Snooki promotes the cookie diet

Pint-sized orange wonder Jersey Shore star Snooki is trying to lose weight after downing too many margaritas and munchies. She’s on a “cookie diet” sold by a Dr. Siegal, who looks like he could use some magic cookies himself. Snooki wants to lose 10 pounds off her 4’9″ allegedly 110 pound frame. She admits in a promotional video from US Weekly (above) that she has been drinking too much, but then claims she loves Miami because you can have a drink at 10:00 in the morning when that same behavior would have you branded an alcoholic in New Jersey.

Jersey Shore guidette Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror.

“I used to be fit,” she tells “Now I look at myself, and I’m like, What the hell happened?”

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So the MTV reality star, 22, is now on Dr. Siegal’s cookie diet.

On the diet, she eats only one meal a day (usually chicken) — and six cookies, each of which suppresses hunger. The six cookies — which contain beef and milk protein — each contain about 11 grams of carbohydrates and 90 calories.

The biggest challenge so far? No binge drinking!

“If I go out I am going to have a drink, but I am not going to have 10 drinks like I usually would,” she says.

The 4’9″ star’s ultimate goal: “I would like be back to 100 lbs; I’m 110 right now.”

[From US Weekly]

Dr. Seigel pointed out that 10 pounds makes a big difference on someone as short as Snooki. I’m really reporting on this so I can rip on this ridiculous diet. You will lose weight if you eat less calories than you take in. It’s a simple concept made complicated by so many options and gimmicks. These cookies are 90 calories. Yesterday I looked up the calorie content in Pillsbury cookies, the kind made from the refrigerated dough, and they’re about 65-70 calories each. (I had a couple and they were awesome.) So instead of eating these three expensive cookies, which cost $4.28 “per replaced meal” according to the website, you could eat 3 Pillsbury cookies for breakfast, three for lunch, and save calories and money. (If you want to eat cookies instead of real meals.)

Sure these diet cookies supposedly have protein and beef in them, which you can replace for less calories with some actual lean protein like a package of deli turkey for $3. I just hate diet schemes that involve processed food. It’s not good for your body and won’t help you keep the weight off. I should be careful not to talk crap about this diet, though. Kim Kardashian is being sued by Dr. Seigel for calling the diet “unhealthy” after she issued him a cease and desist for claiming she followed the diet.

Of course we can’t expect Snooki to know what’s good for her body. She paints herself a rusty shade of greasy orange and loves the fact that it’s socially acceptable to drink at 10:00 am.

Photo below is from April. Snooki is sitting behind a frozen margarita which is at least 300 calories. Credit: Bauergriffinonline

41652, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday June 17 2010. Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki from Jersey Shore , grabs a cab outside Primeko restaurant after dining with pals including her co-star Vinny. Photograph:

Photo by: RE/Westcom/ 2010  6/12/10 Nicole Snooki Polizzi makes an in-store appearance at the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop Shop. (Valencia, CA)  Photo via Newscom

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  1. denise says:

    This girl is hard to look at.

  2. flourpot says:

    Boggles my mind that people achieve fame and fortune for being a skanky, orange scumbag. wtf?

  3. Mouse says:

    Is she really that orange, or is this photoshop at work in these pics?? Not a good look hon!

  4. Sarah says:

    I’d bet that if she wasn’t so orange she might actually be a cute girl.

  5. original kate says:

    hey snookie, here’s a tip: stop drinking margaritas all day. too much alcohol makes you puffy – just ask lindsay lohan.

  6. turtles says:

    oh my god dont hate! I love Snooki! I should probably hate, because I am from NJ and she is a nightmarish and inaccurate representation of this diverse state. But still I just love her – she is having fun and looks way different than what we call beautiful but she seems confident. She is also kind, you never see her being unkind to anyone and that is what really matters. And she makes me laugh!

  7. Captaine says:

    She looks like an orange beer keg with a dress on. Her body is fuckin gross.

  8. audrey says:

    sorry – she has got the ugliest mouth.

  9. ligeia says:

    haters gonna hate. she loves every minute of it

  10. Kaboom says:

    I hear she’ll be on the new show Celebrity Potatoes.

  11. lucy2 says:

    She looks gross.
    Can I just say how much I hate this stupid show?

