Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino Shares Before and After Keto Pics: ‘I Was My Biggest During Years I Was Off TV’

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Vinny Guadagnino before and after his keto weight-loss. Courtesy Vinny Guadagnino/Instagram

Keto guido! Jersey Shore fans know that Vinny Guadagnino got fit on the keto diet, but the reality star shared new insight — and photos — into his weight loss journey.

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“A lot of people didn’t know that I struggled with my weight my whole life. I was the king of yo-yo dieting,” Guadagnino, 32, wrote on Tuesday, April 21, via Instagram. “I was my biggest during the years I was off TV so a lot of people didn’t realize.”

He went on to explain that his genes contributed to his weight struggles.

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“My genetics make me gain weight easily especially to high sugar/carb food. That being said I believe calories also matter,” Guadagnino wrote. “If you eat a surplus of calories a week you will gain weight and if you eat less calories than you burn you will usually lose weight (unless you’re in too much of a deficit and your body goes into starvation). So if you figure out how many calories you need to eat a day and be in a deficit, you will lose weight. The question is, what types of foods are those calories made up of?”

For the reality star, a keto diet, which includes low carbs, moderate protein and high-fat, works.

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“I do this for a few reasons 1) I don’t react well to sugar. It bloats me, makes me feel groggy and lethargic, and i feel that it makes me fat easily,” Guadagnino wrote. “2) I’m an Italian foodie so I LOVE the taste of food. So I need fat in my diet to create delicious meals while still eating clean (ie. a ribeye steak and creamed spinach over grilled chicken and quinoa. 3) I have more sustainable energy over long periods of time. I don’t feel groggy and I have more mental clarity. I don’t walk around starving because the food is sustainable.”

The MTV personality noted that he practices intermittent fasting.

“I enjoy fasting so i need food that will fill me up during my fasts. I find that higher carb diets make me feel hungry during my fasting hours,” he said. “4) I believe that #cleanketo (meats and greens )emulate how our hunter and gather ancestors ate,therefore how our bodies were evolved to eat . Hunting meat and gathering leaves, seeds, etc while moving around all day on empty stomachs (exercise and fasting). 5) my bloodwork indicates my body has been healthier than ever.”

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He concluded: “So u can eat twinkies and be in a deficit and probably lose weight but is that healthy and sustainable? Chose what calories are best for you #ketoguido.”

Guadagnino, who wrote a keto cookbook, often speaks about his diet on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

“Like, hundreds of people a week tell me, ‘My mom’s on this diet because of Vinny from Jersey Shore,’” he told Us Weekly in 2019. “I was, like, a launching point for people, but then they go into the keto-crazed world that exists out there.”

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