When I graduated college and started an office job, I began steadily gaining weight from all of the desk-sitting and computer-snacking. Two years in, I realized how unhappy with my body I had become. This led me down the path of trying just about every fad diet you could possibly think of– Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, you name it. But with each diet, I followed a similar pattern– quickly losing several pounds, plateauing, getting discouraged, and then gaining it all back plus more.
I had just about given up on achieving my health and weight goals, until one of my friends told me about Noom. Noom is an app-based weight loss program that focuses on behavioral change to help promote weight loss long term. After reading some reviews and looking over the website, I was pretty impressed and decided to give it a try.
I started by filling out a questionnaire on the website where I told them about my current habits and lifestyle, health conditions, and my goals for the future. They provided me with a timeline of when I should be able to reach my ideal weight, which they claimed would only take a few months! I was pretty excited by this prospect, so I downloaded the app and began my Noom journey. That was 7 months ago. Today, I am at my goal weight, and have been maintaining it for a couple months now– something that I’ve never achieved before!
Thanks to Noom, I feel so much more confident, I have an abundance of energy, and I don’t crave certain foods like I did when I was on all of those fad diets. Noom uses a color system to help inform balanced dietary choices and calorie-conscious decisions, rather than forbidding and restricting. Their educational resources help me understand the science and psychology behind sustainable weight loss, which has been super integral in forming new, healthy habits. I love being able to communicate with other users and encourage each other on our journeys in real time! Having a 1 on 1 access to a health coach has been a game-changer too.
Without a doubt, Noom has completely changed my life. I look and feel better than I ever have before, and not at the expense of swearing off certain foods that I love! All in all, I would absolutely recommend Noom to anyone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle.