If you’ve been around the internet, you’ve probably seen an ad for the app Noom. Since I’m getting back on track on my fitness journey, I am looking for every option that makes it easier. Due to the pandemic, they were offering free trials (I’ll get into my issue with their trial prices) so I decided to try it. Is Noom worth it? Here’s my app review.
What is Noom
Noom is a program that gives you personalized plans to help with weight loss. With coaches that help your journey and articles to help with the mental aspect to make healthier choices in the long run.
Noom gives you tasks per day to complete. Each day makes you track your food and eventually pairs you with a coach that analyzes your log. After a couple of weeks, you will be added to a group with other users. Each day hits a topic of weight loss but also the mental aspects. Whether its analyzing what you eat. They offer a 14-day trial for $1 but costs 44.99 per month.
I’ve been wanting to try Noom for the longest time but the price always put me off. They also usually have a timer when you input your information so it’s pressure to get it. But I was able to do a free trial so I went in.
Noom is essentially a food tracking app. They don’t have meal plans but suggest what is healthier. It doesn’t offer workout plans. You track your emails and your coach will look them over and tell you what you can improve on.
Maybe because I’m an introvert but I wasn’t a big fan of having to talk to someone constantly or be put in a group with others. But that’s the big push from the app that sets it apart from the other food trackers. But that was a big no for me.
I enjoyed the articles they gave you based on your needs and struggles but it did feel like things that are easily to Google. But can be good for a complete beginner if you want to learn quickly the basics.
Overall, I didn’t really think Noom was anything out of the ordinary. For the price, I wouldn’t really be interested in keeping it after the trial. I feel sticking with a regular food tracking app like MyFitnessPal that is free works just as well.