in Shropshire we've signed up our two teams. We have the Whitchurch
seven and the Ludlow five, all helping themselves to get svelte
and healthy before Christmas.
Programme Two, we delved into a few of the fridges belonging to
our teams to find out what they're scoffing when our backs are turned!
While Genevieve Tudor headed south to rummage around a couple of
fridges in Ludlow, Jim Hawkins travelled north on the A49 to delve
into a fridge in Whitchurch.
Meanwhile, back in our studio, nutritionist Alison Benbow analyses
the health value of the various fridges - Some do better than others!
Ludlow, Genevieve opens the door on Elizabeth and Brian's fridge.
Alison proclaims that while the water and chicken were good
choices, the sausages weren't a particularly healthy option.
in Ludlow, Sally Newman-Kidd let Genevieve into her fridge.
chatting to Graeme Kidd at the recent Ludlow Food Festival
Married to mayor Graeme (inventor of the extremely attractive
beer and sausage diet), it's no surprise that Sally's fridge
contains plenty of sausages, particularly so soon after the
Ludlow Food Festival.
As well as a beer named after Graeme (Mayor's Ale), the fridge
does boast a healthy combination of vegetables, olives, very
locally produced eggs... and butter.
Alison decides that while it contains a few unhealthy foods,
Sally and Graeme's fridge also boasts some healthy additions
- vegetables are a good source of antioxidants and vitamins,
while the olives are perhaps a surprise bonus (essential fats).
Whitchurch, Jim gathers his group to reveal the contents of
Whether it's a fix or not, the contents of Whitchurch's fridges
seem generally healthier than their Ludlow rivals!
Lots of salad, fruit and veg bode well. However, the cheese
can be high in fat and salt. Poor Jenny does let the side down
a bit (particularly with the chocolate gateau!)
Jim also checks up on the progress with the buttock-clenching
exercises - just don't get into a lift with any of the Whitchurch
the UK 25,000 have signed up to the Big Challenge via the web site.
Similarly, the TV show has attracted 4.9 million viewers and there
have been 26,000 orders for the Big Challenge supporters' packs.
follow our teams' progress on every Friday's Mid Morning show with
Jim Hawkins, and here on the BBC Shropshire website.
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