Table 4

Behaviour change techniques that will be employed to help participants address their personal strongest predictors of weight loss outcomes; theme based on theory and previous studies

Theme most predictive of the outcomeBehaviour change techniques to be used (examples)
MotivationTechniques supporting motivation, for example, retrieval of past success, role models; coping models
Resources - sleepInformation provision; techniques to improve sleep; problem solving; action planning, coping planning and relapse prevention
Resources - stressInformation provision; techniques to lower stress levels, problem solving; action planning, coping planning and relapse prevention
Resources – energy levelInformation provision; techniques to improve energy levels, for example, physical activity, problem solving
Resources - hungerInformation provision; techniques to deal with hunger; problem solving; action planning, coping planning and relapse prevention
Environment – social supportSearching for and enhancing social support; problem solving; action planning and coping planning
Resources – happinessInformation provision; techniques to improve mood; action planning and coping planning
Self-regulation – awarenessTechniques enhancing awareness of weight plan, for example, reminders
Self-regulation – obstaclesCoping planning, relapse prevention, problem solving
Habit – generalHabit formation techniques, identifying relevant cues
Habit - environmentEnvironmental restructuring, incentives and disincentives system
Competing goalsDealing with multiple goals, goal prioritising, goal setting, goal contrasting, for example, based on goal importance
Other (chosen by the participant)Various techniques, depending on the predictor selected, personally tailored to the participants by the intervention facilitator