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The cast of Jersey Shore (and Jersey Shore Family Vacation) may be best known for the shenanigans so wild that it's difficult to look away, but cast member Vinny Guadagnino's physical transformation is no joke. Guadagnino recently showed off his newly-ripped body, and in doing so shared that he's been struggling with weight issues throughout his entire life.

The 32-year-old reality star took to Instagram to share his message with his nearly 900,000 followers, and he revealed that sticking with a keto diet enabled him to to transform his appearance and his health. For fans of Vinny Guadagnino from his Jersey Shore days, his struggle with weight may come as a surprise.

Vinny Guadagnino explained why his lifelong struggle wasn't apparent to everybody despite all of his time in the spotlight, saying this:

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.

Vinny Guadagnino hasn't shied away from showing skin and going very nearly full frontal in front of cameras in the past, including with a NSFW Chippendales photo. The keto diet, which has been tried by celebrities like Ethan Suplee as part of an attempt to lose weight, is a diet focusing on high-fat and low-carb foods, with an adequate intake of protein.

In fact, Vinny Guadagnino is such a proponent of the keto diet that he actually released a book called The Keto Guido Cookbook. Take a look at the results of Guadagnino's diet and exercise regime:

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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 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.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

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According to Vinny Guadagnino, his body has "been healthier than ever" and he believes that the keto diet emulates how "our hunter and gatherer ancestors ate." He's clearly happy with the results, and good for him if he's healthier than ever! The contrast between his "before" and "after" pictures is pretty incredible.

To see Vinny Guadagnino in action with his old Jersey Shore crew, be sure to check out MTV on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET for new episodes of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Guadagnino's return to MTV for Jersey Shore Family Vacation brought him back into the limelight, and he wound up with a second show on the network.

MTV rebooted A Double Shot of Love in 2019 with Vinny Guadagnino and his Jersey Shore castmate DJ Pauly D as stars. Their season of the series ran for one season in spring and summer 2019, and MTV hasn't announced another season in the works. Jersey Shore Family Vacation is currently in its third season, with no news yet of a fourth.

So, Jersey Shore Family Vacation on MTV Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET is the place to be to see Vinny Guadagnino for now. For some additional viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future, check out our 2020 spring premiere schedule and our 2020 summer premiere guide.