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Noom has been one of the most popular smartphone apps and diet coach services for a few years now.

I recommend all of my clients at least use a food tracker app to create a food journal, and make the journey to their health and fitness goals a little easier.

But I also wanted to find out how other people had changed their lives using the Noom Coach app, so I started engaging with other users in forums and Facebook groups.

I tried to filter out all the slim fast success stories and focused on those that looked and sounded legitimate.

Before I share those Noom before and after stories, let me start with some definitions.

How Did We Define Success?

Weight Loss using noom app

I looked for people who had used the Noom diet plan and showed proven and significant weight loss results.

They also had managed to better deal with health problems like diabetes or common sleep issues, and generally experienced a sustainably healthier lifestyle.

What I was actively filtering out is all the hyped-up comments of instant gratification and extremely fast weight loss that didn’t sound realistic for the average person.

This was quite a challenging process, and I found a lot of very entertaining and inspiring stories.

Where Did We Get These Success Stories?

Fortunately, there are a ton of health and fitness forums and Facebook groups out there where people are more than happy to share their positive and negative results.

But I also reached out to people on my mailing list and social media followers to see if anyone had achieved some sustainable weight loss results.

And the good news was that we found a ton of great people who shared their Noom before-and-after stories.

The Top Success Stories We Found

Story #1: Cindy from Missouri

Cindy from Missouri

Cindy is a mother of 3 and married to the Navy. This means that she often has to juggle kids and a household alone, and over the years that meant there was little time to focus on her wellness.

However, with the help of Noom coaching and the support groups, she managed to start sustainably losing weight. How much weight? An amazing 44 lbs in just under 6 months.

That’s about 2 lbs per week and something that I call a body transformation.

By putting a lot of thought into the foods she ate, checking her daily steps, and do all this while taking care of her family at home, I think that she should be all the motivation people need.

Story #2: Matt from New York

Matt has been struggling with his weight ever since he left high school, and in a matter of 20 years, he was obese which made him struggle with health issues. (1)

From being exhausted in the evenings, and then struggling to sleep at night, he knew the weight was the problem.

Having tried both medical and natural sleep aids, he stumbled upon Noom and started to make a huge change in his lifestyle and eating habits.

His Noom before-and-after result was an extreme weight loss of 75 lbs in 8 months, which is nothing short of spectacular. While he does exercise more, one of the main reasons he highlights is the simple calorie diet plan.

Everything is in plain sight in the app, and he knows exactly when he’s heading in the wrong direction again.

Story #3: Hollie from Missouri

In her story, Hollie describes how she has managed to lose weight at several stages in her life, only to pile it back on again.

It’s that dreaded yo-yo effect that, in many ways, is the most disheartening thing about it. (2)

It was in her home city-based health wellness center that someone introduced her to Noom.

With the help of her personal and group coach, she has managed to shed 40 lbs and remain on a healthy weight.

To get an extra boost of motivation, Hollie got some friends and family to join the same group as her so that they could provide encouragement on a daily basis. A simple comment on someone’s new weight entry makes quite a difference.

Story #4: Laura from lalymom.com

I saved one of the most inspirational stories for last, and what I love about Laura’s experience is the long-term results that she has been able to demonstrate. She goes into great detail about how she used the different tools at various stages.

As a mom of two and managing a very popular blog, Laura struggled for time to go to appointments with dietitians or health coaches. She needed something that could be squeezed into a 10-minute gap in her schedule.

And that’s where Noom quite literally fit in.

First of all, she found it very easy and fast to log all her food. In less than a minute after each meal, all the calories are counted and added up. Then, before the next meal, it was very easy to adjust portion sizes so as to not exceed the daily amount.

Then comes the coaching service and support community which can be accessed at any time. She highlights that it doesn’t require hours of time and yet you quickly notice how much your behavior and attitude towards food changes.

Laura’s is a truly long-term success story.

It's been a year since I started and I am happy to report that I am BELOW my Noom goal weight. I could not be more ecstatic with these changes. I still use my Noom Food List Cheat Sheets as reminders of my go-to favorite foods of each color.

- Laura, Blogger Mom

Story #5: Carla

Here's another success story from Carla who lost 100 lbs. while using the app. Watch this video below to be inspired!

Related Post: Apps that can sync with Noom

Story #6: @thefithappyfoodie

Here's another Noom before-and-after story all the way from social media! Imagine losing 40+ pounds in 3 months? That's so inspiring!

"Here’s a little #transformationtuesday for ya. One year ago today vs now. I am 40+ lbs down and maintained for 3 months by intuitive eating. Once you learn what your body needs it’s just a matter of routine, consistency, and trying to make the right choices as best you can. When you think about it, you can apply this to most aspects of your life.

Having some amazing friends to be on this journey with has really helped motivate and encourage me. I am so proud of them for working to improve their lives!"

@thefithappyfoodie Noom before and after

Story #7: @mililili90

How about losing 70 pounds in 9 months? Here's another motivational before-and-after story!

"Sometimes it’s hard to see the difference as I go. But seeing it this way makes my jaw just drop! I know I still have quite a way to go. But I still see 70 pounds gone as an absolute win!! Catch me out and enjoying my body by Noom and living my best life!!"

@mililili90 Noom before and after

Story #8: @agirl_andherbeagle

This Instagrammer lost 35 pounds in around 6 months. Her original goal was to lose only 15 pounds, but when she realized it's possible, she exceeded her own targets.

@agirl_andherbeagle Noom before and after

Is Noom Worth The Try?

If you think it’s time to change your life and head on a journey to create a better relationship with food and exercise, then Noom is a good starting point.

