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.
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Wednesday 10th October
Why am I not losing weight?
This month I answered a question from Ann. She has been attending a slimming club and was told not to exercise when she's on a diet as it could affect her results. She loves going to the gym, does she need need to stop?
A great question and I'm going to guess that her club tracks her results with a weekly weigh in. This is pretty common practice with slimming clubs. I'm also going to assume that the number on the scale isn’t going down.
If you do enough exercise and you do it right you’ll end up with more muscle mass. More muscle means a higher metabolism which means you’ll be burning more calories and possibly some body fat.
Now let’s just say I’m holding one pound of your fat in one hand and one pound of muscle in the other. You’ll see more stuff in the fat hand because the muscle is denser. the fat takes up more space in your body.
Now – let’s get back to Ann’s problem. She’s standing on the scales every week and not losing weight, why? Because she’s weighing lots of things at once and she only wants less of one of them. She’s weighing her bones, her organs and connective tissue, her muscles and her body fat. The only thing she wants to lose. In a nutshell Ann needs to establish what she wants to achieve and then think about how she should be measuring it to get the right data.
Click here to read more about weight loss and why you may not be succeeding.
How to make healthy apple crumble.
This request could not have come at a better time. Alison reached out to me via Facebook asking if I knew of a healthy apple crumble recipe.
I have a huge apple tree in the garden so I didn't mind wasting a few trying to find the perfect recipe. All the ones I tried were not great. So I went back to the tried and tested method. my Mum's crumble recipe and worked backwards.
The result was pretty yummy. Sugar free, wheat free and even vegan. Click here to get the recipe.
I'll be back with Tony on BBC Essex in October. In the mean time if you have a question or need some help please get in touch. You can comment below or email me here.