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Table 1 Specific cognitive factors associated with treatment discontinuation, amount of weight lost and weight-loss maintenance

From: Personalized cognitive-behavioural therapy for obesity (CBT-OB): theory, strategies and procedures

Cognitive factors associated with treatment discontinuation:
• Higher expected 1-year BMI loss at baseline [7, 8]
• Primary goal for weight loss based on appearance at baseline [8]
• Acceptable or disappointing weight with respect to personal expectations [9]
• Dissatisfaction with weight loss obtained through treatment [10]
Cognitive factors associated with amount of weight lost:
• Increase in dietary restraint and reduction in disinhibition [11]
• Higher expected weight loss at baseline [12]
Cognitive factors associated with weight-loss maintenance:
• Satisfaction with the results achieved [7]
• Weight-loss satisfaction [12]
• Confidence in the ability to lose additional weight without professional help [7]
• Greater weight-loss satisfaction from week 15 or 19 of the weight-loss phase (a decline is associated with weight regain) [13]
  1. From Dalle Grave et al. [15] p. 9. Reprinted with the permission of Springer Nature