Health and Fitness

What Exactly is the Noom Diet?

It seems as though every year there is a new type of diet that claims to help us lose weight effectively, and this year is no exception. It looks like 2020 is going to be the year of the Noom diet.

But the interesting thing about this diet plan is that you can still eat quite a few of the naughty treats that you enjoy.

Interested? Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at what it is and how you could potentially benefit from this diet.

What is the Noom Diet Plan?

Noom is an app that is designed to facilitate behavior changes around food so that you find a weight loss plan that works with you.

It’s similar to Weight Watchers in that all types of food are given a color code as a guide to help you choose which foods to include in your diet each day.

Green labeled foods contain fewer calories than yellow and red labeled foods.

Green labeled foods include fruit, vegetables, low-fat yogurts, and oatmeal.

Whereas yellow labeled foods include low-fat cheeses, grilled poultry, beans, and beer.

And red labeled foods include pizza, cake, bacon, french fries, and peanut butter.

Why is it Popular?

Unlike other diet plans, with this one, no foods are off-limits. This is  because experts recognize that most people can’t stick to a strict diet plan for life.

In fact, around 25 percent of the foods that you are allowed to eat each day are in the red label category.

However, the plan does promote nutritious foods and the focus is primarily on the quality and quantity of food.

The Noom weight loss plan should sit well with yo-yo dieters because it’s not rigid like most diet plans.

Another plus is that it is personalized so it doesn’t operate on a one size fits all policy.

Before you begin, you are required to take a quiz so that factors like age, medical conditions and daily activity is taken into account.

This data is then applied to your individual diet plan and you keep a log of what you’re eating and how much exercise you’re getting.

What’s more, you are also paired with a personal coach who will answer any questions that you have.

They will help you transition into eating healthily while you overcome any psychological barriers that are thwarting your chances of success.

Who are Noom’s Coaches?

All of the coaches are required to go through a training program that is centered around proven weight loss practices.

To be considered for the training program in the first place, the candidate must come from a health-related field.

Noom Diet Review

Scientific research that was carried out in late 2016 found that the vast majority of Noom app users benefited from the plan.

An impressive 78 percent of participants lost weight over a nine-month period.

However, there is no current data to show what the long-term results are yet because the app is quite new.