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Posted by Sophie-Ha Friday, December 11, 2020

Former JYP mental health doctor talks about the psychological pressures of dieting for female idols

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A former mental health doctor at JYP Entertainment revealed the reality of idol groups.

On SBS Plus's 'You Can Tell Your Older Sister' (Literal translation) that aired on December 10th, a woman who decided to undergo gastrointestinal surgery to lose weight appeared as a guest. The woman was revealed to be the mother of two daughters and said she had failed to lose weight after gaining 50 kg (110 lbs) during her first pregnancy.


The former JYP psychiatrist appeared on the show via video call to consult with the guest and said, "When I used to consult idol group members, they are under extreme stress over dieting as well. There is a lot of pressure to be slim and they go on excessive dieting. IU and Jang Na Ra even confessed they had developed bulimia because of this. If you are under a lot of stress to diet, the stress hormones increase and your body doesn't lose weight anymore."

The psychiatrist stated, "If a person is under stress, they're not feeling hungry, it's false hunger. There is a real hunger and there is psychological hunger, so it affects weight gain."

In fact, IU confessed that she suffered from bulimia in the past due to the malicious comments and stress from dieting. She even said she would eat until she would vomit because she felt empty inside. IU revealed that she has been treated for bulimia and has been making constant efforts to prevent a recurrence.

Besides IU, many celebrities, including singer Jang Na Ra, Park Hwayobi, Lee Young Hyun from Big Mama, and Cho Min Ah from Jewelry, were reportedly suffering from bulimia.

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pink_oracle12,160 pts Friday, December 11, 2020 0
Friday, December 11, 2020

Imagine having to maintain an extremely skinny figure while spending 20 hours a day running around dancing and performing and also being incredibly stressed. No wonder so many become actresses when the opportunity to switch comes.

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hiroonakamura3,763 pts Friday, December 11, 2020 0
Friday, December 11, 2020

it's a shame that labels aren't forced by law to have a psychologist and a dietist around. that way, these mental health issues that stems from the pressure of having to look as thing as a stick could be prevented a lot of times.

95% of the diets idols talk about are really shitty diets and not good for the body nor the mind. if labels had psychologists and dietists around, it would help the idols so much.

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