New UCSD No-Cost Weight Loss Program!
Join a UC San Diego research study helping individuals lose weight through a novel program aimed to improve eating habits and weight loss.
Research conducted in San Diego, CA
Up to $550 in Compensation
Have No physical
18 - 65 Years Old
Fast Facts
Currently Overweight (BMI 25-45)
Can't Have Diabetes
About Our Research Study
Researchers are examining the effectiveness of three different 6-month group treatments. The programs are aimed at improving your eating habits, reducing overeating, and developing healthy lifestyle activities in overweight adults.
Some people think about food all of the time and have trouble resisting food when it’s in front of them, even if they are physically full. Others feel a loss of control over their eating. It may be overwhelming to deal with healthy eating and exercise plan on your own. Uncontrolled dieting can lead to unhealthy changes in your body and mind.

Do you ever feel like you don’t have control over your ability to resist certain foods? Discover the benefits of our novel UCSD weight loss programs. Researchers hope their programs will help people improve eating habits and lose weight. The program will take place at the University of California, San Diego, and no drugs or supplements will be used.
Additional Information
Why is this research study being done?
Researchers at UCSD are hoping to develop a new methodology towards helping individuals who are overweight lose weight and improve their eating habits.
Is this study for me?
You may be eligible if:
  • You are between 18-65 years old
  • Overweight (BMI 25-45)
  • Live in the San Diego area
  • Don't Have Diabetes

You may be ineligible if:
  • You have any medical conditions that impact weight or affect participation in physical activity
What will happen if I participate in this study?
In order to determine your eligibility for this study, you will complete an online screen and a phone screen.

Following these, if you remain eligible you will be invited to attend an in-person or remote orientation to learn about the study and ask questions about your participation.

After the orientation, if you choose to sign consent forms you will then attend two in person assessments (~4 hours each) at the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) at UCSD.

If you qualify to participate in treatment after these visits, you will be assigned to 1 of 3 treatments. Treatment will consist of 20, 90 minute groups over 6 months. You will also attend mid-treatment assessments in the middle of treatment (~week 12), post-treatment assessments at the end of treatment (month 6), and 6- and 12-month follow up assessments after the treatment (months 12 and 18).
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants are compensated up to $550 for their time.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in a research study.