Building the NoHoW Toolkit

Building the NoHoW Toolkit

We know that 90-95% of all overweight and obese people have had one or more successful weight loss attempt but only 5-10% have successfully kept the weight off for more than 5 years. The NoHoW Toolkit aims to help more people maintain their weight loss by providing tools to support sustainable, long-term behaviour change. To build the Toolkit, the team gathered together the best scientific evidence from the literature and developed a programme for weight management, targeted towards people who have already lost weight and want to learn how to maintain their weight loss. The web-based Toolkit includes educational content and allows users to track their weight, physical activity and sleep using self-tracking technologies (activity trackers, smart scales).

TK Dashboard

To make sure that the Toolkit was useful and easy-to-use, then team conducted a pilot with real users. Based on the results of this pilot, the Toolkit was improved and we are now ready to test it in a larger group of users in real-world settings.