Meet the woman who is paid to dine out ... and it’s all for your benefit

We generally don’t recommend mixing work and pleasure.

But this is one job we might be happy to make an exception for: Sophy Hardy gets paid to eat at fancy restaurants

The 25-year-old has been hired by Weight Watchers – from more than 500 candidates – as an “official eating officer”. Her main duty is to travel the UK, dining at the nation’s favourite restaurants.

She has been tasked with showing how a weight management doesn’t have to mean cutting back on one’s social life.
Her appointment follows a recent Weight Watchers report that showed 71 per cent of Brits feel that fad dieting makes socialising difficult,

It also found that people aged between 25 and 34 particularly struggle to socialise and eat healthily.

Miss Hardy, from Durham, will dine out twice a week to test restaurant menus for healthy and tasty options. Those that meet the criteria will receive the Weight Watchers seal of approval.

Miss Hardy herself has a history of weight battles: when she was 16 years old, she was a size 26, but has since lost five stone and she hoped to lose two more.

“Being chosen to eat out twice week in restaurants across the UK is an absolute dream job so I am delighted to be appointed as the first ever Official Eating Officer,” Hardy said in a statement to Mashable.

“I am excited to show the UK that life doesn’t have to stop while leading a healthier lifestyle.”

Picture Mikael Buck/Weight Watchers