TODAY Show meteorologist Al Roker says a simple lifestyle change has helped him shed nearly 50 pounds.
A veteran of the morning shows who has struggled with his weight for a long time shared monday release that he had lost “about 45 pounds in the last few months” by cutting carbs and taking daily walks alone.
And the 67-year-old, who survived what he once called an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer, explained that his idea of exercise isn’t even that intense.
“Exercise, not extreme exercise, improves, I think, your mental health,” Al said. “Combined with a low carb diet, I lost about 45 pounds.”
The forecaster went on to reveal his simple weight loss plan: “I eat about 100 grams of carbs a day and walk.”
In March, Al celebrated the 20th anniversary of his successful gastric bypass surgery by trying on his old giant-sized jeans.
After the procedure, Al lost over 100 pounds and along with the weight loss, he also had to shed his old clothes.
However, the TV presenter said that he made sure to save one important part.
He kept the jeans he wore to surgery as a reminder of the journey he is on.
On Instagram, Al showed just how thin his figure has shrunk over the years by sharing a photo of him holding his pants up in front of him.
It appeared to be half the size of the garment.
In the caption, the Today star wrote, “Hard to believe today was 20 years ago, I wore these size 54 Levi jeans for #gatricbypass surgery at 340 pounds and here I am today.
“It’s still a struggle, but I’m never going back.
“Every day I fail and I struggle, but I never forget how far I have come.”
Two more photos were released, each showing Al drowning in jeans while trying them on.
Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie commented, “You are so inspiring. Every day. Every minute.”
Carson Daly wrote: “You are Yoda to my Uncle Skywalker Al!”
The comment from Hoda & Jenna’s Instagram account read: “There is no one better than our friend Al.”
In his stories, Al also shared a video of him trying on slimming jeans.
“Well, March 15, , those were the pants I wore for gastric bypass, for gastric bypass,” he said. “20 years later, [look]”.
Wanting to engage fans on his journey, Al often shares videos of his workouts and shares some motivating words.
The day after celebrating the 20th anniversary of his surgery, he posted a video of himself on the treadmill.
Fast forward to today and Al gave one simple motivation for not losing weight:
“I’m the oldest here,” he explained, surrounded by the show’s co-hosts. “I’m just trying to hold on a little longer.”
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