The Noom Wellness Coach has helped users lose over 20 million pounds, has everything you need to eat well, be active, and stay motivated. The Coach gives you daily tasks to help create positive lifestyle changes for long-term weight loss
. These tasks guide you through a scientifically-backed weight loss plan that provides informational articles, fun challenges, a daily Noom score to track how you’re doing, activity reminders, plus easy and convenient food and exercise logging — the keys to successful weight loss. I have fallen head over heels in love with Noom Wellness Coach! It’s the easiest and most efficient weight loss app on the market for so many reasons. I’ll take you through some of the basics that I’ve pulled from their site along with my own review below! I have the Pro Version and it’s well worth the extra $4 a month but the free app is great too! Also, you can access your food log, exercise log, daily weight in, and waist log all on one screen!
Noom has an easy-to-use, color-coded food logging system that helps you learn what’s healthy and track meals quickly. Noom gives you the option to remind you to log your meals or not. I leave this on so I know how I’m doing throughout the day. I’ve used a number of different apps: Lose It!, My Fitness Pal, and Spark People and none have food logging capabilities like Noom. This part of the app gives you the option to scan your item in, quickly type it in, or Dial A Meal (shown in photo above) which you can use if you’re more advanced and know what nutrients your food contains. What makes Noom stand out above all other weight loss apps is the meal analysis feature and how visual it makes your food choices. The meal analysis shows you how much green (whole foods, ex: veggies, fruits, organic whole packaged foods i.e. Kashi), yellow (eggs, lunch meat, low fat milk, cheese), red (candy, ice cream, whole milk, fried food). Your choices really change when you see what the ideal portions are and what you are actually eating. If you don’t have any green in a meal or snack a statement pops up saying something like, “It takes 17 minutes of weight lifting to burn 120 calories.” Another way it’s encouraging you to make healthy choices.
Noom has an exercise tracker with real-time GPS and pedometer to record all your activities, inside or outside or you can log activities after the fact putting in the activity, duration, and intensity. I have a heart rate monitor with a chest strap and I added my exercise manually to see if it was accurate to my actual calorie burn and it was within 10 calories. This makes Noom the most accurate out of all the apps I’ve used in the past. You can set your workout schedule weekly with whatever you want to do and optional reminders. There’s also a widget that shows you your weekly calorie burn which I have found quite motivating. It also has a built in pedometer that’s always activated! My favorite part of the exercise tracking is after you add your workout and calorie burn it automatically puts some of the those calories towards your daily intake.
My favorite part about Noom is the coach which sets unique daily food and exercise tasks to help get to your goal. You’ll get something new every day to keep your program fresh! When you first sign up for Noom it prompts you to answer a bunch of questions to set your overall goals. It not only asks you your weight, gender, how often you workout, and how active you are every day but specific goals you want to set. Some of daily goals it has set for me have included taking photos of my meals for a whole day, find a few small ways to incorporate exercise outside of my regular routine, eat one meal containing more than 50% green, and reading numerous relevant and accredited articles focusing on nutrition, exercise and overall wellness. With every challenge, every meal logged, every workout finished you earn points and move up levels! This app promotes you setting and accomplishing small goals every day and living a healthy and happy life!
If you can’t afford a personal trainer and/or nutritionist GET THIS APP! I am already healthy but have been having some difficulty getting to my final goal. With Noom I have lost a pound in a half in one week (which was the goal it set for me) and I FEEL happier, more energetic and confident and I’m so excited for new goals and accomplishments every day!