Story last updated at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2002

Subway hero visits Kodiak
Jared Fogle, who achieved a certain level of cult fame by losing 245 pounds on an all-Subway submarine sandwich diet, toured Alaska recently.

At a Kodiak stop, Fogle attended a party for local man Nick Berestoff, who lost 50 pounds of his own on a modified Subway diet.

After meeting with fans at the Kodiak Subway store, where he posed for photographs and signed autographs, Fogle attended a party for Berestoff and handed out subs and chips.

Berestoff and Subway-diet partner Doug Payelle had saved enough incentive stamps, which are earned with each sandwich purchase, to treat the entire party to a sub supper.

Payelle and Berestoff have been on their diets since last year. Payelle has dropped 70 pounds.

"I'm a bit more strict (than Berestoff)," he said. "Sometimes I'll catch him in the ice cream."

The men combine their diet with exercise at the Kodiak Baptist Mission gym. "This was one of the busiest turnouts," Fogle said as he left Kodiak. "And one of the prettiest I've ever seen."

--Kodiak Daily Mirror

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