Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi recently slammed weight loss critics over claims that she is "too skinny" after losing 50 pounds, and the MTV star insists that she is healthy.
The former "Jersey Shore" star, 25, recently debuted her size zero physique after being cast on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." While critics suggested that she looks emaciated after shedding her baby weight, Snooki insisted that her weight to height ratio is healthy and that she is happy with her appearance.
"People are jerks. I don't look emaciated — I look healthy!" Snooki told In Touch magazine. "My arms still jiggle when I wave! I'm 4-foot-9, which is the size of a third-grader, so weighing 96 pounds is normal for me."
The "Snooki & Jwoww" star gave birth to her and fiance Jionni LaValle's son in August 2012 and despite her substantial weight gain, she was back down to 109 lbs by January. Her weight loss has been attributed to healthy eating and regular workouts.
"People ask me why I'm still working out — I'll gain the weight back if I don't," she insisted.
Although Snooki was once notorious for her excessive drinking and hard partying, the mother of one now rarely drinks, which has helped her maintain her healthy lifestyle.
"I hate drinking now. I'd rather be with my son!" she said.
On March 24, Snooki and Jionni celebrated baby Lorenzo's baptism with close family and friends. There the reality TV star showed off her weight loss and in a recent interview she revealed some of her weight loss secrets.
"The first 20 [pounds] came [off] from just breastfeeding, so that was awesome! But then I had to wait until I could work out, which was six weeks, and then I just went straight to the gym, Snooki previously told "Today" show host Matt Lauer.
"I work with a trainer, one of my good friends Anthony, so he basically just kicked my butt into shape and he gave me these express meals which [don't] have a lot of calories," she added.