Woman Lands Dream Job as an “Official Eating Officer” and Gets Paid to Dine Out


Sophie Hardy has a job that most of us only dream of—she gets paid to dine in fabulous restaurants across the UK. The 25-year-old was recently hired by Weight Watchers as an Official Eating Officer whose primary duty is to travel to eateries and sample their offerings. By dining at different restaurants while staying on the Weight Watchers plan, Hardy wants to prove that a healthy attitude towards managing your weight doesn’t have to be at the expense of your social life.

Hardy’s new job title comes after a recent Weight Watchers survey that revealed 71% of Brits think that dieting makes socializing difficult, and that people between the ages of 25 and 34 struggle to find a balance between the two. To demonstrate that it’s possible, Hardy will dine out twice a week and explore menus for healthy-yet-tasty options. Establishments that pass the test will be “WW Approved.”

Hardy was a devotee of the Weight Watchers programs before she was hired for her coveted gig. She first joined at age 16, falling “in love with the flexibility of the Weight Watchers plan” and dropped the pounds. Ten years later, she rejoined the organization and is now close to her target weight. As the Official Eating Officer, she’ll post a weekly blog of her weight-loss journey while documenting the places she noshed. Of her new position, she says, “I am excited to show the UK that life doesn’t have to stop while leading a healthier lifestyle.”





Sophie Hardy: Weight Watchers Blog | Instagram
via [Mashable]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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