Frequently Asked Questions
What do I I need to know about participating in a research study?
Will I have to take any medications or pills in this program?
What are the cost to participating?
Will I have to follow a special diet?
Will I have to follow a particular exercise program?
Will other people see my weight?
Can I participate if I am currently taking weight loss medication or part of another weigh loss program?
How much weight will I lose? What if I need to lose a lot of weight?
Because the TEAM program will be asking you to change just a small set of weight-related behaviors, the weight loss you can expect will be modest, ranging from 5-15 pounds by the end of the 3-month program. However, it is not uncommon for people to lose more (or less). Though large changes in diet and physical activity will not be the focus of our program, we will provide you with all the information you will need to make larger changes to your diet and physical activity if you choose to do so, which could lead to greater weight loss. Importantly, at the end of this program you will have learned and practiced strategies for weight loss that you can continue after the program is over if you wish to lose more weight.
Will I get any monetary compensation for participating?