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Noom for men: how to overcome common weight loss struggles

by | Apr 20, 2022 | Last updated Dec 19, 2023 | Blog, Digest

Many men want to lose weight but don’t know where to start. 

Change can feel impossible when you’ve lived with the same diet and exercise habits for a long time.

Overeating—sometimes until you’re stuffed—may be the norm. And when you’re always busy, going to the gym at the end of the day sounds exhausting. 

Add in the very idea of calorie counting and exercise, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and want to give up.

But don’t throw in the towel just yet. Using Noom for men’s weight loss can help.

With Noom Weight, you’ll learn how to change your habits, reach your goal weight, and keep the pounds off.

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Why choose Noom for men’s weight loss?

Weight loss is, of course, different for every man. Each person will have unique goals. And the steps they take to reach their goal weight will not all be alike.

But there are a few common challenges men may go through on the way to the finish line.

  • Overeating: Many men eat to the point of being stuffed—and they don’t know why they do so. This overeating habit may stem from stress or simply not knowing when their body is full or stuffed.
  • The lack of freedom felt with diets: The lack of freedom in diets may make men run the other way. The thought of giving up the foods they love might be too much.
  • Feeling hungry on diet programs: Men may also keep away from diets because they worry about feeling hungry. The thought of running on what may feel like an empty stomach isn’t worth it.

Noom Weight is not a diet. It’s a program that helps you get through these hurdles by giving you the tools and knowledge to reach your goal weight.

And does Noom Weight work for men? Yes, it does.

Men who finished the whole Noom Weight program achieved statistically significant weight loss after 16 weeks

And about 63% of them experienced “clinically meaningful” results—losing 5% or more of their body weight.

Noom Weight can guide you to success, too.

Lose weight (without feeling hungry) with Noom’s food tracker

No one likes feeling hungry. And there’s nothing less motivating for weight loss than a diet that will leave you feeling hungry.

Noom Weight doesn’t tell you what you can and can’t eat. 

It’s not a restrictive diet that doesn’t satisfy your hunger. 

Instead, the program shows you how to eat—starting with its color-coded food tracker.

And you don’t have to cut out the foods you love. You can still enjoy the occasional slice of pizza and beer (or whatever it is you love to eat) with your buddies!

With the color-coded food tracker, you’ll learn which foods to eat that will satisfy your hunger (while still supporting your weight loss). 

The feature categorizes foods into the colors green, yellow, and red:

  • Green foods—like vegetables and whole grains—leave you feeling full on the fewest calories.
  • Yellow foods have more calories, but they’re still good options—foods like chicken breast and lean steak.
  • Red foods have more calories and less nutritional value. They’re not “bad” foods, just those you should eat in smaller portions—such as bacon, pizza, and soda.

The goal with Noom Weight is to eat in moderation. With Noom Weight’s food tracker, you’ll learn what your body needs to be full without overeating.

Understand the habits holding you back using daily lessons

Weight loss is more than just about the foods you eat (or don’t eat). It’s about understanding the behaviors that are holding you back.

Noom Weight’s quick daily lessons help you do that. This Noom Weight feature is actually one that men found most useful.

Ever wonder why you turn to a bag of chips on late work nights? Or why you skip breakfast? Don’t know why you’re scared of the scale?

Noom’s daily lessons walk you through questions like these.

You’ll learn everything from how to feel full on fewer calories to finding the source of your “bad” habits. All it takes is 5 to 15 minutes a day to get through them.

Some lessons to look forward to include:

  • What the story is behind all your habits.
  • How to overcome the thoughts preventing your progress.
  • How to conquer your cravings.
  • How much should you actually eat per meal?

For most of the major challenges you’re facing, there’s a daily lesson for that. 

You’ll discover so much about yourself and tackle weight loss challenges head-on.

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A healthier you, wherever you are.

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Use the fitness tracker to add exercise into your day at your pace

Research shows that food is a key driver of weight loss. That’s why at Noom, that’s where we start. 

But can exercise help with weight loss? Absolutely.

We all know exercise is good for us. But for one reason or another, it’s hard to get motivated to add exercise into your day. 

Noom Weight’s fitness tracker is there for you when you’re ready to start moving.

Most Noomers start with a goal of walking just 200 steps a day. 

Once you see how easy it is to hit that goal, you step it up as much or as little as you want. 

Many Noomers we’ve spoken with have credited this approach to getting them to move. To the point where many of them are now walking 3-4 miles a day, 6 days a week. (Something they felt was impossible before Noom!)

All of your activity is trackable on Noom Weight—from steps and walks to cardio and weight training at the gym. You just need to choose an activity that you’ll enjoy and have fun with.

On the Noom Weight fitness tracker, there are so many types of exercise listed that you can try.

If you’re at the gym, you might choose to go with running or walking on the treadmill, spinning, or weightlifting. 

For sports fans, there’s everything from basketball and soccer to volleyball and tennis.

Like working out in the outdoors? 

You can log hiking, biking, snowboarding, and even kayaking. There are even some other fun options like dancing, ping-pong, and rock climbing.

But remember, if you’re not ready to incorporate exercise just yet, then that’s completely okay. 

At Noom, we want you to introduce exercise at a pace that works best for you.

Stay motivated to lose weight through personal coach guidance

Weight loss is hard—not only physically but mentally, too. 

Slow or zero progress on the scale gets discouraging. And when this happens, staying motivated is a challenge.

But you’re not alone in your struggles. Noom Weight provides you with a personal coach for encouragement, guidance, and accountability.

Your coach will keep you focused on your goals, not the number on the scale after a bad day. 

Turn to your coach to talk through your challenges, and they’ll provide you with resources to help you overcome them.

Say you find yourself eating when you’re stressed. 

Your coach may recommend turning to other activities like listening to music or walking your dog. 

And if you feel burnt out on the foods you’re eating, your coach can share alternatives for you to try.

Or, if you’re losing motivation, your coach will remind you why you set your goals in the first place and provide a structured plan for you to reach your end goal.

You also have Noom peer groups and Noom for men Facebook groups to turn to for support.

So no matter what, there will always be someone to support you through the hurdles of weight loss.

Try out what Noom has to offer for yourself

Now that you know what Noom for men is all about, it’s time to get started. Noom Weight will teach and motivate you to get to where you want to be.

Ready to start working toward your weight loss goals? Try the program for yourself today.