The above stories demonstrate how the simple psychology of tracking the foods you eat is the first major hurdle to achieving your healthy weight loss goals. Just make sure you follow the recommended food list that you can read here.

If you’ve been following my blog and social media channels, then you’ll know that it’s certainly no secret that I love simple life hacks and tools.

Practically all my clients use Noom. Try it out for yourself and check out our designated review page details on the program and plans on offer.

Can't wait to see your Noom before-and-after transformations!


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  • So I searched the web to for the best fitness app and now I can’t choose from noom coach vs myfitnesspal. Let me consider your opinion so I can move on lol

  • While I was eager to have a go at something new and was energized by the idea of a mentor, I couldn’t effectively explore the application on the little screen of my telephone. I quit following using it after three days when my disappointment overpowered me. I would have been increasingly intrigued had they offered an organization I could have utilized on my PC with a bigger screen. I am 68 years of age. Maybe, I don’t fit the versatile application profile of glad application clients as it is hard for me for my age. In any case, thanks again for your incredible correlation, Mr Isaac. Still on my way to discover the program that best fits me.

  • I love both! I can’t decide which one I like better — they both do it differently for me. For example, I love the first one because of the mentorship and accountability, but the second is great of track ing my intake. It has a massive list of options. It’s very helpful because almost everything in my kitchen is in there. Makes recording my lunches and dinners very convenient. Overall, I use both and am satisfied. I like the c oaching part of the software although I’ve read somewhere that not all of the c oaches are good and some don’t check in consistently. In that case, they have to make sure that all clients get the same experience.

  • I love my software!!! I think it’s a good way to monitor my system and overall eating habits on my phone, so easy and convenient. Personally, I like the first one because I’m able to speak to someone regarding my concerns. I’m very new with this whole thing and am conscious about going to the g y m so at least I have someone I can talk to online. I like the accountabilit y part of the product despite the fact that some users actually complain that their buddy isn’t that helpful at all. But personally for me, I enjoy talking to mine, I like the support, and I’m looking forward to our sessions together.

  • Hello Isaac, I appreciate your insight. I’ve been contemplating on these two products, I’ve read tons of other blogs comparing the two and I get more confused! It seems like both are good. But after reading yours, I think I will go with the first. I like the idea of having a co ach because I have tried soooo many fads and none of them worked for me because I lose motivation after some time. I need someone to look after my progress and be able to motivate me to go for it! Besides, the price isn’t that much either, so I think it will be worth it. I mean, compared to having someone in person. Aside from that, I really like the simplicity of the user interface. It’s friendly and functional overall

  • I value your blog so much. Really helpful for people like us! I’ve been examining these two items, I’ve perused huge amounts of different online journals contrasting the two and I get progressively befuddled. It appears as though both are acceptable. But I like having a co each, I have attempted numerous di ets and I lose inspiration quickly after some time. I need somebody to take care of me and have the option to inspire me to take the plunge! I figure the cost will be justified, despite the other being free. That is to say, contrasted with having somebody face to face. and I truly like the straightforwardness of the UI of the software

  • I’m a runner and I’m very conscious of what I put in my body, I love using my cellular phone for my health and regimen because it’s so convenient and easy and there’s no better way to do it than on the mobile. I like the very basic interface, it’s easy to use and there are so many functions I can do! I’m also even able to talk to someone to track my progress. I even recommended it to my friends in the track and field community! Most of them love to use it as well. I am looking forward to the next update

  • Hi Isaac, my name is Van, I’m 21 and am struggling to bulk up. I have been reading your page since the start of this year. I really really want to build some muscles and gain some pounds and your tips on your blog have helped me jumpstart my journey! I am also looking at starting my own blogging space! I want to document my life and have a memory of how I start with this journey. And maybe even be one of your colleagues here online. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this blog, you inspire me and am looking forward to more learning from you

  • My friend recommended this application to me because he lost over 40 pounds using it for about 6 months. He has gotten so lean and healthy and I was inspired to follow suit. He now looks 10 years younger and has a lot of vigor and strength and really looks good overall. He’s been exercising a lot, maybe around 3-4 times every week, and his muscles are slowly becoming more defined. He credited the app and told me it has changed his life and the way he views exercise and food. I am just about 15 lbs over weight and I can’t wait to lose all the excess pounds using it.

  • I am loving this page!!! Thank you for putting up such great content. So much valuable information and I am learning a lot. I’m new to bodybuilding and my goal is to join my first competition next year! I am working with a coach and have been doing my exercises religiously and have also been tracking my intake. I love it. It gives me the figures I need to track and makes me more aware of my progress. I’m excited to finally join my first competition!!! Thank you totalshape and to my coach and to the app, you all have been so helpful in my journey

  • Hi Van, we are on the same page right now. I am also trying to gain weight and build some muscles and this app has helped me a lot. It has only been 4 months since I started but I have gained significant muscle already. My girlfriend loves it and my friends have been noticing the changes. I feel good and I am continuing my efforts to bulk up even more. I am so happy because I have been under weight since I was 12 and now 10 years later, my pectorals and abs are showing! I have more energy during the day too.

  • I like Noom for accountability, but it’s food tracking is FAR inferior to My Fitness Pal. It has the wrong calorie count for almost everything I’ve tracked my first two weeks. Raisins showed less than 1/4 of the true calorie count! I wish Noom would sync with MFP, so I can use Noom’s other good features but log meals in MFP. I have flagged every error in Noom because the calories are so far off, but it gets annoying. If accuracy is important to you (and it should be), understand that Noom would have underestimated my calories by several hundred per day. That could completely derail weight loss plans.