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The IU Diet | Why You Should Not Try This Yourself

Jason Park
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Suppose you’re looking to lose weight and are wondering if the IU Diet is something for you. Continue to read this article and find out about her diet.

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Losing weight isn’t something that’s easy and goes overnight. It takes many months and even years for some people that are really desperate for weight loss.

IU’s diet might work for some people, and you might have watched some YouTube video’s about the diet. That’s probably how you came to this article.

Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out if this diet is for you and if you should try it yourself.

Most people that are struggling with weight aren’t just upset about it. They are often really desperate to lose weight and will do everything to do so.

If you’re one of those, make sure to follow a strict diet and try to work out at least once or twice a week. This will hugely benefit your stamina and health overall.

You should not try this diet yourself because the calorie intake is too low to maintain a healthy diet. It will drastically change your energy output throughout the day and could even lead to burnout.

So, make sure not to try this yourself unless you have professional help beside you.

The Diet Plan IU Followed

The Diet goes as follows

  • Breakfast – One Apple
  • Lunch – One Sweet Potato
  • Dinner – Protein Shake

The diet IU followed consist of one apple for breakfast, which isn’t a lot to start off. This will make your morning very hard and tiring. For lunch, she has one sweet potato, and that’s literally it.

Sweet potatoes are good for health and dieting but make sure to do this safely. As for dinner, it only consists of a protein shake.

This is literally her whole diet for a day. Keep in mind that you should never try this diet yourself since it’s very bad for the health.

The IU Diet

How Long Does The Diet Take?

The time IU followed this diet took around 2 to 3 weeks before a comeback. However, this is really dangerous to follow a diet for a long time. It could really damage the healthy in the long term, and that’s what you really want to avoid at all costs.

So, if you really want to follow this diet, make sure to do this moderately and start by doing it for three days.

Once you’ve followed the diet and looked at the results, you could possibly go further with the diet.

Another thing that you have to keep in mind is that a diet isn’t very long-term unless you are going to stick to it for the rest of your life. Most people don’t do this since it’s just very bad for health overall.

Why Should You Not Try This Diet?

The IU Diet is extremely dangerous because of the low-calorie intake. It would be best if you never tried this diet yourself unless you are really doing it with professional help.

The calorie intake is too low to maintain energy throughout the day.

You don’t want to burnout through the day when working or studying. So, make sure to stop anyone that tries to follow this diet.

The average calorie intake for a healthy woman is generally speaking around 2000 for women and 2500 for men.

Eating low calories meals can have a huge impact on your life later on. You don’t want to die early, I assume, so make sure to work out and eat healthily.

There are many ways to eat healthily and workout. Start by doing this for at least 5 minutes every day and add five on top of that every three days.

After a month, you’ll see a significant improvement in your workout routine and will motivate you even more.

Results From The IU Diet

Who is IU?

Lee Ji Eun is IU’s real name. She debuted in 2008 under the label LEON entertainment. In 2012 she made her debut in Japan, and throughout the years, IU has become Korea’s little sister.

Everyone loves her and looks up to her, and her singing skills are outstanding if you compare it to some others. 

She also played in many Korean Drama’s which has led to even more popularity worldwide.

If you think about K-pop, IU will certainly be named because she is just too popular. It’s not like she is on the level of BTS worldwide, but if you only look at Korea, she certainly is.

So, if you are ever going to visit Korea, you will for sure see her photo somewhere on buildings.

If not, you will hear her song in the background of many cafes and restaurants. Her voice is very sweet yet powerful, which makes everyone love her.

It took many years before she actually blew up. In the last five years, she has made a name for herself and became one of Korea’s biggest stars, if not the biggest. Here below, you can listen to her song.


It’s really up to you if you’re going to follow this diet at the end of the day. We never recommend following this diet since it’s too dangerous to try it yourself.

Even if you’re going to follow this diet, make sure to have professional help with you in case it goes wrong. 

I have followed this diet myself in the past and it and it didn’t turn out good. I was very sick the days after I tried this diet, and it took a couple of weeks to recover from this.

After I followed the diet, I never wanted to eat this tiny amount of food again, and I felt tired throughout the whole day.

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    Jason Park

    Jason has been living in Seoul for over 4 years, and during that time, he has experienced many of the city's hidden stores. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others. Jason has been quoted and referenced by different major media companies like Mashed, Distractify, ThePrint and TastingTable. In his free time, he likes to watch Korean dramas and learn more about Korean culture.

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