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Al Roker Blasts Jillian Michaels Over Keto Diet Comments

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Jan. 10 2019, Updated 10:00 p.m. ET

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Al Roker put Jillian Michaels on blast on Twitter when he criticized her recent keto diet comments. The fitness trainer made some controversial statements about the popular health trend when she claimed that people on the diet are "starving" themselves. Keep reading to hear what Al said.

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Jillian slammed the keto diet in a video for Woman's Health and said, "I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea? Your cells, your macro molecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. When you do not eat one of the three macro nutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves."

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The NBC news anchor tweeted a response to her comments. He wrote, "So says is a bad idea."

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"This coming 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," he continued.

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A fan then pointed out to the Today show weatherman about the dangers of the diet. He replied, "That’s right. My choice. What works for me, may not work for others.”

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Al has struggled with weight problems for years and underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002. At one point he weighed 340 pounds.

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