|Outcome variable||Measuring instrument/procedure|
|Anthropometry: Height, weight, body circumferences (waist, hip, mid-arm, mid-thigh)||
∙Stadiometer, electronic weighing scale and measuring tape (SECA, Germany)
|Body fat %||
∙Seven site skin fold measures by ISAK and ACSM guidelines.|
∙Harpenden skin fold caliper.
|Total and regional body composition||∙Dual energy X- ray absorptiometry (DXA) full body scan. Hologic Discovery W, DXA system.|
∙6 min walk test (6MWT).|
∙Queens College/McArdle Step test.
∙Exercise Electrocardiogram (ECG).
∙One repetition maximum (1RM) testing with machine and free weights (Precor, USA).
|Blood pressure||OMRON digital blood pressure monitor (Japan).|
|Heart rate||Polar heart rate monitors.|
|Biochemical parameters: Glycemic control (HbA1c FBS, Fasting insulin), lipid level, liver enzymes, HsCRP.||Venous blood samples with overnight fast tested in tertiary care independent laboratory.|
|Quality of life||SF-36 quality-of-life outcomes questionnaire. Self-administered.|
|Liking and wanting for different types of food||Computer-based behavioral procedure Leeds Food Preference Questionnaire (LFPQ).Self-administered.|