Jackie Goldschneider may or may not be the richest cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but one thing's for sure: She and her husband, Evan, are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In a recent exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine, the RHONJ husband revealed the meaningful changes he made in order to achieve a shocking 30-pound weight loss.
Evan spoke with PEOPLE to discuss his newly slimmer bod and explained how he made the switch in his diet and exercise routine in 2018 after seeing himself on the show, saying, "I saw myself on screen for the first year and it looked like a thousand bees had bit my cheeks,” the father of four joked. “They were all blown up! Someone said, ‘You know, the camera adds 10 lbs,’ and I was like, ‘How many cameras were on me?’"
The shock of seeing himself on tv motivated the 45-year-old businessman to shed a few pounds gradually thanks to diet and increasing his activity. "Part of it was giving up a lot of carbs," he explained in the interview. "Part of it was doing more cardio. It really was just about ramping it up on both sides. Eating a lot better, intensifying my workouts — it’s sort of boring advice, but that combination tends to be the most effective for me.”
The New Jersey dad had been down this road before while in college after weighing in at 220 pounds after his junior year. But, as many parents can understand, fatherhood and a busy work schedule led to added weight. In a recent episode of RHONJ, both Jackie and Evan chatted with their children about developing healthy eating and exercise habits — a subject that is particularly sensitive for Jackie, who has been open and vulnerable about her own struggles with body image and eating disorders in the past.
It seems Evan's hard work is certainly paying off, according to vacation pics taken in December.
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