Does Noom work with an anti-inflammatory diet?

by | May 2, 2022 | Last updated Mar 22, 2023

An anti-inflammatory diet can be challenging, especially if you’ve never had to be mindful of the dietary choices you make.

All the rules of what you can and can’t eat can feel overwhelming, and the diet may seem impossible to follow on your own.

And if your goal is to lose weight in addition to following an anti-inflammatory diet, you need a program that supports and keeps you motivated along the way.

Noom Weight can help support you in your weight loss goals as you make lifestyle changes to manage inflammation.

Here’s how.

Note: Please consult with your medical provider before making dietary changes.

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Color-coded food tracker helps you identify anti-inflammatory foods

Food choices play a key role in inflammation.

According to Harvard Medical School, foods that trigger inflammation include refined carbohydrates (like white bread and pastries), fried foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, red meat, processed meat, margarine, shortening, and lard.

To avoid inflammatory responses, you need to be aware of what you can and can’t eat on an anti-inflammatory diet. Ideally, you also need a way to keep track of those foods.

Noom Weight’s color-coded food logger helps you keep track of what you eat, so you can avoid foods that cause inflammation and lean more heavily on those that don’t.

What’s more, Noom Weight complements an anti-inflammatory diet because its color-coded system already favors anti-inflammatories like fruits and vegetables.

And at the same time, the program helps you limit a lot of inflammatory foods.

Here’s how it works:

Noom breaks down food into three color categories—green, yellow, and red.

  • Green foods will fill you up with the least amount of calories. Many of these options—like strawberries, spinach, and other fruits and vegetables—are natural anti-inflammatories and full of antioxidants.
  • Yellow foods have a bit more calories. Options like salmon, tuna, lentils, and beans align with an anti-inflammatory diet and can add some variety to your meals.
  • While red foods aren’t bad, they do have the highest calorie density and may lead to inflammation. Foods like white bread, french fries, and processed foods are generally things you should avoid when looking to reduce inflammation. But keep in mind that nuts, olive oil, and dark chocolate—all of which fall into this category—might be good options to enjoy on occasion.

Logging your food helps you see what foods you’re eating and not eating. That way, you give your body what it needs to keep inflammation under control.

Noom anti-inflammatory friendly recipes make mealtimes easy

With the limited foods you’re able to eat on an anti-inflammatory diet, it’s easy to get tired of eating the same things over and over.

But finding new meal options that fit within anti-inflammatory dietary guidelines can get overwhelming.

Use the Noom Weight recipe database to search for meals that align with your health goals.

After a few quick minutes of browsing through recipes, it’ll be easy to get creative with anti-inflammatory foods you may not have tried before.

You’ll have delicious meals to look forward to, like salmon with tabbouleh salad, baked cod with lemon and olive oil, and miso soup with asparagus and broiled cod.

And that’s just a sneak peek of what’s in store for you.

Plus, you’ll also get to experiment with some new ways of cooking. Just like the types of foods you consume make a difference in inflammation, so does how you cook it.

That’s because cooking foods using high, dry heat methods—such as grilling, barbecuing, or frying—increases the amount of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in food.

What are AGEs?

They’re harmful compounds made up of protein or fat, and sugar. AGEs are found in animal products and are linked to inflammation.

Slow, low-heat cooking methods, like poaching, stewing, and braising, are better alternatives while on an anti-inflammatory diet.

Get those culinary juices flowing and say goodbye to the same bland meals time after time.

Coaching and daily lessons offer guidance to control inflammation

Accountability and encouragement are key to any weight loss or healthy lifestyle plan. Noom Weight provides you with a personal coach who will keep you on track and help you create a plan for success.

Tell your coach about your specific health needs and your goals around reducing inflammation.

Your coach is there to motivate you on the hard days when all you want to do is give up.

They’ll also direct you toward resources that can help you keep inflammation under control—like how to reduce stress, which contributes to inflammatory reactions.

And Noom Weight coaches celebrate your wins—whether that’s going a whole week without stomach discomfort or less joint pain.

On top of this one-on-one support, Noom Weight offers daily lessons—many of which cover things that people with inflammation tend to struggle with, like overeating and stress.

It only takes 5 to 15 minutes of reading per day, and you’ll better understand the behaviors and feelings that may be preventing your success.

This guidance, along with your coach’s support, will be extremely important to get you through the challenges of an anti-inflammatory diet.

Ready to make a lasting change?

A healthier you, wherever you are.

Exercise logging keeps you active to decrease inflammation

While exercise isn’t directly tied to the eating side of an anti-inflammatory diet, it does complement it and help with weight loss.

Studies suggest that regular physical activity reduces inflammation.

Noom Weight encourages exercise little by little. The fitness tracker and steps counter help incorporate exercise more consistently in your daily routines.

If exercise has been on the backburner for you, don’t worry. You don’t need to start until you’re ready—and when you are, you can work at your own pace.

Start with 200 steps each day using Noom Weight’s pedometer. Then, you can slowly work up to longer walks and higher-intensity workouts (like running or swimming) and log it into the fitness tracker.

Whatever activity you choose, just make sure it’s fun and enjoyable, so you stay motivated. Noom Weight has lots of ideas for exercise—dancing, kayaking, martial arts, and even ping-pong.

Whatever activities interest you the most, we’ve probably got you covered.

Use Noom with an anti-inflammatory diet on your wellness journey

As you battle inflammation, your goal may be to lose weight or stay disciplined on your anti-inflammatory diet.
Noom provides the support and resources you need to succeed and feel better long term. Try it out and see how it works for you.