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Dina Manzo Reveals She Has "Horrible" Diet Issues: "Basically I'm an Alien"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum has so many dietary restrictions, she joked she should "just eat air."

By Jenny Berg
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Though she'd be a fabulous dinner guest, cooking for Dina Manzo would be a complicated endeavor. As The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum shared in a recent Instagram Story, she has a few dietary restrictions she has to work around. Actually, not just a few. As Dina put it: "Basically I'm an alien who should just eat air."

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Dina decided to open up about her diet after getting an apparent flood of DMs. "Trying to answer your inbox questions," she began her February 25 Story. "Although I am not vegan I want to be. I try my best!!" That means that the California transplant avoids fish, chicken, and beef for the most part. Well, "aside from the very occasional meatball." (She is, after all, an Italian-American from New Jersey. Sunday sauce is in her blood!)  

Dina also divulged her allergies, explaining that she can't have cow's milk, oats, soy, or nightshade vegetables. "And yes I have a horrible gluten issue," Dina confessed. "My worst bellyaches are from gluten. Probiotics make things worse for me." But so far, she has no issues with air. If only they could make it in a meatball flavor... 

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