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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

One easy way to lose weight....

Let's be honest, being an avid reader, or an avid writer can result in a larger behind than one would want! I have lost over a stone and a half at Slimmers World but the closer I get to target the more I need to find new things to keep me from falling off the slimming wagon. Eating out with friends is one of the most difficult challenges - it plays havoc with a low fat diet. But, help is at hand in the form of a mushrooming of frozen yoghurt shops. Frozen yoghurt tastes every bit as lovely as the best ice cream. The best outlet I have found is called SNOG - a fantastically named place for a romantic novelist to hang out. The Covent Garden one pictured here is a stunning, colourful riot of way out furniture and psychedelic decor. But the best thing is that Snog yoghurt prides itself on having only natural ingredients being flavoured with agave nectar which is considerably sweeter than sugar, and more natural than artificial sweeteners. At only 97 calories for 100 grams and only 2 grams of fat this creamy, indulgent, swirly desert in natural, chocolate or green tea flavour is a slimmer's dream. Various toppings such as weeny chocolate hearts or nuts make it as sinful as your non-slimming friends would like, leaving you to go for low cal toppings like fresh strawberries, or my favourite, passion fruit. Next time I want to sit and write, I'll give up my usual coffee shop and go and have a snog! PS the bonus last night was that SNOG have some sort of deal on the go with London Fashion Week and the place was staffed by the most gorgeous young models!

8 comments:

michelleziegler said...

I live in the states but I find it funny the yogurt trend is everywhere! We have a place called Yogurtini - I just love the name. Good luck writing and slimming down. If only reading burned calories.

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Michelle - lovely to hear from you! Yogurtini sounds good. I'd heard of frozen yoghurt but didn't think it would be anything like ice cream. In fact it's lovely, and so nice to have a dieting alternative to sorbet which I love but it doesn't have that lovely creamy taste! You must try ours when you come to England.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done on the weight loss - I'm still trying to keep on track! I love frozen yougurt but haven't come across any of these places yet in Scotland - but I'm not in the city very often.

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Rosemary, they're mushrooming up everywhere. I don't think it'll be long before they come your way. I tried to make my own raspberry frozen yoghurt and it turned out as hard as a rock. There must be a secret to getting that soft peak thing going - I'm still trying to find out what it is!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Cara - I've given you a Sunshine Blogger Award! You can pick it up on my reading and writing blog, if you want to accept it

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Rosemary - that's really kind of you, going over there now!

Judy Jarvie said...

Great tip re the frozen yogurt - well done on the slimming Cara. It ain't easy! The last bit is the hardest, and you can do it!
Judy

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I really need to find some frozen yoghurt, it sounds incredible!