Kerry Hughes, 42, is a personal trainer who works out of Fitness Factory at the Southgate Plaza in West Seneca. She teaches classes including “Burn 60,” an hourlong, boot-camp-style, “intensive, kick-butt workout.”
What are the staples of your diet?
Water, lots of water – the best thing you can drink – chicken and dark green vegetables: spinach, asparagus, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
How can you make some of that stuff taste good?
Vegetables are an acquired taste for the most part. Basically, I use olive oil and sea salt or pepper to give it a little more seasoning.
Do you ever give yourself a break and try something bad?
Once a week. I don’t do a cheat day, but I do a cheat meal. My favorite is pasta.
What are your to-die-for healthy and unhealthy foods?
Unhealthy, it’s probably going to be some kind of sweets. When I’m making the kids cookies, I may have one or two. I try not to eat them all!
If I do splurge, it’s only every couple of weeks.
And I crave a really good steak. It would be a healthy to-die-for food because I only eat it once a week. Otherwise I eat chicken. If you keep the portion small and don’t eat red meat all the time, it can be good for you.
– Scott Scanlon