K-Pop idols are known for their slender and toned physiques that are achieved not only through rigorous fitness programs, but also through intense dieting.
Though some diet tips circulating from the K-Pop industry are notorious for being extreme and/or restrictive, some other methods are backed by scientific evidence that anyone can incorporate into their lives to help achieve a slimmer figure.
According to former K-Pop trainee Bianca Zhou, managing your glucose spikes throughout the day is extremely helpful when trying to lose weight.
Any time you eat something, especially junk food or food high in calories, your glucose will spike, causing your body to produce insulin as a response. If this occurs too much, your body can become desensitized to insulin.
Therefore, eating less often can help to spike your glucose less. Many people refer to this method as intermittent fasting, where you eat for a certain amount of hours during the day, and fast for the rest.
For example, you may have a 6-hour eating window from 12 PM to 6 PM. For the rest of the 18 hours, you will not be eating anything. However, it’s important to remember you must eat a sufficient amount of food within that time period. Additionally, you can make the eating window shorter or longer, depending on your own needs and lifestyle.
This doesn’t mean you can eat a bunch of junk food, though! Remember to eat mostly healthy meals with well-balanced nutrition.
Additionally, if your eating window ends at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed, this will help promote autophagy in your body, which is the process where your body heals itself by reusing old and damaged cell parts.
Before attempting intermittent fasting or any dieting program, always consult your doctor to know what is right for your own needs. Check out the full TikTok below.