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Subway Guy, State Ag Commissioner Search For Healthier Alternatives At Fair

Posted October 21, 2004

— For many, a trip to the State Fair is a time to splurge. Despite the lure of funnel cake and fried Oreos, there are some smart food choices out there.

Jarred Fogle is known for his TV commercials for Subway restaurants. Fast food and inactivity ballooned Fogle to 425 pounds. He lost more than half that weight eating lean sandwiches and walking 30 minutes a day.

Now, Fogle is inspiring others to change their eating habits. He and state Ag Commissioner Britt Cobb passed up the fried foods and looked at the giant turkey legs.

"The only problem with the turkey legs is they got all the skin on them, still," Fogle said.

Fogle has some other rules for splurging at the fair.

"Just be careful on your portion sizes. Don't feel like you've got to finish the entire funnel cake."

Fogle understands the fair can be a one-day "throw the diet to the wind" experience for some.

"Make sure the next day you wake up or the next meal when you get home at night, that you're not resuming the same eating habits that you were doing at the fair," he said.

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