A Little About Me

I actually officially started my weight loss journey on June 17th, 2004 with Weight Watchers. I had tried other diets in early 2004 such as the Kellogg’s Diet and Atkins but both were very short-lived. Anyhow, I ironically gained 1 lb on my first week with WW and almost gave up. Fortunately I didn’t, and have now managed to shed 4 stone and 9 lbs, reducing my BMI from 33.6 to 20.7.

Although I don’t follow Weight Watchers anymore, it grounded me with lifelong healthy eating habits.  I now focus on eating a varied diet made up of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats.  Because it’s all about striking a balance, I still regularly indulge my sweet tooth ;).  Along with sound nutrition, I am an avid exerciser who looks forward to morning runs.  And that’s coming from the girl who exhausted every excuse under the sun to avoid the dreaded ‘mile run’ at school!

Because diet has played such a big role in my life, I am constantly learning and reading up on ways to improve my diet, to achieve both weight loss and overall good health. In the process, I have also grown to love cooking. I love food too much to only be eating the stereotypical diet foods such as grilled chicken and salad. Instead, I’m forever testing and creating different diet-friendly recipes.

I recently decided to make a career out of this passion. In 2009, I started an online course with Future Fit Training Ltd in the UK to obtain a Nutrition Specialist Diploma. I have successfully completed the course which included 3 modules:

  1. Nutrition & Weight Management
  2. Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  3. Client Psychology & Motivation

I can now legally prescribe sound and effective dietary advice to clients.  I am currently setting up my business whereby I will provide clients with dietary advice, including customised eating plans, to help them better meet their nutritional needs.

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Hamisha March 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Omg Finall! A career! I have alwasy told you to this! Im so so so psyched for you! amaaaazing pics! I love it? When can i come for a consultation?

I miss you!

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Sonali Kewalramani April 1, 2010 at 12:21 am

Can’t explain to you how amazing this is.
Khush these photos are unbelievable. Love the blog, can’t wait for another post, so get cracking with those fingers 🙂 I sure am a demanding best friend! It has already become one of my “favourite” websites on my computer!
Thanks also for the motivation 🙂 and please let everyone know, breakfast – oats, with pears and apples and a few almonds, should come with the “routine” that definitely contributed to your weight loss. Love you 🙂 x

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Ayesha Grover April 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

YOU ARE MY IDOL and my INSPIRATION!
Im going to be addicted to this blog so keep updating please 🙂

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Chandini April 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

this blog is amazing!
u definitely have inspired me once again to get back on my diet. i wish i could be as motivated as u are.
be prepared to receive lots of phone calls when i am having junk food cravings! xx

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Karishma Kimatrai April 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

this website whips success stories ass!! 🙂 congrats khushy!! keep it up bay-be!!

xxx

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Karishma Kimatrai April 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

CONGRATS KHUSHY!

this blog beats success story hands down!

xxx

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Anand April 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Hey Khush

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Devika Dalamal April 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Khush this is incredible! It’s such a nice, light (pun?) but interesting read! I love the emphasis on (pink lady, I’m sure) apples, my mum would be proud

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Palan April 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Loving the pages (esp the recipes – you can guess my fave!)
Can’t get over your before shots – its just incredible!
Way to go – can’t wait for the next instalment..!

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Anjalie April 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I think im ur official first client ?!! Amazing khush seriously.. the “note everything down” advise and oats… amazing recipes and amazing photo!!! ur going to be a idol to many!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love u xxxxx

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Shubika April 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

Khush…this is amazing!
loved your blog :)– i see a career here going forward 😉

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Malvika April 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

MY IDOL… you are AMAZING, YOU are going to be the best consultant, because unlike the rest you will be giving us all amazing recipes too!! congratulations babyy.. added to favourites xx

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Karishma April 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I have to say Khush HATS OFF TO YOU! What an amazing and passionate idea that youve achieved so successfully yourself 🙂 I wish I was as motivated as you, perhaps if I read your blog everyday for 3mins I can continue with the rest of the 3 rule on my own! Keep up the good work!

