The cast of Jersey Shore is known for their gym, tan, laundry routine-but one cast member is adding K onto the end of that "GTL" equation. Vinny Guadagnino is now on the extremely strict ketogenic plan, or the "keto" diet, and is spreading the word about his weight loss transformation.
Vinny started an Instagram account called Keto Guido to share his progress and give tips to fellow keto dieters. And his progress is seriously impressive.
For some background, the keto diet is all about minimizing all carbohydrates and eating more fats. After enough time on the diet, your body goes into ketosis. That means your cells don’t have enough carbohydrates to use for energy, so your body creates ketones and burns fat instead.
The diet was originally developed to help epilepsy patients, but it lately has become a trendy way to lose weight. But you have to stick to it incredibly closely to keep your body in ketosis, and the strict rules mean it’s not a long-term plan that can work for everyone.
On Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Vinny has been on the receiving end of some teasing for his strict diet, especially when he picked off the cheese and pepperoni off pizza and ate it without the crust.
Vinnie also made it clear that he stuck to plain spirits and didn't add any sugary mixers.
The Jersey Shore star says all that sacrifice is worth it, though. “When I ate sugars and grains, I was 50 pounds heavier and looked 10 years older,” he wrote in one caption. “I’ve discovered the fountain of youth.”
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