Here’s What Teresa Giudice Ate While She Was In Prison

Teresa Giudice is best known for her role on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But Giudice’s life has not been a walk in the park. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison back in 2014, but didn’t end up serving her entire sentence. However, she did develop new eating habits while she was away. Here’s what Giudice ate while in federal prison.

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Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison but only served 11 months

Back in 2014, Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice, were both charged with conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and more. The couple supposedly lied about their income to get approved for loans, and Giudice’s husband failed to pay taxes on at least $1 million worth of income. The couple eventually reached a deal with prosecutors and plead guilty to all 41 counts. Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison (her husband got 41 months). However, Giudice was released after only 11 months and was home in time to spend the holidays with her family in 2015.

She began exercising daily while behind bars

Giudice chose to make the best of her time in jail. She did a lot of self-reflecting and also tried to better herself physically through exercise. She would run the track every morning in the summer and lifted weights frequently while locked up. She also found solace in yoga, which she did daily. Her new exercise routine helped her drop down to a size two by the time she was released. And she also improved her eating habits while she was away.

When she first got to prison, she was open to trying new foods

When Giudice first got to prison, she was interested in trying most items on the menu, she told People. She said she even gave the tacos and hot dogs a chance. However, once she started settling into her new workout routine, her eating habits became healthier along with her. She swapped the greasy tacos and salty hot dogs for leaner, healthier foods.

Giudice stuck to a diet of lean protein, few carbs, and salads

According to Giudice, the options were limited in prison, so she started each day with oatmeal. She also ate mostly salads and was able to get a lot of protein from chicken salad. She tried to cut out most meat, with the exception of the chicken, since the meat options weren’t always healthy. She also cut unnecessary carbohydrates. The new diet combined with her new exercise regimen helped her both physically and mentally during her time at the facility.

When she returned home, she kicked her diet up a notch and has had very healthy eating habits ever since

Giudice took her healthy eating from prison to the real world when she was released in December 2015. Instead of going back to her old habits, she developed a whole new diet and improved her exercise routine even further. She eventually became a competitive bodybuilder, and diet and exercise are now a major part of her life. She came out of federal prison both mentally and physically stronger than she had ever imagined.

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