Hello! I have been on MFP for nearly 10 years! While not always active or logging, I would always come on to read, get ideas and just keep a place to log my weight and measurements through the years. The older Ive gotten the more I see, it isnt just about what I eat there is also a mental aspect to my journey that I desperately need help with. Insert NOOM.
Im sure weve all see the vague advertisments for Noom. The comment section raving about how wonderful Noom is. All while never really telling you WHAT Noom is about.
I went ahead and joined Noom for the "free trial" (Its not free) and after the two week mark I knew Noom was not for me. Everything I needed Noom for did not deliver. No REAL goal specialist, its a BOT or heavily scripted responses. And the logging food is NEVER correct in their data base. I really loved the short little articles they gave, a lot to take in in a short period but educational nonetheless. I went ahead and asked to cancel my trial. I was then offered a heavy discount to stay Monthly. So I have.
Here I am week Five, and just as frustrated as day one. I DO NOT GET IT!!! I started wondering at first if maybe I was just doing something incorrectly. My coach aka BOT was zero help. And week five and I have yet to be assigned to a group. It just says they are working on it. So the support I needed is not there. I SWEAR not one NOT ONE single item I have logged on there was correct. To the point Im coming back here to log! So I keep seeing all their posts and comments on social media how wonderful Noom is, I started clicking on the profiles commenting and hmm its some sort of influencer or wanna be influencer! I think posted on one of their posts that I had some issues with the app and couldnt get support to get back to me. They responded to my comment THEN DELETED IT!
I am now 100% convinced that app is a "scam". As in, they have the best intentions, and Im sure it works for some BUT from my experience, they do not offer what they say they do, they charge outrageous subscription amounts, have a BBB rating of 2 because of them charging canceled subscribers, they delete negative reviews, and have tons of influencers posting positive reviews, they never come out and tell you exactly what they help with, the calorie tracker is bogus. I have heard from some actual users who liked Noom but no one that had used it longer then Three months. I however have enjoyed the little articles theyve given daily. And will be sad not to have that but I just dont know if the price is worth ten minutes of daily reading.
What do you think? Is Noom where its at or just another weightloss app?