How the Noom Food List Works:
To actually have a shot at success when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight for life, it’s important to learn the key elements to healthy eating.
While there are many different takes on what actually counts as a “healthy diet,” Noom is taking a new approach to the way we eat and lose weight.
It’s called Calorie Density, and this is how it works :
What Your Plate Should Look Like
Noom suggests filling the majority of your plate with foods that are naturally water-rich, and that’s because these types of foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Calorie dense foods include things like:
- Low-Fat Dairy
- Grains (cooked)
- Leans Meats & Poultry
Why Should Your Food be Water-Rich?
According to Noom, foods that are rich in water allow you to eat more for same amount of calories. They cite grapes and raisins as one example.
While a cup of raisins can have up to 500 calories, the same amount of grapes may only have 62 calories, and that’s because they’re packed full of water, and not dried out like raisins are .
They say, because the volume of your food is what helps you actually feel full, you’ll feel the same amount of satiety from 500 calories worth of raisins as you would from 62 calories worth of grapes.
So what does this all mean?
Ditch the raisins and eat grapes if you want to feel fuller longer, and actually lose weight :).
This sounds awesome, but how can you actually know which foods (like the grapes) to eat, and which ones to to avoid?
Noom has you fully covered, with their food list. They even organize foods by color, to make it that much easier for you to know what to eat. Remember too, that once you’ve signed up for the Noom diet app, you’ll have instant access to the food list right from your smartphone or tablet.
Here’s a breakdown of the Noom food list by color.
When you learn the Noom way of eating, Green Foods are going to be the majority of what you eat. That’s because they have the largest concentration of healthy nutrients, while being the least calorie dense These types of food work great for weight loss .
As you can see in the image above, here are just a few of the green foods you’ll be feasting on:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Cherry Tomatoes
Other Green Foods
- Egg Whites
- Coffee with Milk
- Non-fat Greek Yogurt
- Almond Milk
- Skim Milk
- and much more!
The Noom Yellow Foods are going to have more calories per serving than the Green Foods, as well as less of the healthy nutrients your body craves.
Because of this, these are foods that you’re going to be eating less of, when following the Noom way of life.
Check out the full Yellow Food List from Noom above, but here are just a few of the foods you’ll be enjoying…in moderation, course :).
Meats / Poultry / Fish
- Grilled Chicken
- Turkey Breast
- Lean Cuts of Beef, For, or Lamb
- Low-Fat Milk
- Low-Fat Cheese (Multiple Varieties)
- Cottage Cheese
- Greek Yogurt
Other Yellow Foods
- Baked Beans
- Diet Soda
- and Much More!
As you’ve probably guessed by now, the Red Foods on Noom’s list are the ones you’ll be eating the least.
These foods are more calorie dense than the Yellow or Green ones, and they have the fewest healthy nutrients serving.
Here a few of the foods on the Red list…
- Red Meat (Lamb, Beef, Port)
- Other Processed Meats
- Full-Fat Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- Whole Milk
- Hots Dogs
- Potato Chips
Are There Foods You Can’t Eat on Noom?
No…well, sort of.
That’s the best part about Noom – it’s not about what you CAN’T eat, it’s about what you CAN eat. You can eat anything you want on Noom, but the key is going to be moderation.
One way you can encourage moderation is by pairing red foods with more of a green food. This will help fill you up, and as a result you’ll eat less of the foods that lead to weight gain.
With the Noom Green, Yellow, and Red foods, you know exactly what to eat the most of, the foods you’ll need to enjoy in moderation.
The best part is, with the Noom Food List, there aren’t any foods you have to 100% avoid – you just learn how to enjoy them responsibly, and in a way that won’t throw you off from reaching your weight loss goals.
When you join Noom, you get instant access to their full food list, right from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. That means, you always have access to their food database in the palm of your hand – on the go, at the grocery store, or when you’re enjoying a meal out.