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Noom Review - Does This App Work?

By Summer Banks on Nov 22, 2016
Noom Review

With the recent buzz about Noom, we decided to look at the app to see if it could help with weight loss like it claims to be able to.

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What You Need to Know

First off, Noom is a weight loss app for Android and iPhone. It has a free version, along with a pro version with additional features for $9.99, and a platinum version for $39.99. The free version allows you to log your meals and includes a free pedometer. The pro version adds the ability to add groups, and unlimited access to articles and challenges, as well as a collection of healthy recipes. The platinum version includes all of this, with groups lead by a licensed lifestyle coach, with private chats with your coach, and a structured weekly program with coaching.

The official website for this product is not provide any information about the company itself other than the product being developed by Dr. Richard Drucker. We like the availability of product information and what some users have the say about it, but read on…

No Guarantees

While this is certainly a good tool for people to have on their weight loss journey, it requires consistent use and accountability that most people struggle with maintaining. The free version alone is good, but to get the most from it, there’s a $40/monthly investment, which is just as expensive as a gym membership.

”It’s true an app like this can help with weight loss, but it should be part of the plan, not the whole plan.” said our Research Editor.

“I started using noom a while back and I loved it. It was easy, simple,and not extremely time consuming. But in my opinion if you don’t have pro, you’ll lose motivation.” said one user.

Hard to Stick with Free Version

The free version is easy to use, but doesn’t offer much in terms of support. Many users say they gave up with the free version, but the ones who tried the pro version noticed better results, and quickly gave up again after downgrading.

“I did end up getting pro and I was very happy with my results after that. But when I had the free noom I stopped after about a week. Which isn’t good. The pro keeps you on track and gives you more things to do so i’m always on top of it.” , said another.

Another user said, “The taste is absolutely horrible, and there’s something in it that does not agree with me. It causes my face and neck to break out so I don’t use it everyday, usually once or twice a week.”

Our research shows that if something has problems, like not keeping people accountable for actually tracking their meals, people will give up. Adding the premium features can help with that because people are more likely to use something they’re paying for, but there are still no guarantees.

The Science

Science shows that journaling food can keep you more aware of how much you’re eating, which can help with weight loss. Science also shows the value of support from friends and others while losing weight, so it’s based on solid science.

The Bottom Line

The app itself is a good complement to a weight loss effort, but cannot help you lose weight on its own. You must be willing to use it, and combine it with a healthy balanced diet and exercise routine to get results.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

How Does Noom Compare?

Previous Noom Review (Updated August 14, 2012):

What You Should Know

With a customer base of millions losing more than 40 million pounds, Noom is a fitness tracking application taking the world by storm. The individuals who created the application wanted to develop an application that took the stress out of weight loss and made it fun. The mobile technology accurately tracks your food intake, weight loss and activity throughout the day. The application is available for Android devices as well as iOS products. The application is free. There is a Pro version of one of the features, the cardio tracker.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Weight management application that tracks fitness and food consumption on mobile devices.

Product Features

Noom is more than an application; Noom is your weight loss coach. The free application offers weight loss tips, fitness advices, features a cardio trainer, a program allow you to test your fitness level as well as preset and personalized fitness programs. Noom does offer a premium service for the cardio trainer. For a one-time fee of $9.99, you have access to 20 additional cardio workouts and a personal fitness trainer.

The application goes beyond the traditional fitness tracker. Users of Noom have the opportunity to connect with community members through social media, track real-time results through your mobile devices GPS system as well as earn points and rewards. Each day, the developers of Noom challenge its community by promoting a daily task.

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Advantages

  • The application is free.
  • Various mobile technologies support Noom.
  • The developers challenge community members by providing a daily challenge.
  • There is an extensive community.
  • There is community support for additional motivational support.
  • Custom fitness plans are available.
  • The Pro cardio tracker is inexpensive.
  • The application integrates with social media.
  • Positive customer reviews.

Disadvantages

  • There is no guarantee of weight loss.
  • Individuals need personal motivation to begin using Noom.

Conclusion

We like Noom. The application not only tracks your exercise, but also challenges you to look at food in a different light. You have the ability to track calories, input food and even search the library for uncommon food choices. This allows you to locate healthy alternatives to traditional food choices. The best part of Noom is the price. The application is free and available on Android and iOS devices. The main concern we noticed with Noom is not with the application, but the needed motivation to start using the application. Dieting is a more than just using an application, especially if you have struggled with weight loss. After using the application, you will notice a community of like-mined individuals who want to help you reach and exceed you goals.

3 User Reviews About Noom

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  • 1
    Joe

    I love it. I’ve lost 13 pounds in about a month without changing anything exercise wise. It makes the entire process extremely easy and fun.
    It literally seems like Magic to simply keep my foods in the”Green”.
    It’s OK to have that Starbucks spinach feta wrap or a can of beanee weenees.
    The food is healthier and so am I.

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  • 2
    Katherine

    I love it.. like when I started i weighed about 62.75kg (Feb,2015) now i weigh 57.4kg(April, 2015). It is awesome

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  • 3
    kristin

    I started using noom a while back and I loved it. It was easy, simple,and not extremely time consuming. But in my opinion if you dont have pro, you’ll lose motivation. I did end up getting pro and I was very happy with my results after that. But when I had the free noom I stopped after about a week. Which isnt good. The pro keeps you on track and gives you more things to do so im always on top of it.

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