Pixie Turner is a registered nutritionist (RNutr) 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 BBC and Channel 5, and in publications such as Red, the Evening Standard, Grazia, the Telegraph and more.
Pixie is the author of two books: The Wellness Rebel andThe No Need to Diet Book. Her third book, The Insta-Food Diet: How Social Media Has Shaped the Way We Eat, will be published in August 2020.
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 will guide 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.
The Insta-Food Diet will be published by Head of Zeus in August 2020.
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 will challenge our misconceptions about what is healthy, and get to the heart of it using evidence-based science.
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