Pixie Turner

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Pixie Turner is a registered nutritionist (RNutr), BACP-accredited psychotherapist and science communicator. She graduated with a first class degree in biochemistry, and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction. She is the brains behind the ‘Pixie Nutrition’ social media accounts, which aims to encourage a healthy relationship with food and debunk nutrition misinformation online. In addition, she has been featured as a nutrition expert on the BBC and Channel 5, and in publications such as Red, the Evening Standard, Grazia, the Telegraph and more.

Pixie is the author of four books: The Wellness Rebel, The No Need to Diet Book, The Insta-Food Diet: How Social Media Has Shaped the Way We Eat and Food Therapy.

Books

Food Therapy

Pixie Turner

Diets don’t just fail to make us healthy. They take up unnecessary space in our minds and prevent us from living life to the fullest.

In Food Therapy, Pixie Turner presents a fresh new approach to rehabilitating our relationship with food. Instead of focusing on rules, reduction and restriction, this practical book will help you uncover the roots and psychology of your relationship with food – how your experiences and feelings affect what you eat – and introduce you to a lifelong practice that will free you from a destructive relationship with food and dieting.

Healthy eating begins in the mind. As a registered nutritionist and qualified ACT therapist, Pixie has a wealth of experience with clients who come to her for help with disordered eating and body image problems. This book will help you understand why diets don’t work, and will empower you to rebuild your relationship with food by using psychological tools to identify your unique problematic points, and counter those with healthy eating habits.

By understanding why we eat, and bringing awareness to our food, we can rebuild the damage caused by diets and eat freely, without guilt, and set ourselves on a course to lifelong health. Food Therapy will literally change your mind about eating well, including:

  • How to reset and understand your relationship with hunger and feeling full
  • Overcoming shame and defence mechanisms
  • Fostering self-compassion to help you recover from setbacks
  • Guidance on making better choices and creating a more positive environment.

Food Therapy will be published by Head of Zeus in December 2022.

The Insta-Food Diet: How Social Media Has Shaped the Way We Eat

Pixie Turner

Under the new rules of social media, we are not what we eat, but rather what others believe we eat.

The 21st century has marked the emergence of social media networking sites. They have become a major part of our lives: we can’t imagine our lives without them, and it’s unrealistic to assume that’s even possible.

Platforms like Twitter and Facebook haven’t been around long, but they are already having far-reaching impacts on our health and wellbeing. We are only just starting to appreciate the influence these platforms have over our decisions around food and health, with many of these processes happening without us even being fully aware of them.

Well, maybe we should be aware. The Insta-Food Diet guides you through the various ways social media has affected our food choices, our restaurants, and our food policy. By the end, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and tactics to take back control and make social media work in a healthier way for you.

‘Pixie Turner manages to strip away the bull that surrounds diet and health, replacing it with facts, balance and a long overdue call to re-engage with food. This is the book that the world of wellness desperately needs.’

— Anthony Warner, the Angry Chef

‘A manifesto for happy, sensible eating: to encourage us to respect science, to relax and, crucially, to find pleasure in food.’

— Stella Magazine

‘Pixie’s book is a much needed breath of fresh air. She writes honestly and from the heart.’

— Dr Anjali Mahto

The No Need To Diet Book

Pixie Turner

Our obsession with being healthy and living forever has driven us to push our bodies to the absolute limits, but still every year we’re being told how unhealthy we are as a population. Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips, there are still so many things we get wrong about food and health.

The No Need To Diet Book explains the reasons why diets and over exercising don’t work; the problems with eating for aesthetic goals; the science behind orthorexia, food anxieties and emotional eating, and other unhealthy habits formed by misinformation. This book challenges our misconceptions about what is healthy, and get to the heart of it using evidence-based science.

The Wellness Rebel

Pixie Turner

The healthy eating market continues to thrive, with authors like Joe Wicks seeing record-breaking sales for accessible healthy eating books. In recent months, however, there has been a backlash against certain healthy lifestyle brands, particularly those without scientific qualifications who promote ‘clean eating’. The Wellness Rebel explores the aftermath of this, looking at where balanced healthy eating will go next and how we can get back to evidence-based basics and enjoy eating well.

With each chapter themed around a common healthy food misconception such as ‘The Alkaline Myth’, ‘Go Raw’ and ‘How Super are Superfoods?’, The Wellness Rebel explores the basics of nutrition in an accessible and entertaining way, with Pixie sharing her tips, tricks and tastiest recipes – including her much-loved Pixie Plates – for a truly healthy diet, with no detoxes, no elimination diets, no restrictions – and absolutely no BS.

‘Finally there is a book about eating well that is accessible, smart and written by someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Pixie manages to strip away the bullshit that surrounds diet and health, replacing it with facts, balance and a long overdue call to re-engage with food. This is the book that the world of wellness desperately needs’

— Anthony Warner, the Angry Chef.

‘A manifesto for happy, sensible eating: to encourage us to respect science, to relax and, crucially, to find pleasure in food’

— Stella Magazine