Are you motivated to lose weight? I am a PhD research student in the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds. I am looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating a new type of weight loss program. As a participant, you will: be delivered a weight loss program over 8 weeks in which you will be provided with evidence-based materials to help you lose weight be set a weight loss goal to be achieved over the first 4 weeks of the program, and another weight loss goal to be achieved over the final 4 weeks of the program be required to pay a cash deposit (the value of which will be your choice), which will be refunded depending on your achievement of the weight loss goal The weight loss goal to be achieved over 4 weeks will be equal to 2.28% of your current weight, up to maximum of 4 kg. This is based on safe weight loss guidelines. To help you get an idea of how much this will be, below are some examples of the weight loss goal that an individual would be set if they weighed various amounts at the start of the study: Weight at start of study Weight loss goal over 4 weeks 75kg (165lbs) 95kg (209lbs) 105kg (231lbs) 115kg (253lbs) 125kg (275lbs) 1.71kg (3.76lbs) 2.17kg (4.77lbs) 2.39kg (5.27lbs) 2.62kg (5.77lbs) 2.85kg (6.27lbs) To participate in this study, you must: Be motivated to lose weight Have a Body mass Index above 25 (you can calculate your BMI at: www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm) (A BMI between 25 – 29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese. If your BMI indicates that you are only slightly overweight and so would only need to lose a few pounds, that is fine, the weight loss program will be tailored to your current weight) If you are interested in participating, or would like more information about the study, please email [email protected] Bianca Sykes Postgraduate Research Student Institute of Psychological Sciences University of Leeds (This study has received ethical approval from the Institute of Psychological Sciences Research Ethics Committee at the University of Leeds – Ethics Reference No: 130244 on 29/11/13) You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by re-visiting http://www.psyc.leeds.ac.uk/research/studies/index.htm and selecting ‘Leave’.
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