London Lite Monday, 3 August 2009 13 Whats in my fridge? TV CHEF, columnist and author Allegra McEvedy, 38, is co-hosting a new cookery programme, Economy Gastronomy, on BBC2. She lives in Shepherds Bush with her partner, Susi. MY FRIDGE is crammed because Im always asked to taste food for my column. Id say my diet was varied and healthy in that I always cook from scratch. First thing in the morning is a Berocca, especially if Ive had wine the night before. For breakfast, I drink juice and tea and then a coffee mid-morning. Breakfast is fruit, seeds, nuts and Greek yogurt, while lunch is often leftovers. My ideal lunch is barbecued sardines or a pearl barley and beetroot salad. We eat out three or four nights a week but if I cook I often throw some braising meat in the oven to bubble away. Im not into puddings, but I may have a square of chocolate after dinner or some of Susis home-made frozen yogurt. I have a good representation of pig in the fridge -- ham, sausage, chorizo and bacon. My biggest weakness is pork pie. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter says: DESPITE the odd item such as pork pies and sausages, Allegras diet is pretty good. The fact that she cooks mostly from scratch and eats a variety of foods certainly contributes to the healthiness of her diet. Restaurant food is often high in fat, salt and sugar -- and heavy on the calories -- so if Allegra is eating out three or four times a week, its vital that she eats well at breakfast and lunch, which she does. However, I would recommend that Allegra swap the pearl barley at lunch for bulgur wheat, which is a wholegrain. 400 CALORIES PER SESSION AT THIS TRAPEZE-BASED CLASS abs, pull down our shoulder blades and engage the core. Soon, were ready to attempt a split jump with legs apart, but Im stunned to discover it is incredibly hard work. On the carousel THE next routine involves galloping around the floor, holding on to the bar, in sweeping moves called half-moon or full moon circles. It doesnt sound like much but because you are holding onto the bar, its feels as if you could take off at any moment. Im grinning wildly and also fighting the urge to jump into the air like a small child leaping off a swing. Then Leslie introduces us to the best move in the class: the carousel. Holding on to the bar above my head, I twist my body around to the right. Pushing off with my right foot, I then spin around t o t h e left, pull- i n g my knees in to my chest and whizzing round in cir- cles. Its the most fun Ive ever had in a gym. Hit the floor NEXT, its time for some mat work -- just in case our muscles arent aching enough. Taking the bar out of the FlySet, we put our feet into the loops instead. Lying on our backs, Leslie instructs us to raise our bottoms off the floor, pushing our feet down into the loops. It is far more effective than normal hamstring curls and I can only manage a third of the number I would usually do in the gym before my muscles start complaining. We then turn over to lie on our fronts, with our feet in the loops behind us. Pushing up on to our elbows and knees, we form a simple plank position. So far, so good. But then we have to extend our feet behind us, so they are suspended off the floor -- imagine doing press-ups with your feet in stirrups. Now bring your right leg slowly into your chest and push it away again. Then do the same with your left leg, says Leslie. The class descends into a chorus of oofs as we hit the floor. This is clearly impos- sible. But we look up to see Leslie happily cycling in mid-air, feet suspended in the straps and only her arms giving her stability. Fortunately thats the end of all the mat work and we cool down with some stretches, using the FlySet as we did at the beginning of the class. The verdict EVEN though Im exhausted, Im grin- ning from ear to ear and Im already planning to come back. I cant wait to fly through the air with the greatest of ease and get amazing ab muscles to boot. You dont have to start off suspending all your bodyweight, but can build up to that and still be in flow of the class, says Leslie. If you do it twice a week for six weeks, youll feel your core getting stronger and can get really fit. Once I learn it can also burn up to 400 calories per class, I resolve to make it a regular part of my fitness regime. Jukari Fit To Fly is only available at the Reebok Sports Club in Canary Wharf but will be rolled out to gyms nationwide in the next few months. See Harder than it looks: Rosalind attempts toning and strengthening exercises, above and below, with the help of the FlySet Harder than it looks: Rosalind attempts Flying high: Rosalind soars through the air in the Jukari Fit To Fly class index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html