“I’m Losing My Appetite.” (She can’t even imagine that) Hello. I’m a woman in my 20s. And all women get stressed out about this. That would be dieting. I’m going through five years of unwanted suffering because of dieting. (Huff, huff) “Gosh, that was tiring.” “That’s enough! Aren’t you tried?” “Still have a long way to go to burn off this belly fat.” The person obsessed with exercise isn’t me. It’s my older sister! I wouldn’t even complain if she had weight to lose. She’s 170cm tall and weighs 53kg. That’s like an actress. – Totally. / – That’s like a model. 170cm and 53kg? I don’t think my sister will ever stop dieting. And this really stresses me out… “Boy, it’s hot! I’m going to eat some ice cream.” “Hey! That’s so high in calories! It’s the same as an entire bowl of rice!” “You’re making me lose my appetite! Geez! I’m just going to eat Korean food.” “Do you know how many calories white rice has? Don’t eat. Come exercise with me instead.” My sister’s dieting stresses me out. She pushed herself too hard while dieting and then… This is the personal trainer. “Miss, dieting like this can kill you. You need to stop!” Even a fitness expert tried to stop her. It’s bad for her health, but my sister keeps dieting. Please talk my older sister out of her crazy dieting! We have to talk to Yohan since he’s an athlete. They weigh us every morning and write our weights on a chalkboard. Your weight? You can’t lose or gain weight. – Really? / – You have to maintain your weight. I went on my first intense diet not long ago. I lost weight, but singing became so tiring. It didn’t seem worth it. So when my agency talks about my weight I say, “Then is it okay if my singing gets worse?” – Nice. / – “What would you prefer?” We have to lose weight in a very short time. We just starve ourselves to lose weight. But starving leads to binge eating. Starving yourself is the worst way to diet. Yes, starving is the worst way to diet. Let’s meet our guest that’s struggling with her sister. Come on out! (Who is concerned about her diet-crazy sister?) (Jang Yerim) (Even she looks skinny) How much does your sister diet? She’s 25 years old now. She started dieting since she was 20. – When she was 20? / – Yes. She wasn’t even fat. Anyone would think she’s skinny. That’s how skinny she is. But in college, she started feeling fat and started dieting. She hasn’t eaten rice since she entered college. She stopped eating white rice when she was 20? My family grills pork belly when we eat together. The smell of the pork belly makes you want to eat a few pieces. Not just a few pieces. A lot. My sister stopped eating meat completely. She has her own diet. Chicken breast, pumpkin, sweet potato, soy milk and that’s it. – For 5 years? / – Yes, for 5 years. She doesn’t season her food either. Low sodium. Does she look at all the labels for the calories? She only drinks stuff that says “diet.” Diet coke. Diet sports drink. – No sugar. / – Drinks with no sugar. She’s been doing that for 5 years. How much weight did she lose? She got down to 47kg at first. 170cm at 47kg. That’s so skinny. My mom begged her to stop. So she stopped and went up to 53kg. She wasn’t satisfied with her body, so she’s still dieting now. – She’s still dieting. / – Yes. Just let your sister exercise and you can live your own life. It wouldn’t matter if she just dieted herself. I really like ice cream. But whenever I try to eat some… “Do you know how many calories that is? It’s the same as a bowl of rice.” That’s so annoying that I lose my appetite. – You should still eat it. / – How cute. You’re a bit sensitive. If someone said that to me I’d be like, “Really? Maybe I’ll have another bowl.” – Right. / – Yeah. I’m satisfied with my body. You’re very thin too. I can just suck it in if I ever get belly fat. And I really hate exercising. “Yerim, let’s go play badminton. Let’s go to the gym.” She keeps forcing me. She makes you go out and exercise. (That sounds terrible) You have such a cute look on your face. You must be upset. She’s so young, but she looks so troubled. This is so funny. Your sister upsets you that much? She must be worried. Let’s meet the older sister. Hello! (Who has been obsessed with dieting for 5 years?) Pardon me for asking, but can you stand up for us? So tall! Can you turn around? Her stomach is flat. She’s so thin. Gosh, I’m jealous. You’re 170cm tall? Yes, 170cm. I’m sorry, but may I ask you your weight? I gained a bit, so I’m around 55kg. You look great though. This is very different from what her sister described. Do you understand this concern? No. I’ve put a lot of thought into this diet I’m on. My sister eats something and then tells me that she has belly fat. Of course you get belly fat when you eat. So I try to get her to stop eating. You don’t think that you’re thin? I don’t. – Why not? / – Then what do you think? Only my arms and legs are thin. I still have a lot of belly fat and a muffin top. That’s why I have to keep dieting. Do you gain weight easily? No. Not really, but something shocking happened and I started dieting ever since. And I’m still dieting now. Gosh, that guy was a jerk. What was this shocking event? My mom and I