I am a doctor by profession and I was struggling to lose weight. The biggest blessing for me this year, amidst the pandemic and other uncertainties, was being introduced to Dr. Kalpna who founded Svelte Zone. My aunt, her close friend has already a “svelte girl" and she was instrumental in bringing my mom, grandmother and sister into this way of life. First off, I was extremely impressed by Dr. Kalpna's explanation of how the physiology of digestion and weight loss occurs. Despite being a doctor there was so much I was unaware of. The best thing about her is there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach. She is sensitive to each individual’s cravings and different body demands and explains it so too. I was struggling to lose my post partum weight while dealing with a lot of stress. I had been to the gym, almost starved myself, and done everything that had seemed to work before but didn’t now. But with the svelte meal plans and the specific workout advice given, I started losing weight, feeling more energetic and my knee and low back pain was gone! With the transformation I started gaining all the lost confidence too. Dr. Kalpna has always responded to the silliest queries and patiently explained plateaus and has been super encouraging through my journey. I’ve lost more than 15 kgs now in 4 months and feel super strong. Extremely grateful to her for guiding me to a healthier lifestyle
-- Dr. Sruthi, Bangalore, India
I reached out to Kalpna for weight reduction. When I started, I weighed in at 177 lbs and an A1C of 8.0 and rising. Needless to say, I had tried to control these numbers over the years and failed. Six months in to the program with Kalpna, I have lost 10 lbs in six months and more important my A1C has dropped to 6.4, with no additional medications. I am most grateful to Kalpna for the enduring life style food habits she has inculcated in me.
-- Vasu, Houston
Kalpna was recommended to me by a friend who had gone through the Svelte Zone Transformation program and had surpassed her weight loss goals. I had gained 25 lbs. after having 2 kids and I wanted to lose at least 10 of those lbs. Not only have I achieved my goal, Kalpna also helped me improve my overall relationship with food. I learned how I can eat everything that I want and don’t have to avoid any food 100%. I learned how to balance the foods in a way that made weight loss possible. I no longer feel guilty after eating a slice of cake. I also learned what combinations of food work for me and satisfy my taste buds. Additionally, I learned that besides exercise and your diet, there is a 3rd essential component that contributes to your weight loss and that is movement. I gained a lot of knowledge from this experience and coupled with experience it had a more powerful effect. I really appreciated Kalpna’s guidance throughout this journey.
--Aditi, NC, USA
During lockdown, everything went downhill. My eating, sleeping and lack of exercise made me feel unhealthy and depressed. I was at an all time low physically and mentally. Then came Svelte, a blessing in disguise. I had around 20kg to lose in order to reach my goal weight and it really seemed like an unending uphill battle. During this arduous journey, one could only ask for support and encouragement. I am immensely grateful to my aunt for introducing me to Dr. Kalpana and supporting me. Dr. Kalpana was the best teacher and guide I could've ever asked for. She helped me understand my body better and reasoned it with Science. When I felt like giving up, she never failed to encourage me and gently nudged me forward. Svelte is catered to you, personally and meticulously crafted with care, to suit your body and needs.
Slowly I began to love it. The meals, the workout and the lifestyle overall made me happy. A feeling I had long forgotten and disassociated with. I felt complete, cleaner and was able to appreciate my body for what it could do for me. I'm still climbing, still moving towards my goal but with more vigor and every bit of my love for my self and this journey.
-- Sanjana, Bangalore, India
Kalpna has a sound scientific approach to nutrition. She advocates a way of eating which is doable and realistic to maintain long term. Coupled with exercise, this is a change which, for me, has led to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
--SKP- Cary, NC
I am very grateful to the Svelte Transformation Program. It promotes a healthy way of eating and lifestyle. The program assisted me in losing almost 8 kgs which I gained during my menopause. Due to the weight gain, I was unable to walk even 500 steps a day. Despite being a Yoga student, I could not follow my exercises regularly.
After completing the Svelte program, I am now able to walk minimum of 5 kilometers a day and do my regular yoga for a hour and half. I am almost back to my old weight and thanks to Kalpna. She is very kind and encouraging, reassuring me whenever I feel low and demotivated. It is a wonderful program, thanks to which I am able to lead my life in a healthy way. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wishes adopt a healthy way of life.
--Nithya, Bangalore, India
I have been extremely pleased with my results with Kalpna's nutrition plan. I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months and come down a dress size. Kalpna develops a customized diet plan that includes healthier eating options. Being a vegetarian Indian, I was fortunate to work with her on my low carb dietary needs. Its all about eating right and maintaining an active lifestyle!"
