Has anyone fundamentally changed their life to become more healthy? What triggered it or how did you trigger this change?

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Been with Deloitte for almost a year. The travel side of our industry hurt my health and I gained around 20 pounds in less than six months.

After Covid, I switched to a veggie-driven at-home diet and I've lost 26 pounds so far. Lack of travel has helped me tremendously to get back in shape 😁


When I traveled, I would get groceries instead of eating out. I had it okayed by the manager and it actually saves more money for the client.


Sad to say it, but it took me quitting my job at a big 4 firm. But couldn’t be happier.
My physical health (6 pack is back) and mental health is at its best it has been since I got married (10yrs ago), and I’m living a much more balanced life. Took a comp hit to make this transition but the health benefits alone are worth so much more than what money can buy


Pick me! Pick me!! 🙋🏽‍♀️
I recently changed my diet. Now-a-days the term “diet” is often misunderstood as completely cutting out certain foods and/ or even starving and not getting enough calories in. I have done lots of research and I’ve learned that “diet” is really NOT a term that means you can’t eat certain foods or you have to starve. Dieting essentially means learning how to eat portions that contain essential nutrients that allows for an internal balance and really assists in the every day living. If you exercise and keep yourself moving, you can eat what you love. With the love of cooking and being in my kitchen, I find that also experimenting and creating new meals and trying new foods or even adjusting my portions and “cleaning up” my diet, has allowed me to feel better. It also opens up our menu at home and keeps the family interested too! It’s truly a lifestyle change not something to do temporarily. I think also having a condition has triggered me to change things up a bit. I mean, you are what you eat! Right?


Being laid off + self-isolation is what triggered it for me.

I know myself and know that being forced to stay in all day would all but guarantee that I would eat my way up the scale. I took the opportunity to consciously swing the opposite direction. Threw myself at a ton of professional and personal growth training I’ve been putting off, acquiring a new language, running/cycling every day, and monitoring every single calorie that entered and left my body.

Absolutely transformational results, I’m happy to report.


How do you track calories out?

Autoimmune disorders - one after another. Treatments, medications, ER visits, side effects of medications, doctor saying there is no cure for my diseases and I will have to be on life long medication. These triggered the change and I thought of taking charge of my life. It’s been better since then. 🥰


Went through the exact same thing! It forced me to change my diet to feel somewhat close to normal. Also forced me to stay active because it surprisingly does help with symptoms.

When I was with Deloitte, I had my metabolic rate tested. It confirmed it was super low. I must workout to eat what most consider a normal diet. It helped me understand why my weight has yo’ yo’d all of my life. I keep trying different things with food intake but working out is now a constant.


Every other person here is from big 4 or consulting. Am i in a wrong bowl or smth?


Welcome to the new order, bowl consolidation. The cloud is getting expensive.

Yes. Stopped smoking. Stopped drinking. Stopped take out. Started cooking. Started working out. It is easy if you want it and if you see progress.

After I got fit I now I don't mind having drinks every now and then, but do not get jarred regularly.


I got my results back for a gut intelligence test and have been completely reworking what I eat and incorporating other small lifestyle changes as a result (drinking more water, taking vitamins, going to bed earlier, etc.)

Best of luck!!!

When working at a healthy meal prep company in college, I made a habit of logging my macros and calories for three months. I did it because everyone else did and the environment supported it. I don’t log them anymore, but now I have an intuitive sense of what I’m eating and how much I should not eat with respect to exercise.

Eating the right amount comes naturally.

I drank half a gallon (64 oz or 8 glasses of water) over two days and lost 6lbs of water weight. No joke. That was the catalyst to getting back in good health. Not going to waste this great opportunity and good head start. Look on YouTube of others people's journeys on losing water weight. I don't drink a lot of water to begin with so just imagine actually drinking a full gallon a day.

I turned vegan with minimally processed food. Lost 40 pounds in 4 months, have maintained it for last 6 years. My father's death and divorce triggered it.

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