Episode 052: Pixie Turner - the wellness rebel fighting for science-based nutrition
Episode Notes Pixie Turner is a passionate advocate for a science-based approach to food and she doesn't forget the importance of it fitting with the rest of our lives: being active, sleep, and our mental health. She has gone from self-declared "wellness w****r" to registered nutritionist with a Masters degree to back it up. We talk about clean eating and the anxiety associated with that pressure. She discusses how a hyper-focus on physical health can often be at the expense of mental health and she tells us how she broke out from the wellness blogging bubble and moved to a different perspective. We have an important discussion about how we define 'plant-based diets' and Pixie points out there's a crucial difference between plant-based and vegan. There is enormous flexibility within plant-based diets and we shouldn't conflate them with veganism. Other areas we delve into include: the importance for healthcare professionals to be 'diet neutral'; eating for aesthetic reasons; why dieting for weight loss is a problem; and food obsession, eating disorders and stigmatisation. Pixie also mentions the importance of psychology and self compassion. It's a fantastic episode covering a lot of ground. Links Pixie website: Plant-based Pixie Pixie on Instagram: @pixienutrition Pixie on Twitter: @pixienutrition Interested in consulting with Pixie? Check out Pixie Nutrition Instagram and orthorexia research paper: Instagram use is linked to increased symptoms of orthorexia nervosa Kristin Neff on self-compassion. Podcast Promotion I've moved away from most social media but I realise it is still an important part of many people's lives. If you want to share an episode or more on Twitter, Facebook etc then I'd be thrilled. Even better, why not mention it to a colleague, friend, or family when you next speak to them. In fact, why not give them a call and meet up anyway? All the evidence suggests you'll be healthier and benefit. And, if you can and it's relevant, thanks for mentioning the podcast to them. If you got something out of this episode then please mosey on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave a rating, a review and you can subscribe there too! Other ways to subscribe to Blokeology Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Android You can also subscribe via Stitcher Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter It's my fortnightly newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. It comes out every other Tuesday and I share some tips and thoughts. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that. Feedback I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: blokeology AT gmail.com.