For most people, breakups usually mean two things: ice cream and potato chips. But remarkably, in the wake of his recent divorce from Adrienne Maloof, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Paul Nassif has managed to lose weight. In fact, he’s trimmed down an impressive 22 pounds and toned up in the process!

In an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, Paul shared his weight loss secrets and commented on his ongoing litigation against the man who used to prepare his meals, Adrienne’s private chef Bernie Guzman.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What about your diet needed changing?

Paul Nassif: I was eating too much crap a lot of carbs, a lot of calories.

Do you attribute your poor eating habits to your divorce?

Well, we separated in July and most of that time I was not eating well. But that lasted all the way until just a few months ago. I was out a lot of the time, eating fast food and eating what the kids ate. What’s been great is now that I’m eating healthier, they’re eating healthier.

What kind of food are you eating?

A lot of grilled fish, chicken and steamed veggies. If I get a salad, I’ll skip the regular dressing and just put lemon and red wine vinegar. No oil and no major complex carbs except sometimes in the morning. Overall, I’m just eating really clean and I try to work out almost every day. Since starting this, I’ve lost 22 pounds or so. I feel really good.

Speaking of food, you’re suing your former chef, Bernie, for blackmail and extortion.

I can confirm there is an ongoing lawsuit with Bernie Guzman. All the documents are public.