A tasty recipe that helped me lose my first 10 pounds

I’m excited to share my first easy, tasty recipe with you. No matter what I did in the past, my stubborn weight never came off easily, I always felt tired and my feet would hurt a lot. I thought I couldn’t lose weight because of my genetics – until I started eating differently.

Today I’m sharing one of the recipes that helped me lose my first 10 pounds in 1 month.

Get a cheat sheet here for 1 of the key ingredients I used to finally bring down my inflammation and block fat storage in its tracks!

Before I lost weight, I struggled throughout my whole life with:

  • Cravings for sweets and food that was full of flavor
  • Maintaining a weight I was happy with
  • Feeling guilty that I was not doing enough and not being as motivated as I needed to feel and see results

I blamed myself for lack of results — I told myself that I should eat less, exercise more, and stay motivated.

After a while, tired of feeling like a failure, I came to the conclusion that my body was the problem. I told myself:

I am big-boned

My frame is just naturally bigger than others because of genetics and

My metabolism is low because I’m getting older.

These beliefs helped me justify sitting at a place well over my ideal weight for my whole life. Today, I defy my own statement and easily live dozens of pounds and 3 sizes lower than what I believed was my lowest weight possible. I did it from changing the way I was eating. I wish I didn’t waste all that time feeling guilty and bad about myself – I could have felt so much better sooner in life if someone had told me then what I know now.

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I WANT MY CHEAT SHEET!My sister still reminds me of how I just didn’t believe I could lose weight when we were growing up and even well into my twenties and early thirties.

Today I am going to share one of my recipes that helped me lose 10 pounds in 1 month.If you haven’t signed up for my email list yet, sign up immediately so that you will won’t miss my tips and recipes in the future — they will come right to you at your email box.

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My Curried Garbanzo Beans Recipe and a Cooking Video

One of my favorite recipes that helped me lose 10 pounds in 1 month is Curried Garbanzo Beans. Today I am posting my recipe and a video that shows how to make it. See the video to hear the secrets of why the food I’m eating helped to accelerate weight loss.


Curried Garbanzo Beans
Recipe type: Sides/Curries
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: Servings: 3-4
A tasty, flavorful and easy curried garbanzo beans recipe that helped me lose my first 10 pounds.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped lengthwise
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped (~1 ½ tspn.)
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped (~1 ½ tspn.)
  • ½ large jalapeno or 1 small jalapeno or serrano, chopped
  • ½ small tomato, chopped
  • ¼ small can tomato paste (if do not have paste can use ¼ small can of tomato sauce or use another ½ tomato)
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp. red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. chana masala (or ½ tsp. each of cumin powder and coriander powder)
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • 1 15.5 oz. can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained, or 1 cup cooked raw garbanzo beans
  • 2 cups water
  • Garnish: ½ cup chopped cilantro and ½ cup chopped onions
  1. Heat oil in medium sized pot on medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, ginger and chilies and mix until onion becomes light brown, about 10 — 15 minutes.
  3. Add tomato and tomato paste and mix.
  4. Add spices and roast uncovered for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add garbanzo beans and mix together for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water, or enough to more than cover the beans. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 30 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and chopped onions.Tip - Eat with vegetables and:
  8. Quinoa or brown rice (instead of white rice) OR
  9. Eggs, fish or meat OR
  10. One roti or piece of whole-wheat bread

Get a cheat sheet here for 1 of the key ingredients I used to finally bring down my inflammation and block fat storage in its tracks!



6 Responses to A tasty recipe that helped me lose my first 10 pounds

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  2. Nagina, I’ve been making curried chickpeas for a year now but I have used this recipe TWICE IN A ROW!!!!!! It is so delicious – thanks so much for posting this!

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