Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Review: Lose A Kilo A Week by Nishi Grover

On the jacket :

What do your best friend’s wedding, a beach holiday, and the coming of summer have in common? You got it. It’s the need to knock off those extra kilos and get into your hottest avatar. And if you think that’s an impossible task after all the fruitless diets you’ve been on, well you’ve come to the right space. Thirty years of experience under her belt and a clientele of 700 Dilhiwallahs (who swear by her) later, Nishi Grover has finally put out the bible for weight loss. If this diet doesn’t get you into your favourite pair of jeans in a month, nothing else can. Simple, logical, and result-oriented, Lose a Kilo a Week follows a few key mantras - time, portion, quality, and mind control - which will get you ship-shape in no time. Packed with handy tips, diets, and charts that track your weight loss over the weeks, this is the definitive guide on losing weight quickly.


Weight loss books intrigue me. I read a few over the last year and came to just one conclusion. They are all the same.

1. They urge you to eat right, which is good. These books try their best to spoon feed you into drinking water the right amount, eating at the right times and counting calories.

2. Most recipes these books talk about have at least one ingredient which would be available only in the metros. So, isn't rest of India the target audience?

3. Yoga, walk and cardio ~ all these books stress on these three. 

The major positive about these books, including Lose A Kilo A Week, is that there is someone out there, who is trying to teach people a healthy lifestyle. Lose A Kilo A Week was not one of the best books I have read in this genre, for the simple reason that the first few pages only spoke about why Nishi is the best for this. My mother was here and she picked up the book only to put it down after 4 pages, saying  it says more about the author than the title of the book.

Coming to the title of the book Lose A Kilo A Week can be misleading. Please don't assume following this schedule every week and losing a kilo a week is advisable if you are overweight or obese. This particular plan is ideal when you have a kilo or two to lose before a wedding or a vacation.

So, pick it up. Give it a try.

Rating: ***/5

[This is a personal review]


  1. Hey Samarpita,
    Thanks for your 1st link to the IQR Challenge. Just a request, next time when you link a review kindly do include the name of the book along with your name (as is mentioned in the linking guidelines). Will help me in distinguishing your book reviews :)

    Keep reading.


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