Oversized “Today” show weatherman Al Roker struggled with his weight all his life, but it wasn’t until his father, who was dying of cancer, relayed a very important message to him that finally made him change his life.
“One morning he said to me, ‘Look, you’ve got to promise me that you’re going to lose weight. We both know I’m not going to be here to help you with my grandchildren. So you’ve got to promise me,’” Roker recalled.
He underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost over 100 pounds. He’s been successful at keeping the weight down for over 10 years by running, working out, and staying away from gluten and red meat.