Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00626457

Status

NOT RECRUITING

Purpose

Losing weight has many health benefits for women such as reducing the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. However, women often struggle with maintaining the weight they have lost. This may be because they need to learn skills for maintaining weight, not just losing weight. When is the optimal time is to learn these maintenance skills? It may be better to lose weight first and then learn maintenance skills since people may feel good about the weight they have lost and be motivated to maintain. Alternatively, it may be better to learn maintenance skills first and then lose weight since they may experience how easy it is to use these maintenance skills and become confident they can maintain a weight loss in the future. Therefore, this study will examine whether learning these maintenance skills--before or after losing weight--helps women succeed at maintaining weight loss.

Official Title

Promoting Healthy Weight With 'Stability Skills First' (Fresh Start Weight Loss Study)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 21 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes

Investigator(s)

Michaela Kiernan
C. Barr Taylor

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CONTACT

Michaela Kiernan