“Exercise, and not extreme exercise, we’re doing that 30-day walking challenge, that improves, I think, your mental health,” Roker said.”Combined with a low-carb diet, I’ve lost about 45 pounds in the last several months. I do about 100 grams of carbs a day and I walk.”
Colleague Hoda Kotb pointed out that Roker also does some weight training.
Roker, who underwent gastric bypass surgery 20 years ago, recently power-walked his way through a half marathon. “It isn’t setting any land speed records, but it was faster than any of my training walks,” he said at the time.
“There is a sense of accomplishment. It’s like, ‘Wow, this is something 22,000 people did. Not everybody can do it,'” he said. “And you do feel like, ‘Oh, okay, I did that!'”