Snooki is consumed w/weight loss, eats only lettuce, egg whites, booze, laxatives


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has lost quite a bit of weight in the past several months since giving birth last August to her first child with Jionni LaValle, a boy named Lorenzo Dominic. She’s been posting photos of her new figure all over her Instagram account, and the results are rather shocking. Girl is seriously tiny now. Look at how light she must be to be able to balance on Jionni’s hands in this photo.


A new story in this week’s Star says that Snooki isn’t exactly losing her baby weight (and then some) in the healthiest manner. Naturally, Star talks to a few “experts” who have not treated Snooki, but the tabloid also legitimately quotes DJ Pauly D who mentions how Snooki discussed her teenage eating disorder while on “Jersey Shore.” I think I remember that episode — it was right after the gang was enjoying a group dinner, and Snooki asked someone to pass the rolls to which Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino replied, “You already have a few of those.” What a tool, right? The damage has been done, and here is the story from Star:

Ever since Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi became a mom last August, she’s been shedding elements of her “Jersey Shore” persona, including her partying habit. But those close to her say that she may have shed a little too much lately: The 4’9″ former “meatball” has lost more than 42 lbs., attributing it to exercise — while friends claim she’s just plain starving herself. “All she eats is lettuce and egg whites,” says a source. “most of her calories come from booze, and she uses laxatives too. It’s scary. She looks emaciated, and everyone is worried sick.”

Snooki has been trying to hide her unhealthy behavior, but at a March 16 event in New York City that she attended with BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley, her pals saw the evidence firsthand. “We all watched as Snooki refused the bread and then pretended to eat salad,” says an insider. “JWoww said to her, ‘Honey, you need to start eating something; this is ridiculous,’ but Snooki just gave her a blank stare. All she did was drink wine.”

Even Pauly D expressed concern at a recent event in Las Vegas over his former costar’s dramatically thinner figure, which she has been flaunting nonstop on twitter. While on the show, he recalls, “Snooki told us all how she had battled an eating disorder in high school. We knew after that we were never allowed to talk about her weight.”

Snooki’s past struggles with food may be all the more reason to suspect that he’s in trouble, according to New York psychiatrist Dr. Wendy Wolfson, who specializes in eating disorders. “Because she’s admitted to having a disorder when she was young, I’d be concerned by her rapid weight loss,” Dr. Wolfson says. “There’s a high likelihood of relapse under stress, and having a child can cause that kind of stress.”

Weight-loss expert Alicia Hunter agrees. “Snooki looks to weight between 80 lbs. and 84 lbs.,” she says. “Even at her size, this is extremely low. It’s obvious from her pointy chin and jutting collarbone that the last thing she should do is try to lose any more weight!”

[From Star, print edition, April 22, 2013]

I don’t necessarily see Snooki’s current size as evidence of an eating disorder, but if she’s truly losing weight by eating barely anything and saving most of her calories for alcohol, it’s obviously not a healthy or sustainable method. Then again, Snooks isn’t as dumb as she portrays herself to be on television, so it could all be an act too.

Conveniently, Snooki just spoke to Us Weekly about how proud she is to have lost the baby weight, but she’s contemplating a boob job because her boobs are now “just a flap of skin.” She attributes her deflated bust to nursing Lorenzo, but I think it’s probably more of a case of Snooki’s sudden weight loss. I speak from experience while attesting that breast tissue doesn’t regain elasticity after weight loss, and after losing a bunch of weight a few years ago, my own boobs are definitely much more deflated than after I nursed my daughter over a decade ago. Snooki’s attitude about wanting a boob job is nothing new though, and she’s forever talked about how much she envies JWoww’s implants.

Here’s Snooks in October 2010 at the height of society’s ill-fated “Jersey Shore” fascination.


In comparison, Snooki looked smaller in December 2012 even though she’d given birth to Lorenzo just a few months prior.


And here Snooki is on April 10. Girl looks incredibly tiny, doesn’t she?




Photos courtesy of Instagram and WENN

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  1. When she lost weight pre-baby she did it with diet pills, she said that herself. While diet aids are not automatically bad the way it came off was that she popped the pills so she would be hungry and basically drank all night to sustain life… I remember thinking at that time it wasn’t too healthy.

