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Weight Loss Q&A: The Biggest Loser Trainer Bob Harper

What Diet Rule Do You Refuse to Follow?

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"I'm not a fan of the no-carb thing. If you eat whole grains and stay away from starchy carbs (such as white-flour products), you'll give your body the energy it needs to perform at its best—whether you’re working out or just running errands."

What's the Worst Thing About Being on a Regimented Diet?

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"When you change the way you eat, it can feel like an uphill battle. It may seem
like deprivation at first, but once you get yourself into a routine you'll start looking and feeling better. You just have to give it some time."

Do You Believe in "Cheat" Foods?

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"I don’t like that term. It sounds so shameful. I think you can have high-calorie foods within reason—like when you’ve been eating healthy for several days.
Personally, I like to indulge with dark chocolate or chips and salsa!"

What's Your Favorite "Diet" Food?

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"I think black beans and brown rice is an ideal combo. You get the protein your body needs to build lean muscle, complex carbs for lasting energy, and fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer. And it tastes great!"

Do You Have to Give Up Alcohol if You're Trying to Lose Weight?

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"Moderation is key! But if you’re hoping to lose weight, limiting or eliminating alcohol is a good idea. Beer and wine do have some healthy antioxidants, but they're mainly just empty calories."