So you gained 2 pounds overnight. Now what?

So you gained 2 pounds overnight. Now what?

You hear the sound of your alarm and know it’s time to check off the first thing on your daily to-do list: weighing yourself. You walk over to your scale, step on it, and look down at the number staring back at you in horror. You’ve gained two pounds since yesterday....

Celebrating 13 years of Noom

Celebrating 13 years of Noom

Happy 13th Birthday, Noom! It’s hard to believe that 13 years have passed since my co-founder, Artem Petakov, and I were huddled in a studio apartment, hatching the plans for the company that would come to be known as Noom.  Back in 2008, we were united by an...

Behavior Change for Diabetes Prevention and Support

Behavior Change for Diabetes Prevention and Support

According to the CDC, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes, with type 2 diabetes accounting for more than 90% of all diagnosed cases. Another one in three American adults has prediabetes, and more than 80% are not aware of their risk. People with prediabetes...

Press Release: Noom Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Press Release: Noom Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Noom Announces Senior Leadership Appointments to Advance Growth Strategy and Expansion of its Digital Health Platform NEW YORK--June 9, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Noom, the leading digital health platform focused on behavior change, today announced three senior leadership...

What the science says (Pt 2): Tips to tell if science is trustworthy

What the science says (Pt 2): Tips to tell if science is trustworthy

You may have heard people you know make claims about science -- like the effects of eating three meals a day or that intermittent fasting is the best way to lose weight. But there’s so much out there that it can be hard to understand what to trust and what not to...

Press Release: Noom Announces $540 Million in Growth Funding

Press Release: Noom Announces $540 Million in Growth Funding

Noom Announces $540 Million in Growth Funding to Further Accelerate Expansion of its Digital Health Platform New investors Silver Lake, Oak HC/FT, Temasek, and Novo Holdings join Sequoia, RRE Ventures, and Samsung Ventures in Series F funding round Silver Lake and...

What the science says (Pt 1): What is long-term weight loss?

What the science says (Pt 1): What is long-term weight loss?

One question that we’re sometimes asked is, “do you have any research showing that Noom is effective for long-term weight loss?” This question comes from users who want to know how to tell if they’ve been successful after trying to lose weight for a long time, or...

Taming the AWS Data Migration Service

Taming the AWS Data Migration Service

By Anton Grbin, Staff Engineer AWS Data Migration Service migrates data between various databases. Precisely as the name says—I **love** readable names! After a year of DMSing, the name is the only predictable and straightforward part of it. We use DMS to replicate...

How Noomers around the world are dealing with COVID fatigue

How Noomers around the world are dealing with COVID fatigue

COVID fatigue is real. Many people feel worn down from COVID, such as from year-long anxiety and worries about relatives’ health or not being able to resume activities that give us joy. Since this feeling is so strong all over the world, we wanted to see if Noomers in...

14 Foods for Stress Reduction

14 Foods for Stress Reduction

There are far too many people who go through their days dealing with stress. If you're feeling stressed, it's only natural that you're looking for a way to put your mind at ease. Even though feeling stressed on an occasional basis in a normal part of life, chronic...

What We Learned From Working With 100M JSON Blobs In Redshift Spectrum

What We Learned From Working With 100M JSON Blobs In Redshift Spectrum

By Nick Lemoing, Engineering Intern If you've visited Noom's landing page, you may have filled out the survey. We ask potential users several questions to assess their fit for the program. All of the data from that survey is valuable because it offers a window into...

13 Volunteer Activities: Helpful Exercises to Burn Calories

13 Volunteer Activities: Helpful Exercises to Burn Calories

If you're looking for ways to help people while also losing weight, you may want to learn more about volunteer opportunities. There is nothing that's quite as fulfilling as helping other people. The good news is that charitable organizations are always looking for...

Is Kombucha Good for You?

Is Kombucha Good for You?

Kombucha drink, or bucha tea, is a fermented tea drink made from a symbiotic colony of yeast and bacteria. Kombucha making involves the establishment of this yeast and bacteria colony that are mutually supportive of each other. It might be noted that not all scobys...

How to Start Meditation: Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Meditation

How to Start Meditation: Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Meditation

If you are looking to improve your mental and emotional health, you have probably considered meditation. The practice is becoming more popular all over the world by the day. In the past, meditation was closely tied to Eastern cultures. Now, many people in the west are...

10 Meditation Health Benefits: The Physical Body

10 Meditation Health Benefits: The Physical Body

If you are looking for a way to improve your overall mental and emotional health, meditation is one of the top ways to do so. During the past few years, meditation has become incredibly popular. Even though it has been a staple of Eastern medicine for centuries, it...

Revisiting Old Ideas: A Case Study

Revisiting Old Ideas: A Case Study

By Steven Keem, Product Manager At Noom, we love the ideas that move our success metrics, but the truly successful ideas are the ones that teach us something.   Our water tracking feature was one of our most recent wins. Of course, this was worth celebrating...

Immune System Support Diet

Immune System Support Diet

You need to take care of your overall health. In addition to exercising regularly, it is also important for you to think about your immune system. Your immune system plays a vital role in fighting bacterial and viral infections that would otherwise cause you serious...