I miss Noom! 5/5
The psychological and scientific angle make for a great duo. As my metabolism decreased with age, the scale was going the other way... I wanted to lose 8-10% of my body weight and I did it, and I ended the program. I miss logging in to Noom to see the interesting articles and it felt like I had a fantastic supportive partner for the journey. Strongly recommend.
Weight loss bot 3/5
By K in Silver Spring
This app is good for tracking calories and exercise, and receiving reminders. The psychology and goal setting portions are better suited to larger people. 1200 calories per day is the lowest and not low enough for weight loss in smaller, older women. Also, the promised interactions with real people are so scripted they might as well be built into the bot. The program does not recognize personal progress or lack thereof. It simply reminds you to enter weight and meals at designated times and provides a weight chart. It has an interface for collecting exercise data and adjusting the daily caloric allowance accordingly.
Why Are You Waiting? 5/5
Set your doubts to the side. You will no longer need them. Just download the app. Follow the instructions. You will learn. And you will loose. There is nothing to fear. Put down the tray of brownies and start over. RIGHT NOW.
Fix and Program Gets Five 3/5
I’ve tried many weight loss programs and Noom is very unique to me. It makes me really aware of my eating decisions and I’m taking an approach that this is a learning process - behavioral change, rather than thinking I need to lose 20 by a certain date and I can’t eat a whole list of things. My old approaches to weight loss were never sustainable. So you wonder why I only give Noom 3 stars? I love to cook, I love reading recipe books and trying out new recipes. I was thrilled Noom is loaded with a bunch of great recipes. But, there is no way to print them. None, unless you want to take a bunch of screen shots, send to laptop, drag and stitch into a word doc. Not happening. So I finally relented and decided to make something from Noom’s recipes. I have my iPhone 6, which drains battery in a flash, propped up on the microwave. Glasses on because of print size. Start putting it together. Shoot! Phone rings. Juggle phone conversation, sending photo in text, and trying to stay on recipe so my chicken’s countertop time is minimal. Go through recipe instructions, and suddenly...what?!?! Add cilantro!!! Hold on here. I scroll back up to ingredients. Read it two times. No cilantro in ingredient list. This fail NEVER would have happened if I could have printed the recipe, chose my own font size, see the big picture, hence the error, and then write a little note in the ingredient list. I don’t know if the coders of this program eat mainly from food trucks and don’t cook (I can name a few), but I would guess that 99.99 percent of those of us that cook don’t do it from an iPhone. Fix this and I’ll give you a well-deserved 5 stars.
Not downloading 3/5
I’ve tried for days to download this to my iPhone & just circles & circles. I did get it to download just fine on my iPad. But can’t carry that with all the time. Any help or advice?
Not just about diet. Wonderful support. 5/5
I think the thing I miss most when dieting is having human support. This app provides just that with coaches and other group members you have support for working through each step.
It is a nice mix of exercise and food eating habit change.
The food logging app is great and easy. I am 7 weeks in and might just keep this going long after I meet my goal!!
Loving my NOOM 5/5
By wren 508
I have tried other apps to log your meals. It is so boring and it last a day or two. Noom is so different. You get positive reinforcement every day and all through out your day. I could never have been able to get through this week with cutting back my calories. If it wasn’t for Noom. I know I can make my goal!!!
Decent app but overhyped 3/5
I used Noom a year ago for the full 11 week cycle. I found it was a good app and I liked they way it integrated behavior modification techniques and scientific research. However, beyond that it is not much different than all the other diet programs out there (and I have tried them all). I did great short term (27 pounds), but my problem is sticking to more regimented eating habits long term, and there is no support for that. The claim that this app will change your habits is simply false - only a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle will do that, and this app did not give me that. I was also disappointed in the “coaching” which did not help me address these issues or offer real advice but instead responded with pat answers or questions like “what do you think you should do?” She was either a bot or unqualified to be giving out individualized advice. Anyway, if you are looking for a quick tweak to your routine this may help. But don’t expect it to change your life.
Cannot cancel account
I highly recommend DO NOT DOWNLOAD
Noom app 5/5
This is a great way to log in your meals and it gives you your calories that you consume. It very user friendly. Thank you Noom for this great app.
Oh my gosh... 5/5
It’s working!! Kinda can’t believe it!
