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Table 1 Participant eligibility criteria for participation in the TXT2BFiT trial

From: ‘TXT2BFiT’ a mobile phone-based healthy lifestyle program for preventing unhealthy weight gain in young adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria  
1 Body mass index 25.0 to 31.9 kg/m2 or 23.0 to 24.9 kg/m2 with reported weight gain > 2 kg over past 12 months.
2 Aged 18 to 35 years.
3 Fruit intake < two serves/day and/or vegetable intake < five serves/day and/or sugar sweetened beverage intake ≥ 1 L/week and/or energy-dense take-away meals > once/week and/or moderate intensity physical activity < 60 minutes/day.
4 Has mobile phone capable of receiving text messages and access to the Internet at least once a week.
Exclusion criteria  
1 Pregnant or planning to fall pregnant within the next nine months.
2 Enrolled in an alternate weight loss program.
3 Has lost > 10 kg voluntarily in the past three months.
4 Taking medications that have caused > 2 kg weight gain.
5 Medical condition that precludes following dietary or physical recommendations.
6 History of disordered eating.
7 Does not speak English.