Claiming to be “the last weight loss app you’ll ever need,” Noom has become a buzzword in the world of health and a perfect body, and for a good reason.
This article will discuss what you can expect from Noom, its unique approach, the features it offers, and more.
What does Noom offer?
Unlike Other Weight Loss Apps, This leads you to strenuous exercise to burn calories. Noom aims to take a direct yet accurate approach by addressing the real things holding back a person’s efforts to lose weight – the mind.
Here are all the cool things you get with Noom.
The unique approach
Noom is a psychosis-based weight loss app that is scientifically backed. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) improves your relationship with food, slowly changes your mindset, and builds healthy habits while following your personalized program.
As a Noom user, you’ll take ten short courses and mini-courses, which come in the form of short but fun articles, complete with jokes, trivia, and multiple-choice questions. Noom slowly introduces new habits and breaks old mindsets as you read each article.
The articles help you become more self-aware by providing actionable tips and tools you can use and benefit from immediately after leaving the app.
You can set your own pace by setting the amount of time you can dedicate to the app. The app will adjust the number of articles it will serve you in a day based on your customizations. However, if you exceed the time limit set, the app will still allow you to process more articles if you wish.
To estimate your journey, the app shows you what you’ve achieved with a picture of your course progress. It can also help you keep track of your goals by letting the app notify you to do things like logging your meals, drinking water, etc.
You can have a one-on-one training experience with a dedicated Noom trainer or be part of a group training with other users. Noom coaches undergo a four-week Noomversity Program accredited by the National Health and Wellness Training Board (NBHWC). However, they do not have the same certifications as nutritionists.
How does Noom work?
Noom will offer you a 14-day free trial to get started, which will automatically continue unless canceled at least one day before the end of the trial period.
The app will ask about your demographics, habits, behavior, and nutrition. It will also ask you about the weight you want to lose, your ideal pace, and how much time you can dedicate to using the app. Based on that, Noom will create a personalized program that includes a daily amount of calories that matches your goals.
Every day, Noom will give you a bunch of mini-articles to read and introduce you to a new side of the app. This includes asking you to log your meals and keeping track of your steps and daily water and weight intake, among other features.
To support the custom program it creates for you, Noom is equipped with several other features that you can use to track your health and fitness goals.
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Each mini-course addresses a specific topic, such as behavior chains, caloric density, and mindful eating. They are discussed using a small volume of information in short articles.
The essays contain studies, multiple choice questions, and explanations to help you remember important information. You can always return to your favorite articles by bookmarking them and finding them in the articles library.
The app will also test you from time to time as it analyzes the collection of mini-articles you have each day.
You must also take a final exam at the end of each mini-course. Questionnaires help you to understand and integrate information obtained from newsrooms.
Food is not rated as “good” or “bad” in the app. Instead, they are labeled with a unique color scheme based on caloric density. Below is a quick review:
- The green: Less dense in calories; They must be consumed in large quantities.
- Yellow: Contains more calories and is less healthy than green foods; It should be consumed in moderation.
- Red foods: It contains more calories and less healthy nutrients.
The app gives you a percentage of how much of each color you should be eating during the day, which is 30% green, 45% yellow, and 25% red.
As you log your daily food intake, the app provides the remaining percentage of food intake (by color) that you can eat to maintain your calorie budget.
Other tools included
The app has tools to help you better control your health and fitness goals. You can also sync Noom with your phone’s health data to track the data more comprehensively. Here are some of the tools you can use in Noom:
- The weight: Noom will generate a weight graph based on your daily weight to help you visualize your progress.
- Log your meals: You can log your meals (from breakfast to dinner, including snacks in between) using over a million foods in Noom’s database and barcode scanner. The log shows the number of calories and the color of the food you ate.
- How much water: You can set your goal of what water to drink and record how many cups (about eight ounces per cup) you drank throughout the day.
- Reach Your Goal: The app syncs with your phone’s health app to track your daily steps.