JWoww's Weight Loss Strategy Is Surprisingly Smart

JWoww at Three Stooges premiereWhenever most of us see the words "diet" or "weight loss plan" next to the name of a Jersey Shore star, we steel ourselves for some kind of kooky story about diet pills or protein shakes after some intense GTL-ing. Maybe an anecdote about how "smooshing" is the new cardio? Come on, can you blame us? The kids' reputations precede them.

But that's why I love the latest "slim down" news, courtesy of Jenni "JWoww" Farley. She's breaking the mold! I might even go so far as to say she could be the breakout Bethenny Frankel-esque star here, because she comes off sounding grounded and, well, wise. Really! Here's what she had to say about her diet ... 

Well, actually, "diet" might be a misnomer for what JWoww is doing. Instead, she's adopted some really healthy eating habits. Her number one rule?

"Have to eat healthy so 5 nights a wk I make my own food... Tedious but worth it," she recently revealed on Twitter.

In addition, she also noted that she enjoys taking her homemade cookin' outside and "grilling with Roger," posting a photo of a meal that included brightly colored veggies, grilled meats, and salad, tweeting, "Dinner time yummy."

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I'll say! That looks like the perfect balanced and delicious meal. If I had just one question, it would be whether or not she's buying organic? Hope so. But emphasizing home-cooked meals in itself is a major accomplishment and terrific step toward getting/stayng healthy and fit.

We all know how tempting it can be to order out, get Chipotle one night, even throw a frozen meal in the micro. But none of that can compare to a fresh, self-made meal. As my fiance pointed out to me once, you never really know what you're getting at a restaurant. You kinda just have to have faith that the place is using fresh, healthy, clean ingredients ... Definitely not always the case! Ick!

There's really no better way to completely control the calories, fat, sodium (food at restaurants is notorious for INSANELY high sodium!), etc. And to limit scary chemicals or added ingredients. So good for JWoww for getting in touch with her inner Top Chef. Sure plenty of her friends and fans could stand to learn a thing or two from her healthy habit. 

Do you agree that making your own food is a great way to stay in shape?


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Kritika Kritika

Yes, even when people think they're eating healthy in restaurants there are alot of additives and salt and hidden fat. I stopped eating in restaurants for lent (because I gave up meat so I'd rather just eat at home) and even though I eat the same amount of food at home I immediately lost a few pounds. Probably just water weight from the sudden reduction in salt.

Stacey. Stacey.

The biggest thing that has helped me is not skipping breakfast and not eating anything after 7pm. This was huge for me because I regularly ate dinner anywhere from 10pm to 1am.  I usually get home from work around 8pm, and I do miss making dinner (or any meal for that matter) with my family, but I had to stop.

omgitsjo omgitsjo

yes, it's a great way to lose weight! It also saves money. Eating out is expensive, and I usually have dinner leftovers for lunch the next day.

nonmember avatar r0sal1n3

I bought a bento lunch box at a Japanese store. It's so cute and has three compartments trays so it helped me a lot with portion control. Unlike fast food's super sized portions. I only ate what can fit into the bento for a meal. And it made me learn how to cook less for. I saved money by cooking smaller meals and I lost a lot of weight by not over eating.

nonmember avatar Mel

Who Cares if she buys "Organic or Not".. Atleast the woman is eating healthy, no one knows exactly what she eats behind closed doors. And "eating out at a restaurant" is not necessarily a bad thing if you are on a consistent diet. You can have a bad cheatmeal in moderation just like everything else.

nonmember avatar mel

Not eating after 8pm? Does your body have a ticking clock that tells you "hey stop eating after 8pm or you'll get fat?" I used to think that way, and it actually screws up your thyroid and can cause all kinds of issues. If you are up late after 8pm, you can have a healthy meal. Just don't do carbs, stick to proteins and veggies at night time. Your body will thank you later on for it!

nonmember avatar judi cauldwell

No matter how scanky that show was, JWow was never a slut, never scanky. A strech to call her a lady, but a good girl she is, n I loved her dogs. Mike was mean to those dogs, that's why I don't like him and probably why he ended up in rehab.KARMA (not the club) got him!! JWOW you are a class act, the best female on that show. I hope you get a spin off if that's what you want....

nonmember avatar Harriett

Hi there this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG
editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

Christina Woody

Wow Jenni looks great, not that she didn't look great bfore....i'm happy for her and i hope to see more of her....

nonmember avatar Sabrina

Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the
shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
I had to tell someone!

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