Snooki Says Eating Healthy Food Felt Like Waking Up From A Five-Year Coma

A lot has changed since Jersey Shore.

In Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi’s new book, Strong Is The New Sexy: A Kickass Story On Getting My “Formula For Fierce”, the reality star goes into how eating healthy food has changed her life.

Nicole (who says that’s what most people call her, while ‘Snooki’ is more her brand) reflected with Yahoo! Beauty on her past and opened up about her life as a mom these days.

“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,” she says. Things changed immediately when she switched up her diet. “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. My life turned around, and things clicked into place in my relationship and my career,” she says.

Polizzi, who doesn’t drink anymore, says having children shifted her priorities. “I think it’s made me grow up, because you have a human being that’s yours and you have to be an adult and be responsible. You have to realize that you have to grow up.”

Snooki also revealed she’s not worried about her children watching episodes of Jersey Shore. “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.’ 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. So hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.”