Snooki Cuts Back on Booze to Lose Weight

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Is Snooki ready to say goodbye to her party past?

The pint-sized Jersey Shore star says she's cutting back on her excessive drinking (as seen on her hit MTV reality show) so she can slim down for the new year.

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"My number one [resolution] is definitely to keep up with my training and keep losing weight and getting toned," she tells E! News. "I try to eat healthy. I just have to quit the drinking so much. If I do drink, it's going to be, like, vodka and seltzer…maybe like two or three."

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Snooki (real name: Nicole Polizzi) says she's also been working with a trainer to maximize her weight loss efforts. "He kicks my ass all the time and I love it!"

So far, she's lost "five pounds in the last three or four weeks. I want to be where I used to be. I posted a bikini picture of me [on Twitter] and I was ripped. Ripped!"

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When she isn't logging hours in the gym, Snooki is busy promoting Season 3 of Jersey Shore (premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. on MTV) and her new book, A Shore Thing (on sale now).

"I always wanted to write a book," she explains of her new career endeavor. "And like, in my imagination, I have, like, crazy ideas."

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