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Karishma Chugani April 7, 2010 at 8:15 am

Hey Khusbhoo…amazing Blog – will save it as one of my ‘favourites’ on my browser. I’m so motivated to get up off my butt and start losing that baby weight that doesn’t seem to disappear! Thanks again…Karishma (Hamisha’s sis)

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riddhima April 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

khushi…amazing…amazing…amazing!!…xxx

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gayatri April 15, 2010 at 11:07 am

Youre the best khushy wushy

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Falak April 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

KHUSH! so proud of youu, well done and good luck! xx

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Sonia HIrdaramani September 7, 2010 at 12:19 am

khushboo….soooo inspirational! am bookmarking your blog girly….xo, sonia

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aunt kavitaog September 8, 2010 at 2:41 am

OMG!!!!! What an achievement!! Congrats n u look amazin kushboo!

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Natasha G October 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

My first visit to your blog – amazing idea! LOVE the recipes on here, very innovative and nutritionally-right! Great going, Khush! Good luck – you’ve defo got yourself another follower 🙂

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Khushboo Thadani October 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Thanks Natasha! Really appreciate the comments and glad you will be another follower 🙂 xx

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Jenny Micheletti October 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

Kboo- this is so cool! This is really cool so keep it up!Xxx

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Jenny Micheletti October 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

hahahah u can see how excited I am about it, if u want I can write it one more time- COOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL…. hahaha Love it. x

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Khushboo Thadani October 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Hahaha thanks mucho Jenny :)! Where/how r you?? Haven’t spoken to you in forever! Hope all’s well x

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Munisha November 17, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Great job Khushboo! You’ve inspired us all! So excited for more posts! Xx

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Khushboo Thadani November 18, 2010 at 3:17 am

Thanks Munisha! Glad you’re enjoying them :). Looking fwd to seeing you here in December, can’t believe hw many years have gone by xx

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minal November 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

khush your recipes are so tempting!! please post up a good chocolate chip cookie one!

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Hamisha December 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Have you set up consultations?

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Khushboo Thadani December 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

Not formally per say but I’m happy to help I can? x

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Sophie Hall December 31, 2010 at 11:50 am

AHHHHH this is super duper amazingly fantastic khushboo! you have come so far-i did not realise all u were accomplishing-very commendable my friend! So honoured to have known you from beginning until now…a huge amount of good luck for this venture! U have done unbelievably thus far…..so many positive thoughts and energy coming your way sweetness!!

YOUR HOTTTTTT!!!

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Naila December 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

AMAZING 🙂

pushba i’m so proud!

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Rakhee C January 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hi read about u in shape mag. Was very impressed therefore read your blog good job and well done…..

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Khushboo Thadani January 2, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thanks Rakhee and welcome to my blog! Hope you enjoy reading.

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Aarti February 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

WOW ! Good stuff, guess you just got yourself another follower !

I see where your coming from..been there too ! Good to see you the way you are and I know how much effort it is !

Look forward to updates on this blog !

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Ameena March 25, 2011 at 2:41 am

Congratulations on your amazing weight loss! You look gorgeous…love your outfit in that last photo!

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Khushboo Thadani March 25, 2011 at 3:36 am

Thanks, tharen really nice of you to say :)! Welcome to my blog!

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Chandni Devnani May 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Hey Khushboo, I read your story in Aquarius Magazine, 2 years is a long time but the results are really great. Congratulations for it, although I read you are a trainer now, hope you can advise me on my query below.

I am also into wholewheat breads, roti, dal and vegetables, low-fat foods like K-Kellogg cornflakes and all….

But I get confused what to eat between meals because I eat every two, since you have lost so much you can surely advise me over it.

All the best for the future and congrats for your enormous weight loss and your new life….

Chandni.

