Actress Goo Hye Sun Reveals Why A “Two-Day Starvation Diet” Before Any Weight Loss Plan Is Effective

The reason is pretty psychologically sound.

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This article includes descriptions of body image issues or eating disorders that may disturb some readers.

Actress Goo Hye Sun has always been known for her small frame. She’s been keeping up her figure for over a decade now, given her start as a famous internet influencer back in the days of Cyworld.

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It is natural that many fans were curious about her dieting methods. She posted on Instagram to share more about her “two-day starvation” method. For younger readers, be warned — it is definitely not healthy or recommended by any doctor.

If you start off your diet by starving for two days, it really helps a lot. (Great tip)

— Goo Hye Sun

The reason behind it is pretty psychological. It’s not simply about reducing calories to quickly drop the pouds.

Starting your diet by starving for two days is called the ‘psychological diet.’ If you can get over being hungry at the start, then even at meal times, you will be less hungry. Generally speaking, you snack without needing to because you think you’re hungry, but you can’t tell when the hunger is fake. If you withstand the two days, on the third day, you will be able to get rid of the pressure that you have to eat something, and this is when you will be able to feel full even by eating half a portion. Also, you will feel that those two days will be wasted if you eat something and break your diet rashly, so you don’t end up doing so. You have to drink water. The first and most important thing in a diet is to be able to analyze yourself psychologically.

— Goo Hye Sun

This method is actually psychologically sound, as the human body gets used to habits quickly. Once you are accustomed to eating a certain amount of food at a certain time of day, even if you are already full, your body conditions you to believe that you are not. This two-day fast will help break the habit.