BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Glasgow Skeptics - ECPv4.5.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Glasgow Skeptics X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Glasgow Skeptics BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20190318T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20190318T210000 DTSTAMP:20200925T205609 CREATED:20190205T084108Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T084108Z SUMMARY:Pixie Turner: Why Diets Don’t Work – and other myths about food DESCRIPTION:Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips there are still so many things we get wrong about our health\, and with a new diet book out every other day it’s no wonder people are confused. What should we be eating? When? How often? Just how important is food when it comes to our overall health?\nHumans have always been a bit weird around food. We’re told eating certain foods are the key to living longer\, some foods are ‘sinful’ or ‘bad’\, that ‘you are what you eat’\, and that we must seek to obtain health at all costs. All this means we follow crazy diets that make things worse rather than better\, and have a population where most of us dislike our bodies.\nPixie will unpack why diet and nutrition misinformation is so problematic\, on social media\, in mass media\, and on a public health level\, and why we could all benefit from taking a moment to assess our personal relationship with food. Expect some mythbusting\, diet rants\, and lots of fully-referenced evidence-based science. \nAbout the speaker:\nPixie is a nutritionist (ANutr)\, food blogger\, 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 aim to infiltrate the wellness movement 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 magazine\, Evening Standard\, Grazia\, the Telegraph and more. Her first book\, ‘The Wellness Rebel’ was published early 2018\, with her second book\, ‘The No Need to Diet Book’ released March 2019. \n\nKickoff at 7pm sharp.\nThis is event is free to attend\, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate\, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs\, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield. \n\nAccessibility: The talk is on the top floor of the store\, however there is however a lift available for customers to use. \n URL: LOCATION:163-157 Sauchiehall Street\, Glasgow\, G2 3EW\, United Kingdom ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR