Her weight loss methods, especially her diet, are among the most searched.
The Korean music business has long been chastised for pushing unhealthy and thin-looking celebrities, as well as for imposing unrealistic beauty standards on today’s young ladies, one of whom is their “Nation’s Little Sister,” Lee Ji-Eun, better known as IU.
IU's Weight Loss Tricks
The main keys to IU’s successful weight loss:
- Many believed she followed the Myproana diet, now called “IU Diet”
- She often eats apple in the morning, two sweet potatoes for lunch, and protein drink for dinner
- Her fitness routine includes aerobics
- She also does yoga every day
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Who is Lee Ji-Eun or IU?
Take a peek at the Korean music charts from the last 10 to 11 years. IU is a name that matches, if not outperforms, other well-known artists or groups in most categories.
IU is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress from South Korea. She began her career as a trainee with LOEN Entertainment, now known as Kakao Entertainment, in 2007. The name IU is a combination of “I” and “You,” meaning “You and I become one through music.”
When did IU's weight loss journey begin?
IU told her experience on her first stage on SBS’ “Strong Heart,” whereas she was dubbed a “pig” during her first stage appearance shortly after her debut. Someone started shouting at her for her appearance, and others joined in.
How did IU manage to lose weight?
After the sad incident during her first stage, instead of going on a diet after her debut, IU confessed on MBC TV’s “Quiz to Change the World“ that she had shed 10 kg as a result of her hectic schedule and other everyday activities.
However, there’s a rumor going around the internet that the phenomenal star used to follow the Myproana diet, which has now been called the “IU Diet.”
Similarly, the actress shared her unique diet plan on SBS’s “Night of TV Entertainment“ in 2013, claiming it helped her drop 5kg in five days. She obviously didn’t start this restrictive diet completely because she wanted to; it just so happens that what happened during her first stage performance triggered her to start.
However, like with any other extreme diet, our bodies will experience either positive or negative side effects. Positive benefits include visible results and reaching our weight goals. On the other hand, adverse effects might harm your health and can possibly lead to eating disorders.
IU struggles with an eating disorder.
In 2014, IU discussed her eating disorder, bulimia, on the talk show “Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy.” It occurred when she began to feel uneasy, doubting and loathing herself; fearful that her career would be a failure.
The physical activities that helped IU lose weight.
In 2017, the composer appeared on “Hyori’s Homestay“ as a support staff member with Lee Hyori and demonstrated her more thoughtful eating habits, such as chewing her meal slowly and thoroughly.
Hyori is renowned for her passion for yoga, and we see her teaching yoga positions to the Nation’s Little Sister in some of the episodes. Although it appeared like IU was experiencing trouble learning some of the more challenging yoga postures, she subsequently demonstrated her yoga skills on “Knowing Bros” with an amazing salamba headstand pose.