Skip to main content

Table 2 Balance weight zones and coaching modality

From: The Balance protocol: a pragmatic weight gain prevention randomized controlled trial for medically vulnerable patients within primary care

Weekly Weight Zone Average Weekly Weight Change, Compared to Baseline Weight Coaching Mode Response to Weight Change
GREEN < 0 to 1.5 kg None Automated text messages only
YELLOW 1.6 to 2.9 kg Coaching via text message only Customized text messages from Balance dietitian
RED ≥ 3.0 kg Coaching via phone call and/or text message Balance dietitian provides counseling via phone and/or text