Does Noom work?

%Santa Clarita Chiropractor %Chiropractic Care VanDuring the holiday season it may be difficult to keep the pounds off–a lot of people have been hearing about the Noom diet, which is a health and fitness app that starts off by asking users to set up their target weight and record their current weight.

The users then record their daily food intake and activity/exercise.  They also get assigned a health coach.

The app then generates reports displaying the user’s weight rends, calories and nutritional summaries along with suggestions as to the types of exercises that could be done to achieve the user’s desired weight.

It uses a unique traffic light system to rank foods according to how many calories they contain.

“Green” foods, such as spinach and broccoli, are the least calorie dense, whereas “red” foods contain more calories and should make up less of a portion.

Using these data, the app’s creators develop personalized weight loss plans that they claim can help deliver long lasting weight loss results.

To get a personalized weight loss plan, a person will need to purchase a subscription and answer some questions on the Noom website or app. The algorithm will then design a weight loss plan to fit the person’s needs.

Affter a person logs in for the first time, the app will pair them with an appropriate health coach. The coach will provide relevant dietary information and advice to help the person achieve their weight goals.

Overall, from a study conducted of users from October 10, 2012 to April 4, 2014, and excluding certain app users for various reasons, overall the user’s lost 10% or more, with the highest percentage of lost weight being men.

One of the most important factors influencing the results was the input of the user’s dinner food intake-those that entered that data appeared to lose more weight.

For a more detailed analysis of the results, go to:

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep34563

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