‘RHONJ’ star Melissa Gorga’s trick to staying fit includes pasta (on Sundays)

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Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice are slaying it on the cover of Us Weekly’s Best Bodies issue. The sisters-in-law both donned the famous Baywatch red bathing suit (and look hot, hot hot!), and Melissa killed it in a sexy bikini as Princess Leia, which ties into the issue’s theme of iconic television.  While chatting with Melissa at her Montclair clothing boutique Envy by Melissa Gorga, I naturally had to ask her how she stays in such insane shape. The answer might just surprise you. Watch below, or read on to find out.

Melissa tells me she actually eats a lot. She says, “I eat all day long, but in moderation. I don’t just do the three meals a day. I have a little snack in between, but it could be like carrots or a peach. I constantly keep my metabolism doing. Everything in moderation, and I eat pasta on Sundays.”

The mom of 3 says she has good genetics, but she also works out, “I have to work hard, especially my legs. I have those Italian girl legs. Anyone who thinks, ‘oh she just woke up like that’, no. I really work hard for it.”

Melissa tells me she had a blast with Teresa during their photoshoot, “It was a good memory. Between sisters-in-law, it was a really nice memory. When we’re 80 one day, to look back at our bodies when we’re on the cover of Us Weekly, will be fun.”

You can see more of Melissa and Teresa’s amazing bodies when Season 7 of RHONJ premieres on July 10.