PHOTOS Jacqueline Laurita before and after 30-pound weight loss

Jacqueline Laurita Life and Style weight loss before and after

Apparently Danielle Staub isn’t the only excess human flesh trimmed from the next season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! In the new issue of Life & Style magazine cast member Jacqueline Laurita reveals she has lost 30 pounds since giving birth to her son Nicholas in 2009! From Life & Style:

Thanks to regular workouts and Medifast meal replacements (including shakes, soups and bars, all supplemented with one meal of protein and veggies per day), the 5-foot-3 reality star has trimmed down to her current weight of 120 pounds. “I lost 12 pounds the first two weeks,” Jacqueline, 40, tells Life & Style. “I’m able to get back into my old jeans — I can’t believe it!”

You can find out all about Jacqueline’s own “Skinny Girl” regiment in the new L&S issue on newsstands now!

On a side note, has there ever been a worse before and after weight loss pairing than the one above?!? Why in the world would you show a woman who looks to be eight months pregnant as a “before” picture? What’s her big weight loss secret? Squeezing a baby out of her uterus!

Here’s a much better side-by-side using Jacqueline’s promo photo from as the before picture:

Real housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita weight loss before and after picture

Top photo: Tom Corbett; R/R