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The best celebrity weight loss stories of 2011

By: Michael d'Estries on Dec. 29, 2011, 8:33 a.m.

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“Jersey Shore” star Nicole Polizzi has been tweeting fans about her dieting efforts all year — while also stirring the pot over one of her methods. According to the 24-year-old, she’s lost more than 15 pounds by drinking less alcohol, eating better, and working out. Oh — and then there’s the diet pill Zantrex that she’s been using and promoting. She recently tweeted: ”Glad to hear reports that say I look good =) but it’s not because of HCG! Thanks @Zantrex!”

If you insist on being inspired by Snooki, we recommend avoiding the crash diet pills and simply embracing her other methods. You’ll be happy to avoid such known side effects as palpitations, anxiety, cold sweats, nausea, diarrhea, increased heart rate and irritability.