Diet & Fitness

'Today' show's Al Roker misses big portions

April 27, 2013. Television hosts Savannah Guthrie (L) and Al Roker of the "Today" show arrive on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington.

April 27, 2013. Television hosts Savannah Guthrie (L) and Al Roker of the "Today" show arrive on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington.  (Reuters)

“Today” show weatherman Al Roker may be a lot slimmer these days but he still misses those big portions of food reports The New York Daily News.

“I don’t care what anyone says, I like quantity, (but) physically, I just don’t have the interest in the same amounts as I used to,” he said.

And the formerly rotund TV personality has a plan for how to handle the upcoming holiday season.

“My strategy is I don’t deprive myself,” he explained. “I have a spoonful of whatever it is I like and that’s that. I just can’t physically eat as much as I used to, sadly.”

Still Roker who says he’s down to a slim 175 pounds feels the benefit of his weight loss.

“I feel good. You know, every day is a battle. You fight it every day. It’s an addiction. There’s no secret – it’s less food, more exercise,” he said.

He also revealed a dieting trick he uses at restaurants.

“If we go to dinner I tell the waiter, ‘Take whatever it is, cut it in half, put the other half in a doggie bag and put the other half on my plate.’

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