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Food for thought All of us have healthy eating habits -- inside our heads. But let's face it: In real life, calories and fat are units of flavor, and flavor wins out over tofu and salad every time.
click to enlarge Jake Ingram -  - West side -  - Disabled veteran -  - Do you ever adjust your eating habits to fad diets like - South Beach and Atkins? I pretty much eat what I - want. - It's more important to maintain some kind of daily - physical activity. -  - What's your ratio of eating at home to eating in - restaurants? I prefer eating at home because my - mom is - an old-fashioned cook. Being from the South, I like - greens, and Mom makes them just right. -  - What's the last fast food you ate? A fish - sandwich - Thursday at McDonald's. -  - Describe the difference between a genuinely healthy - meal and a genuinely yummy one. One tastes - good, one - is good for you. Simple as that.
  • Jake Ingram

    West side

    Disabled veteran

    Do you ever adjust your eating habits to fad diets like South Beach and Atkins? I pretty much eat what I want. It's more important to maintain some kind of daily physical activity.

    What's your ratio of eating at home to eating in restaurants? I prefer eating at home because my mom is an old-fashioned cook. Being from the South, I like greens, and Mom makes them just right.

    What's the last fast food you ate? A fish sandwich Thursday at McDonald's.

    Describe the difference between a genuinely healthy meal and a genuinely yummy one. One tastes good, one is good for you. Simple as that.

click to enlarge Sam Maruyama -  - Peregrine -  - Retired Air Force, teacher at CC -  - Do you follow diet fads? I don't worry about diets. I - eat - pretty much anything I want. I don't like Diet Cokes or - low-sodium foods. -  - Describe your last fast food. We had a pizza - delivered - from Papa John's. -  - What's your favorite comfort food? I have to - have rice - and green tea at least once a day just to live.
  • Sam Maruyama

    Peregrine

    Retired Air Force, teacher at CC

    Do you follow diet fads? I don't worry about diets. I eat pretty much anything I want. I don't like Diet Cokes or low-sodium foods.

    Describe your last fast food. We had a pizza delivered from Papa John's.

    What's your favorite comfort food? I have to have rice and green tea at least once a day just to live.

click to enlarge Alexandra Redfield -  - Manitou Springs -  - Home care -  - Do fad diets influence your eating? I ignore them. -  - What's your ratio of eating out to eating at home? - I eat at - home 90 to 95 percent of the time because I can fix what - I want, how I want it. Also, it's kind of expensive to eat - out. -  - What's the last fast food you ate? Chicken - nuggets, dairy - dessert and french fries at Wendy's. -  - Does genetically modified food concern you? A - little, - because you never know what you're going to end up - getting by altering things that way. -  - Describe the difference between yummy meals and - healthy meals. Yummy is using real butter and - sugar and - the good stuff. Healthy is vegetables and nonfat. I'll go - with the yummy every time. Even my vegetarian cousin - eats sweets.
  • Alexandra Redfield

    Manitou Springs

    Home care

    Do fad diets influence your eating? I ignore them.

    What's your ratio of eating out to eating at home? I eat at home 90 to 95 percent of the time because I can fix what I want, how I want it. Also, it's kind of expensive to eat out.

    What's the last fast food you ate? Chicken nuggets, dairy dessert and french fries at Wendy's.

    Does genetically modified food concern you? A little, because you never know what you're going to end up getting by altering things that way.

    Describe the difference between yummy meals and healthy meals. Yummy is using real butter and sugar and the good stuff. Healthy is vegetables and nonfat. I'll go with the yummy every time. Even my vegetarian cousin eats sweets.

click to enlarge Kendra Przekwas -  - Centennial area -  - Archeologist -  - Have you ever followed a fad diet? That's not a way - to - live your life. -  - How often do you eat out? Because of my - work, I'm out - of town a lot, in the middle of nowhere. I usually have to - make my own food. -  - What's your last fast food? A bacon - cheeseburger, Tater - Tots and a Coke at Sonic. -  - Does genetically altered food concern you? It's - great for - increasing agricultural production, but you have to worry - about what can come of it. -  - What's the primary difference between healthy and - yummy food? It doesn't have to be different. You - just - have to know how to prepare it.
  • Kendra Przekwas

    Centennial area

    Archeologist

    Have you ever followed a fad diet? That's not a way to live your life.

    How often do you eat out? Because of my work, I'm out of town a lot, in the middle of nowhere. I usually have to make my own food.

    What's your last fast food? A bacon cheeseburger, Tater Tots and a Coke at Sonic.

    Does genetically altered food concern you? It's great for increasing agricultural production, but you have to worry about what can come of it.

    What's the primary difference between healthy and yummy food? It doesn't have to be different. You just have to know how to prepare it.

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