Vinny Guadagnino, star of reality TV phenomenon Jersey Shore and dating show A Double Shot at Love, just posted a “before and after” photo on Instagram showing his dramatic weight loss progress.
“A lot of people didn’t know that I struggled with my weight my whole life,” he wrote. “I was the king of yo-yo dieting. I was my biggest during the years I was off TV so a lot of people didn’t realize.”
Guadagnino credits the ketogenic diet with helping him lose weight and maintain his toned physique. He’s such a convert, in fact, that he authored his own book of recipes last year, bringing together the keto diet with the food he loves; The Keto Guido Cookbook includes keto-friendly versions of traditionally carb-heavy Italian treats like pizza, manicotti and tiramisu.
A lot of people didn’t know that I struggled with my weight my whole life.I was the king of yo-yo dieting.I was my biggest during the years I was off TV so a lot of people didn’t realize.My genetics make me gain weight easily especially to high sugar/carb food.That being said I believe calories also matter.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? Are you high carb/low fat?High protein / low fat ? I prefer low carb/ moderate protein/ high fat with #cleanketo… _ 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.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 satiating.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.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. Everything just seems to regulate itself out when i cut processed sugars and grains and eat quality meats, fats, and greens for the most part ( with treat meals in between of course) this isn’t easy to do in the modern sugar world but possible. 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 #ketoguidocookbook
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In the post, Guadagnino extolled some of the benefits he’s experienced from a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet. “I’m an Italian foodie so I LOVE the taste of food. So I need fat in my diet to create meals while still eating clean,” he said, adding: “I have more sustainable energy over long of time. I don’t feel groggy and I have more mental clarity. I don’t walk around starving because the food is sustainable. 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 also stated that he’s been at his healthiest in years since cutting out processed sugars and grains from his diet, and encouraged his followers to be mindful not necessarily of how many calories they are consuming, but what kind.