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Jersey Shore‘s Snooki has embarked on a new diet to re-gain her pre-partying body, but the pint-sized personality has plenty of weight-loss tricks up her sleave.

A childhood friend who attended Marlboro High School in Marlboro, New York with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, tells Radar Online that the reality star used to worry about piling on the pounds as a teenager.

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“She was always concerned about her weight,” the pal says. “She would get hungry but instead of eating she’d suck on ice cubes for hours to avoid gaining weight.”

As one of the most petite members of the cheerleading squad, Snooki felt pressured to keep her weight down so that her taller teammates could easily toss her in the air.

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Currently weighing in at 110 pounds, the party girl is following Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, which involves eating six 90-calorie cookies plus a small meal a day.

“I used to be fit. Now I look at myself and I’m like, “What the hell happened?” she said recently.

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