When we first met Deena Nicole on Jersey Shore Season 3, Meatball #2 was a curvy, top-heavy little lady who didn’t seem to spend too much time worrying about her body. But, perhaps inspired by her new relationship, Deena went on the Fresh Diet and planned a head-to-toe physical makeover before filming Season 6.

Now, in an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, celebrity fitness expert Jim Ryno dishes on the ways her body has changed, and how Deena lost the weight.

If it doesn’t look like Deena’s lost a ton of weight (like Snooki did pre-pregnancy), Jim says there’s a reason for that. “The body transformation seems to be more dramatic than the actual weight loss itself,” he says. “It seems she is more fit and that her body shape has definitely changed for the better — especially in her waist — but the actual weight loss seems to be around the 10 to 15 pound range at most.”

Jim also explains how Deena’s admitted facial procedures are adding to the slimdown effect. “With her reported face changes, she will also ‘appear’ thinner overall.” He added, “Whatever she’s doing seems to be working.”

Hear that, D? The slimdown is off to a great start!

With additional reporting by Beth Sobol.

Catch the premiere of Snooki and JWOWW’s new spin-off on Thursday, June 21 on MTV.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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