Never Goin Back: Winning the Weight-Loss Battle For Good by Al RokerAl Roker’s aha! moment came a decade ago. He was closing in on 350 pounds when he promised his dying father that he wasn’t going to keep living as he was. That led to his decision for a stomach bypass—and his life-changing drop to 190. But fifty of those pounds gradually crept back until he finally devised a plan, stuck to it, and got his life back.
Never Going Back is Roker’s inspiring, candid, and often hilarious story of self-discovery, revealing a (now slimmer) side of his life that no one knows. With illuminating and sometimes painfully honest stories about his childhood (as the “husky” boy in class), his struggle against the odds to make something of himself, and his family life today, Roker reveals the effects that a lifelong battle with weight issues can have on a person—and how, regardless of the frustration and setbacks, you must never lose faith in yourself (just inches).
Al is telling his story to inspire others to lose the weight they’ve always wanted to lose, keep it off for good, and regain their health. He knows firsthand that it is a day-to-day process and that unrealistic diets rarely work (he has tried most of them!). And, most important, he knows that losing weight is as much—if not more—a state of mind as of body. That’s why he’s here: to recharge your willpower and see you through it like a friend—with warmth, humor, and a healthy new outlook on life.
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'Today' Show Host Al Roker's Weight-Loss Journey in His Own Words
Today co-host Al Roker doesn't hide his weight loss struggles. In , the star famously underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose more than pounds, Good Housekeeping reported. Lately, he's become known for praising the ketogenic—or keto—diet, as the secret to helping him look and feel great. Roker took up the high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan in September, according to a Today show segment. By limiting carbs, your body enters ketosis, or fat-burning state, which helps people lose weight. Since then, Roker has lost 40 pounds thanks to a bunch of fat-filled recipes, which he shares with fans on Instagram and the Today show. Last night, the star whipped up lamb chops, asparagus, and salad for dinner.
From Good Housekeeping. For more than 22 years, Today weatherman Al Roker has given fans the lowdown on "what's happening in your neck of the woods. Despite being known for his hearty smile on camera, the chipper year-old anchor struggled with his weight behind the scenes early on in his Today career. While he is now enjoying a much-healthier lifestyle and weight, Al will tell you he went through his faire share of ups and downs to get to where he is today. Al says his mom cooked for their growing family he is one of six children using his father's bus driver salary. Some of Al's favorites included pancakes for dinner, grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, pot roast with potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and Jamaican black-eyed peas and rice.
Since September , Al Roker , 64, has been on the keto diet and the results have been phenomenal. The high-fat, low-carb program — which has earned praise from such celebs as LeBron James , Vanessa Hudgens , and both Kourtney and Kim Kardashian — has helped the once rotund Today show weather forecaster shed some major weight. On top of that, his cholesterol levels — a common concern with the keto diet — are fine and dandy. At his heaviest, Al Roker weighed pounds, according to Good Housekeeping. Left: Al at the beginning of Right: Al at the end of the year, after three months on Keto.
It may be tempting for affluent celebrities to take the easy way out and many do on the down-low , just as many famous folks lose excess weight just like the rest of us — with good old-fashioned hard work. Topping out at pounds, Al Roker would sometimes lose 30 or 40 pounds… only to gain it all back in a few months.
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She says the diet can lead to nutrient deficiencies and that eating clean and reducing calories is a better plan. Her comments prompted a strong response from some fellow celebrities, who defended the trendy yet controversial diet. Today show meteorologist Al Roker was one person who was upset about Michaels comments about the high-fat, low-carb diet. So JillianMichaels says Keto is a bad idea. This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying , deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas.
For more than 22 years, Today weatherman Al Roker has given fans the lowdown on "what's happening in your neck of the woods. Despite being known for his hearty smile on camera, the chipper year-old anchor struggled with his weight behind the scenes early on in his Today career. While he is now enjoying a much-healthier lifestyle and weight, Al will tell you he went through his faire share of ups and downs to get to where he is today. Al says his mom cooked for their growing family he is one of six children using his father's bus driver salary. Some of Al's favorites included pancakes for dinner, grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, pot roast with potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and Jamaican black-eyed peas and rice.
Al Roker reveals he's dropped 40 pounds on the keto diet — see the before and after pics! How did he lose the weight? Roker has been following the ketogenic or keto diet. So what is the keto diet and why does Roker support it? Here are the details of Al Roker's keto weight-loss journey, including the before and after pics. The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet where the body turns fat into ketones for use as energy. Essentially the diet involves eating foods that are low in carbs and high in healthy fats such as those found in avocado, fatty fish, nuts and seeds, butter and cream and cheese.