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How does Noom determine my weight loss zone?

Your Noom Weight program is all about building and maintaining new habits that will help you achieve your healthy weight loss goals! It’s always been our aim to help all of our Noomers better understand their relationship with food, be more mindful of their habits, and provide all the knowledge and support they need to create a positive weight loss journey. 

One tool that our program uses to help you re-establish a healthy relationship with food and recognize your habits is food logging, and your weight loss zone is a component of this tool that lots of Noomers find extremely helpful! In order to help you find your baseline food needs, we calculate your weight loss zone based on the information you provide during your sign-up. 

Your weight loss zone is calculated based on a number of factors. Specifically, Noom uses the basic principles of what’s known as the Harris-Benedict equation to establish your daily caloric intake.

Using this principle, we first determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate), which is based on the following characteristics that you set up in your Noomer profile:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Height
  • Starting Weight

Your BMR is then applied to the Harris-Benedict equation to determine the starting point for your weight loss zone! While we never recommend eating under your weight loss zone, eating at the lower end of your weight loss zone typically leads to a weight loss of about 1-2 lbs per week, and consuming at the higher end of your weight loss zone typically leads to a weight loss of about .5 lbs per week. Keep in mind that this is a projection and that everyone’s body is a little bit different as there are many factors that can impact weight loss. Noom gives you a wide range so you don’t feel restricted and you can make changes that work for your lifestyle!

Additionally, any logged/synced exercises or movements are accounted for and add back about half the calories burned toward your weight loss zone.