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 you can post a comment at the bottom of this page or email me direct (click here). Now take a look at everything we covered on the show.
Monday 16th July
The video from today's show will appear here soon. In the mean time, take a look at what Tony and I got up to last time.
The Summer Slump
When the kids break up from school for the summer your routines change. Then we head for a period I call the summer slump. If you’ve been working hard to lose weight or tone up for your summer holiday there’s a pretty big chance that all that hard work will stop once the kids break up from school, or at least slow down. Then you finally go away on that big summer holiday and all your good habits come to a stop.
After you've spent months climbing the hill to reach your summer body goal we always end up falling back down to the start. Then come September, the kids go back to school and you’ve put the weight back on, firm bits are floppy again and the hill climb starts again in preparation for the next binge event – Christmas!
So how do you avoid the summer slump? How do you stay on top of the hill so you won't have to climb it again in September? Click here to read the article that gives you all the tips you need so you'll break the cycle.
How to avoid bread at lunch time
I had an email from Clare a few weeks ago asking for help after her son was diagnosed as gluten intolerant. She was looking for something she could put in his lunch box that wasn’t a sandwich.
Brits love a bit of bread and many of us eat way too much of the stuff. The average person eats the equivalent of 60.3 loaves per year. Some people have it for breakfast, lunch and even with dinner. While a little bit is OK – too much can contribute to a high carbohydrate diet and we already know that can lead to a whole mess of problems.
So I needed something that was easy to make, high in protein, contained no bread, easy to eat and yummy too so Clare's son could eat it. Take a look at the video and follow the recipe by clicking here.
I'll be back with Tony on BBC Essex in August. 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.