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PurplePrinny80s

PurplePrinny80s

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Group Coach: Name one positive thing you did today. No matter how small.
Member A: I got my kids to the bus stop early!
Member B: I ate a healthy breakfast!
Me: I didn't growl or hiss at anyone despite getting close to doing so! :)

I try to tone it down but I'm paying for it so I'm going to get the most out of it. The tools it teaches apply, but on a more intense scale for me since I have BPD and am a recovering binge eater. Noom was super helpful for the first month, but now it's like they ignore me. My group is nowhere near as responsive as they used to be. My Goal Specialist now will only talk to me once a week, and I get one message from her 9_9. I'm going to check the rules to see if she can do that. I need the feedback and help working out how I can use said skills to stop myself from stress eating.

Has this happened to anyone? Nothing else has been as effective so I want to stick with it but the daily lessons can take me weeks to master. Some are too advanced for me or I don't understand (a hero's journey takes more than 3 days, people!). I don't think it was made for people who have serious issues with food but there is nothing else, and despite trying to incorporate it into my therapy, my Goal Specialist doesn't want to hear it. Or she talks to me like a robot. For example, I'll tell her "I had a bad morning and went into crisis mode, so I sat on the floor and grounded myself. Afterward, I went for a walk instead of grabbing a sweet." She'll reply with "It sounds like you had that under control! How are you going to practice mindfulness this week?"
 
OmniscientNihilist

OmniscientNihilist

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binge eating is almost normal these days with all this junk food and fast food everywhere. its no wonder we are binge eating lol.

vegetables would cure alot of that problem. salad helps the brain re-calibrate itself and level the dopamine and remove the addictions
 
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OliviaAustralia

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Sorry to hear youre having a hard time with it. I haven't tried Noom myself but this video is really interesting its a registered dietician reviewing Noom. Maybe it can help you decide what to do (I'm not affiliated with the production of this video in any way I just saw it online).
 
PurplePrinny80s

PurplePrinny80s

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Thank you for this. I wish I had seen this before I signed up. Excuse me for a minute...

%#@$%^$#@$#%%$&^&^%$#%%@##[email protected]!!!!!

Okay I'm back
 
anex

anex

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That sounds really frustrating! Goal specialists can’t do therapy, it’s out of their scope. That’s why they respond in a way that directs the conversation back to talking about your goals and behavior change related to them. They should be empathetic and caring, though. And not robotic.
I applied to be a noom goal specialist (but decided against proceeding with the interview). I’m pretty sure they should be sending you more than one message. I imagine it’s why they do a mock coaching session for 45 minutes to an hour, as part of the interview process. I do believe it’s once a week, though. The app definitely was not made for people who have serious issues with food or a history of it. But I hope you have better success with it! Especially since you’re paying for it.
 
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