‘Jersey Shore’ Star Snooki Admits That Junk Food ‘Made Her Dumb’

The MTV star attributed her behavior on the show to her diet at the time
Nicole Polizzi

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi now eats a lot of greens, whole grains, and lean meats.

You may remember Snooki from the MTV television show Jersey Shore. The show ended in 2012, and a lot has changed for the actress since then — including her diet.

Snooki, who now wants to be known by her real name Nicole Polizzi, recently sat down with Yahoo Beauty editor-in-chief Bobbi Brown and said that eating junk food and drinking excessively “made her stupid” on Jersey Shore. The 27-year-old has a new book coming out called Strong Is the New Sexy: My Kickass Story on Getting my “Formula for Fierce,where she specifies how she was able to lead a healthier lifestyle.

“Although I was consuming thousands of calories a day during the party years, I was actually starving myself of healthy food. The more crap I ate, the stupider I got…” Polizzi revealed to Yahoo Beauty.

Today, she is a married mother of two and says that she is focused on health. Polizzi now eats lots of “grilled chicken, vegetables, and whole wheat pasta.”


“What goes into your body comes out in your life. If you want success, love, and the strength to cope with anything life throws at you, feed your body the healthy food it needs,” Polizzi said.