Welcome to Behind the Confidence, a video series about the real, unfiltered journey to self-belief. We talked to four health and wellness pros who prove true confidence doesn’t stem from a “like,” nor does it magically happen overnight. It’s about finding what makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally.

You might recognize clean-eating chef and pioneer Candice Kumai from hit cooking shows such as Top Chef, Unique Eats, and Iron Chef America, or from the covers of any of her five best-selling books. But Kumai’s path to success wasn’t a straight line. Watch as she shares the ups and downs she experienced along the way—and how she finally discovered her true calling.