This Diet From My Diet Is Better Than Yours Allows ‘Sweets, Treats and Alcohol’—Get the Details

01/20/2016 at 01:06 PM ET

My Diet is Better Than Yours trainer Dawn Jackson Blatner‘s main diet tip is one we’ve all heard before: avoid crap.

The registered dietitian has even created an easy acronym to help you remember her fitness philosophy.

She recommends eliminated foods that include, “Chemicals that you do not use in your own kitchen, Redefined sugar and flour, Artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners and Preservatives,” or CRAP.

But Blatner—who is mentoring Jasmin Queen on ABC’s hit new weight loss show with her Super Food Swap Diet—says that doesn’t mean cutting out your favorite foods entirely.

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“Embrace cravings,” she says in an exclusive video. “All those articles are wrong that say you’ve got to cut out your cravings. I say embrace your cravings and just start making them with healthier super foods.”

The key to sticking to those healthier food swaps—like making fries with carrots and green beans—is to “practice proximity power.”

“This is all about stocking your house with the healthy foods you want to be eating,” she says, “and when you do that, health will just happen to you.”

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Blatner’s last (and in our opinion, most important) rule is regarding “social sweets, treats and alcohol.”

“You can have them any time you want them as long as it’s not at home and not alone,” she says. “You have to go out and enjoy them with others.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Jenn on

That’s actually a good tip about sweets and alcohol. Those are things that are meant for celebrations and good times with friends and family. Not everyday.

Joanne on

Dietitian is spelled with a T. Glad to see them getting recognized for the work they do.

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