This brand new four-part Shiver series presented by Ranvir Singh gives families an eight-week challenge to get fitter, eat better, and save money on their shopping.
With the help of chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, finance guru Gemma Godfrey and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield, the series aims to turn their lives around by ditching junk food, getting a grip on their spending and focusing on their health.
In a time of rising inflation, with families feeling burned out, when weekly grocery budgets are being stretched by high prices at the checkouts, and with the UK being the second most obese country in Europe, Ranvir and her team of experts meet a new family each week, who are facing a range of issues.
They include a couple ‘addicted’ to expensive take-away pizzas, a family whose teatimes are based around processed freezer food, and a dad who needs to lose weight or face potential health issues like diabetes and heart disease.
In the first episode, Ranvir and her team of experts are in Manchester with the Harling family, helping working mum Lorraine deal with her fussy kids who only want to eat chicken dippers.
Ranvir said: “I was thrilled with the results the families achieved, from losing weight to spending more time together. But the real eye-opener for me was how much money everyone saved, because most people, including me, reckon being healthy costs loads more, but my team proved the absolute opposite is true!”
Chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock said: “Helping these families cook simple, cost effective meals from scratch was a challenge, especially as most of them normally eat take-aways and ready meals. But the simple dishes, combined with the advice of using a weekly meal planner really helped them focus, and the results were amazing!”
Money expert Gemma Godfrey said: “The families in the series are typical of most of us – working harder than ever and finding it tricky to keep track of their spending. I was delighted to show them a few tips and tricks to help them get control of their cash and make sure they made some serious savings on their weekly food shopping.”
Fitness consultant Tom Pitfield said: “Fitting exercise into your day is never easy when you’ve got children to look after. But I wanted to show the families in the series that finding just 15 minutes a day can make all the difference. And you don’t need an expensive gym – these routines can be done in your own living room, so it couldn’t be easier to get fit and healthy.”
Eat, Shop, Save is series produced for Shiver by Richard Makinson, series edited by Laura Caveney-Morgan and executive produced by Mike Blair.