Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has a few choice words for her critics who’ve attacked her for getting "too skinny" after losing 50 pounds post-baby — nearly a third of her body weight.

The reality star is speaking out in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, defending her size 0 physique.

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People are jerks. I don’t look emaciated — I look healthy!” she tells In Touch, on newsstands now. During her Jersey Shore heyday, she was at her heaviest weight of 146 pounds. Now, a slim 96 pounds, the star of MTV’s Snooki & JWoww insists she’s not too skinny.

“My arms still jiggle when I wave! I’m 4-foot-9, which is the size of a third-grader, so weighing 96 pounds is normal for me," she says.

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Hard work at the gym combining strength training with a trainer and cardio has helped her maintain her new body.

People ask me why I’m still working out — I’ll gain the weight back if I don’t,” she says.

And her new role as mom and cutting back on partying certainly helps! “I hate drinking now. I’d rather be with my son!”

For more with Snooki, pick up the new issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands now.

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