Noom Med vs FuturHealth: Which Is Better for Weight Loss?

I understand the struggles of trying to lose weight. I’ve seen so many of my female friends struggle with this process as well. Whether trying … Read More

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I understand the struggles of trying to lose weight. I’ve seen so many of my female friends struggle with this process as well. Whether trying to drop a few pounds after having a baby or trying to keep up with weight gain during perimenopause and menopause, there are a number of factors that can make it quite difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Even with the healthiest diet and rigorous exercise routine, many women are finding it challenging to look and feel their best.

I have two recommendations that I want to share with you today. FuturHealth and Noom Med are two companies that provide weight-loss medication support through online platforms. Their goal is to make it easy for you to access weight-loss medication and support without having to wait weeks to see your doctor. Both offer a variety of options to consider, including information for meal planning and lifestyle changes.

Let’s dive into FuturHealth and Noon Med. I’ve tried quite a few different products from different companies so that I can share my experiences with you.

The HOT Takes!

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  • FuturHealth claims you can lose up to 1.5% of your body weight each week while following their program.
  • It takes approximately five minutes to sign up for FuturHealth.
  • You can get your medication sent to your home or pick it up from your local pharmacy. A variety of prescription options are available.

Choose FuturHealth if…

  • You want the convenience of having medication sent to your home.
  • You’re interested in additional support, like meal planning.
  • Feeling full for longer periods of time (you’re dealing with hunger all the time)

Noom Med

  • Noom Med prides itself on a strong patient-clinician relationship that tailors to your individual needs.
  • Comprehensive lab work is part of the Noom Med process.
  • There is a large selection of weight-loss medications available from Noom.

Choose Noom Med if…

  • You have a BMI of 30 or higher. You may also qualify if you have a BMI that is greater than or equal to 27 and are dealing with a weight-related medical condition.
  • You are interested in a biology- and psychology-focused approach to losing weight.
  • You’re looking for access to medications such as Zepbound, Saxenda, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Contrave, Metformin, Bupropion/Naltrexone and Topiramate.

A Glance at FuturHealth

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FuturHealth is an online weight-loss program that provides fast access to a variety of medications that can help you lose weight and keep the weight off. They also offer additional support in the form of nutrition plans and meal ideas. A board-certified medical professional evaluates all of the information that you submit prior to prescribing anything. The process is designed to make sure you receive a safe care plan, but also to ensure you’re receiving a prescription that is going to work for your specific situation.

FuturHealth prescribes a number of different weight-loss medications in the GLP-1 category. This includes:

  • Semaglutide
  • Wegovy
  • Mounjaro
  • Ozempic

My Experience

The FuturHealth process starts out with a thorough quiz that covers information like your health history, weight loss goals, what you’ve done so far to try and lose weight, medications that you’re already taking, etc. I found the process of signing up and completing the quiz only took about 10 minutes total. I was then asked to choose a day and time for my telehealth appointment.

I was thrilled to see that I was able to schedule an appointment that same week. It takes me weeks to see my primary doctor when I’m sick, let alone when I just want to speak with him about something like weight loss or another health condition. The call was pretty brief, but there was a lot of information covered. At the end of the call, I was prescribed Semaglutide. I felt very safe moving forward with taking the prescription based on my conversation with FuturHealth’s medical professional. All of my information was taken into consideration before making a recommendation.

What Did I Like?

  • Fast signup process
  • Thorough evaluation
  • Additional nutrition support
  • Access to a variety of GLP-1 medications

Did It Work?

I personally used Semaglutide for a brief period of time after I had my second child. I was having trouble losing that last little bit of weight that I had gained and kept on. It took me a couple of weeks to see any kind of change in weight-loss, but the pounds started to come off pretty consistently after that. I didn’t have to stay on the medication long before I reached my goal weight. I was able to keep the weight off thanks to some of the nutritional support that I learned from FuturHealth. I also kept up with exercising regularly.

What Could Be Improved?

  • While there are a number of GLP-1 medications prescribed by FuturHealth, I would like to see additional weight-loss options provided.

