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FERREIRA, Mariana Sanchez Gomes; BAKOS, Daniela Schneider  and  HABIGZANG, Luísa Fernanda. The influence of self-efficacy beliefs in maintaining weight loss. Aletheia [online]. 2015, n.46, pp. 202-210. ISSN 1413-0394.

The following article addresses issues related to the maintenance of weight loss and its relation with self-efficacy beliefs in both obese and overweight patients under the bias of cognitivebehavioral psychotherapy. The maintenance of the weight loss is one of the most important as well as the most difficult stages faced by people that aims to maintain the weight loss. Therefore, this article seeks to understand how the sense of personal competence interferes with the maintenance of weight loss, giving that numbers of people who try to lose weight end up to getting fat after one year. Self-efficacy can be defined as the confidence in the own ability to organize and perform certain actions. The conclusion is that self-efficacy beliefs directly interfere in the maintenance of weight and it is continued checking, therefore its development and restructuration should be a focus of the work of psychotherapists and patients whose therapeutic goal are weight loss and maintenance.

Keywords : Cognitive behavioral therapy; Weight loss; Self-efficacy.

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