The Al Roker diet was introduced by the man himself in his book, Never Going Back. In this book, the face synonymous with NBC’s The Today Show, details personal challenges such as the loss of his father and gastric bypass surgery that led him to make losing weight and maintaining it one of the top priorities in life. He explains how a promise made on the deathbed of his fading father needs something far more concrete and sustainable than the ridiculous and quick miracles promised by some diet books. After research and careful personal assessment, the Al Roker Diet came into being.
Knowing the enemy is half the battle so Al encourages people to examine their personal food weaknesses. Figuring out weaknesses is easily one of the best ways of starting and sustaining any weight loss program.
Once the weaknesses have been determined, the detox process starts. By removing gluten, alcohol, sugar, and dairy, the body starts to clean or heal itself. In 28 days, the NBC weatherman managed to shed 1 pound a day as his body healed and regenerated itself by detox. People who want to undergo this diet should also undergo detox, even for a shorter period.
The Al Roker diet is based on the principle of eating what is most natural. It is heavy on consuming foods with as little preservatives or additives as possible while raw fruits and vegetables are an absolute must. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as papaya, apple, avocado, mango, spinach, lettuce, tomato, carrots, asparagus, and others offer the needed high protein and fiber diet.
To complement this whole food diet, an exercise program has to be in place as well. Al Roker gets his kicks three times a week using the Slow Method as popularized by the Physiolife dietician Melissa Li. This is a method that puts a premium on the right form and right execution to generate most effective and most safety workouts.
Three days in a week of the Slow Method tones major muscle groups, keeps injuries and pains away, and enhances the cardio. No other exercise program accommodates all people of different levels of fitness like the Slow Method.
- The recipes mentioned in his book are varied and absolutely delicious.
- The methods, tips, and techniques are sensible and easier to follow.
- The whole Al Roker story is inspiring and opens a straightforward approach in dealing with obesity.
- Very clear exercise program.
- No detailed meal plan
- No new information regarding weight loss
Stories like that of Al Roker are simply too motivational to ignore. It also gives an inspiration to people who are struggling with the same issues that something can be done and it can be done for the long haul if the right diet and exercise programs are followed to the letter.