  2. sarah says:

    That doesn’t even look like the same person!! She looks good though, hope she doesn’t lose anymore. She’s about the “perfect” size for her height right now.

    • Dawn says:

      Really? I think she looks sick. She is just one of those people who look better being a little heavier. At least I think so.

    • mm says:

      Her weight is great imo. But the face!!!!

      The gigantic, ultra white veneers are awfull! And has she had a brow lift or some such? She looks permanently surprised. I much preferred her original face.

      • Amanda_SB says:

        I agree. I think her face looks better when she’s not so thin. Wasn’t it Courteney Cox who said something like “Well your face gets gaunt, but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles.”

        Not that Courteney is by any means a poster child for weight loss, as she has suffered with her own weight issues, but I think in Snooki’s case, what she said is true. I think the veneers/Lumineers are just too much for her thin, angular face. I think she would look much better if she put on a few of the pounds she lost. IMHO.

      • LucyToy says:

        Yeah Snooks…your body looks great and you’re still pretty (good hair!)…but the teeth are taking it all away. They’re scary-looking, too white, and impossible to ignore.

        Love Snooki anyway.

        And who hasn’t done the unhealthy weight-loss thing? I just hope she has good childcare for her son cuz she’s probably got …other things on her mind right now.

        Still love the Snooks anyway.

    • bangbang says:

      I’m not sure there is a ‘perfect’ weight, and comments like this scare me =(

      If she is 85 pounds she hits a BMI of under 18.4 still unhealthy skinny. I realize that the BMI is not the best tool to use all the time, but implying that someone who is ‘scientifically’ underweight is at a perfect weight is probably not great.

      I realize you put quotes around perfect, but I think even the idea of loosely calling someone else’s weight perfect when you have no idea what they live like is dangerous.

      on a side note: maybe someone peed in my wheaties this morning?

      • teehee says:

        For all the people going by BMI, its relaly not a tell-all. It doesnt consider if the weight is pure fat, water, or muscle. You can be ‘healthy weight’ and have zero muscle and just fat…
        But also I am 5’7″ and 136 lbs (62 kilo), just in the lower range of healthy yet I am curvy and carrying lots of water. I would feel healthy and correct at around 130, but then I would be “underweight” according to BMI, which I think is totally not the case. I would look very healthy.

  3. marie says:

    did he get some kind of plastic surgery or is that just the weight loss?

  4. Ainsley says:

    Those veneers. My god.

  5. JL says:

    I went to BMI calculator and actually looked it up. At 4’9″ 86lbs is their ‘minimum’ weight.

    Ok, so she lost weight and is still working on it. After being heavy is that all that unusual? I lost a bunch of weight and had a hard time figuring out what I could eat to maintain – it’s easier to just stick with the plan you’re on.

    The booze would worry me more.

    As for her boobs, all I can say is I got a reduction/lift and wish to God I’d done it at her age!

  6. LadyMTL says:

    I saw her on Dr Oz a few weeks ago and she definitely looked tiny! However, according to what she claims she lost 40 pounds in 6 months, which isn’t exactly alarming. Still, I think she’s thin enough now that she can ease up a bit…it’s very easy to slide back into the “eating disorder” mindset.

  7. henderswife says:

    I think she looks fine. She cut back on her food intake to lose weight. I don’t think that is extreme or shocking. She looks fit and happy to me.

  8. Cinnamon says:

    i think people are so used to her being a little chubs that they think its unhealthy for her to look this small. I think she looks healthy now but shouldnt lose more weight because it ages her a lot. She is what, 4’8 or something so 85 pounds doesnt seem as skeletal as it would for someone of average height.

    • LAK says:

      i was thinking the same thing. Kylie Minogue is same height, and no one ever says she looks emaciated from being the weight she is.

  9. kristine says:

    She is so nasty

  10. Nicolette says:

    Lettuce, egg whites, booze and laxatives don’t exactly make for a healthy diet. Yes she has lost a lot and looks much better, but she needs to take care of herself properly so she can take care of her baby properly.

