Has anyone used Noom? Feedback?

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I used it. I liked it in the beginning, but eventually they stop letting you listen to recorded advice (which was so convenient) and you end up having to read a ton of articles which was counterproductive for me. I can do research on my own. The other annoying aspect was the group they put you in - you’re technically able to post to the group but the mechanism is clunky and the people who post didn’t really understand how it worked so it was just a lot of people posting responses to prompts or photos without clarifying what the post was responding to… it was a mess. The idea of Noom is great but in practice, not great. I did it for almost 3 months, no real weight loss honestly. It was glorified calorie counting, and they teach you how to prioritize foods that have low calorie density (things you can eat a lot of without consuming a lot of calories, hence weight loss). That’s the gist of the whole thing - I may have just saved you a lot of money with just that statement because honestly, that’s the main takeaway.

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Good for the courses. But to enter food- a lot doesn’t exist so you have to add it on yourself and therefore have all the info.

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I agree, except I think it has a ton of foods already pre added, especially if you’re focusing on whole foods.

The coaches really vary. My coach was bad. Reaching out once a week asking me to set some action items then canned inspiration that had nothing to do with my goal. Same exercise the next week. But she went on vacation and the substitute coach was pretty good - less than a therapist or in-person coach but personalized advice and responded to my questions, pointed me to resources, motivation for my actual goals.

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I think it depends on your knowledge of nutrition. For me, it wasn’t super helpful as I do a lot of research on my own and what I really need is willpower to not order takeout so much lol

That being said, my dad did it for awhile and for a smart man, he’s always been clueless about nutrition and portion size, so the initial month or two was eye opening for him to learn about what was in the food he was eating.

So it really depends on your baseline.

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Not worth it for general nutrition facts like natural popcorn is healthier than potato chips.

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I literally just signed up and it says I’ll reach my weight loss goal by November and lose 13 pounds by the end of next month…we’ll see.

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We used it and found it to be nothing more than telling us to read things no individual attention and tries to portray as a substitute for therapy

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I am using it now. I just wanted to lose 15lbs and while I am pretty good with this stuff, I felt stuck for the last year at this weight and thought I'd try it out.

Many are right--its fancy calorie counting and the articles can feel generic, but at the same time, I think if you're really trying to use the system, you're really being real with yourself about the issues and reading the content for personal understanding and not rolling your eyes at it every step of the way it's really a helpful tool.

I have an apple watch, I have myfitness pal, and I *KNOW* that if I log my foods I'm more conscious. I know if I log my workouts I'm more motivated, but it's easy to get lazy and skip those things. For me, if I know I'm paying for all this in one place and have a specific short-term goal, it's worth it for me.

I'd suggest anyone to do a short goal or something manageable for a few months and take advantage of the discipline to track meals, track exercise, and question their thought processes and responses. If at the end of the 3 months or whatever, you're able to move onto a free platform for these things, and have identified some of the things that have created the weight struggle that's awesome and it was worth it.

If you know you wont log meals and you wont follow along and you think the psychology is junk, save the money and get a trainer or something.

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I'm 5'5 and started at 131 in the beginning of March. I got down to 120 by the middle of May. For me, I just needed the act of gamifying my progress. I obviously know that broccoli is healthier than ice cream, but it forced me to pay attention in an organized way

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