It has taken her years of therapy, diets, workouts, trainers and dieticians to get hold of her life and face her weight. Her two deliciously edible kids are the only treat she is allowed. Though she has achieved many things as an alumni of Modern School, a graduate from Oxford University and a media professional, nothing has brought her more joy than shedding half her weight. She currently lives in New Delhi and is on a new diet.
Kalli who has struggled with her weight since childhood, has finally found a weight she is happy with. Mostly. The diets featured in her book "Confessions of a Serial Dieter" are structured rather like episodes in her life, full of characters, anecdotes and juicy nuggets of weight wisdom from surya namaskars set to Bollywood beats to drastic coconut water diets, from a dark experiment with bulimia to a love affair with the self-concocted champagne diet. The story of weight lost and a life gained, Confessions of a Serial Dieter will make you believe you can do it, whether its losing those stubborn last three kilos or chasing your dream! - Buy The Book Now >>
Kalli’s sole qualification to write the book is that she has “been in the fat suit". "The book is told from an emotional point of view; from a dieter’s point of view,” says Kalli, adding that her book is a first-person account. “Fat people don’t think of themselves as fat,” says Kalli Purie, who allows herself to eat foods like French Fries, pizzas and jalebis only once a year.
The mother of two says that living in any of the metros doesn’t make healthy lifestyle choices easier. “What choice do we have, but to be closet dieters! We are continually assaulted by processed foods and ‘lazy entertainment’,” says Kalli, referring to options like going out for a dinner or a movie; choices that are usually defined or restricted by food. “I ask my friends to join me for a walk instead.”
Writing the book "Confessions of a Serial Dieter" proved to be a cathartic experience for Kalli, who says that her biggest revelation during the experience was the realisation that, “Everyone who is thin, is working on it. There is a diet out there for everyone; you have to find what works for you. This is what I did,” she says.
“Finding your ‘happy weight’ is like finding your soul mate. It takes time. I found my soul mate easily, but it took time for me to find my ‘happy weight’,” she signs off with a laugh.
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