  11. Sam says:

    I will never get how people trying to lose weight drink alcohol. My trainer always forbade it when I was training for weight loss. her rationale is that it’s mostly empty calories. Even wine, which has some antioxidants. You’re apparantly better off getting your antioxidants from veggies and fruit, which have plenty and other benefits too. If she’s doing it in an unhealthy way, she’ll just become a yo-yo dieter, which is sad. She didn’t look bad before.

  12. yeahright says:

    Why is it when a woman loses weight its suddenly an eating disorder? Why don’t people go to her instagram and pull pictures of her working out with her trainer and say she’s fit and healthy? I just dont understand.

    I think she looks fine. She’s a super super super tiny little thing but she’s always had a little bit of curves. She still has them too so I think she’s doing things properly.

    She also looks quite pretty with no makeup on. She should cut back on all the heavy liner.

  13. ker says:

    Aren’t her 15 minutes of fame up yet?

    I’m still amazed that people are remotely interested in the Kardashians–no redeeming value of any kind

  14. Bianca says:

    What’s up with her smile? She looks like Ross in that episode of Friends where he oven-whitens his teeth and creeps the hell out of everybody.

  15. Darlene says:

    Her teeth ruin the whole thing.

  16. Lulu.T.O. says:

    She obviously has an extremely tiny frame, because even at this weight, she doesn’t look too thin. She definitely still has a layer of fat evenly distributed. Should she lose more weight? After reading she has struggled with eating disorders in the past, she is at risk and I doubt she knows how to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy manner. I vote she stops trying to lose weight and focuses on keeping it off in a healthy manner.

  17. hownowbrowncow says:

    Her face is incredibly unattractive

  18. Karen says:

    She’s claimed to have struggled with an ED before Jersey Shore. Pregnancy and the changes it does to a woman’s body can be very triggering. If true. This is sad. No snark from me.

  19. SleepyJane says:

    That pointed chin appears to be from a chin implant, and not from dramatic weight loss. Looks like cheek implants as well.

    Surgeons are skilled at doing the same thing over and over again. They aren’t artists or sculptors. This is why everyone in Hollyweird ends up looking the same.

    She’s at a decent weight for her height. She shouldn’t lose more though.

  20. Yelly says:

    I actually don’t think she looks that bad, she’s only 4’9″. But that job she did on her teeth ruin her whole face. She should follow Hilary Duff’s lead and fix them.

  21. chops says:

    I don’t see incredibly tiny here…I think she looks good…and not undermining eating disorders but I’ve read that there is a portion of women who possess them as teens and grow out of them as women….I hope she is healthy and feeling confident :)

    And who believes star anyway?? Lettuce and egg whites with beer and laxatives?? Laugh!

  22. fabgrrl says:

    I actually think she looks to be at a good weight/size now. For her body, anyway. Her face looks bizarre. I don’t know if it’s the weight loss or what. Maybe it’s just the gobs of makeup? Actually, she looks rather cute in the candid, no-makeup photos.

  23. janie says:

    I think her problem is too much facial surgery, not weight loss.

  24. NeNe says:

    Who really gives a flying f*ck about this chick?

  25. joy says:

    I call B.S. on this whole thing. I follow Snooki on instagram (don’t judge), and she seems to be shedding weight in a very healthy way. She shows her meals, which are very healthy looking. I believe she might be getting them delivered from a service. she’s been working out. It seems as if she’s put the hard partying behind her. Motherhood seems to have changed her. She looks extremely happy and content her little life, and her little family.

  26. Jules says:

    She looks frightful. Her skin looks like tanned leather and her teeth are oversized Chicklets. How does anyone believe that looks good?

  27. GossipG says:

    she looks like she needs a (food)doctor ASAP!!!

  28. Christo says:

    That new grill is doing her no favors. Instead, she looks horsey in the face, making her already thin upper lips look seemingly non-existent. She’s a cute girl in that nominal, munchkin way, but those try-hard selfies do nothing but elicit an eyeroll from me.

  29. judyjudy says:

    She looks a zillion times cuter sans fards.