    Beef cookies? Barf cookies. Probably like eating a dog biscuit. Totally agree these processed food gimmick diets are so bad. Even the “healthy” pre-packaged food isn’t great, on the news the other day they were showing how most of those meals can have up to 30% higher in calories and fat than the box claims.

  12. Lin95 says:

    She looks like a goblin….all these tanning fools will look like old catchers mitts in a few years

  13. Lisa S says:

    I had surgery not too long ago and was stuck in bed for a week. To pass the time when my eyes felt like they were getting cross eyed from reading too long, I would start watching TV. So I came across some reality show marathons. I have never been a reality show person and even though I felt that I was getting dumbed up by watching them, I couldn’t stop watching them at times. You know, the whole its “like watching a trainwreck” type thing.

    I watched a marathon of “Jersey Shore” and “The Housewives of New York” one day. And all I kept thinking is “these people/bitches are f*cking crazy!”

    I wonder if some people overseas believe that is how all Americans behave. That is such a scary thought.

  14. NayNay says:

    I would like to dispute her claims that she is 110 pounds. No way is she only 110.

  15. Vajayjay says:

    I can kinda relate to Snooki.. I’m only 4’11.. and only a couple of lbs makes a huge difference. But I do have to say that she does not look like 110 lbs. I weigh 125 and I am significantly slimmer than her.

  16. zippersgirl says:

    I am 4’10″ and under no circumstances is she 110 lbs . I’d say she’s in the 120′s. When you are this short, a few lbs make the difference between slim and chubby. She looks like I did at 120. I’m steady at a fit 105lbs now and look half her size.

  17. Will says:

    Jesus…she looks so hideous that I quickly scrolled down to the text before the pictures of her could load.

  18. mary jones says:

    These people and especially this troll make me sick. She and her cronies are possibly the dumbest people to ever walk the face of the earth. They don’t realize people are laughing at them with their douche Ed Hardy clothes and orange tans. Barf!

  19. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    she looks like an oompa loompa.

  20. Eileen Yover says:

    Hey Snookie: FYI taking the wrapper off the lollipop before licking will be much more flavorful.

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Beef cookies? Barf cookies.”

    holy crap, that made me laugh…

    “They don’t realize people are laughing at them with their douche Ed Hardy clothes and orange tans.”

    yeah, the problem is…MOST of us are, in fact, laughing, but there are enough men and women out there that think “they look hot!” and want to meet/date/screw one or more of them.

  22. Trillion says:

    I think she’s gonna be a really fun grandma for some little kid someday.
    “Gramma Snookie, tell us another story about the stupid stuff you did when you were young!”

  23. MissyA says:

    Snooki no!!

  24. Kimberly says:

    i like snooki, she doesn’t care that she looks like an oompa loompa ALL THE TIME!

  25. Jillian says:

    I’m around 4’10″-4’11″. I currently weigh 94 lbs and I could stand to lose 10 or 15 more. I wear a junior’s size 7.

    I would say Snooki weighs at least 130.

  26. Johnthing says:

    Ugly to the bone.

  27. sassy says:

    Girl sort of looks like Kim Jong-Il in the first picture.

  28. gen says:

    Why would anyone follow the dieting advice of this person? And why would anyone want her as a spokesperson?

  29. Mia says:

    She said elsewhere quote: I always knew I’d be famous for something like this, aka Jersey Genital Warts.

    And yet she has no discernable talent and no desire to achieve anything. Kids today are really learning great lessons from US Weekly calling the Big Orange a “star” two times.

  30. voodoobetty says:

    Last Pic – somebody call Mr Wonka, one of the OOMPA LOOMPA’S got loose from the factory

  31. RhymesWithSilver says:

    @Jillian- At 94 lbs., you couldn’t stand to lose anything; no adult woman, even a 4’11″ one, should weigh that little. I’m only two inches taller than you and the weight you suggest would put either of us at death’s door.

    Snooki could weigh 120 or so here, if she has no muscle mass. If she’s hiding muscles under there, maybe 130.

  32. zippersgirl says:

    . Jillian- I completely agree with RhymesWith. 101- 117 lbs is in the healthy range for your height. If I weighed 94 lbs. ( and I’m an inch shorter than you) my doctor would think I had an eating disorder. I don’t care what your bone structure is, a 4’11″ WOMAN cannot afford to be only 80 lbs and be healthy. ( That the weight with the 15 lbs you think you need to lose. ) Please talk to your doctor.

