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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Junk Food Made Me Stupid on Jersey Shore

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says eating "crap" made her stupid during the first five seasons of MTV's Jersey Shore

You are what you eat! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has matured a lot since her hard-partying days on MTV's Jersey Shore, and while some of that may have come naturally with age, she credits a lot of it to a change in her diet. Speaking with Yahoo Beauty editor-in-chief Bobbi Brown, the reality TV star said she believes junk food (not to mention booze) made her stupid on the show.

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"Although I was consuming thousands of calories a day during the party years, I was actually starving myself of healthy food. The more crap I ate, the stupider I got, as seen on Seasons 1 through 5 of Jersey Shore," Polizzi, now 27, explained to Brown.

"When I stopped drinking and started eating lots of greens, whole grains, and lean meats, it was like my brain woke up from a five-year coma," she continued. "My life turned around, and things clicked into place in my relationship and my career. What goes into your body comes out in your life. If you want success, love, and the strength to cope with anything life throws at you, feed your body the healthy food it needs."

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Jersey Shore ended after six seasons in 2012. In August of that year, Snooki gave birth to her first child, Lorenzo, 3, with then-fiance Jionni LaValle. They married in November 2014, two months after welcoming daughter Giovanna Marie.

Asked how she feels about her kids watching Jersey Shore when they're older and seeing their mom in her wilder days, the Snooki & JWoww star replied, "I mean, I have nothing to hide. It's not like I killed anyone. People are like, 'What about when you're 50!' and I tell them, 'I'm not a murderer. I literally had fun on TV when I was 21, so it's not a big deal.'"

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If her kids do end up watching reruns at some point, she'll use it to teach them a lesson. "I'll have to explain to [my kids] that 'Mommy was 21 years old, and I would go to bars and clubs, and I had fun,'" she told Yahoo. "'So hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.'"

One thing that might be harder to explain is how Giovanna, 12 months, was conceived. Earlier this month, the mom of two made headlines when she revealed to Wendy Williams she and her husband had sex in a moving car — while LaValle, 28, was driving. "I didn't realize that would get that much pickup. But, yeah," she admitted to Brown of the revelation.

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