nicole snooki polizzi weight loss dancing with the stars snooki jwoww 'Snooki & JWOWW' star weight loss   Nicole Polizzi is a size 0Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has come a long way from boozing it up and chowing down on pickles on “Jersey Shore.” The new mom has turned into a svelte twinkle toes on “Dancing With the Stars,” which she partially credits for her weight loss.

“Dancing is an amazing workout,” Polizzi tells Life & Style. “It’s helping me keep my legs and everything else toned. I’m a size 0 and d*** proud of it!”

“I used to hate going to the gym, but now I love it. I lift very heavy weights, and I’m strong,” she continues, saying that she has been training five times a week for 90 minutes with trainer Anthony Michael and then adding cardio on her own.

Plus — she doesn’t drink anymore. Those empty calories are a killer.

Check out Snooki puttin’ on her boogie shoes every Monday night on “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, plus “Snooki & JWOWW” premieres Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."