I’ve always gone through ebbs and flows with my body—and I’m sure that’s true for most humans (men included). I’ve tried every crash diet and trendy workout craze only to come to the same conclusion every time: It’s not for me. I began to accept that my penchant for soup dumplings is a huge part of me—and, subsequently, my happiness. I wasn’t willing to give that up just to shed a couple pounds. I knew I had to make a change, but I refused to let said change ruin my life.