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Change Your Mind, Change Your Health by Ann Marie Ludovici

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4Building Confidence Through Mastery

Insider Secret #4: Improve Confidence to Change: The Self-Efficacy Theory

Alex, an FBI agent who joined my health club, asked me to work with her one-on-one on a weight loss program. Alex represented herself as a confident woman. She was a solid, large-framed, physically fit woman, but wanted to lose 20 pounds. Her job evolved to include more administrative responsibilities as she came off “field duty” the prior year. As a result of these increased responsibilities and job promotion, Alex was less active, spending longer sedentary hours at her desk, and gained weight. Alex tried on many occasions to lose weight but was not successful. She stated that she didn’t have the confidence that she needed for successful ...

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