True story: I did not workout one day in 2018. By the end of the year, my body ached, I wasn’t sleeping well, my clothes didn’t fit, I had no energy and I felt blah. Plus, if you tuned into my podcast I was also struggling with some painful issues with my feet. Thankfully, I’ve got myself back in gear with the new year. I joined a brand new gym and took their very first spin class on their grand opening day. And, I’ve found that the spin class has actually helped with my foot pain, so that’s a bonus!
I also joined Noom — which as been coined as the “Millennial Weight Watchers.” Noom is a wellness program that is designed to help you live a healthier life by guiding you to create better habits. Unlike other weight loss programs that focus just on the physical aspect of losing weight, Noom focuses on the mental aspect. For many, struggles with weight loss has a lot to do with personal thoughts, habits, beliefs, triggers and emotions that tend to be barriers. Noom’s goal is to help you overcome these barriers by helping you become more aware of poor habits and creating better ones.
Here’s how I use it and what I like about it. You wake up every morning with at least 5-6 “activities” waiting for you in the Noom App from quizzes, simple strategies to try, and quick tips on what to focus on for the day. This program is very much geared toward helping you figure out why you eat what you eat, identifying your personal triggers for making less than healthy food choices, strategies for overcoming barriers and breaking habits. A lot of what they teach you is based on scientific studies and everyday it seems to track the exact information I need.
You are assigned a coach that helps you determine your “Ultimate Why” and who also checks in weekly to see how you’re doing and to set a new goal. You log your meals and snacks everyday and the food is broken down into “green, yellow and red” zones so you can gauge where you did well and what needs improvement. You are also assigned to an accountability group to share ideas and offer encouragement. Like to cook, but you’re not sure what fits in the program? Noom has an extensive collection of healthy recipes. Meal planning is a big idea in this program because by planning your meals ahead of time — including breakfast and lunch – you are more likely to eat healthier. This has helped me significantly and I’ve spent less money by not going out to eat.
While exercising is important and you’ll see better results if you combine moving and better eating, Noom doesn’t push you with any specific workouts, that’s up to you. But, you do earn credits toward your calorie budget on the days you exercise and it connects with your fitness device like a Fitbit to track your movement. Noom offers two programs, one for weight management and the other for diabetes management which focuses more on carbohydrate intake.
Everything is done directly through the app you upload on your phone once you sign up. Membership costs vary based on current promotions, but it is a 16 week program for about $32 dollars a month. This is a helpful article to answer all your questions. And you can also visit Noom to take a free 30-second evaluation.
Here’s the best part — Just for my followers I have a 20% off promo code you can use toward your membership!
Use this link https://friends.noom.com/YVJNSThEMlNCOmNm when you sign up and you get 14 days for free + 20% off your membership!
I can’t wait to share more with you in the future on my #movetobloom goal for 2019!