‘Jersey Shore’ Star Deena Cortese Shares Her Stay-Slim Secrets for the Holidays (VIDEO)

By: Cory Lopez / December 9, 2012

Celebratory cocktails and tasty treats — such are the downfalls for weight-watchers during the holiday season.

Just two months ago, Jersey Shore’s Deena Cortese revealed her newly slimmed-down shape after dropping 15 pounds and two dress sizes. Now with yuletide festivities fast approached, Cortese is committed to not falling into the holiday trap — without depriving herself all the delicious edibles.

“I have to be honest — I indulge,” Cortese told Celebuzz. “And I still indulge. I just have to watch what I eat.”

After spending her first Thanksgiving with her boyfriend Chris Buckner at home, Cortese is celebrating Christmas eve with her beau’s family. But as Americans across the country dig in on platefuls of festive fare at Christmas supper, Cortese plans to put a limit on her meal.

“I try not to eat after a certain time,” she explained. “I just try and keep it steady. That’s all I can do. I mean I struggle all the time with my weight because I’m short and curvy.”

That’s why Cortese sticks to her calorie-busting sweat sessions. “I really just do the treadmill,” she said. “I started the gravity workout, but I haven’t done [it] in a while because I’ve been busy. It’s like an all-body workout [but] I only did it like twice a week. But most of [my weight loss] was just dieting and running for about 30 minutes a day.”

Though the holidays are a time for wish lists, Cortese feels she has all a girl could hope for. “I feel like right now, I have everything that I really want,” she gushed.

“It’s kind of hard to believe it. Sometimes I sit there and it gives me anxiety thinking, ‘This is too good to be true. My life can’t be this great.’ But it is. Now I have to just accept it, like, this is really happened.”

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