BTS RM’s Post-Concert Weight Loss Sparks Conversations About Health And Body Image

“It’s not fair to compare them.”

RM‘s latest health update has sparked conversations among fans about weight loss, dieting, health, loving your body, and more.

RM | @houseofarmybts_/Twitter

To prepare for their 3-day PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – SEOUL concert, some of BTS‘s members hit the gym in addition to rehearsing for the show.

Left to right: Jungkook, V, Jin, and J-Hope

I’m done learning the choreography, but I’m bringing up my stamina level with working out. I went to exercise 5 days in a row.

— Jin

RM’s exercise routine included an intense mix of cardio and strength training: biking, rowing, burpees, and more. He shared this workout in an Instagram story on February 22, two weeks before the concert.

RM’s pre-concert weight was 76kg (or 167.5lbs), but he now weighs 74kg (or 163lbs). Today, RM shared his post-concert weight in an Instagram story captioned, “concert diet..” 

Some fans worry that RM’s weight could be too low for his height, but others pointed out that it’s not unusual to shed a few pounds after rigorous physical activity.

Others believe that RM knows what is right for his body; he maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine befitting his highly athletic lifestyle as an idol.

For many, weight is a sensitive, uncomfortable topic. It might be tempting to compare your own body to that of a K-Pop idol, but these comparisons are neither healthy nor fair. Every body is built differently, and no body is “better” or more deserving of self-love than another.

When it comes to diet and exercise, every person has their own goals and needs. What works for one person might not necessarily be beneficial, healthy, or enjoyable for someone else.

Some people might feel discouraged after seeing an idol’s weight loss, but others are choosing to keep a positive mindset by using health updates like RM’s are a source of motivation for their own health journey.

What are your thoughts?