Posted by KpopJoA Thursday, September 7, 2017

What are the top 5 Foods idols were forbidden to eat during their trainee days?

In order to debut as an idol group member, trainees are expected to take care of themselves, in addition to vocal training and dancing rehearsals. Most trainees go on restricted diets, which require them to monitor their caloric intake for visual purposes and getting in shape overall. 

Hungry yet? Here are the top 5 foods famous idols were forbidden to eat by their agencies, and a few interesting backstories!

1. Tteok-bokki (Spicy rice cakes) 

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On average, one serving of Tteok-bokki runs about 800-1000 calories. Add the side items that come with tteok-bokki like sundae, fish cakes, fried vegetables, etc, and you get why snacking on tteok-bokki can be devastating for dieters...

 After her debut as a MIXX member, HeeU picked 'spicy tteok-bokki' as the food she craved the most.

2. Bread

Everyone knows that bread isn't good to eat when dieting, with all that flour and sugar involved.

AOA's Seolhyun once confessed that she secretly ate snacks and bread during her trainee days and wrote a fake food diary, logging pumpkins and cabbages instead.

3. Jjajangmyeon (Black bean sauce noodles)

One of the most loved dishes in Korea; however, it is the worst when it comes to dieting.

BTS's Rap Monster once said on a variety show that he really wanted to eat Jjajangmyeon during his trainee days, but his agency didn't allow it. As a result, he lied saying that he had to use the restroom in a hurry and ran out to the nearest 

Korean/Chinese style restaurant, and chowing down a large bowl with two bites using chopsticks.

4. Hamburger

Fast food is definitely something to steer away from when dieting.  

ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo mentioned that he and actor Seo Kang Jun went to go grab burgers prior to their debut despite being on a limited diet.

5. Jokbal (Seasoned and steamed pork trotters)

Another favorite dish among Koreans, many believe that if one steams the pork for a long time to get rid of all the grease or fat, it leads to fewer calories. However, for every 100 grams of jokbal, the calories add up to 240. A single serving equals a walloping 768!

TWICE's Tzuyu once said on a variety show, "I like jokbal out of all the Korean foods but it's forbidden.  Back when I was still a trainee, the members and I ordered jokbal by avoiding CCTV cameras."

Would you be able to give up any of the above foods?

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