Attention, Overweight Teens, Pre-Teens, and Young Adults:
Thirty (30) significantly overweight youth, age 10-21, in the Seattle area, are needed to participate in a study of a new smartphone app in a self-directed weight loss program. Participants must have a committed desire to lose weight. Participants will be lent an iPhone 4 for a four-months pilot study, to run early June through early October 2012.
Participants will be compensated $200 if all requirements are met. If interested, please see information and online application at https://www.patientecare.com/
The app, called W8Loss2Go, is a self-directed overweight intervention. Its aim is to help users identify behavior, social cues, and emotional states that lead to unhealthy food cravings and binging.
As we explained earlier on this site:
The ‘W8 Loss 2 Go’ iPhone app has two purposes. First, it’s an intervention that focuses on problem foods, to help overweight kids unhook and maintain a healthy weight without getting re-hooked. Second, it provides coping skills to deal with the basic reasons kids get hooked in the first place, showing other ways to handle negative emotions and neutralize cravings.