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Zaib Ali July 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hi Chandni
I have seen your pics on google plus, I would suggest you one thing if these are your recent pics ” Please don’t go any diet plan, because you are perfect believe me!!” I am really impressed to see your smile and eyes. If you go for diet you will loose ur smile also.
However if you lethargic go for fitness training and maintain your fitness. You can do it so by starting gym or swimming or both together alternate days.

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twomegapixelfood June 24, 2011 at 8:50 am

Hey fellow Khushboo! 🙂 I am impressed with your blog, your will and your resolve. I have been asked to lose about 10 kilos by the doc ‘cos of PCOD (this was a long while back) and I have only just started a brisk walk+running routine.

Personally, I think desi food is quite healthy once you learn to control the oil quotient and only when you don’t allow mommies near the food :p Nice ‘seeing’ you!

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Khushboo @ Two Megapixel Food June 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

sigh, something went wrong while I was posting. Hopefully, I fixed the errors here.

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Khushboo Thadani June 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Hi Khushboo (great name btw 🙂 )! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! Losing weight definitely helps with PCOD so well done on your new exercise routine! Totally agree about the Indian food and weight loss being in the same sentence, the key is portion control! Good luck!

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lillyandpearls June 30, 2011 at 7:18 am

Khushboo I can’t believe I stumbled upon your blog while commenting on Courtney’s blog right below you! ACS alums in the blog world hahaha… you look amazing and your story is great! So glad to see you doing well! I look forward to reading more about your journey!
xxoo
Meg Mullan

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset September 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hey Lady! I just found your blog and absolutely love it 🙂
You look so amazing and you have a wonderful story… I can’t wait to read more!

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sparkylaurie September 20, 2011 at 4:19 am

Hi, found you recently… love your blog. Just nominated you for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD.You deserve it! Link : http://sparkylaurie.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/life-is-full-of-surprises-versatile-blogger-nomination/
Cheers,
Sparky Laurie

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Khushboo Thadani September 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

Thanks very much, means a lot!

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Gayati September 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

This is so inspirational. I’m on a “get fit” spree as well and it’s always encouraging to see people who have succeeded so beautifully 🙂

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Khushboo Thadani September 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Thanks very much, and welcome to my blog! I wish you all the success in your journey :)!

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honeywhatscooking December 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

Wow. You look amazing in the purple dress and pink lengha. I started off on WW and then did Atkins for a quick fix, and then South Beach. I found they’re all good in their own way, but Atkins is hard to stick to. Very inspiring.

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Khushboo Thadani December 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Thank so much, that’s really nice of you to say :)! I agree about Atkins- I lasted 2 weeks…even though South Beach is very similar, I think it’s a lot better diet as it incorporates fruits & veggies!

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honeywhatscooking January 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

I just added you to my blogroll – I really like reading your blog. 🙂

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Khushboo Thadani January 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Thanks SO much- really appreciate it :)!

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Reena May 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hi Khushboo,

Can you recommend some vegeterian ( egg is ok) options for low / no carb dinner..

I am vegeterian .. Breakfast and lunch is usually not a problem but dinner gets taxing wspecially after a long day at work!

Thanks
Reena

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Khushboo Thadani May 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Hey Reena, check out my recipe page! There are loads of vegetarian options including bean burgers, sweet potato fritata, ris-oat-o, chickpea tagine and quinoa & avocado salad!

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Megan @ Weddings and Workouts July 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

Oh my gosh, congratulations on your transformation! I’ve just discovered your blog through Twitter and I’m looking forward to reading through your archives 🙂

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Khushboo Thadani July 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Thanks so much Megan :)! Welcome & hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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Sameera Roy September 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Hey Khushboo:)
I really need some advice.im 61 kgs,gonna be 16 in a 2 months,and my height is approximately 159cm.I usually eat like 3 packets of chips per day,a lot of junk food,chocolate and what not.but now i think i really wanna lose weight,and at least reach 55kgs.Could you please help me out with a diet plan,or an exercise schedule that i can follow? Theres no one to motivate me,and after reading about you in ahlan,i think i really need your help lol.Btw its awesome how you’ve lost so much.hats off:)
Please do help me out,i just NEED to lose 6 kgs!