Love Noom 5/5
I think I can be a success at this wonderful plan 😍
LOVE NOOM 5/5
I have loved the journey with Noom! 32 lbs lost since March 10th. Not a diet, but a new way of life!
By Babe word smith
This is allowing me to see exactly what I am doing and gives me many recipes to assist in making changes on this journey. Looking forward to seeing the changes in my future.
Couldn’t Get It To Work 1/5
After going through the sign-up process and providing my credit card information, I received only error messages telling me that there was no account associated with my email address. I received the same message by trying to log on using both my email address as well as Facebook. I emailed support and explained the problem, and I received a reply almost immediately telling me that my trial membership has been cancelled. I truly hope this means that my credit card information has been deleted, and that I won’t be charged $149 in 2 weeks. Noom really seems like it would be a great program, but if technical issues keep it from working, it’s just not worth the risk. I’m truly disappointed that I’ll have to miss out on something I was really looking forward to.
5 STARS 5/5
Noom is incredibly easy to use, very educational, extremely positive and motivating, and highly effective!! Thanks, Noom!
A few months and I’m (somehow?) both physically and emotionally healthier. 4/5
I’ve been dieting on and off since my teen years and I just didn’t want to live that life anymore. Noom offered a balanced perspective full of sound advice and well-researched science. I lost a bit of weight and more importantly I feel like I’m in control (and happy with) my own day-to-day. I’m healthier and feel totally free of the yo-yo diet loop. Lots of great support in my chat group and a fantastic curriculum meant new perspectives and sustainable healthy habits. It was 100% worth it for me.
Oh small note to the developers - I agree with others, the app could use a little work. It took up a ton of space on my phone (over a half gig!) and the messaging portion could be easier to use (better thread management, the ability to edit messages, etc...) but overall really nice product! Very well-designed UI/UX-wise and easy to use :)
Also for others researching, a couple of notes: it’s definitely not a “fast results” kind of program; or at least it wasn’t for me. It’s more about changing your whole lifestyle, which takes time. Also the coach was not super helpful for me - they don’t respond in a very personalized way (was wondering if it was a bot for a little while) and only check in semi-regularly, so if that’s a big priority for you, I would look elsewhere. It’s more of a reminder, “keep you on track” tool than actual personalized guidance, which was a little disappointing.
What and why 4/5
This program is a great choice if you are looking to improve your health in the long game. It not only helps you understand what to eat, but what your behaviors are rooted in (putting others needs before your own, stress, depression, needing to learn self care you may not have been taught).
This program is the real deal.
They automatically charged me for 4 months without even presenting different subscription options
You will be automatically churched 156 dollars after your initial 10 days 2/5
I did the intitial 10 days and noticed a charge on my account I cancelled the service and put a stop pay. It seems they will not rwfund your money but will tell you, you will have the ability to use the service for 6 mos. this is nothing weight watchers doesn’t offer.go to weight watchers and get real support, not automated responses
Noom? Meh... 1/5
While I did lose 5 pounds in the first two weeks (trial period) The app is only ok. The convenience of having food groups separated into three different colors is great. About the only thing I found helpful. It makes choosing what you eat easy. But not worth the $100 + they wanted. The coaches are what they are. Neither good nor bad.
The customer service and billing practices are another thing altogether. After reading the reviews, which I admit I did not prior to signing up for the “free” trial, I am so not comfortable with Noom’s billing and cancellation policy. I cancelled my free trial on day 7 of my free trial. They sent me an message saying “sorry to see me go” and that I would not be charged. Well we will see... I have already alerted my CC company to deny any charge from Noom as unauthorized by me. As most reviews and several YouTube Videos indicated Noom waits until the free trial ends before canceling and in turn charges for the first 6 months... SURPRISE!
Word to the wise read reviews and know you can do this without paying an arm and a leg.
Stepping down from my soap box and challenging Noom to be accountable.
Tricky cancellation policy 1/5
By celestial and terrestial
I told my ‘coach’ that I didn’t think this was for me, and looked for a cancel button. There was non so I just deleted the app. A day later I still got a text message, and I replied that I had deleted, and I also sent a STOP notice. I got a message saYing I was unsubscribed, but I was still charged. Disputing the charges now.
1 week in 5/5
By Omi Christie
I’ve only been doing this for 1 week. I love how you can still live your life. I’m learning how to make better food choices while still enjoying my favorites occasionally.
