For those interested the second week of Noom was not nearly as staggering as the first. In my first week I lost 6 lbs. In the second 1. Going into my third week now. My body has gotten used to eating less calories. I am full quicker, not ravenous right before a meal, and definitely have hardly any cravings or the desire to snack in between meals. I used to eat to just feel good (emotionally) so this is a huge deal. I started with easy/moderate exercise every day which I feel I need to kick up. Muscles just look slimmer plus it is nice to be fit ;-)
Thank you for your update. I am going to research Noom. I am paying for weight watchers; it is expensive... but I am not having any success and I know it is my own fault. I am wondering if Noom is a better fit for me.
I am excited for you and so happy you are feeling good!
melmel48 Noom is very similar I think but they have that psychological aspect added. It is not cheap either but I am hoping it will have the desired results. I am feeling good but would feel even better once I loose some more lbs.
Thanks for the update! I'm having a similar experience regarding feeling fuller quicker and not being ravenous after 3 weeks with WW. I'm curious about the psychological aspect of Noom, but for now WW is working for me (largely because I think my issue was mindless snacking and zero awareness of portion sizes). I'm down 8lbs so far and am looking to lose another 5-7ish to get back to my pre-covid "happy weight".
What do you think the success of Noom is compared to other diets? Does it seem healthy to you ie no fads, no keto, no gimics?
I don't know exactly but they shift your eating to mindful eating, satiety, eating more whole foods, and exercising instead of merely cutting something out (like calories, fats, carbs, gluten or wtvr). They also work on your habits and thought processes around food. I always eat when emotional so that is something to break. This is healthier and more sustainable dan just dieting it seems.
Jumping into this thread 😀 I have put on 15 lbs and want to lose it. Would you say that Noom/WW are any different than just tracking via MyFitnessPal?
I am stress eating and not exercising. I know I should start tracking, but wondering if a paid app might be better?
Noom teaches you some stuff about your eating habits and psychology so you can turn unhealthy habits around. It is a bit more than just calorie tracking. I think you could do Noom for a short while and then switch to MyFitnessPal.