I beg you.My friends are all so thin and pretty,and i just wish i could get there too,i hope you know what i mean.Thanks a ton xo

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Sameera Roy September 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Oh and btw,you are GORGEOUS! and your blog is a motivation to many such girls =)

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Khushboo Thadani September 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

Thanks for your comment Sameera! Sending you an email 🙂

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Vandana October 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Dear Khushboo,
Just dropped by so say hi… great blog, keep posting… I’m a new fan and think I’m hooked to ur blog.

-Vandana

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Khushboo October 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Thanks Vandana, and welcome to my blog :)! Glad you’re enjoying it so far!!

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greengirlrunning November 4, 2012 at 3:14 am

Hi! I’m new to your blog… what a great story about your weightloss journey! And wonderful that you are now helping others, such an important job!

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Khushboo November 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for your comment and welcome to my blog :)!

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zainab November 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

hi there
So glad to have seen your website(blog)
Iam becoming a fan …I lack your steel determination but hopefully Iam back on the wagon from tomorrow!
xo

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Khushboo November 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Thanks Zainab….good luck with your attempts 😀

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Meryl January 27, 2013 at 4:57 am

Fantastic blog – nothing better than turning a passion into a career. I stumbled on your blog by chance as I was about to write a travel story about ‘eating my way through Mumbai’ for an oz audience. Will be following your blog. Good luck with your endeavours – Cheers M

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Khushboo January 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Thanks so much Meryl and welcome to my blog :)! Would love to read your story on eating in Mumbai once it’s ready!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I love your story and I am really digging your blog. We have a lot of the same feelings on food, and it’s refreshing to find someone with a similar thought process. Eat real food, indulge in moderation when you want to, be good to yourself, enjoy life, be active, love what you do.

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Khushboo March 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

Thank you so much, Meghan…glad to see that we are totally on the same wavelength :)!

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Swathi March 15, 2013 at 8:57 am

Wow!! Very inspirational blog. I am definitely going to nudge you for advises.. Losing a post pregnancy weight while nursing is not easy for me 🙁 . Hope I can get your help !!

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Khushboo March 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hi Swathi…please do get in touch if you’d like some personal advice. My email address is kvthadani4@gmail.com

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Rajesh Keswani May 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Hey, hi. I am a Sindhi too. Born in Lagos and stayed there till I was 15 years of age. Your before and after photos related to your weight loss, are amazing. Must have been extremely disciplined (food intake wise), to achieve such a remarkable difference. Keep it up and all the best.

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Khushboo May 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

Thanks so much for your comment and kind words, Rajesh 🙂

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness September 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!! you are such an inspiration and i could not be happier for you!!! i cant wait to see where this continues to lead you! theres nothing better than turning a passion into a career.

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Khushboo September 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

Ah you’re too sweet Charlotte…thanks so much 😀

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Darshan Gajara June 22, 2014 at 2:11 am

Sounds great! Looking forward to some ‘Easy to Make’ recipes from you 🙂

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Khushboo June 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Hope you enjoy 🙂

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Vivek March 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm

My first visit to your blog, u have amazing ideas. I LOVE the recipes here, very innovative and nutritionally right! Your pictures speak about your Nutrition Diet. Would like to take help from you as my mother has put on some weight from which she is facing Knee Pain etc.
hope u help me too.
Good luck Khushboo.

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Khushboo March 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Thanks for your kind comment, Vivek. Please email me at thekweigh@gmail.com so we can discuss a plan for your mother.

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Deepak March 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I had never done any diet program before ( Not that I needed to 🙂 ) However After my wedding I did put on quite a bit and I wasn’t losing weight.I joined my Wife and registered with Khushboo. The results have been fantastic. In a month I lost 3.5 Kgs and am still using her recipes and eating right.
Cheers.

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Khushboo March 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Thank you for such a heartfelt comment, Deepak! It was a pleasure to work with you and I’m so glad you are still maintaining your healthy habits :)!

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