The Noom Diet: Food, Menus, FAQs, and Recipes

The Noom Diet

Everything you need to know about the Noom Diet, including foods to eat, menus, FAQs, shopping lists, and more.

This dietary plan is for people who have mobile smartphones and are comfortable being with their phones constantly. The Noom Diet gives you access to a virtual coach who encourages you and gives you tips on how you can achieve your set weight loss goals through the inbuilt messaging feature of the app. It also gives space for a community of like-minded people who will be there to encourage you.

Noom’s diet is low in calories. Although the plan doesn’t give you a strict diet, it advises and recommends low-calorie food and more water. This diet plan is for people who want the freedom to still eat whatever they want and still be able to achieve the weight loss goal set. 

What is the Noom Diet Plan?

The Noom is a dietary plan that is available on mobile phones through an app called Noom. The diet is more concerned about why you eat as against other plans that focus on what you eat. This dietary plan believes that being self-aware, being accountable, and building good and healthy habits is a recipe for losing weight. Thus, it focuses on individuals and not the food.

On the Noom app, once you register, you are asked to input the following data: your weight loss goal, age, current weight, preferred weight loss rate, lifestyle, environment, health status. With some other specific and general questions and the combination of your responses to these questions, the app then calculates the best plan for you. Also, you do not get a strictly laid out dietary plan. Instead, you log in your food, drink, and snack as you have every meal and the app then uses this to calculate what you eat, how much you eat, and how much weight is expected to be lost. 

Foods to Eat on the Noom Diet

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Noom Diet – foods to eat

Although Noom does not exactly dictate what to eat and what not to eat, it suggests food that can be eaten in large quantities. These are

  • Fruits: Strawberries, Apples, Blueberries, Banana, Oranges, Avocado, Cranberries
  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage, Spinach, Kale
  • Whole Grain bread
  • Black Beans
  • Fish: Salmon, Hake, Mackerel 
  • Poultry: Turkey Breast, Eggs

Foods Not to Eat

This is a list of things Noom advises you to take a low quantity of and, if possible, avoid.

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Full fat dairy
  • Nuts Butter
  • Ham
  • Bacon

What to Drink on the Noom Diet

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Noom Diet – what to drink

You can drink the following 

  • Nonfat greek yogurt
  • Almond Milk
  • Water
  • Wine

What Not to Drink

No diet doesn’t outright forbid the consumption of any food or drink, but it is advised that one reduce the intake of these drinks.

  • Sugary beverages
  • Full cream milk
  • Full cream yogurt
  • Alcohol


Thank you for your interest in learning more about our Noom Diet. Our free embedded checklists are available for download and use at any time. This will come in handy when it comes to meal preparation and grocery shopping.