Hoda Kotb is currently on the sixth day of Jennifer Lopez’s 10-day challenge—and up until now, she’s been on-board with the whole thing, even if she cheated a tiny bit (hey, a girl needs her coffee creamer!).
But the TODAY show coanchor is starting to struggle. In a new confession video, Hoda says today is the hardest day on the no-sugar, low-carb diet.
“I don’t know why,” she said, before showing people her “cheat”—coffee with Coffee-Mate. “I have to have something,” she continued. “There’s nothing to eat. I have to have one thing that I like!”
Hoda said that she’s been having “chicken and vegetables, day and night—and eggs.” It’s not all terrible, though. Hoda points out that her mom and sister have both lost three pounds on the diet. Still, she’s on the struggle bus. “Oh my god…four more days. Argh!” she said.
Hoda admitted on Tuesday that, while she still loves the challenge, things haven’t been perfect. “I’m always starving. Nothing fills you up,” she said. During that same confession, Hoda also admitted that her cheating on the diet has sometimes gone beyond just coffee creamer—like fried shrimp dipped in mayonnaise sauce (she “only had one”). Hoda also “ate a fistful of some kind of cereal that wasn’t even that delicious but I thought it would fill me up,” she said.
For what it’s worth, J.Lo seems to be having serious success on the diet, although she also says it’s not easy. She shared a photo of her jaw-dropping abs on Tuesday, looking all casual in front of a roaring fire. But she had this to say in the caption: “Day 9 and feelin’… like I can’t wait for Day 10.”