What do you actually eat on Noom? This is the question I get asked most about my healthy living journey and 130-pound weight loss on Noom.
When people see my weight loss transformation, most are curious about what I eat and what I don’t eat. In this blog post I’ll show you exactly what foods I actually eat in a day on Noom – and yes, I do have carbs. And meat. I also have ice cream. And some days, I even have wine.
What I eat for breakfast on Noom
For breakfast on Noom, I typically have one of two things: oatmeal with berries or Greek yogurt with berries. (I love berries, what can I say?)
In the cold winter months, I like a cup of oats (160 cal) with Swerve brown sugar substitute (0 cal), cinnamon, and ½ cup mixed berries (35 cal).
In the warmer months of the year, I like a bowl of cool Greek yogurt. My favorite brands are Oikos Triple Zero (about 100 cal) or Chobani Zero Sugar (about 70 cal).
I love a little crunch on my Greek yogurt but most granolas are very high in calories. So instead of granola, I top my yogurt with 1 tbsp of Grape Nuts cereal (25 cal) and 1/2 cup mixed berries.
Other breakfast ideas: toasted English muffin with sugar-free jam, scrambled eggs with lots of veggies, toast with avocado or sliced banana.
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What I eat for a mid-morning snack on Noom
My go-to mid-morning Noom snack is usually a piece of fruit like a banana (100 cal), pear (100 cal), or Halo orange or two (40 cal/each).
Other morning snack ideas on Noom include: Greek yogurt (if I didn’t have it for breakfast), Laughing Cow cheese with ½ English muffin, protein shake, or berries.
What I eat for lunch on Noom
For lunch, I eat a sandwich that I’ve perfected over two years of Nooming. I start with two toasted slices of Nature’s Own Whole Grain Bread. On the sandwich, I layer iceberg lettuce, 3-4 tomato slices, 12 cucumber slices, 8-10 bell pepper strips, and about 10 jalapeño pepper slices. I tend to have things already cut up and in the fridge for easy access. Next, I sprinkle on a mixture of parmesan cheese, pepper, and oregano. Finally, I add two slices of turkey breast and a slice of white American cheese.
I dress the bread with Woeber’s jalapeño mustard which packs a lot of flavor with almost no calories. The sandwich is absolutely huge and fills me right up for only 230 calories. On the side, I slice a honeycrisp apple for 80 calories and my entire lunch comes in at 310 calories.
Other lunch ideas: broth based soups (like the chicken tortilla soup pictured below or any of THESE 12 delicious, low-calorie soup recipes Ann created), leafy green salads with low-cal dressing, grilled shrimp with veggies, whole wheat pita wrap.
What I eat for an afternoon snack on Noom
Late afternoon is the time of day when I am most likely to snack. And that’s OK! I’ve found that if I have a snack between 3-5 p.m., I don’t overeat at dinnertime. Most days I’ll have a bunch of red grapes (2 cal/grape), a cup of broth-based soup, ½ cup oatmeal, or raw veggies with hummus (25 cal/tbsp) for a snack.
What I eat for dinner on Noom
For dinner on Noom, I usually have some sort of protein, a starch, and lots of vegetables. One of my favorite evening meals is a piece of fish (usually salmon, cod, or halibut) with potatoes, grilled or steamed veggies, and a dinner salad. Generally, dinner is 400-600 cal.
I love all types of potatoes and was SHOCKED to find out they are a “green” food on Noom. They are “green” because they fill you up without too many calories. The extra (“red”) calories in potatoes usually come from adding things like butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, oil, and bacon. I especially enjoy thinly sliced potatoes with a burger on the grill (and a jalapeño beer).
At our house, we often prepare potatoes in the air fryer or on the grill. We even wrote a blog post about 8 delicious and healthy ways to eat potatoes.
As for vegetables, I eat a lot of steamed broccoli and green beans. Grilled veggies like zucchini, asparagus, red onion, and mushrooms add lots of flavor. I also add a little Greek or Italian seasoning, depending on what best compliments the protein I’m having.
What I eat for dessert on Noom
I am a big fan of ice cream, so typically, I indulge in some sort of ice cream treat for dessert. Yes, that’s allowed on Noom. Especially in the summer months, I love 2/3 c low-fat vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries.
Lower-calorie ice cream treats like Yasso bars and Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches are also a staple in our freezer. These single-portion ice cream treats are 100-200 calories a serving and are very tasty and satisfying.
Occasionally, I also go through a fast food drive through for an ice cream cone. My favorites are McDonalds, Burger King, and Runza (a Nebraska chain). Be sure to check the calories of fast-food ice cream cones before you go to make sure they fit into your daily calorie budget.
McDonald’s – 146 cal
Wendy’s Jr. Frosty – 149 cal
Burger King – 160 cal
Runza – 210 cal
Dairy Queen – 230 cal (small)
Culvers – 307 cal (1 scoop vanilla waffle cone)
Other dessert options: Angel food cake with berries, cinnamon graham crackers, Nilla wafers, sugar free pudding, or a grilled peach with cinnamon honey drizzle and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A typical day like this is about 1,400 calories. Depending on how much physical activity I’ve had, that’s been about the right amount for me to feel satisfied and still lose weight. So far, I’ve lost more than 130 pounds using the Noom weight loss app and lessons I learned through the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.
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