It can be tough trying to pick between being healthy and enjoying a deep fried delicacy and in Regina on Wednesday, you could find both at different spots in the city.
The Queen City Ex, on now at Evraz Place, is filled with concoctions like deep fried cheesecake, giant turkey legs and Cheetos covered corn.
For one man there, he’s not thinking about a diet while the Ex is in town.
“What I come here to do is to eat the food,” he said.
For one woman, the food at the Ex is fine as long as it’s done in moderation.
Meanwhile in downtown Regina, the farmers’ market was in full swing, with many people stocking up on locally grown fruits and veggies.
“I just love the peas at the farmers’ market,” one woman said. “I just bought like $50 worth of peas.”
In the recent census, Saskatchewan had the highest obesity rate among provinces.
Some people attributed that the convenience of getting fast food and the high price of fresh fruits and vegetables.
One man said it was because people aren’t exercising enough along, in addition to not eating healthy.
Wayne Gienow, the owner of Lincoln Gardens located between Lumsden and Craven, has been coming to the market for about 25 years.
He said he’s noticed a huge increase of people coming to the market in recent years.
“Especially in the last four to five years, it’s really picked up,” Gienow said.
The Regina Farmers’ Market is on every Wednesday and Saturday.
— With files from Sarah Mills and Britton Gray