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Jersey Shore's Snooki on Eating Disorder: I Was Down to 80 Pounds

Following last week's episode of Jersey Shore — in which we learned Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had an eating disorder — the 21-year-old reality starlet says her illness reached...

Gina DiNunno
Gina DiNunno

Following last week's episode of Jersey Shorein which we learned Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had an eating disorder — the 21-year-old reality starlet says her illness reached a dangerous point.

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"In high school, I really wouldn't eat," Polizzi said during an interview on The Insider— sans her signature hair poof. "It got so crazy that I would only eat a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full."

Polizzi explained that the school nurse realized she had a problem when she came in everyday to weigh herself. When the nurse saw Polizzi was down to 80 pounds, she notified her parents.

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"My parents told me, 'You need to eat, this is very dangerous,'" said Polizzi, who added that her parents made her read articles about girls having health issues and dying from eating disorders. "That scared me. So I gained my weight back to like 98, where I always was."

In other Snooki news, she told Us Magazine she has discussed offers for her own show, but nothing is definite yet.