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People just want to lose weight

By Olga Khazan

21 Jul 2023 · 7 min read

informed Summary

  1. Dieting apps Noom and WeightWatchers have added services that allow customers to obtain new obesity drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro.

While exploring the diet app Noom recently, I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be losing weight or healing my inner child. The program encourages you to banish “thought distortions” such as labeling foods “good” or “bad.” It assures you that slipups don’t mean failure, and nudges you to practice “joyful movement.” For the first week, all Noom asks you to do is “simply believe.”

And if this psychological approach fails, there’s always Ozempic.

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