Noom’s wellness and weight loss philosophy is much more food-focused than exercise-focused. Our philosophies support powerful behavioral change, which can and will lead to weight loss when followed correctly.
Exercise is not necessary in order to achieve weight loss, but is certainly beneficial for a variety of health reasons. If you are physically able to exercise and already do so, we encourage you to keep up with your workout routine!
Exercising creates a “calorie deficit” through the calories that are burned. Noom gives you back half of the calories burned in a given workout to your daily total, which you can (but don’t have to) use. Research has found that dieters tend to overcompensate for the calories burned in a workout by overeating, which can negatively affect one’s weight loss journey — this is why we use the approach of adding half of that amount back.