Many people may know that comedian and actor Al Roker has struggled with his weight for most of his life. In fact, at one point in the 90s, he was even considered a poster boy for anorexia.
Well, it seems that the funnyman has finally found a way to shed the lbs., and he’s opened up about his weight-loss regime in a recent interview with The Daily Meal.
The Weight-Loss Roker Is Back
Looking great as ever, Al Roker stepped out on the red carpet alongside his wife, Robin, at the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday evening. The couple were proud to share that they’ve been married for 47 years and celebrated their 47th anniversary this past January.
The comedian and actor has always been a popular figure on social media, especially now that he’s aged into a more mature and serious persona. So it’s no surprise that fans have taken notice of his inspiring weight loss journey. In fact, some have even coined the ‘Al Roker diet’ because of his unique approach to losing weight.
According to Al Roker, the key to his success was simple: He focused on what he called “nutritional psychiatry,” which meant he ate healthy food and avoided food that was bad for him. As a result, he dropped a remarkable 44 pounds in just over a year.
“I figured out that many people with my condition [anorexia] were restricting themselves from eating carbohydrates,” he said. “That’s a no-no. Carbs are good. That’s what gets you energy. That’s what makes you strong.”
Al Roker credits his weight loss success to the fact that he avoided the typical diets that don’t work for people with his condition. Instead, he stuck to a diet full of vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. He also increased his physical activity by joining a gym and taking up golf, squash, and fishing. And he admits that his mental attitude probably helped too – he’s always been a happy person, which, of course, contributes to his comedic success.
What Is Al Roker’s Condition?
Al Roker has repeatedly spoken about his condition in interviews and on social media over the years. Back in the 90s, for instance, he’d often joke about how he was considered “the face” of anorexia because he was so often photographed wearing heavy makeup and posed in a slimming way. (As a result, people with his condition often referred to him as “Al Rokerze.”)