  33. Kelly says:


  34. bellaluna says:

    “What the hell happened?” For starters, how about booze for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack? Add in all the other crap ingested while drinking, and there’s your answer. Next question?

  35. Statler says:

    @Jillian: don’t listen to them, 94 lbs is a perfectly acceptable weight for someone 4’11″.

    @RhymesWith and zippersgirl: I don’t know what to think about your doctors- if they’re truly telling you that you should weigh 110+ at 4’11″ (this would clearly make you overweight if not obese according to BMI statistics) you should really consider switching physicians.

    And to forestall any arguments:

  36. gg says:

    Jillian, I am worried about you. I hope you’re just exaggerating.

    I think Snookie has a likeable sober personality. Trouble is, she’s hardly ever sober. I’m still waiting for somebody to make her over. With her choice of skin dye, extensions, clothing, ridiculous amounts of alcohol, horrible eating habits and zero amount of shame, she needs help. There might be hope for her if she stopped thinking it was so cute, unique, funny or clever to be slutty. Drinking will do that to your life.

  37. GatsbyGal says:

    A cookie isn’t a cookie if it’s got beef in it. Uggghhh, vomit.

  38. BECKSON says:


    A healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 24.9. Right now Jilian’s BMI is fine, as you said…but should she lose 10-15 pounds more, as she says she can afford to do, she would be extremely underweight, with a BMI of only 17.5.

  39. saphira says:

    @ Trillion:

    LOL So true, I could totally see that someday!

  40. mojoman says:

    Anybody who bought anything this oompa loompa sells is an idiot

  41. mags says:

    whoever said that people watching these shows overseas thinking this is what all americans are like is right.
    i had a korean boy tell me he knows “all about american culture because [he] watched Sex and the City”
    i was like “oooh no, honey”…

  42. mamasnail says:

    What is a Snooki?

  43. Messenger says:

    i really like what gg said: “zero shame” can apply to so many getting media attention these days. when did things change and having no discernible talent become the new “talented and fascinating”?? it’s like vulgarity is “in”. i am so not a fan of this girl nor can I believe anyone else is, but nobody should have to eat beef cookies … she should stop drinking for a few weeks and she’ll see her weight return to normal. at her age, the body is very resilient and can take a lot of punishment. one day in the not so distant future, her lifestyle will catch up with her. until then, let her have her fun.

  44. luci says:

    any kind of unnatural diet is very UNhealthy
    to loose weight correctly the way is to eat healthy and excersice, miracle diets dont exist

  45. RhondaC says:

    Good Luck Snooki! I loved the cookie diet. I lost 50 lbs on the R&D Diet Cookie a ocuple of years ago and I’ve kept it off. It’s not a fad and I did have alcohol occasionally. There’s nothing “magic” about them. The cookies are just a tool to help you stay on a very low calorie diet so that you can lose the wieght quickly then go on with your life. I think the R&D Diet Cookies are the “best kept secret” when it comes to cookie diets! AND… it doesn’t have meat proteirn in it!!!

  46. BAnderson says:

    Snooki is cute and little. Yeah she does need to lose weight and watch out for that tanning it can really damage her skin. Good luck with the cookies girly.

  47. ashly says:

    all yall are haters Cuz She Is Way Prettier then all yall

  48. ashly says:

    All Yall Are Haters Because She Way Prettier Then All Yall

  49. Jules says:

    @Statler (and those talking about BMI): Actually the BMI charts don’t take into account muscle mass, so it can be pretty misleading. BMI only looks at your weight and nothing else. For example, a person with 10% body fat and made of mostly muscle weighing 20 lbs more than the maximum ideal weight (because muscle does weigh more than fat, after all) for [x] height would be considered obese by BMI charts. However, a skinny-fat person with 25% body fat and a little belly fat who falls within the ideal weight for his/her height would be considered healthy (which apparently isn’t; belly fat is lethal).

    Here’s an example of a situation:

    -Person A: 10% body fat has mostly lean muscle, 125 lbs
    -Person B: 25% body fat, not much lean muscle, 110 lbs

    And both people are of the same height and gender. Who do you think is both skinnier and healthier? Person A definitely. Although Person A weighs more than B, most of that weight is from muscle. In other words, you can weigh more but be skinnier because of pure muscle while someone who weighs less can be slightly bigger and have a larger waistline because fat weighs far less than muscle.

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