The IU diet and her weight loss explained

The IU diet is a weight loss journey that you should know more about and we will also show you, how you can implement her eating habits and exercise routine into your daily life. Learn how the IU diet plan looks like and make sure to include the right parts of it into your life.

But wait, who is IU? For the few who don’t know her, she is one of the most popular and most beloved Kpop idols of these days. And she is also one of the prettiest Korean celebrities out there. Before we get into the diet and exercise details, here are some body facts about IU, to make sure you know exactly how and if you can compare yourself to her:

  • Height: 162 cm
  • Weight: 45 kg

This is the IU Diet

The following is the diet IU goes through, when she has to loose weight quickly. For example, before a photo shoot or before filming. So please take in mind that this is not a long term fix for your daily diet and should not be done without consulting your house doctor. The IU diet is basically structured like this:

  • 1 apple for breakfast
  • 1 sweet potato for lunch
  • 1 proteine shake for dinner

This is really not much to eat, when you consider that Kpop idols also have an extreme exercise and practice routine. The three meals together make for about 700 calories a day, which could vary depending on the portion shake she was drinking for lunch. We are not sure which protein shake IU was drinking during her diet, but we would recommend a misugaru shake, if you want to stick with Korean food.

As you can see, this is not a long term fix for your daily food intake and IU herself admitted that she received treatment for bulimia, in the past. So anybody who wants to copy her diet, should be aware of the risks and should consult a doctor about this.

This is quite the extreme Kpop diet and we don’t recommend you be on this weight loss experience for long. What we alternatively recommend for you is a healthy Korean diet that will provide you with tasty and healthy food, while you loose weight in the long term. You should also check out this 2-Week diet that will change your life.

IU Weight loss

The Korean Diet is the solution

Alternatively to one apple, one sweet potato and one protein shake per day, we recommend our Korean diet plan, which will help you in a meaningful way. If you want a quick and not so healthy solution for your weight than the IU diet might be for you. But if you have a few more days of patience and some love for your health and body, you should really check out our diet plan.

We build a diet that is based on healthy and delicious Korean food and an easy to follow Kpop workout. You can find all the details and the diet plan for the first week here.

By the way, if you need some good music to work out to, why not use this song by IU:

One last thing, before you start the IU diet or try our Korean diet plan. We believe that good food habits, some exercise and Korean cosmetic 😉 can get you the body you desire. In the end its all about changing your current habits and try something new. We hope we can help you with your weight loss and please let us know in the comment section below, if you have any further questions or thoughts about the IU diet and her weight loss. If you want to know more about the Korean diet and how to start your weight loss journey, check out our Korean diet book.

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  • Taty Souza

    Why are you encouraging to follow this crazy diet?!

    • Rukoko

      Well they mentioned to consult a doctor and that they don’t recomend it but yeah…I think it’s too much and is very extreme.

    • Alex Alex

      It’s one big sardonic page. They actually recommend a safer way to lose weight

      „Alternatively to one apple, one sweet potato and one protein shake per day, we recommend our Korean diet plan, which will help you in a meaningful way. If you want a quick and not so healthy solution for your weight than the IU diet might be for you. But if you have a few more days of patience and some love for your health and body, you should really check out our diet plan.“

  • dedeotaku

    what kinda of protein shake??and how to make it??

  • кσσкιєѕ

    This diet works well in the short term but not so much in the long term
    I gained all the weight back DAMMIT TT_TT

    • Mira

      how many you lost and how many you gained?

    • Gonna try it somehow ‚cause I’ve started to overeating after the stress I’ve been having and now I can’t even control that any more. I had had a time when I’ve lost 8kg in one month, that was in 5-6th grade maybe? I’m not a specialist of English schools. Anyway, I’d love to have my healthy habits back. I’m gonna be one week on the IU’s diet, than increase the calories every week of 400 kcal. That means: 2nd week – 800 kalories, 3rd week 1200 kalories and the 4rd week 1500-1600 kcal and from then on I’m gonna get strict to my dreamed goal. 🙂
      7 months have already passed. I hope that you’ve found your way to make it!

  • koreanischlernen

    Very interesting take on this diet. I love the idea of a healthy Korean diet that you mentioned.

    • Rosette (Army) Agaronyan

      this diet is not healthy

  • Malory

    I don’t understand how this girl can be this skinny but still have an amazing baby face with those cute chubby cheeks, i’m jealous

    • BaizurahBasri

      there is a cosmetic surgery where you can inject your own body fat (from various parts of your body) to your face. Makes your face look younger…

      • Malory

        Yes i did it but as i’m very very skinny i had not enough fat in my body so i didn’t achieve the chubby cheeks look ☹️

  • rotten_goddess

    i kinda wanted to try this diet just to lose some wait. the thing is, i always go home late from work so having protein shakes for dinner is a little impossible for me ?

  • Camila Cabezas Betanco

    IU’s height is exactly my height

  • Mel Sharpton

    This is not a diet. This is called anorexia.

  • Celestine

    This should definitely not be recommended as a diet. I honestly don’t know why this diet is posted and recommended as an option to lose weight. No doctor should ever recommend this? Don’t know what kind of doctor that would be! 700 calories is never a healthy option.

    • The Korean Diet

      I totally agree that this is not a healthy way of eating. And i do not endorse it. That is why I offer an alternative diet which is actually healthy

  • Yamato Mikami

    I eat soy milk and green tea for breakfast lunch i just eat noodles and green tea dinner i eat soy milk rice and green tea
    I weigh 42 kilo and i am 162 cm tall i do some facial and body exercises some weights to keep arms in tone from weight loss so far it works wonderful i feel good and like how i look if i wake up hungry i drink lemon water with honey

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  • Sheila Limontas

    I think if you try this out I would not go directly with how she did her diet but I would take the principles of what she was doing. It’s 700 calories per day what you also want to find out is how much she was taking in for carbs. How much protein when she actually taking i. Because you can actually eat alternatives throughout the day for 700 calories. You can have celery pasta which has pretty much zero calories. You can have unsweetened applesauce which is 50 calories. You can have egg whites which are about 35 calories. You could have cheese sticks the low calorie low carb ones are 50 calories with a half a carb. So you can eat a lot of food that equal up to 700 calories and under the right amount of carbs and achieve the same semblance but tricking your mind that you’re eating a lot more than you are

    • nangsa lama

      how is it 700 cal in my research 1apple=57, 1 medium sweet potato=103 and proten shake =100 -150 cal which is less then 400 cal a day.

  • Nina Noroozi

    i have gone about a month using te Iu diet and lost about 10 kg . im at 40 kg . i do not reccomend. very unhealthy

  • tala sehun

    this diet i know it’s not healthy but if you have to lose weight like really fast just go with it i try it and i lost 10kg in less than 2 months it was amazing, but my hair start to fall out and i sometimes feel so dizzy idk about you guys that was my own experience