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Should we give weight-loss apps to children?

"This is not a diet app, this tool could help so many families and parents, it includes mindfulness.

Eating disorders are often triggered by something deeper than food. Who says it is an unrealistic goal to be healthy?"

Steve Miller

Parents have started petitions against Weight Watchers who have launched a new diet app for children as young as eight.

Weight-loss app Kurbo has been introduced in America to "help kids reach a healthier weight.” But with British parents concerned the app will spark obsessive eating behaviours, should we be worried that it will soon be launching in the UK?

"This is such dangerous territory, I got admitted at eight to my first eating disorder clinic and if I had had this app it would have been so dangerous"

Nikki Grahame

Joining us to discuss the matter is Nikki Grahame and weight-loss motivator Steve Miller.

Mindful eating can help with weight loss

Ever tried eating mindfully? Here are seven things we learnt from Thursday's show.

ONE. Everyone can benefit from mindful eating

Dr Ranj explains how to be mindful of the food you are eating - whether you'd like to lose weight or not.

"Mindful eating encourages you to switch off any distractions while eating to allow your mind to concentrate solely on your meal by smelling it and tasting it.

This causes you to eat less as you’re listening to the signals your body is giving you whilst thinking about the food you are eating.

More often than not, people overeat by paying less attention to their meals."

TWO. Conkers MAY help to get rid of spiders...

Obviously we love our little eight-legged friends, but if you'd prefer to see fewer of them in your home there is some scientific evidence that conkers produce a chemical that can repel spiders.

"Whether you can get enough of them around the home to do the job is another question, but put them out if it makes you feel better", says arachnid expert Professor James Logan.

THREE. Michelle and Mark like a pie and mash fight

Michelle Keegan is from Manchester, her husband Mark is from Essex. So is there a North-South divide between the two?

“Everyone always asks me that question. I don’t feel the divide. The only thing he does is when we go for pie and mash, he goes for liquor and I go for the gravy. That’s the only divide.”

FOUR. Doing something is better than doing nothing

If you're ever in an emergency CPR situation remember Dr Ranj's advice:

"Don't panic, if you remember anything at all, just use the adult sequence, you can use that on anybody."

FIVE. Ruth's perfect holiday (according to Eamonn) is ours too

With Eamonn and Rochelle presenting Thursday's show, we'll have to take Eamonn's word for what makes a holiday great for Ruth...

SIX. Marvin's a secret Spiderman!

Well not so secret actually, if you follow Rochelle on Instagram.

Eamonn: "So does he wear that at weekends?"

Rochelle: "Just to clarify, it's because our youngest is obsessed with Spiderman, and we're trying everything to make her eat her dinner..."

SEVEN. Josie'S got some moves

If you need proof, just see our girl take to the Blackpool ballroom floor. Strictly Come Dancing, eat your heart out!

Michelle Keegan: Men, marriage and making comedy

She wowed critics with her portrayal of army medic Georgie Lane in BBC One’s Our Girl, now Michelle Keegan has swapped her camouflage attire for hooped ears and mini skirts in Sky One’s new comedy series Brassic.

"When I was in Corrie there was always comedy elements and I love doing them… I remember when I first got the scripts, I laughed out loud when I was reading them, which is quite rare. Straight away I was like ‘Yup, it’s something I want to be a part of."

Michelle talks Brassic

Taking on the role of a feisty and fiercely independent young mum, Michelle joins us now to talk about how she found starring in her first comedy series and becoming ‘one of the lads’.

Kit out your kids for as little as £3

As the summer draws to an end, it’s time to start thinking about a warmer wardrobe. But everyone knows children grow fast and what fitted them last autumn won't work this September!

Lisa Snowdon’s here to help us kit out our kids for less with her best budget buys from the high street and online.

From trendy tees to the must-have kicks, Lisa proves you don’t need to pay a fortune on the coolest kids' clobber.

'We've lost 10 stone thanks to gastric mind bands'

Overweight and despondent, sisters Jackie Hay and Sharon Ward were at their wits' end until an episode of This Morning saved their life. On the verge of going under the knife, self-confessed TM fan, Jackie saw a gastric mind band segment on the show and fascination led her to give hypnosis a try.

One year on, Jackie and Sharon are both five stone lighter and they join us to reveal why they're no longer battling health conditions and how losing five stone each has boosted their confidence.

Dr Ranj is also here to discuss how effective the treatment is and just how long lasting it can be.

How to spider-proof your house

Arachnophobes beware - spider season has arrived early this year.

Usually we would prepare for a spider influx in early autumn, but a mix of heavy rainfall and warm days has tricked the creepy crawlies into premature mating and our eight-legged friends are flocking into our homes now!

Fortunately Professor James Logan is here to help spider-proof your home with his tips and tricks.