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The Wellness Rebel

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The healthy eating market continues to thrive, with authors like Joe Wicks seeing recordbreaking 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 ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 5th 2018 by Head of Zeus
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Iina
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
“With the rise of orthorexia and its link to the whole ‘clean eating’ movement, you could even go so far as to argue that wellness is simply a socially acceptable eating disorder.”

Pixie doesn’t hold back, and I love it!
This book taught me so much, even after I thought I was fairly level-headed about food. I especially loved the chapter about sugar, but every section of this superbly helpful book is filled with facts and a good dose of logic, and is completely free of food shaming, body shaming o
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Sue
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food, 918
I skimmed through some of this, as most of the nutritional information is standard stuff, particularly the section at the beginning concerning macro- and micro-nutrients. The parts I did enjoy were about her changing relationship with food and the influence on that of social media.

In particular she talks about the influence of Instagram. She talks about beautiful pictures of beautiful people eating beautiful food and how she allowed herself to be influenced by this to eat in certain ways. Her c
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Cara
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant. The term, 'nutribollocks' is now firmly ensconced in my vocabulary.

"The five-a-day message has been out there for ages now, and yet as a population we aren’t meeting that. Telling us to eat more of something is far less effective than telling us to cut foods out, and that’s where wellness thrives. Food packaging will proudly display everything it’s ‘free from’ (soy, gluten, sugar, eggs, joy …) because what you don’t eat is now more of a status symbol than what you do."
mark e howell and michelle howell
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I think that it creates the meaning of being well and finding what you like and enjoy !! It gives evidence and opinions and honesty. A brilliant book for those who have been on the " health detox " and need to know that we as humans are meant to have a varied diet and enjoy and life being well.
Sandra G
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight talking and packed with evidence based information! 🤗 Fantastic Resipes, easy to follow no mad ingredients and a nice balance of food groups. The photographs are bright and engaging too. Superb book!
Char
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good for sorting out the restrictions

Good read live the nutribollocks references.. I have tried and tested many diets based on restriction before but always come back to moderation as the key. Although refined sugar free stops me from eating too many cakes and sweets x
Emily Guscott
Nov 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't my favourite book in the world as I felt that it was too heavily science-based and it sounded like she was just ranting all the way through. However, there were some pretty decent recipes included in it and I did feel like I learnt something.
Andrea
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pixie Turner is just amazing (follow her on Instagram for more!) and this books is also amazing. I love her wit and comprehensive way of debunking myths while also describing more practical science-based options, along with recipes that support the information she provides. I’ve tried a few of the recipes, including the sourdough bread, granola, some of the salads, and cookies. They’re all delightful. I care about trying to be healthier and all that jazz and will almost definitely read this book ...more
Em
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, food-diet
The book is a mixture of personal experience, scientific research and sensible advise on diet and nutrition. It addresses the many "wellness" and "clean eating" trends that abound on instagram and youtube etc. Pixie Turner makes a very persuasive case for eating a healthy, balanced diet which doesn't exclude or demonise any specific food groups. I'll admit that I skimmed some of the more scientific parts as my attention span wasn't up to the challenge, that said I enjoyed her writing style gener ...more
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