There are two things I spend my money on: Rent and food. So, the idea of getting paid to eat at fancy AF restaurants instead of paying to eat at fancy AF restaurants sounds like a damn dream. For 25-year-old Sophie Hardy of Durham, England, it’s reality.
Hired by Weight Watchers as an “Official Eating Officer,” Sophie travels the U.K. and eats at the most popular restaurants twice a week. Her duty is to test menus for healthy yet delicious options while following the Weight Watchers ” SmartPoints” system – a simple counting system that values food based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein. If Sophie finds the restaurants good enough, they’ll get “Weight Watchers Approved.”
The Official Eating Officer role came to be after a Weight Watchers report revealed 71 percent of Brits find fad dieting makes socializing particularly difficult and, because of it, young adults struggle to socialize and eat healthy. Sophie’s role is designed to prove that you can do both.
“Our Official Eating Officer will demonstrate how Weight Watchers guides people towards smarter food choices,” Weight Watchers program development manager Julia Westgarth said to . She said that the program teaches skills like portion control that help achieve long term success.
When starting as Official Eating Officer in late October, Sophie weighed 247 pounds. Since then, she’s down to 243. Sophie will be blogging her weight loss and documenting her dining experiences as she continues her journey as OEO.
Obviously, her Instagram is loaded with delicious food posts:
Cheat meal ?
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Adding Official Eating Officer to my list of life goals.
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