Noom Coach is a mobile application that uses behavior change and habit building to help promote long-term, sustainable weight loss. In a study published last month in Nature’s Science Reports, data showed successful weight loss of 78% of users in a 9 month period. Additionally, 23% of the study’s population lost over 10% of their starting bodyweight, with the prevalence of obesity decreasing by nearly 30%.
What Features does the Noom Coach program have?
The core features of the Noom Coach app include a food logger and an activity tracker. Noom’s reliable and extensive food database provides over 3.7 million food logging options, and includes a large number of brand names, cultural foods, and meals from over 850 restaurants and chains. Can’t find a food? Users can simply use the integrated bar code scanner to log their foods seamlessly. Noom has also taken into consideration how each users approaches portion sizes, and includes a handy visual guide in-app with easy to understand units like a deck of cards or a fist to make food logging even more accurate.
Noom uses a unique “Traffic Light” color system to help users identify simple ways to monitor their diet each day. Noom uses volumetrics when categorizing foods and factors in the concentration of healthy and unhealthy nutrients in each food. “Green foods” are the least calorie-dense and contain the highest concentration of healthy nutrients. “Red foods” are the most calorie-dense and contain a low concentration of healthy nutrients. Yellow foods are categorized somewhere in the middle.
Noom allows users to track calories burned and exercises through either the built-in pedometer or by syncing with an extensive list of supported wearables including Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, and many more.
What is the Healthy Weight Course?
Noom’s Healthy Weight course is a program delivered in app that lasts a full 16 weeks, or the time Noom has discovered is the appropriate amount of time required to form new healthy habits. Upon purchasing of the Healthy Weight program, users are assigned to a virtual support group designed to enable anyone to give motivational feedback, share helpful tips, or discuss struggles or barriers anyone might be facing. Alongside the groups, a user is also paired up with a personal coach who will help them identify the areas that are holding a user back from achieving their desired weight. A coach leads the program, sending each user a helpful article that is designed to teach a user a different weight loss topic every week. Each week of the curriculum helps users learn a different aspect of weight loss and healthy living, to ensure that any healthy behavior is sustainable and long lasting.
How Do I Download Noom?
You can try Noom’s Healthy Weight course Download Noom!