The idol has been gaining attention and also criticism for his extreme weight gain. In a recent interview with Ilgan Sports, Shindong was, of course, asked about this hot topic.
Shindong revealed, "Surprisingly, I'm always on a diet. It's not my main focus right now, though. I got prescriptions for diet medication after I returned from the military but I didn't lose weight so I went for another consultation and they told me that I must've become immune to the medication. So I've been searching for other methods and ultimately decided to cut down on food, but it's hard to control myself."
When asked about his diet goals, Shindong answered, "I plan to gradually go on a diet until October. I'll be losing 20~30kgs (44 - 66 lbs) by October if I lose 2~3kg (4.4 to 6.6 lbs) per month. I can lose 2kg in 2 weeks. It's hard for skinny people to lose weight but I think I tend to lose weight more easily because I weigh so much and I exercise a lot."
However, Shindong revealed that the doctor advised him to not engage in rigorous exercise because of his high blood pressure. He'll be sticking to controlling his diet to lose weight.
Shindong was also asked, "Do you think you're handsome?" The idol answered, "I don't think I'm ugly. Doesn't everyone think this way? I don't think I've seen anyone more handsome than me among the people who weigh about the same as me. I used to think movie star Jack Black was handsome but I no longer think that. Right now, I'm really fat. You have to accept what you have to accept. I was even told that I look like a matchstick. They said my head is too big."