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Table 1 Summary of the contents of the computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) sessions

From: An Ecological Momentary Intervention for weight loss and healthy eating via smartphone and Internet: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

# Theme Description
1. Introduction Information on weight-gain and weight-loss
Introduction of the cognitive model and the concept of dysfunctional thinking
Information on how to select a diet, diet coach and exercise plana
2. Motivation Personal reasons for losing weightb
Realistic weight loss goalsb
Identifying and responding to sabotaging cognitions about dieting
Personal list of sabotaging cognitions about dietingb
3. Coping with food desire Information on the difference between hunger and food desire
Tips on how to deal with food desire
Personal list of distraction techniquesb
4. Identifying dysfunctional cognitions Identifying dysfunctional cognitions about eating
Introducing the concept of dietary temptations
Instruction on how to do this in the app
5. Responding to dysfunctional cognitions Introduction of socratic questioning
Information on how to construct functional alternative cognitions
Instruction on how to do this in the app
Choosing a diet and exercise plana,c
6. Thinking errors Summary of basic CBT skills
Introduction of concept of thinking errors
Instruction on how to do this in the app
7. Interim evaluation Evaluation on progress so farc
Increasing motivation
Learning to compliment oneself
8. Self-esteem: body Positive body exposure
9. Self-esteem: person Designing a positive portrait of the selfc
10. Evaluation and relapse prevention Summary of interventionc
Evaluation of intervention
Creating a relapse prevention planc
  1. Note: the content of these sessions is derived from several cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) protocols [45, 58, 59].
  2. acomponent is completed by immediate intervention and diet-only control groups simultaneously; binformation is transferred to the app for review; cinformation will be sent to participants by e-mail; in each session, the level of dysfunctional thinking will be assessed by believability ratings (visual analogue scales (VASs)) of nine frequently occurring dysfunctional cognitions about eating