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Somewhere To Eat This Week – Staying On Plan At Beefeater

Eating out is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but when you’re trying to be healthy and you’re desperate to lose weight it can often feel like going out for meals is off the agenda. One of the beautiful things about Slimming World however is that there is usually something on the menu that you’re able to eat, and one of the things I love to do is discover where those of us following the Slimming World plan can eat most easily! I was therefore really pleased when I was recently asked to go and eat at the newly refurbished Longwall on the Oxford Business Park in Cowley, which is a Beefeater restaurant. I was intrigued to find out how the place had changed with the refurb, but I was more excited to find out just how easy it would be to stay on plan when I was there!  Continue Reading…


Eating Out At…Jamie’s Italian

I was lucky enough recently to be contacted by the lovely people at Jamie’s Italian, who asked me whether I’d like to try out their Evening Meal Deal and report back on it. Obviously I said yes! So off I popped recently for a lovely evening with my other half, who incidentally had been wanting to eat at Jamie’s for quite some time! Here are my thoughts on Jamie’s Italian, and their Evening Meal Deal… Continue Reading…


Eating Out at Banana Tree

It’s no secret how much I adore Asian food, so when Banana Tree, a chain that specialises in food from Indochina, opened up a few doors down from where I work I was delighted. I was even more delighted when they got in touch recently to ask me to test it out to celebrate Thai New Year! 

I decided to take my mum, sister and long suffering boyfriend, and we went on Tuesday night for an early dinner (as it’s just next to my work). I’ve broken it down into bite sized critiques below, including how easy it is to eat there if you’re a Slimming World-er like me!  Continue Reading…


Staying Healthy at TGI Fridays

So in case you’ve not been following my blog (shame on you…hurry up and subscribe!) but I’ve recently joined Slimming World, and last night was my first experience of eating out whilst staying on track!

TGI Fridays is an incredibly well known chain, and somewhere myself and my other half do like to eat occasionally…he’s a big fan due to their healthy obsession with BBQ sauce and Jack Daniels. Even though there’s not one in Oxford yet, the closest one is in High Wycombe which isn’t too far from home so that’s where we tend to go!

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He’s happy to be there promise!

In my searches of the Slimming World website when I was planning my meals this week, I came across a blog all about eating at TGI Fridays and was pretty happy about it to say the least! I immediately planned it in as my treat for the week, which was one of the ways I kept myself on track during these first seven days of slimming. The blog is full of useful advice such as to take advantage of the bottomless refills of Diet Coke and to go for the grill when choosing your food. Here’s how I got on… Continue Reading…