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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Why your diet won’t work

Most modern diets and weight loss techniques have a very limited success rate. You may have already discovered that different people can get different results from the same methods. In fact it’s no surprise really as we are all different in many ways. We have different genetics, different lifestyles and enjoy eating different things. Although […]

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How to make sugar free sponge cake

Now this one took some work. I was asked to bake a cake for a friend’s 50th birthday and I couldn’t just do any old cake. But how do I make sugar free sponge cake? I started out with a recipe I found on the excellent BBC Food website but that wasn’t quite what I […]

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How to make your own granola.

I love granola, but unfortunately most of the shop-bought varieties are packed with sugar. My top tip is to always check the ingredients list before you buy and if the first or second ingredient is sugar then you’re probably better leaving it on the shelf. Sugar has no nutritional value, all it provides is energy […]

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Is it OK to skip breakfast?

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? Yet, how many of us say ‘I don’t have time’, ‘I’ll grab something later’ or ‘I couldn’t possibly eat that early in the morning’. Wrong, wrong and wrong. Eating breakfast will help you lose weight and skipping it will […]

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Why you should be making smoothies

I am a big love of the odd smoothie. Like many people, I can be short on time occasionally and whipping up some healthy fruit and veg in a blender is a much better ‘on the go’ meal than anything you can pick up at a petrol station. There are really no rules here – […]

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How to make Cloud Eggs

I love healthy ‘food trends’ as it gets people cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. One food trend that caught my eye was Cloud Eggs and I couldn’t wait to whip them up. Cloud eggs are created in the oven and require no extra ingredients. They are perfect if you love poached or scrambled eggs and […]

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How to find the truth in food packaging

The next time you go food shopping, check the packaging carefully. I encourage you to do a little digging for the truth. Food manufacturers employ some pretty crafty tricks to make you believe their products are more than they actually are. With some clever wordplay they can make it seem like your buying one thing […]

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How to make the best scrambled eggs ever

On paper this recipe should not work. But try them once and you’ll agree they could be the best scrambled eggs ever. As a protein packed breakfast this really works. Especially if you are a porridge lover like me. Don’t be put off by the banana though. While I was out for my run this […]

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No Bake Protein Energy Balls

If you love no-bake healthy snacks then you will love these energy balls. They are literally bursting with goodness (lots of protein & soluble fibre) and taste incredible. I made a version with protein powder along with regular peanut butter, but have also included a recipe without protein powder too (click here to see it). I […]

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