Congratulations on getting starting with Noom! You have taken the first big step to achieving a healthy lifestyle which is sustainable. You will learn what healthy eating looks like and the role that exercise plays-both in the long term game plan. A big key with Noom is that you learn how your behaviours and way of thinking affect your eating and lifestyle habits. Then you learn how to be aware of that way of thinking and find different ways to react to them. This is what gives you the healthy lifestyle change you are seeking…for life!
You might be popping in here and are still curious about Noom. I have some articles that I will link to on what the Noom Weight Loss Program is and my personal experiences with it. Here are my articles:
- Reaching Goal Weight After Years Of Trying
- Top 7 Reasons Why The Noom Weight Loss Program Helped Me Achieve My Dreams
- Define “Your Big Picture” and Reach Your Goal Weight
- Green, Yellow and Red-The Food System At Noom
- 20 Essential Tips For Losing Weight (and Keeping It Off)
Getting Started With Noom
In this article, I will be talking about some good starting tips to follow when you are first getting started with Noom. The things that will help you from Day 1 of the program. I will have these tips conveniently put together as the Quickstart Guide To Getting Started With Noom. *Just to note, this Quickstart Guide is something developed from personal experience and not affiliated with the Noom Weight Loss Program” * More on the Quickstart Guide a little later in the article.
Getting started with Noom is easy. When you first click into the Noom link (like the ones on my site here), you will be asked some general questions about yourself like weight loss goals, height and weight, social habits, basic medical questions and how fast you want to lose weight. These factors are all calibrated by Noom to develop a plan that is specific to you. They will also give you an estimated time when they believe you will reach your goal.
You will then sign up for the 2 week trial and given instructions on how to setup your Noom phone app. A pivotal part of the program for tracking, lessons and communicating with your goal specialist and Noom community. You will also receive emails that help you with the getting started process and your receipt for the trial. Be sure to keep your emails if you need access for future reference.
After the 2 week trial, you will automatically be enrolled in the program. If for some reason you would not like to continue with Noom, let your goal specialist know and they can cancel your upcoming subscription.
When you first decide to lose weight, there are a few things you should do straight away. When you are getting started with Noom, setting your goal is priority #1. At Noom, they will refer to this process as defining “Your Big Picture” and “Knowing Your Why”. This is one of the very first things Noom will be talking about. You’ll be hearing about this in the first few days. It’s important! Without a very clear goal and definitive reasons why you want your goal it will be hard to maintain the process for the long haul. This process is super important and a topic I felt compelled to write about. You can read my article, “Define Your Big Picture and Reach Your Goal Weight”.
Your Quickstart Guide To Goal Setting will include a worksheet to define “Your Big Picture” and Your Ultimate Whys”. This is a sheet you will want to keep with you in a place you can review it often and regularly. You will be more motivated and more clear on why you are doing what you are doing all this for.
Get Your Baselines
After defining “Your Big Picture” and clearly understanding your whys, you will want to take some preliminary baseline stats and record information on your current status. This is important to give you motivation as you go along. Imagine in a month or two when you have lost a dress size or two how that will make you feel? Weight plateaus are also very likely to occur on your weight loss journey. Having other ways to measure your success beyond the scale will be important.
Your Quickstart guide here will include some trackers to use to look back on over time and see your progress in other ways on your weight loss journey. I would also recommend taking a “selfie” before you start. Take the picture with the same clothes and in the same spot. You will really notice a difference in your general appearance over time.
The Food at Noom
When getting started with Noom, the first question that always seems to come up is “what can I eat?” At Noom, no foods are off limits. As the ultimate goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle for life, eliminating foods you truly enjoy will not work long term. Instead, Noom helps us to understand what healthy eating looks like through its green, yellow and red food system. To understand how this works, you can read my article “Green, Yellow and Red-The Food System at Noom”. There is room for all foods in the color system including our favourites.
Planning your daily food strategy will provide the healthy eating habits you are looking for with the odd indulgence here and there. You will be tracking calories while on Noom’s program and all conveniently through Noom’s easy to use phone app. The Quickstart Guide to Eating on the Noom Program gives you food lists in the green, yellow and red categories. Along with the Noom app, these lists will give you a good start with food at Noom.
Exercise On The Noom Program
Exercise is an important part of Noom as the program progresses. Regardless of your activity level, Noom does want you to start counting your steps per day on their phone app. Noom will automatically set your set amount of steps per day to start will a gradual increase in increments. They would like to see 10,000 steps per day ultimately. You can setup your own step goals through your Noom app. It is also possible to sync different devices such as a FitBit2 to track your steps.
Over time, exercise is something that will be encouraged for you to improve your overall health and assist you in your weight loss efforts. Tracking exercise is easy on the Noom app as well and includes numerous forms of exercise and types of daily activities you can use to burn calories such as yard work and housework as examples. The calorie burn calculated is based on the duration and intensity of the exercise you do.
You will learn all about the benefits of exercise through the lessons that Noom provides (yes, on the app). The lessons are one of the best features of Noom. Making a habit to read the lessons daily can teach you things you didn’t know and keep your motivation going. Also take advantage of bookmarking the lessons for future reference. The Quickstart guide for exercise will allow you to see your monthly progress with your step counter. Watch those numbers go up and watch your motivation go up too!
Being more organized when you first start Noom will be a beneficial jumpstart on your weight loss efforts. A few simple tips and tricks around your home environment and schedule can do a lot to set you up for success.
Your Quickstart Guide For Organizing For Weight Loss will include tips and tricks to organize things in your kitchen for health smart use. Also tips for bringing exercise to the forefront in your life with some easy tips to follow.
It can be easy to put your health on the back burner with your daily life challenges. A simple day planner included in the Quickstart Guide can allow you to focus on creating open spots on your schedule for your health journey. Make yourself a priority with these organizing ideas.
Get Enough Rest
Rest is often overlooked when it comes to health. Rest is needed to allow the body to heal between hours when it is “working”. Lack of sleep is detrimental in the long term to your overall health. It is also hard from the standpoint of making clear cut decisions and having focus. According to the Mayo Clinic, 7-9 hrs of sleep is the general requirement for adequate sleep. I will include a few tips for getting more sleep through a checklist on the Quickstart Guide To More Rest For Your Health. Get a jumpstart on your health. Get enough sleep.
Start Noom Off Right With These Guides
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Congratulations on getting started with Noom. On making the decision to lose the weight and improve your lifestyle for the long term. Noom is a program which truly helped me to learn what a healthy lifestyle is. For the first time, Noom taught me how my emotions and years of habits have shaped me as a person and affected my eating and lifestyle habits for years. Noom showed me how to adapt my thinking and make it work in my favour. I definitely recommend this program. I believe that the Quickstart Guide provided, along with the Noom Weight Loss Program, will start you on the right track to losing weight and a life long healthy life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Noom is a weight loss program that teaches that a healthy lifestyle is something that can be maintained long term. Understanding healthy eating, the importance of exercise and the fundamental importance of understanding the role that your behaviour plays in the process. These are key areas that differentiate Noom from others. No foods are off limits. Noom is a lifestyle and not a diet.
All foods fall into either the green, yellow or red food categories at Noom. No foods are off limits. Portion control and the occasional indulgence are key. Greens are primarily fruits and veggies, whole grains and some very lean fish. Yellows are comprised of lean meats, lean dairy and some whole wheat type grains. Reds are considered very calorie dense-fatty meats, whole dairy, high caloric density foods, sweets.
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!