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Now that summer is a stone's throw away, everyone is trying to drop that extra bit of winter weight with hopes of looking great in that teeny bikini. Easier said than done, right? Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper recently spoke with OK! about the right way to trim down for swimsuit season, saying that getting bikini ready doesn't necessarily mean giving up EVERYTHING delicious. Bob's dietary suggestion?

"Cut your complex carbohydrates completely out except for breakfast in the morning," Harper suggested. "And don't drink your calories."

Good tips, right? The thing I love most about Harper's philosophy, though? Even a big celebrity trainer says you CAN eat complex carbs if you want to. Now THAT is MY kinda diet.

It's just another reminder that you don't always have to go to crazy extremes just to lose weight. Sure, we've all heard of the crazy things that Victoria's Secret models do to lose weight before a big fashion show, but crash diets like that just are not practical for people like you and me. We have to work, get things done around the house, keep up with friends and family. Unlike models, our prime job isn't to invest time in our bodies.

That doesn't mean, though, that we don't care. Following Bob's advice, you too can make a bikini body diet work for you. The first step? Putting down that venti iced caramel macchiato with whip. Trust me, it's worth it.

Check out this touching clip of Bob from last season of The Biggest Loser, here:

Do you change your diet up when summer gets closer?


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