Very helpful program 5/5
I like that the program is based on psychology support which I believe is the right way to go to keep our weight in control.
I’ve already lost 5 pounds. 5/5
I’m so excited! And geeked to say the least. It’s only been one week and I’ve already had such great success. It encourages me to continue and look ahead to the prize of my ultimate goal to lose 30 pounds. I can’t wait to see my final transformation. I hope to share that update with you all. If you’re not sure it’s for you, the best thing you can do is quite simple, TRY! Their 14-Day Trial allows you to TRY risk-free! So go for it, I don’t think you will regret it.
So far I have learned more about my eating habits than any diet or “plan” that I have ever tried before 👍🏼
Life changing! 5/5
I have done just about every program. None have psychologically changed my way of thinking. I look forward to reading every day! I am one week in and have already lost 5 pounds!
Like this program 4/5
By northwoods wonder
The app takes a little bit of getting used to but I think the program is spot for people who have emotional baggage when it comes to food. The concept is different than anything you’ve seen before, big focus on emotional triggers.
This is an awesome program 5/5
Ive lost 24lbs on this program. Started in April 2019 and its August and I am 5 lbs from my goal weight. I am eating healthier, exercising more and my blood pressure is in the normal range. Thanks to Noom I think differently about eating and about myself.
I love this app 5/5
I love this app, I would recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight.
This seems like a scam 1/5
By Jen of Madrona
I’ve used other calorie and nutrition tracking apps (that don’t charge $50/per month) and this seems no different. It’s marketed as “something new” or “not a typical diet.” And whole it isn’t a diet, it’s certainly not new.
The coaching is non-existent. It takes days for them to answer a question and once they do, it’s some obvious, generic suggestion. Like I asked how to reduce boredom and stress snacking and my coach said “try to do something else to distract you.” Wow?! What? My kid could have come up with something more useful and creative. So I asked for another coach and it took 2 days for him to say okay and 3 days after that, no new coach or messages.
I also was never placed in a group. I asked my coach about that and apparently it happens after your free trial — of course. From what I’ve read, the groups are also not very helpful.
I’m just not sure how this app is any different from apps like Lose It which is free. The only difference is more clever marketing and it’s more expensive. Bravo! You tricked me!
Advice? Get a free app and find an accountability diet/exercise buddy. Save some money!
Exactly what I needed! 5/5
I love Noom! The app is great and easy to use, I love the checklist that motivates me to log all my meals and get my steps in. Being able to save articles for later viewing is a great feature, because review is so important in learning! I’m a week into my Noom journey, and this app has quickly become the most used on my phone!
Never used it and got charged $108. Buyer beware SCAM
Expensive joke 1/5
By Firefighter Zen
The theory is great psychologists to tackle the mental aspect of weight loss. The reality is computer generated responses and daily stories that are generic. No focus on food groups just ideas of what should work and not being too critical on yourself for breaking your eating plan. I could see how this mindful eating approach might work for someone with a lot of weight to loose, but not for someone close to goal weight it’s not worth it.
My experience three coaches in 10 weeks. None of the three have been able to answer questions I had about nutrition or syncing an Iwatch with the app. Answers seemed to be computer generated or none of my assigned coaches had high reading comprehension skills. And for the money you should be expected to get answers in 10 weeks. I am at a healthy weight with some summer vanity pounds to loose and this was absolutely not the program for me too much logging and reading each day. I spent more time thinking about the program than actually working towards my goals.
Save your money get a gym membership and a food scale. Shoot for the same money you could also get portion control containers and a weeks worth of groceries and come out ahead.
Customer ‘Support’ reached out to me to justify my review. As a business owner I was happy to help. Long story short I received three emails all generic asking for more information. That’s the exact problem. Noom doesn’t read it has to be ran by computers you can not honestly hire people who specializes cognitive thinking processes that have no reading comprehension.
STAY AWAY! Noom tool $129.00 from my acct after trial wouldn’t refund 1/5
Apparently signing up for a short trial must have contained some language about auto subscribing to several months of Noom. I did the trial and didn’t find the app nearly worth the cost. I stopped using the app before the trial ended yet Noom still charged me $129.00 for several additional months. I could see one month of charges perhaps... but not this significant of a charge for something not used. I contacted them and explained I wasn’t using the app and didn’t plan on using it and requested a refund. They said no and referred me to some language in the agreement. I asked for a manager and they never responded. I emailed them multiple times and they refused to refund any money. So I am paying $129.00 for nothing at all. I would run fast from these folks. Their sole interest appears to be money. The app is way too expensive to begin with and with these tactics, their true colors show.
