What happened on BBC Essex

Every month I join Tony Fisher during his afternoon show on BBC Essex. We cover everything and anything related to health, fitness and well being. On this page you can find out more on all the topics we discuss and see us in action. If you have any questions you’d like us to cover on the show […]

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How to make dairy free dark chocolate

Dark chocolate, the darker the better in my opinion. the trouble is I love all those really fancy ones with nuts, seeds and more exotic things on them, but they cost a fortune. So, two, no three problems solved here. How to make dairy free dark chocolate that’s cheap and easy to do. It’s long […]

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BMI: Everything you need to know

When it comes to losing weight and maintaining an ideal body shape, your G.P. will probably tell you it’s all about having the correct BMI or body mass index. I have long been of the opinion that BMI is a pretty useless method of measurement for most people. To measure your success, the ideal method […]

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Weight loss: is starving the answer?

There are many myths and half truths when it comes to diets. There’s even one about starving yourself. Recently I’ve had a few people ask me about something called the 5:2 diet. The diet requires you to eat a sensible diet for five days of the week. Then you limit your intake to only 500 on the […]

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How to make your own granola.

I love granola, but unfortunately most of the shop-bought varieties are not as healthy as they appear. Unless you’re prepared to check every packet in the supermarket, finding one that’s not rammed full of sugar is going to be tricky … unless you make your own. It’s not as hard as you might think either. The […]

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How to make savoury muffins

I was set a challenge when one of The Accumulator members emailed be looking for some help for her son. After a little experimenting I came up with these savoury muffins. Essentially they’re based on a Frittata recipe but I played with the ingredients a little and cooked them a little differently. Now I love […]

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How to make Carrot Cake Porridge Oats

On the whole the one meal that suffers when we are short on time is breakfast. If we have time for it at all it tends to be petty boring and repetitive. In fact many of us eat the same breakfast day after day. Imagine if all your meals were the same. Here’s a recipe […]

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Date & Almond bars

I’m always being asked for healthy snack suggestions and when I stumbled upon this recipe I had to try it out. I played around with the ingredients a little and came up with, in my opinion, the perfect mix. These date & almond bars are so easy to make (only 3 ingredients) and you can […]

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How to make turkey and almond burgers

This fantastic turkey burger recipe is perfect for a healthy fast meal. I normally make a batch up and freeze them so if I know I’m going to be short on time I can have a couple defrosted and pop them in the oven. You can serve them up with some vegetable chips, sweet potato […]

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How to make healthy chocolate spread

We all have those naughty food items we simply cannot resist and I’m no exception. I love chocolate spread but it’s not healthy. So I did some experimenting and here’s the result. This recipe contains no dairy, no refined sugar (the shop bought stuff comes in at around 40%) and it’s just as nice as […]

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