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Al Roker Slams Jillian Michaels For ‘Bullying’ In Bitter Keto Conflict

Al Roker Jillian Michaels Slams Weight Loss Bullying
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Jan. 10 2019, Updated 9:00 p.m. ET

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Al Roker ripped into Jillian Michaels in a bitter battle of the bulge, calling her out for her latest diet advice and slamming her for “bullying” while she was a Biggest Loser coach.

The NBC TODAY Show host, who has struggled with his weight for decades and admitted he was 340 pounds at his heaviest, wrote a nasty Tweet about Michaels’ latest health take where she slammed the keto diet in an interview.

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“So @JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea. This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying , deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas,” Roker wrote.

Michael’s was a trainer for multiple seasons on the 10-year run of NBC’s The Biggest Loser , which Roker, also an NBC employee, pointed out in his tweet.

Michaels gave an interview where she ripped the trendy keto diet, saying: “I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea?" she told Women’s Health magazine.

She went into details about the diet, explaining: “You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein! No! Bad plan. For a million reasons. Your cells, your macro molecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids,'' she said. "When you do not eat one of the three macro nutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves.”

Roker has been sharing his weight loss success with the Keto diet, dropping down to 190 pounds, on the TODAY Show with a posting on their website of his favorite breakfast.

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“Al starts his early mornings at 4 a.m., with a workout in his home in New York City or at the gym,” the morning show website noted.

“At 5 a.m., after he's showered and dressed for work, he whips up a batch of his signature ketogenic diet breakfast: an egg muffin. He packs it in tinfoil with a slice of cheese on top — and brings an extra muffin to the office for his co-worker and "ketokutie" Savannah Guthrie.”

Roker wasn’t the only NBC star to rip into Michaels, Andy Cohen called her her out on Watch What Happens Live on January 9, 2019.

"Tonight’s Jackhole of the Day goes to Jillian Michaels, who slammed the Keto diet as an awful diet,” Cohen said. “Don’t feel bad, Keto diet. A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea.”

Bravotv.com, also a network owned by NBCUniversal Comcast, posted a story about Cohen’s history with Michaels.

In 2013 he revealed she was his least favorite guest of all time and said she was “mean” to his staff. “I never want to see her again,” he said.

He’s an asshole,” Michaels said about Cohen in a subsequent interview.

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