Andy Cohen reveals the simple change he made to lose 12 pounds in recent months

Andy Cohen is looking slimmer these days, and it's not just because he's been keeping up with a newborn.

During a recent conversation with Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show, Cohen revealed he hasn't had an alcoholic drink since mid-July — a particularly impressive feat given that his nightly show, "Watch What Happens Live," features a stocked bar right in the middle of the set.

So far, he's "lost 12 pounds, and I've just been really watching what I'm eating," Cohen said.

Cohen started to re-evaluate his food and drink intake mid-summer when he realized he'd become self-conscious about going to the beach: "I really felt like my suits were getting tight, and it was beach season and I was wearing, like, button downs to the beach. And I'm, like, I'm not this guy, I'm not doing this."

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Andy Cohen and his baby, Benjamin
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First Overalls! (He looks like a literal doll)
Came home to this today! ♥️🌈
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I now run a snuggle factory in the West Village.
Mornings are my new jam #ThreeWeeksOld
First week back at work wraps up tonight. My highlight was quiet time with the boy before heading to the Clubhouse. This is a delightful trip! Ps. Reba & Morris Chestnut tonight on the show. Pps. Sorry if I’m oversharing about the baby. I’ll calm down
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Digging the #DadGear !!!
WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow. ♥️🌈
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Becoming a first-time dad, of course, also factors into Cohen's healthy choices. The talk show host welcomed baby Benjamin via surrogate in February.

During a previous conversation with Kotb, back in September, Cohen hinted that a second child could be around the corner after Kotb joked that they could set up their babies. 

"Yes, he needs a girlfriend, and he needs a sibling,'' Cohen said. "I think maybe he does. I'm taking it one step at a time."

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Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker's friendship
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NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Bravo Network SVP of Programming and Production Andy Cohen (L) and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the after party for the opening night of "Mary Stuart" on Broadway at Tavern on the Green April 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WORK OF ART -- "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Screening Event at The Paley Center for Media in New York City on April 7, 2010" -- Pictured (l-r) Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Bravo (Photo by Barbara Nitke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r) Host Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r) Host Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WORK OF ART: THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST -- Finale Screening Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Executive Producer Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen at the Brooklyn Museum on August 11, 2010 (Photo by Barbara Nitke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Bravo's Andy Cohen and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 Official Coverage at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker are seen around Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Andy Cohen and Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the launch party for "The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt" at the Ralph Lauren Women's Boutique on November 4, 2010 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Lauren Bush, David Lauren, Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the launch party for "The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt" at the Ralph Lauren Women's Boutique on November 4, 2010 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Andy Cohen & Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Opening Night of the Lincoln Center production of 'Other Desert Cities' at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Raul Esparaza, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia OÕNeal, Matthew Broderick, andTV personality Andy Cohen attend Friends in Deed 20th Anniversary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Bravo executive and host Andy Cohen attend the Leadership Breakfast Series: Power of the Purse held during Advertising Week 2011 at Gotham Hall on October 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)
Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia O'Neal & Andy Cohen attending the 20th Anniversary Benefit Celebrating Friends In Deed - 'A Little Jurassic Treasure Hunt' at The American Museum Of Natural History in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE - - "Guest: Sarah Jessica Parker - - Pictured: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker - ( (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: TV Personality Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker attend the Diane Von Furstenberg show during Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Sara Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen are seen during Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kevin Huvane attend the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg and television personality Andy Cohen attend Diane Von Furstenberg and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Director Sara Bloomfield host the Museum’s 20th Anniversary reception on February 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Executive Producer, Watch What Happens Live on Bravo, Andy Cohen (L) and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 2014 CLIO Image Awards at The Pierre Hotel on May 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Galaat David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and tv personality Andy Cohen attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and Andy Cohen attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: (L-R) David Van Zandt, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, Burak Cakmak and Joel Towers attend the 2016 Parsons Benefit at Chelsea Piers on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Parsons School of Design/The New School)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 2016 Parsons Benefit at Chelsea Piers on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for Parsons School of Design/The New School)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen give a talk at 92nd Street Y on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Andy Cohen with Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Loretta Broderick, Tabitha Broderick attend the Broadway Opening Performance of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attends the New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Fashion Gala on September 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen attend the New York City Ballet 2018 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jesica Parker attend "The White Crow" New York Premiere at Metrograph on April 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 04: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in partnership with Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, longstanding ally of the LGBTQ community on May 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Ketel One Family-Made Vodka)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at New York Hilton Midtown on May 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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