Table 1: Major topics of the preliminary consultation.

Significance and goals of the preliminary group meeting
The main causes of obesity and the effects of weight reduction during the planned diet
The natural history of obesity and weight loss journey to be taken (pitfalls, relapse, duration and the necessity of a proper guide)
The importance of regular check-ups
The miracles diets
Health Care models provided by the Operating Unit
Treatment costs and payment methods
Causes of treatment interruption