--Usha, DC, USA
One of my friend referred me to Kalpna 3 months back and I lost closer to 15 lbs. Her plan is so easy to follow. She is wonderful to work with - keeping you on track and helping you achieve your goal. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to shed the extra pounds.
--Vidya, Cary, NC, USA
I consulted with Kalpna at Svelte during summer of last year when I was at my all-time highest weight and constantly feeling tired and quite low in energy. I had no energy to go to the gym and I had tried other crash diets only to fail immediately. What I truly liked about the Svelte program was the simple to follow eating plan, which did not require any exotic foods or involve complex recipes and measuring food. As a vegetarian (who does not eat eggs), Svelte plan gave me an easy to follow guide of a high protein, low carb plan that targeted fat loss. Within a few days I could feel my energy levels increasing and within a week I was losing fat. In 2 months I had dropped about 3.5% body fat and one point in visceral fat. The side benefits of this plan were the increase in energy, improved skin conditions and overall feeling good. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to drop body fat to follow the Svelte program and discover your own svelte body!!
--Gayatri, Cary NC, USA
I am a 40 year old male wishing to lose weight. In the past, I have tried working out more, reducing intake, taking more protein rich foods so that there will be less hunger etc.. none of the efforts helped. I lost few pounds after a lot of efforts and have gained them quickly. Mrs Kalpna’s Program has definitely made a difference and I am on my successful 7 week following the program & my goals are well within my reach now. I feel confident that, this will become a life style change, that is going to help me for GOOD.
I have followed the Weight loss program of Mrs. Kalpna for the past 6 weeks. I am happy to share that I have lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks (181 lbs to 166 lbs). Her program is unique and I rarely felt craving for any food. She makes sure that I am getting all required nutrition but at the same time losing weight. She is a great health coach to work with & I feel fortunate to work with her. I sincerely recommend Mrs Kalpna as a health & nutrition coach for healthy and balanced life ahead!
-VM, Cary NC, USA
I have been working with Kalpna for over a year, following her balanced diet program. I have found it to be very effective. Initially, I was a bit hestitant to start the program, as I had tried other diet plans before with varied suceess. However, once I got on to Kalpna's program, the results were telling from the start. What differentiated her plan from others' was the ease of adopting to her protocol, tailored to each individual's needs. I liked following her diet as I didn't have to deviate much from what I was used to eating. The key, however, was to follow her plan meticulously, which still made some allowance for my favorite savories without having to be fearful of going off-track. During the entire course of the program, she was there regularly monitoring my progress and making adjustments to my diet as needed. I could see the progress in my weight loss nearly each day on the biometric scale that she requires it to follow the progress. With her extensive knowledge in nutrition and her highly amicable nature, Kalpna came across as a working partner in helping me accomplish my weight loss goals. For those who compliment me, I proudly say that I am a graduate of Kalpna's Svelte Zone.
- -Veena, Chapel Hill, USA
Sometimes the hardest part of doing anything is staying focused. I had gained 40+ lbs during my pregnancy. It was not the extra pounds that was bothering me, but I was feeling tired always. I did try all the diets that Google suggested, but nothing helped. I did lose a few lbs while I was following the diet but gained it back. I was very frustrated and had lost hope that I would ever be able to lose weight.
When I posted a picture on Facebook.. I got few comments about the weight I gained. Kalpna offered to help with my weight loss. Initially I thought as a friend she is trying to be there for me.
But the diet she suggested was not like any other general diet I found on internet. It was more of understanding how my body works, how my body reacts to certain foods that I eat. She understood how my body works, she suggested a diet that would suit eating habits. Being a vegan, the choices I have are less. She came up with a balanced diet/meal plan for me. She made me understand, weight loss journey is not just following a diet but your lifestyle. Within 3 months I lost close to 25 lbs. It was not just suggesting a meal plan, but she motivates you to stay focused and makes changes in your diet as you reach your short term goal. So you are not stuck with the same diet, that forces you to quit in a while. She is also constantly trying new recipes and shares them with you. You get to eat different varieties of food and not just eating salads and tasteless food.
If not for her, I can't imagine fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes. She has taught me how to sustain and continuing with a healthy lifestyle. I will definitely recommend her for your weight loss goals.
--Aish, Raleigh, USA
I am very grateful to Kalpna and Svelte Zone for changing my life. I have severe plantar fasciitis for decades and tried different diet plans to get the weight off my feet. Even though I lost I always gained back. I was able to loose 8 pounds on the transformation program even with having my tea with sugar and eating my south Indian food. It's been a huge life style change and has improved my mobility too.Thanks so much Kalpna!!!
--Sujatha B, MD