IU’s secret diet plan and weight loss
The nation’s little sister, IU, is a popular songwriter, singer, and actress from South Korea. Other than her entertainment skills, her look and beauty are gaining public attention as well. Many people have guessed that she has been through plastic surgery to overcome her beauty but actually one of the secrets to her beauty is her diet plan.
IU’s diet plan is quite popular among girls who want to lose weight. From following her diet plan, many girls are dreaming to be slim but also cute and charming like IU. What is the secret to her diet plan?
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IU before and after diet comparison
Before we find out about IU’s diet plan, we should learn the reason behind her diet plan. In SBS’ Strong Heart, she shared her story about her first stage. Right after her debut, Lee Ji-eun who later became known as IU was once called a ‘pig’ because of her first stage appearance. Someone was yelling at her appearance and later people began to join in yelling at her. It happened because most K-Pop idols who are successful look slimmer than her. But after a few stage performances, she became stronger because she got a lot of support from her fans despite her appearance.
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During her post-debut time, instead of going on a diet, IU revealed in MBC TV’s Quiz to Change the World on the 2nd of April that she had lost 10 kg because of her busy schedule and other daily activities. It seemed that she worked very hard to look better than her debut stage.
Here are IU’s photos before and after the diet.
IU’s current weight and height
Before she debuted as a singer and went on a diet, she was called fat because her appearance was over the female idol standard weight in the K-Pop industry. After her hard work dieting, she was far slimmer than before her debut. In SBS’ Strong Heart, IU revealed her body weight and height after her debut. IU’s current weight is 47 kg, while her height is 162 cm. Her weight and height have remained stable until now.
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IU’s workout tips to lose weight — IU’s diet plan
Whether IU is currently on a diet or not, she always does several aerobic moves and exercises to maintain her weight. The exercises that she usually does every day are push-ups, some jogging, running or walking upstairs, and rope jumping. In an episode of KBS’ Happy Together Season 3, she revealed that she does aerobics for an hour and also follows a diet meal plan.
IU’s diet tips: is IU doing The Myproana diet?
The Myproana diet is well known as an extreme diet. The Myproana diet is one of the diet solution plans to lose weight until people reach their goal weight with their current body state.
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People believe that IU is following The Myproana diet for her diet plan. For her diet meal, she consumes an apple for breakfast, one or two sweet potatoes for lunch, and a protein drink for dinner. She has that every day while doing her other daily activities. Each day, she only consumes around 300 Kcal per day. By sticking to this extreme diet plan, she can lose weight of up to 4 kg in the 4 days following this extreme diet. After reaching her standard weight, IU could eat normally again.
Here is a review video that explains IU’s diet.
IU’s diet tips
In an interview, while promoting her song “The Red Shoes” in 2013, she answered a question related to her diet tips. She revealed that to have a nice body you should know what you are eating and choose the right food for your body to consume. You can check the interview in the video below.
IU’s diet results
IU’s meal plans for her diet are actually the most popular of all the K-Pop idols’ diet plans because of how extreme the diet is and how much weight you lose in a short period of time. Most idols eat without much restriction when it’s off their performance season, so The Myproana diet offers them a quick and fuss-free way to get their “comeback physique.”
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IU once shared that she can lose weight of up to 4 kg in the 4 days following this extreme diet. She usually does this diet when she is releasing an album and doing music promotion. Since she is also an actress, she also does this when she is starring in a drama or movie. But after promotion, she would not follow this diet plan anymore because it should be used for the short-term only.
IU’s diet and meal plans that you can try
Her famous meal plan that many many people try themselves is an apple for breakfast, two sweet potatoes for lunch, and one protein shake for dinner. Because of how extreme it is and how quick the result is, many people try to copy IU’s meal plan and share the process alongside the results on social media.
Most of the people who have tried and shared their experience on social media have said the same thing about this meal plan: it works but is not healthy. Just how this meal plan claimed, they got a pretty big weight loss around 3 to 5 kg in a week. But it was the toughest week they have ever experienced. So, if you want to copy it, you should first consult with your doctor before undergoing this IU-style diet. Do not try this meal plan as it is, but adjust it to your own diet since everyone’s condition is different.
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IU’s diet’s calories: how many calories does she get and lose?
With this diet plan, people can lose almost 5 kg in only one week. This drastic weight loss is not actually a shock. The reason is, with that much of extreme diet, the total calories that enter IU’s body in a day are only around 500 calories, while adult women generally need 1,500-3,000 calories a day. With that many calories that she gets every day, it is obvious that this diet plan is not healthy at all.
Nutritionists state that this IU-style diet is actually okay to do for only a short time. However, if done continuously, a diet with a calorie deficit that is too far will actually harm the body. IU herself admitted that she only did this diet for filming or concert purposes, she did it by enduring various discomfort in her body. You can get many diseases from following this diet in the long run.
Conclusion — IU Diet Plan
IU’s diet plan is one of the most popular diet plans in the K-Pop industry. Her effort after her debut made people want to follow the steps in her diet plan. But the truth is that it is difficult to maintain your diet if you are not serious about it.
As you can see from the review video of IU’s diet plan, the diet is not really recommended if you want to lose weight. Because actually, IU’s diet is unhealthy and will make you sick after a while since people are not used to going through extreme diets. There are also many various ways to lose weight. There are also various diet plans and many other exercises that can help you lose weight. If you need any consulting or help, just go to your doctor for more diet information.