A Glance at Noom Med

You might be familiar with Noom. The Noom program was designed to approach weight-loss from a psychological as well as biological perspective. It helped many people lose a tremendous amount of weight. The company now offers their Noom Med branch of the program, which provides telehealth access to weight-loss medications. Your personal needs and psychological health are still taken into account in this process.

Noom focuses on prescribing GLP-1 weight-loss medications, as the company’s website references a study that determined participants experienced a 12.4% weight loss at 68 weeks of treatment when using GLP-1 medication versus a placebo. Noom actually goes a step further and tests you for a variety of conditions that can contribute to weight gain. If you’ve been dieting and exercising without any real results, this might be a beneficial process for you.

My Experience

I tried Noom many years ago, when it first came out. It really was one of the first weight-loss programs that took into account psychology and how mental health can impact the ability to lose weight. I found the app and program to be very helpful. I recommended it to a lot of my friends during that time.

I was excited to check out Noom Med after learning about this new aspect of the brand. I was happy to see that they were still providing the same type of approach but using medication as a way to help more people. Though it made me wonder if their original business model was all that successful if they had to start offering medication as well.

The signup process was pretty simple, but you should expect things to take a little longer with Noom Med if you are going to go through different testing. You might not get your medication as quickly as you would with FuturHealth or a different company.

What Did I Like?

  • Psychology-based approach to weight-loss
  • Testing is available to help you understand the root cause of why you aren’t losing weight.
  • Different medications are available.

Did It Work?

Personally, I think Noom Med was a positive experience overall. They were thorough with the questions they asked prior to prescribing a treatment. However, I did go through a bit of testing to rule out different health issues (like a thyroid problem, for example), and that made the process longer than I would have liked.

What Could Be Improved?

  • I would like to see Noom streamline their process a little more to make accessing GLP-1 medication a bit faster.

Comparison Section of Noom Med vs. FuturHealth

Both of these companies offer similar weight-loss support, but there are some key differences to take into account when deciding which one you want to start with.

Comparing Getting a Prescription

As I mentioned, I found it easier to obtain a prescription through FuturHealth. They quickly reviewed my information and made a recommendation. Noom Med has a longer signup process, and it may take longer if it’s recommended that you go through testing to rule out other issues.

Comparing Weight Loss Programs (Support System)

I think both of these companies offer excellent ongoing support. FuturHealth provides that additional aspect of helping you learn more about nutrition and keep weight off long-term.

Comparing Pricing

The price of FuturHealth is $129.99 per month. This includes access to a doctor and a medication prescription. This price does not include your medication itself.

Noom Med costs $49 per month, but you must be a current Noom member in order to qualify. The basic Noom program costs a little over $40 per month. This cost also doesn’t include your medication.

What Are the Main Differences Between FuturHealth and Noom Med?

The main difference between FuturHealth and Noom Med is the ease of accessing prescription weight-loss medication. It is much more straightforward with FuturHealth. If you know what you would benefit from and simply need the support of a medical professional and team who can guide you through this process, I recommend you look into this company.

Noom Med has a very thorough approach to helping you figure out why you’re having difficulty losing weight, but you need to be an existing Noom member to utilize this part of their program. If that’s not something you’re interested in, this probably isn’t the option for you.

Final Thoughts

Losing weight doesn’t have to be as challenging and upsetting as it may be right now. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and not be happy with how you look. I can speak from experience and say that both FuturHealth and Noom Med are options if you are interested in weight-loss medication. Both can help you lose weight, but the journey to getting there is different. What you feel you need to lose weight should be taken into consideration before signing up.

My Recommendations

I recommend that you look into FuturHealth to start with. The signup process is very simple, and you can obtain weight-loss mediation very quickly. If you feel like there’s something else going on with your health that could be impacting your ability to lose weight, Noom Med might be worth looking into.


FuturHealth is better for…

  • Fast access to weight-loss medication
  • Complementary education that can help with your weight-loss goals

Noom Med is better for…

  • A more in-depth look at why you’re not losing weight
  • People who are already using the Noom program
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Courtney D'Angelo, MS, RD

Courtney D'Angelo, MS, RD, earned her masters degree in Nutrition and Foods from the University of Georgia. She's a Registered Dietitian at Morrison Healthcare and has a strong passion in helping people improve their wellness!

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