Author: Nicholas Gregory, MA
The Prism Weight Loss plan is a comprehensive weight loss curriculum offering lifestyle and diet help by combining Christian principles and healthy lifestyle choices. Written by prominent Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury (you read that right…novelist, not nutritionist), this program looks to help individuals work through areas that may be triggering unhealthy choices, overeating, and food addiction to create a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. At first glance, this program sounds wholesome and focused on the importance of sustainability. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the Prism Weight Loss Plan and how it compares to Noom!
The Prism program is broken down into four, six week phases. During each phase, individuals are given support through journaling, food logging, online videos, and support groups. While completing self reflection activities the focus is put on utilizing biblical themes to help develop and restore emotional health and stability. Alongside self help resources, the Prism program also includes a comprehensive diet program to help followers lose weight and make lasting change.
The Prism Weight Loss Program Aims for Sustainability
The Prism program does a great job of addressing areas that are often overlooked in many quick fix-fad diets. Much of the curriculum looks to help individuals identify and work through emotional triggers and stressors that can exacerbate unhealthy eating habits. Addressing underlying pre-dispositions or stressors is a great way to ensure change is sustainable and doable for followers. The program also includes necessary support through both virtual and in-person group settings. The flexibility of how the program is conducted can also ensure sustainability and allow individuals to find the option that works best for them.
On the Prism Program, Hold the Carbs… Forever
The positive and sustainable aspects of the program are quickly undone when diving into diet recommendations. The Prism diet encourages followers to adopt the Prism style of eating for life. Specifics of the diet include no white sugars or flours and limited intake of certain whole grains. Through the restriction of grains and sugars, this diet is considered low-carb which usually means carbohydrate intake is around 50-150 grams per day. On top of following a low-carb protocol, diet followers will also be expected to keep calories between 1200-1400 calories regardless of activity or exercise. Although low-carb diets can be effective in weight loss, they are some of the most difficult diets from a sustainability mindset. Any diet that cuts out a specific food group, limits calories, and does not address the importance of exercise for health and well being, is simply not sustainable.
At Noom we believe sustainability is not just an emotional or spiritual approach. If your choices do not fit your lifestyle, you will not sustain them. That is why we put you in the driver’s seat and work with you to find your best approach. Get all the benefits of the Prism Weight Loss program including exploring emotional triggers, group support, while also making the food choices that work for you! Interested in starting that sustainable approach? Start your risk free 14 day Noom trial, today!