Could Your Phone Be Preventing Weight Loss? Here’s How It Could Be a Helpful Tool

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Our phones are one of our most prized possessions. We’re not ashamed of our dependency on them, either. They make our lives so much easier in so many ways! When we’re using them correctly, that is. Our phone can be a tool, but whether it’s a good or bad one is up to Us!

When it comes to our health and wellness journeys, our phone can often be a contributing cause of one of two things: weight gain or weight loss. How can using one device produce such majorly contrasting results? It’s all about how we use it. We’re either letting it lead us to trouble, or we’re downloading an app that will lead us to our best selves ever!

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Even if we’re working hard to diet, exercise and change our daily habits, our phone might be one of the main factors keeping us from actually progressing toward our goals. We might not even realize it’s happening! Sometimes our phones are welcome distractions in our lives, but sometimes we need to remember to put it aside. Ever pull up a workout video, ready to get sweaty, and then end up playing around on your phone for half an hour instead? It’s certainly happened to Us!

Even when we’re taking a walk, using our phone makes us walk slower, therefore keeping our heart rate slower…therefore keeping our fat burn lower! Know what? We might even be too tired to go on that walk in the first place, because our phones can hinder us from achieving a normal sleep schedule, keeping us up at night!

There’s also the highly-controversial topic of social media. It can be great for inspiration, but it can often be unhealthy to set goals based off the photos we see. They’re often literally unattainable too — watch out for PhotoShop and embellished captions!

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So, that’s some of the bad. Want to see the positive side instead? Who wouldn’t? It all starts with a simple download of an app — more specifically, Noom. This wellness program offers everything we need to hit our goals, and all we need is our phone. For example, we can track our calorie, nutrition and sleep intake with the app. It even has nearly half a million food logging items ready for us!

Unlike damaging social media posts, Noom will instead provide us with positive reinforcement from professional Goal Specialists and a community of other users just like us! Want even more motivation? We can easily access helpful articles and tips and tricks right on the app without having to seek out the resources ourselves!

Noom is an endless source of ideas, and since we always have our phone on us, we’ll always have ideas ready to go. Whether it’s exercise suggestions, like walking a certain amount of steps or trying a new type of workout, or meal-planning tips and recipes, we’ll always have plenty of short-term and long-term goals to hit. And it won’t be easy to forget about them, since our phone and our Goal Specialist will remind us and check in to see how we’re doing!

Ready to make your phone an essential part of the solution to a lifestyle change, rather than the leading factor to continuing unhealthy habits? Download Noom today!

See it: Take 30 seconds to see how much weight you could lose! Then grab a two-week trial of Noom!

 

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