Dec. 16, 2021

087 | What Is Now | To Noom, Or Not To Noom? That Is The Question.

Show Summary:

There is no shortage of “fad” diets.  Keto, South Beach, Atkins, The Whole 30, and many, many more!  The latest craze is Noom.  We have mentioned Noom on a few of our previous shows, so we decided to try it ourselves.  In today’s show, we discuss the good and the bad of Noom.  What is at its core?  What did we like and not like?  Is it different from its predecessors? Does it get the Fat & Broke stamp of approval?  That and so much more on this episode of the Fat & Broke Podcast!   

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A quick introduction about why we decided to do a show about Noom.

Main Show:

The team all tried Noom for 2+ weeks.  We discuss what Noom is all about and our individual experiences with it.  We discuss:

  • The psychology of eating
  • Caloric density
  • Caloric deficit
  • Tracking
  • Habit formation
  • Rewards
  • Streaks
  • Scales
  • Behavior chain
  • Eating disorder
  • The Fat & Broke Model
  • Our recommendation

Fan Feedback:

Hi, I have a fitness/weight-loss question. I am 45, am 5’4” tall, and weigh 127. I would like to get back to 120 but am struggling to get there. I work out about 4-5 days a week and usually take walks on the days I don’t go to the gym. I spend most of my workout on strength and do very little cardio. I have a few questions.

1. If I spend 45 minutes in the gym, how much time should be on cardio? What should be my target heart rate during cardio be for weight loss?

2. On my lose it app, I am allowed 1250 calories in order to lose .5 lbs per week. If I burn 250 calories during my workout, should I add those calories to my daily allowance?

3. Are all calories created equal? If I eat 1250 calories of chocolate cake or 1250 calories of lean protein and veggies, does my body look the same?

Thank you for any guidance and please reach out if you need more info.

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