Noom works for everyone, including vegetarians, for the same reason you can drink beer on Noom. That’s because Noom presents itself as a lifestyle change and not a traditional diet, so it doesn’t outlaw specific foods or drinks.
In fact, that’s one of the reasons Noom is so effective — it focuses on education, promoting moderation. It does this by dividing foods into different buckets: Green, Yellow and Red, based on the amount of calories per ounce.
There’s plenty of choice in all of these buckets for vegetarians. In fact, one could wager being a vegetarian is advantageous here as a lot of processed meats and foods fall into the Red camp, while most vegetarian options are in Green and Yellow.
For example, vegetable, fruits, non-fat cheese and yoghurt, and grains are all in the Green bucket. Over in the Yellow bucket, you’ll find yogurt and low-fat milk, avocado, olives, and grains and legume, like black beans, quinoa, and couscous.
Red is reserved for indulgences like chocolate, as well as food and drink high in fat or sugar, such as alcohol and fruit juices, as well olive oil, avocado oil, mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and fries.
Noom provides you with the tools and understanding to consume these foods in order, dividing them up so they slot into your target daily calorie intake. You can eat or drink whatever you want, as long as you don’t exceed the budget.
Its aim is to educate you on how to consume things in moderation and the impact different foods can have. By being conscious of what you’re eating, you’ll lose weight and keep it off, as you start to make these categorizations in your head.
Noom Vegetarian Meal Plan
In fact, Noom is so keen to show users that Noom works for vegetarians that it created its own one-week Noom vegetarian meal plan. We’ve included it below, so you can see what Noom recommends and take it for a spin if you’re feeling a little lost.
If you’re serious about losing weight and you want to keep it off though you’re going to want to read all of the articles in Noom and make some adjustments — almost creating a playbook for you to live by, as you’ll grow bored of a strict diet pretty fast.
Of course, you don’t have to do that alone. While we wouldn’t recommend it because it’s something you can do yourself, you can always commission your Noom Coach to create you a custom Noom Meal Plan. One of these will set you back $80.