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Did Bryant Gumbel Undergo Surgery for His Weight Loss?

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Dec 21, 2023 @ 16:01 GMT+0000
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houseandwhips.com - Impressed with his weight loss, many people wonder if Bryant Gumbel underwent surgery to lose weight. Well, he didn't. He reportedly lost weight with his hard work, following a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Bryant Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster best known for co-hosting NBC's Today for 15 years. He has been hosting HBO's critically praised investigative series, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel since 1995. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Times has named the show as unquestionably the best sports program on television.

Over the years, Bryant Gumbel has become a hot topic all over social media due to his appearance. If you compare his before and after pictures, he seems completely different than before. So, if you are curious to know the secret behind his weight loss transformation, we got you covered.

Also, have a look at the weight loss stories of Carol Kirkwood and Raymond van Barneveld.

Bryant Gumbel Previously Underwent 55 Pounds of Weight Loss Following a Healthy Diet and Exercise!

If you're not aware, Bryant Gumbel successfully concealed his lung cancer fight from the media for months, hiding surgery and the reason for his weight loss. But it wasn't just cancer that made him lose weight because he had previously adjusted his weight through exercising before his cancer caused him to lose a substantial amount of weight.

Bryant Gumbel before and after weight loss. houseandwhips.comBryant Gumbel before and after weight loss.
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He began his weight loss journey in the early 2000s. As the former NBC host, he previously did not have enough free time to meet his health demands. When he left his work at NBC a few years later, he had ample time to reset his daily weight-loss drills. Self-focus saw him as having lost 55 pounds, and what a difference it made.

Before pushing himself to lose weight, Bryant Gumbel weighed up to 240 pounds on a weighing scale. He was a little underweight for his height based on his BMI. He had never been diagnosed with a common ailment such as diabetes or high cholesterol. His poor eating habits were to blame for all of his weight gain. In an interview, he stated that he could eat anything in front of him until it was gone.

However, the true pioneer of this body-changer game was one of his close pals, Matt Lauer. He claimed Bryant was an entirely different kind of a person when it came to eating habits around holidays such as Christmas and New Year's. As a result, he would embark on severe diets such as water diets to lose weight, but only for one month.

Likely, Matt stated that he always pushed Bryant Gumbel to adjust his eating habits for him to be in condition for a longer run without having to stick to these rigid diets for a month. The most important item to consider while trying to lose weight is a diet plan. Well, for someone like Bryant, eating quantitatively excellent is more difficult than checking the quality of the dish.

The 75-year-old host told the reporters that he could eat up to 50 pieces of chicken wings in a single sitting. That is a significant challenge to overcome. He was also prone to foregoing daily meal plans in favor of eating his full in one sitting. So, his meal plans were now spread out throughout the day, rather than being consumed all at once. He was also managing his breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, which he had previously neglected to focus on his weight loss efforts.

Furthermore, Bryant Gumbel was a well-known and active sports host, so he did not have much time for reflection. Exercise and training were not among his top concerns at the time. However, the former presenter was able to maintain his regular workout sessions with his trainer, Jason Mittleman who used his two hours with rigorous aerobic and other routines to keep him engaged all day.

Later, he lost too much weight after putting on his wedding gown in 2003, and he felt like a cat in a bag in it. Likely, his travel was also arranged according to the objectives, or the rest areas equipped with a gym to maintain his routines. In addition, evolving through a rigorous workout is always a difficult one to face, but his determination helped him succeed, and we are all proud of him.

Jane Pauley Interviews Bryant Gumbel, a Former NBC Colleague, on CBS Sunday Morning!

Bryant Gumbel has reunited with his former NBC News colleague, Jane Pauley for an upcoming CBS Sunday Morning episode. He worked with Pauley on NBC's Today for seven years at the beginning of his career, from 1982 to 1989. The two recently met to discuss their friendship, Gumbel's profession, and his future.

Bryant Gumbel in a recent interview with Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning. houseandwhips.comBryant Gumbel in a recent interview with Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning.
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Gumbel also talks with Pauley about Real Sports, his long-running HBO series that will conclude after 29 years and 320 episodes next week. He claims he was aware that his contract was coming to an end and that when he questioned himself if he could go another three years, the answer was no. He stated,

I’m OK with that. I’m at peace with it. Only a fool says never. Um, so I would never say never again, but I’m not actively looking for another chapter; I’m really not.

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