CONFESSIONS OF SERIAL DIETER (English, Paperback, Purie, Kalli)

    CONFESSIONS OF SERIAL DIETER  (English, Paperback, Purie, Kalli)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harpercollins
    • ISBN: 9789350291849, 9350291843
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 244
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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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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Harpercollins
    • Publication Year
      • 2011
    • Author Info
      • Kalli Purie is a self-confessed serial dieter. It has taken her many years of therapy, diets,\nworkouts, trainers and dieticians to get hold of her life and face her weight. Though she has\nachieved many things as an alumni of Modern School, a graduate from Oxford University,\na media professional and the mother of two beautiful crazy kids, no achievement has\nbrought her more joy than shedding half her weight. She currently lives in New Delhi and is\non a new diet.
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    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 ...

    Shalini Malik

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    20 Dec, 2011

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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!

    Vivek Bhandari

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    19 Dec, 2011

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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 ...

    Karima Khan

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    4 Nov, 2013

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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 menta...

    Bhavna Peswani

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    16 Jan, 2012

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    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 apprec...

    Natasha Puri

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    22 Dec, 2011

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    Loved the book! Don't think ever read anything that

    actually talks about the psychological aspects of having a

    body that you don't want... Can't be compared at all to all

    those books written by professional diet doctors...they are

    so dry! They just don't get it. Kalli Purie's book is like

    reading a fiction, fun and full of action, where you are

    the heroine.

    Ishita Basu

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    22 Dec, 2011

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    Not really worth the time

    1. The diet that the author follws is what south delhi dietician Nishi Grover prescribes. Nothing original in it.
    2. No normal person in his or her normal senses can carry it on for more than 40-60 days or retain the weight loss beyond 2 months. Its a torture. Starvation.
    3. Weight loss should be a process which makes you used to a normal balanced diet which you can set as your lifestyle. No1 can survive on a glass of clear soup or salad (not both) before 5PM as the last meal of the day, hi...

    Smriti Marwah

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    24 Mar, 2012

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    Confessions have never been this sweet

    Loved it. Loved it. Just Loved it. An honest account from a working mother/wife. Thoroughly entertaining and unputdownable. For once no one's preaching for what to do and what not to do. A must read for all.


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    22 Dec, 2011

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    Good effort

    The writing is good, but the diets are no easy to follow. Anyways, let me how much I can follow this one.

    This can't be the best book I have read on the subject, but comes close. The exercises illustrated are easy to follow.


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    21 Dec, 2011

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    The book was entertaining, fun and motivating. Also includes all her diets and lot of recipes.
    Recommend to all who wants to have a enjoy a good weight loss book

    Somya Saxena

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    3 Mar, 2015

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