  30. apsutter says:

    Having a kid and going the breast feeding route can do weird things to your breasts. My mom has a friend named Kitty who is this tall, statuesque beauty with small everything. Then my mom told me a story that she used to have HUGE breasts and everyone called her “big t*tty kitty” I was totally shocked but it happens. Conversely I’ve known women who’ve gotten and kept much larger chests after having kids.

  31. Jane says:

    So her eating disorder is back….don’t like her, but that still is sad :(

  32. s says:

    I actually think she looks normal for a person her size. she is less than five feet tall.

  33. truthful says:

    I think she looks good for her height, its her face that is alarming to me.

  34. Lisa says:

    Snooks and I are the same height, and when I weighed that, my arms were serious sticks. 80 was the weight she said she got down to in high school. It doesn’t look like this by any stretch of the imagination, even taking into account frame size. She’s probably around 95, which is healthy for her. The diet however…

  35. HH says:

    Snooki said she lost the weight in 6 months which is healthy amount of time to lose 40 lbs. The intervention, however, should be saved for her hair and teeth.

  36. Holden says:

    Is that her husband on the floor? Was the weight transplanted over on him?

  37. skuddles says:

    Poor thing… trying to starve her way into relevancy. Somebody needs to tell her that no one gives a shit (did they ever??)… her 15 minutes are so over.

  38. logan says:

    I don’t think it is so much the weight loss as it is the teeth. Strange looking.

  39. RHONYC says:

    i say go Olsen Twin or go home.

    k-i-d-d-i-n-g! :lol:

  40. Alexis says:

    Her face looks weird from surgery or whatever else, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her weight. Her body looks normal-thin, not even Hollywood thin. These kind of headlines are always making a more dramatic weight — she’s probably actually 90 or 95 pounds, which is a bit scary for a normal-short woman (like 5’3″ or something), but apparently she’s like 4’9″ (a full six inches shorter than someone who is 5’3″!) so it’s really not unhealthy.

  41. lisa says:

    is it possible to remove the veneers and start over?

  42. Leek says:

    That weight loss brings more focus to that awful face. Yuck.

  43. Lexi says:

    She looks tiny, if she is starving herself, she wount be able to forever! I couldn’t, i’ve had eating disorders in the past

  44. Rhonda says:

    Please! No more, no more. Can’t stand this talentless nitwit. Who gives a rats ass? Maybe she will completely disappear. I gag every that ugly troll face pops up.

  45. Jennifer says:

    Her face is freaky looking.

  46. Quinn says:

    No surprise that she is focused completely on herself and no mention of her new son…memememeeee!!!!

  47. Sara says:

    I hate to say, but she looks better. I don’t think she is scary skinny. Girl is SHORT!

  48. Brittney says:

    AHHH those pictures at the end legitimately frightened me.

    She looks adorable in the pictures where she’s balancing on his hands, and I will never claim to know what’s “too tiny” for anyone, but at the end there… just AHHHHH.

    So many women look infinitely better without the clown makeup and/or plastic surgery.

  49. anne says:

    she is not emaciated, omg. Why does everyone who loses weight in Hollywood automatically have anorexia? She looks good and still at a “healthy” weight. Maybe she does eat salads and egg whites, like many people. But its annoying to call her emaciated when she is clearly not.

  50. akua says:

    “I don’t necessarily see Snooki’s current size as evidence of an eating disorder”

    As someone with an eating disorder, who ‘recovered’ (as much as you can) and has relapsed under considerable stress recently, I can relate to her and see it as ‘evidence’. Of course, not knowing her personally I can’t say for sure, but unless you’ve been through it, it’s extremely hard for other people to relate/understand. I can’t count the number of people (one therapist included – former therapist) that have said basically ‘just eat something’. If only it were that simple.

  51. Meanchick says:

    Some of the comments are why women make dangerous and/or unhealthy decisions about weight loss. Before, she was too fat according to some, now she’s too thin. She was fine before. She’s short, so of course she looked thicker. This look now is not healthy.

  52. Bnicole says:

    Emaciated? Hardly. …why is she still relevant?