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Confessions of a Serial Dieter

Author: Kalli Purie
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Confessions Of A Serial Dieter is the result of the author’s personal experiences in managing her weight. It looks into the myths, dilemmas and other weight related aspects that gives the readers a step-by-step approaching on attaining their ideal weight.

Summary Of The Book

Confessions Of A Serial Dieter is the author’s weight loss memoir. It tells the reader about her secret on reducing her weight from a 100 kgs to an astonishing 60. It is a humorous account of her journey from the age of 4 when she did not know the meaning of dieting to the time she realized how being fat or thin is perceived by others.

The diets in the book are named funnily like The Champagne Diet, and The Wedding Diet, and are structured in a manner similar to the episodes in her life, complete with anecdotes, characters and pieces of weight wisdom. It takes the reader along with the author on her weight loss quest trying out different methods ranging from surya namaskars set to Bollywood tunes and drinking coconut water.

Writing in a style that is simple and accessible to all along with the author’s personal touch, Confessions Of A Serial Dieter has the author sharing her secrets from more than 40 diets to different workouts that helped her attain a weight that she was finally happy with. It also debunks the many myths associated with weight loss and the emotional issues accompanying it. The author also presents to the reader the darker side of the so called “Dieting Industry”. The book also contains a few recipes along with their calorie count.

About Kalli Purie

Kalli Purie is an Indian author and businesswoman.

She attended the Modern School, New Delhi. She later graduated from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She has been associated with the India Today Group since 1996. Starting off as a marketing executive she currently holds the position of Chief Creative Officer. In 2011 she also donned the role of the Director of India Today Conclave. She presently lives in New Delhi. She is a mother of two children and a self-confessed chocoholic.

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Author Kalli Purie
Book Details
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9789350291849
ISBN-10 9350291843
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 244 Pages
Dimensions
Height 0.59 inch
Weight 295 g
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20 December 11
Foodies rejoice

This is not just a diet book. Though it will give you great tips on how to shed your excess kilos - some are sensible, some are not. It is a more a delightful memoir of our extremely complex relationship with food. Kalli describes her food with such artistry that you know instantly this book is written by someone who truly loves the stuff - as opposed to most dieticians who couldn't tell a millefuille from a granola bar. What makes it all the more worthwhile is that in the end she has found that perfect balance between hedonistic pleasure and spartanism. It inspired me to get up this morning and do 10 surya namaskars! Read this book - it has the ability to make you evolve.

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Inspiring and entertaining!

Great book! Finally a book for foodies who want to lose weight. There are so many diets here that you're sure to find one tailored to you own `foodie weakness'! What makes the book work for me is not just the number of diets on offer but also the author's frank confessions that any fat person will relate to. Her anecdotes make you warm up to her and her ideas... a most enjoyable and inspiring read. I'm adopting it as my weight loss bible for 2012!

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04 November 13
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Depressing and of no use

I got this book thinking that she'll share the absurd diets that we chubby people follow and how she finally got a better outlook in life to get accept a healthy lifestyle. I was wrong.

1. You won't relate to the book
She's very rich. Has studied abroad and lived in multiple countries. One of the weddings she's preparing for takes place in Italy! So even if the struggle she talks about is relatable, the rest of it is not.

2. Lost weight using wrong method
- The book is a journey of how she lost weight. A significant amount was lost because of ultra lipolysis and a very rigid pathetic dieting. The consultation for this was, obviously, very expensive. - She spent about a month in a camp at B'lore for weight loss. I don't think we have time or the resources to ask for so much from our average life.
- She took to personal training for the last bit of weight loss that she had to achieve and I don't think we can afford it as it comes with a very heavy price tag.

If, like me, you want to lose weight but don't have excessive amount of money lying around just to spend on your 'weight loss', you might end up feeling your ego hurt by the end of the book.

I suggest you rather buy books by Rujuta Diwekar, she knows what she's talking!

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16 January 12
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Fascinating Book

The book comes under autobiographical genre. The writer has
shared her memories and personal experiences of being fat and
overweight. Later, she switches on strict diet chart prepared
by her dietician and sheds the kilos. But the interesting to read was the way Kalli planned her own diet chart and resist against temptations (chocholates, pastries, etc,)in order to have an healthy and fabulouS look. Through this book, she takes the reader into different food lifestyles and how to deal it mentally and physically. Tips given by her are tried and tested.
So one must read to get different experience of dieting through
yoga and other forms.

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22 December 11
To be fat

I like this book not as a diet book (I would never follow any of these bizarre diets) but as a memoir. I bet this book took lots of guts to write and publish. If the aim of the author was to motivate the reader to really take their health seriously, I think the book really works. It also reflects how much we associate ourselves with our bodies. Kalli's obsession to lose weight is positively inspiring albeit a little scary. It takes a fat girl to get into the mind of one and for once, I appreciate the 'advice' coming from a 'credible' source. I may not follow her advice, but I've got to say she knows what she's talking about.

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Amazing read after a long tym

First time i could relate to the author so well....the journey narrated is so much realistic and the diet tips are awesome...hi...

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Depressing and of no use

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A "how to do" book and not just a "what to do" book.

This book is very nice book. The author Kali puri has shared her life till now and the diets she did at every stage of her life...

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10 October 13
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Trainer arrived on time

A true confession of a dieter. The pain of being fat and hard work on slimming down is well confessed in this book.

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