The Accumulator on BBC Essex

Each 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 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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How to make healthy Ice-Cream

It looks like ice cream just got healthy. No really! Here’s a healthy recipe that’s dairy free, gluten free and contains no refined sugar. It’s bananas. Scroll down to find out how to make healthy ice-cream. I have to thank my super dietitian Nichola for first turning me on to this recipe. I’ve since experimented […]

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Three habits for diet success

When you decide to lose weight or improve what you eat success can be difficult. There are are so many diets to choose from it can be hard to pick the right one. There’s also so much conflicting information that it can be pretty confusing to know where to start. The Accumulator™ philosophy to weight […]

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How to make quinoa porridge

Here’s a different way to enjoy porridge in the morning … without oats. I have been craving quinoa porridge ever since visiting Nourish, Sheffield’s only fast food restaurant. Nourish teased me with it on their breakfast menu but I arrived after breakfast had finished. So for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to perfect a quinoa […]

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How to make coconut & cashew cookies

I was asked by one of our members to come up with a healthy cookie that had no flour or refined sugar in. After a few attempts I cracked it with these coconut and cashew cookies. They’re made with porridge oats and sweetened with raisins and they taste amazing. Plus they have the added benefit […]

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How to fix your health in 40 days.

Every year many of us (religious or not) mark the 40 days of Lent by trying to give something up that’s perhaps a little unhealthy for us. Traditionally this would have been sugar or sweet foods but now it could be anything. How about if we followed Lent with another 40 days of adopting a […]

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