Not Sure What Counts as a Yellow Food on Noom? Here's a List to Get You Started

With personalized plans and a user-friendly app, Noom makes eating healthier — and even losing weight — so much easier. If you're unfamiliar, it works like this: log your meals and snacks into the app, and Noom will categorize your choices into green, yellow, and red foods. As long as you stay within your daily calorie budget, you can go wild on green foods, which include nutrient-rich picks like fruits and vegetables. Red foods, ranging from nuts to sweets, are the most calorie dense, so they should be eaten in moderation. That leaves just one category: yellow foods.

Yellow foods are the golden middle. They're more calorie dense than green foods, but generally more nutritious than red foods, so they should make up a fairly sizable portion of your diet. Curious what makes the list? You'll find a breakdown of yellow foods straight ahead.

Lean Meats
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Lean Meats

Getting your fill of protein will satisfy your hunger and help you feel more energized throughout the day. Here are some healthy options.

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck breast
  • Lean beef, pork, or lamb
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Whether you prefer a salmon fillet or shrimp tacos, there's something for you on this list.

  • Fish, such as salmon and tuna
  • Shrimp
  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Calamari
  • Sushi
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Legumes are high in fiber and protein, making them one of the most filling categories of foods.

  • Black beans
  • Navy beans
  • Red beans
  • White beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Lima beans
  • Edamame soy beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
Healthy Fats
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Healthy Fats

Healthy fats help keep you feeling fuller longer, so go ahead and have that avocado toast.

  • Avocados
  • Black olives
  • Green olives
Dairy and Eggs
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Dairy and Eggs

While nonfat dairy falls under the category of green foods on Noom, low-fat options are yellow.

  • Low-fat milk, including 2 percent
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Low-fat cream cheese
  • Low-fat ice cream
  • Whole eggs
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While most whole grains are on the green list, you have to be a bit more thoughtful with other foods in this group. Eat the grains below in moderation.

  • Rice, such as white, jasmine, and basmati rice
  • Couscous
  • Non-whole grain pasta
  • Corn tortillas
  • English muffins
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Tired of drinking only water? Try some of these yellow-list alternatives.

  • Fruit juices, such as orange or apple juice
  • Lemonade
  • Diet sodas
  • Light beer
  • Hard seltzer