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Table 2 Weekly Topics

From: Optimization of the Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for male hockey fans

Topic Key Tasks to Be Delivered Fidelity Notes
Week 1:
Introduction to Hockey FIT & Physical Activity Prescription
1. Introduction to Hockey FIT team & Men
2. Discuss program aims: “how to eat better, be more active and stay that way long term.”
3. Factors affecting our eating and activity
4. Energy balance (intake vs. output)
5. Introduction to Lifestyle Rx and Goal-Setting (set Physical Activity (step count) prescription (Rx))
6. Walking Tour of Arena (by arena personnel)
Introduction to the Hockey FIT team was missed at both sites.
Walking tour was missed as arena personnel were not available at either site.
Week 2:
Healthy Eating Overview & Healthy Eating Prescription
1. Reintroduce Hockey FIT Team
2. Review participant goals from last week
3. Explanation of the food groups and eating a healthy diet
4. Formal introduction to S.M.A.R.T. goal setting
5. Receive Healthy Eating Rx and in groups set goals
Men were not split into groups to discuss healthy eating prescription in London.
Week 3:
Meal Planning & Weight Loss
1. Review participant goals
2. Avoiding compensation
3. Example of individualized healthy eating plans
4. Health benefits associated with 5–10% long-term weight loss
5. Personal weight loss targets
6. Importance of support from others (including technology supports)
Men were not reminded of virtual support tools in London.
Week 4:
Becoming Fit & Exercise Prescription
1. Review participant goals
2. Facts about exercise/becoming more active (including taking heart rate and rate of perceived exertion)
3. Overcoming barriers to exercise
4. Exercise Rx and setting goals
5. Local amenities
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 5:
Alcohol & Weight Gain
1. Review participant goals
2. Alcohol and weight gain
3. Alcohol units
4. Planning your drinking
5. Cutting down on sugary drinks (fizzy and tea/coffee)
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 6:
Stages of Change
1. Review participant goals (including alcohol)
2. Stages of Change
3. Introduction to setbacks and strategies for dealing with the men
Alcohol goals were not reviewed at both sites.
Week 7:
Weight Loss
1. Review participant goals
2. Representation of weight loss achieved
3. Reflection on how things are going so far
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 8:
Food Labels
1. Review participant goals
2. Understanding food labels and healthier foods
3. Importance of regular meals and breakfast
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 9:
Eating Out
1. Review participant goals
2. Making favourite meals healthier
3. Eating out sensibly
4. Damage limitation for takeout
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 10:
Avoiding Setbacks & New Exercise Prescription
1. Review participant goals
2. Common ideas about healthy living
3. Triggers for setbacks and how to avoid them
4. Set new Exercise Rx
All tasks delivered at both sites.
Week 11:
Energy Balance & New Healthy Eating Prescription
1. Review participant goals
2. Set new Healthy Eating Rx
3. The energy balance and eating plans revisited
4. Locus of control revisited
5. Tour of dressing room
All arena sessions for the Sarnia group were held in the team players’ lounge (similar to the team dressing room), therefore there was no need to tour the dressing room during this session.
Week 12:
Celebrating Achievements & Next Steps
1. Review of progress and next steps
2. Technology options
Technology options were not reviewed in London.