Just Signed Onto Noom? Here's a List of Green Foods That Will Help You Reach Your Goals

What are your goals for 2021? Whether you want to run a 5K, feel more confident in your body, lose weight, or start eating healthier, Noom can help! Unlike other diet plans, Noom uses a psychology-based evaluation to help you understand your habits, determine your ultimate goals, and come up with a plan to reach them.

When you sign up for Noom and download the app, you'll get a customized course rooted in science, a goal specialist and coach to encourage you along the way, and a place to log the foods you're eating and receive real-time feedback. That last feature is the one you'll use most often if your goal is to lose a few pounds or improve your eating habits. Each food or drink you log is analyzed and funneled into one of three categories: green foods, yellow foods, and red foods.

Red foods range from things like peanut butter to red meat, and because they're so calorie-dense, you'll need to eat them in moderation. Yellow foods like lean meats and starches should make up a moderate portion of your diet. Green foods, which are the least calorie-dense and contain the highest concentration of nutrients, should make up the majority of your daily food choices. Made it that far and feeling a little stuck? Here's a handy list of green foods to get you started.

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Because green foods are delicious, healthy, and filling, strive to eat some with every meal and snack! First on the list are hearty vegetables. Reach for colorful, nutrient-dense options like the ones below.

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Salad greens, such as spinach
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Sweet fruits are easy to snack on — and they count as green foods, too!

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
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Fattier options fall under the yellow category, so choose nonfat or unsweetened dairy or dairy alternatives whenever possible.

  • Nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Nonfat cream cheese
  • Skim milk
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Unsweetened soy milk
Whole Grains
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Whole Grains

As often as you can, switch your regular bread and pasta for whole-grain versions to make them green-list approved.

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Whole-grain pasta
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Water is highly encouraged on the Noom program, but in addition to sweet, pure H2O, there are a few other beverages on the green list.

  • Black coffee
  • Coffee with nonfat creamer or unsweetened milk
  • Unsweetened tea
  • Water with lemon or other fruit slices