Scam. Stay Away! 1/5
The only way to cancel your subscription is to send a message to your coach in the app. If you forget to cancel before 14 days, you are automatically charged €80 for the next two months. Stay away!
To be clear, this is a scam because if you casually begin it, you forget about it and you are charged even though you didn’t use it. This is an evil business model.
A better approach is to have a 14-day trial that ends and will not continue unless you proactively say that you want to continue.
They clearly can see that I have not used the app, but they insist on no refunds if you pass the 14-day mark. What value did I receive from my €80? Nothing.
I like it 5/5
A make sense type of app easy to use very encouraging and enjoyable.
Best user-friendly lifestyle change 5/5
I love this app! This is more than just making a lifestyle change. Noom offers so much advise and information to help you, and so many times, most diet-like programs are either too vague or too time-consuming. Noom is the best user-friendly lifestyle change I’ve made.
Took more money than listed 1/5
By camera 1
Got zapped for $149 after trial period even though I cancelled prior to trial ending... don’t use bad business
total rip off predatory business model. 1/5
By scamed 2
This app is a total rip off and they do not stand behind their product why would I not be able to get a refund 10 minutes after I get charged $129 unless they know that it is not worth this amount of money even close. This sort of scams are despicable praying on people who don’t read the fine print I understand that it might be my fault for not reading the fine print but it seemed that this app was $10 per month not $500 per year. Total nonsense and they refuse to give you a refund what kind of business refuses to give a refund for someone who doesn’t use their product a business that just sets up their business model to scam people out of money.
Info overload 3/5
The fast pace and info overload is stressing me out. With Little review of material from one day to the next - my brain can’t keep up. Then they throw in way too many unnecessary “jokes” and acronyms which just add to the mess. I say KISS. Keep it simple silly.
No Apple Watch? 4/5
I feel very empowered by all of the information and reasoning behind weight loss success included in the premium version. The only thing that keeps this from being a 5 star review is that Apple Watch is not part of the app. Using my phone as pedometer doesn’t really work for me as I take many steps a day when I don’t have my iPhone in hand. Adding Apple Watch capability would make this system perfect for me.
Busy Teacher/Mother 5/5
By Happy Working Homeaker
I’m a mother of 4 teenagers. I teach music to 450 kids a week. I was looking around at my school a few months ago and realized that we teachers and mothers give and give and give so much that we forget ourselves right into obesity. I’ve tried counting points with other programs and it made me want to eat more. This is the FIRST time anything has worked for years. NOOM is giving game simple mental take aways and tools to change my relationship with food! Even the busiest person can do this. I have only been doing it for 6 weeks and 8 lbs have come off. I don’t have to count points anymore. I’m learning to change my thoughts and tame my inner social eating beast! Love NOOM!
Too pricey for what you get 1/5
The “coaching” thing is a scam so if you’re signing up just for that then don’t bother. My “coach” maybe checked in twice with me in the six weeks I’ve been doing this. And the groups are a waste of time and lack direction. You are basically paying for an app that helps you count calories and gives you some basic cognitive behavioral therapy tips...
Educational & Motivating 5/5
Not a get thin quick diet, it is a process including education, motivation and results.
1st Week 5/5
By FMc Bubba
I am very encouraged after my 1st week with Noom.
Incredibly Surprised! 5/5
When I first saw the app I was skeptical, but a friend is using it and she said how easy it was and fun it was. So I’m giving it a try. Definitely agree it helps change your mind set on eating and understand food! The coaching is great too!
Tina’s week 1 on Noom. 5/5
I like the daily checkins. I’m learning a lot about my thought processes and I’m putting your tips to work. AND...wait for it.....they are working. Making healthy food choices makes me feel more satisfied and most days this week I didn’t even need all my calories. I lost 4lbs the first week. I’ve never lost 4 lbs in a week before. Super happy about that. I also am motivated with pedometer to move more. I’ve been telling myself for 2 years to join the gym, and hadn’t, until this week. I started in a Treadmill program and that’s going well. When I was trying to talk myself out the work out I had planned I used your psychological tips to keep me motivated.
Fantastic app 5/5
This app is fantastic! It is fun and motivational.