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Al Sharpton’s Secret ‘Bobblehead’ Diet Revealed

21st Century Wire says…

He’s America’s most famous professional street agitator – always at the forefront of controversy – until he was captured and (somewhat) tamed by MSNBC. Now he’s a real-life bobblehead.

Whether it’s playing handler to story-changing witness Dorian Johnson in Ferguson, MO, stiring up race mobs over Trayvon Martin in Florida, causing looting, street rioting and killings at Freddy’s Fashion Mart in New York City, whipping-up retaliation against police in Tawana Brawley’s high-profile rape hoax, or lobbying to get Barack Obama’s head on to Mount Rushmore, or working both sides of the line as an FBI super-snitch – no can argue that the man stays busy, really busy.

Some Washington insiders maintain that the White House gave the Reverend Al Sharpton (who refers to the President as ‘His Excellency’) a job hosting PoliticsNation, and an office at the Democratic Party TV channel, MSNBC, just to ‘keep him off the streets’.


Sharpton (far right) posing for a selfie with Afro-American royalty, at a Trayvon Martin event in 2012 (Source: The Grio)

All that aside, the story which really allowed him to make the jump from street creature to women’s magazines – is his mercurial diet – an epic weight-loss story that has confounded the experts…

Confessions of a Full-Scale Bobblehead

It’s a diet that will get you on the cover of checkout line stand magazines like People, or Grazia, which left him looking so thin and undernourished, it could have made Angelina Jolie jealous.

At the height of his physical largess during the 1980’s and 90’s, the Reverend Al Sharpton, standing at 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) weighed in at a very round 305 lbs (138 kilos). It seemed that in order to keep pace with a demanding street activist and race-riot schedule, he relied on fast food like fried chicken for two, sometimes three meals a day.

Now aged 60, he’s clocking in at 130 lbs (58 kilos), the once-rotund Sharpton is almost underweight, and he says he’s never hungry. Even at his recent birthday celebration, there were 60 candles on the cake – but no cake went down Sharpton’s hatch. How did he do it?

The highly guarded (until now) secret to the new bobblehead look is simple: Less food, more exercise.

Actually, there’s a bit more to than that, like what type of food (if any) is the Reverend eating…?

BEFORE AND AFTER:

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The old Sharpton never said no to a buffet, and never said yes to a salad either. Breakfast used to be fried chicken grits and eggs (plus, plus), a sandwich platter for lunch, and for dinner – half a chicken (plus, plus).

That all changed around 15 years ago, when his then 12-year-old daughter allegedly punched him in the stomach asking him, “Why are you so fat!?”, said the New York Daily News.

It was an epiphany moment, and a new-improved, reformed Al Sharpton was born…

1-Al-Sharpton-Bobblehead-DietWhen he revealed his new trim look, the public were left in shock and awe, with some critics remarking that he either had a ‘tummy-tuck (medical procedure which staples the stomach to a smaller size), or could be suffering from a disease, or an eating disorder like Bulimia. Based on all available to reports, neither is the case.

According to US standard health charts, at 130 pounds, technically speaking, Sharpton is still one pound above being classed as ‘underweight’, although this is hard to believe – how many men do you know who are 5’10” and 130 lbs? It’s excessively thin. Regardless, Sharpton looks like he’s depressingly underweight...

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The Diet

But what about the diet itself?  NY Daily News adds here: “Around six years ago, Sharpton cut out red meat. A year later, he did away with chicken — no small feat for a guy who ate fried fowl three times a day (with grits and eggs for breakfast and on a sandwich in the afternoon, plus a half-chicken for dinner).”

“Eventually he cut out so much food that he was subsisting on a single lunchtime salad (albeit with one perk: a chopped egg). That’s when the weight really started coming off, at a rate of about 2 pounds a week. And as he got thinner, he found he missed food less and less.”

Revealed: a one day sample of the Bobblehead Diet:

Breakfast: Three slices of wheat toast (about 300 calories / 15g of protein) and a Doctor Earth green juice from Juice Press (180 calories / 2g of protein)

Lunch: A salad containing lettuce, tomato, onion, a chopped hard-boiled egg, and balsamic vinaigrette (about 240 calories / 6g of protein, depending on serving size) and a banana (about 100 calories and 1g of protein)

Dinner: Another green juice

Along with his breakfast and lunch, Sharpton says he drinks calorie-free breakfast tea, sweetened with the natural sugar substitute plant sweetener, Stevia.

Other electives might include the occasional portion of grilled fish on the weekends.

To augment his diet, Al also works out regularly with an aerobic routine lasting approximately 20 minutes on a treadmill, holding steady at 3 mph.

Watch Sharpton getting trim at the gym:


Is this a new Al Sharpton, or is the change merely a cosmetic one? His high paid six figure salary at MSNBC means that he can’t go on the road as much, but rest assured, he will make the odd road trip – to whip-up racial unrest in places Sanford or Ferguson.

He may have toned his act down a bit (New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief), at least he’s agitating from behind a big desk now – and not in your local town (and hopefully not Ferguson again!).

Now isn’t that progressive!

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