Don’t blow your good work on a night out…

Out to Eat? 

It Doesn’t Have To Be a Diet Disaster!

 Don’t blow your good work on a night out…



  1. Did you know you’re bound to consume roughly 20% more “mindless” calories during a night out if you fail to reserve a table?


Weight loss research has shown exactly this…..

And it makes sense. You’re hungry—that is, after all, why you’re at the restaurant. Not likely you’re going to just sit there for an hour.


Instead, it’s much more likely that you’ll give in to the temptation of having a drink (or two) and an appetizer or two….

Extra, needless calories that could be avoided  with a little forethought.

Lesson #1 – Make a reservation or at least call ahead to cut down your “temptation” time.


A second study comes to mind when you pay the bill.

2.  Did you know that if you pay with plastic you’ll likely spend more       (and eat more) than if you settled your bill with cash?


Research has also proved this. People spend, and subsequently eat, around 30% more when they pay via credit card. Simply put, when paying with your card you’re borrowing, it’s very easy to lose track of how much you’re spending, and much easier to order that extra app, desert, or larger entrée.

Lesson #2 – Set a reasonable budget for your meal and carry cash to pay for it. It will force you to work within those limitations and you won’t easy overspend (and over-indulge).



Between the lessons learned from both of these studies, you just might save yourself from consuming a dreadful extra 50% in total calories the next time you enjoy a night out on the town!


Obviously our Lunch and Breakfast events are all calorie FREE !!!

That goes for our Christmas Dinner at Bistrot Co Co Cheltenham…..

Breakfast – Honey Bran Muffins

Honey bran muffins


Makes 12 muffins
A tasty treat for any occasion, Try adding dried fruits to make these muffins even more delicious!


225g wholemeal flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 egg whites
50g sugar
50g All-Bran
300ml skimmed milk
2 tbsp honey
50ml vegetable oil


  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and set aside.
  • Place the All-Bran, milk and honey into a large mixing bowl and stir. Once combined, let it stand for 3 minutes or until cereal softens.
  • Add the egg whites and oil and beat well.
  • Then add the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases, or grease and divide the batter evenly.
  • Bake at 200 °C (400 °F) gas mark 6 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Healthy Breakfast – Bran Crepes

Bran crepes


Makes 10 crepes
Serve with filling/topping of your choice. Scrummy with fresh fruit fillings.


150g plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
300ml skimmed milk
300ml water
75g All-Bran, crushed


  • Sift flour and salt into a bowl, add eggs and mix. Add half of the milk and blend together. Add the remaining liquids and mix until smooth.
  • Pour a little batter into a hot oiled pan, sprinkle with crushed All-Bran.
  • Cook until the underside is golden brown then flip the pancake over and cook on the other side for a couple of minutes.