track calories in My Fitness Pal.

    How would Noom help me.

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  17. I absolutely agree. This is not your typical diet. This is a tool/resource to learn how to eat mindful, set goals to be healthier for the goal of never having to go on a “diet” again.
    Glad you did so well and I hope your wife is doing well on it also. Thank you for the review.
    And like your shirts. 🙂

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    • Thank you for the kind words and for following our blog. We really do appreciate you. I am working on updating the Etsy store so the shirts will be available for sale there I will send you a link when I get it updated. Thank you again for your support.

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  18. I tried Noom for 30 days and this happened:

    I’m glad I tried Noom!

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  19. What happens after one reaches their goal and ends noom program? Stay on low cal diet and exercise regimen forever ? And if so, mindset has changed and etc, would this still continue lead to weight loss since calories are still low despite no desire for further loss, or does one finally end up at a weight that is stable and no more actual weight loss occurs? Noone really talks about life after reaching goal.

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