were walking together and we ran into her friend. She looked at me and said, “Yejin, you gained weight. You got chubby.” People have been calling me a skeleton since I was a kid. But this woman said I was chubby. I realized I gained a lot of weight. That’s why I started dieting. How much did you weigh back then? 57kg. – She just gained 2kg. / – 57kg? You said hearing that comment was shocking. But what about “Exercising more can kill you”? I was in the process of losing weight. “Just a little bit more and I’ll lose weight.” That’s what I kept telling myself. Can you tell us about your diet now? I wake up and exercise. I cycle and then I shower. After I shower, I eat pumpkin and chicken breast and go to work. I work and then at 12… My company cafeteria is a buffet. So I eat lunch. It’s like a Korean food buffet. And you only eat a little there. Just a bite. I eat a little and then I get off work at 6. I go the gym and work out for 1 or 2 hours. 30 to 40 minutes of cardio and I work out my muscles for the remaining time. When I can’t make it, I have exercise gear at home, so I exercise at home. (I just don’t get her) Is there a guy or a crush that you want to look good for? Is that why you exercise so much? No, I’ve never had a boyfriend since college. So it’s not because of a guy. It’s for herself. Girls try to look prettier when they like a guy. Or is it for work? What happens if you don’t exercise? I feel sore. (You’re not even an athlete) What kind of exercise gear do you have at home? She said she bought stuff. We have weights and a bicycle. We even have a gym ball. There’s this one thing she uses that she hides from our mom. – It’s been revealed. / – She kept it hidden. You said that despite your mom being here. Today’s the day. When my sister gets her paycheck, she spends half of it on chicken breasts and exercise equipment. I have a savings account too. I buy stuff with extra money. My sister really likes getting her nails done. She uses all her money too. I like exercising, so I buy exercise equipment, dieting foods and gym clothes. It’s the same thing. She says you spend so much on chicken breast. Aren’t you sick of eating chicken breast? I enjoy it. These days, they make chicken breast taste good. Really? Don’t you want to try other better-tasting food? Sometimes, but I don’t really enjoy eating. (Is she for real?) Some people are like that. I imagine your parents are worried that you eat so little. Let’s meet the mother. Hello, ma’am. Hello. You look very worried, ma’am. You understand this concern, right, ma’am? As a mother who cooks, I’m more concerned than my younger daughter. I try to give my daughter one spoonful of brown rice, not even enough for a 3 or 4-year-old child. But she won’t even eat that. Beef bulgogi, grilled fish… She won’t even eat her favorite dishes. Just a piece of pumpkin and chicken breast. (Just thinking about that makes us hungry) She liked that stuff as a kid. Bulgogi and grilled fish. Sure. She even loved fried chicken and pizza. She wasn’t a picky eater. But why won’t you eat any of that stuff now? My mom always makes high-calorie dishes to fatten me up. All I can think about are the calories. Your daughter said that running into your friend was so shocking that it made her like this. I really regret running into that friend with her. Why did she have to run into my daughter? I almost resent her for that. I feel regret. Does she usually comment on person’s weight? Some people are really blunt. No, she isn’t like that. Yejin was always very skinny as a kid. But she gained a bit of weight. “Yejin, you gained some weight. You look nice.” She said it with good intentions. But that really got to Yejin. It started stressing her out. (It was all a misunderstanding…) After doing her inbody check, her personal trainer said that she could die exercising and dieting like this. – She doesn’t eat a balanced diet. / – Right. She has no muscles. There’s this exercise where you stand up straight and throw a gym ball. But she just fell to her feet. A gym ball isn’t even that heavy. She doesn’t have the strength to lift it, yet she still continues dieting. (Never-ending diet) (This is a serious problem!) Any other side effects? Any serious ones? She’s losing her hair and her eyelashes. – I bet. / – Her eyelashes too. All that dieting made her stop menstruating. Yes, that happens a lot. That happened to someone I know. She went to an oriental clinic and got treatment. She’s in her early-20s. As her mother, I hate seeing her like this. (She’s breaking her mother’s heart) She stopped menstruating and got really unhealthy. So she had to take a year off of work. – Your sister took a year off of work? / – Yes. Did she keep exercising though? – Yes. / – She’s an addict. Let me ask the older sister. Do you want to look good for guys or are you dieting for your health? But you aren’t even healthy. Why are you forcing yourself to diet? I’ve been on a diet before, so it’s stuck in my head now. No matter what I eat, I check the calories first. My mom grabbed me and pleaded me to stop. So I’ve gained weight now. She’s listening to your mom and eating her cooking. Things are back to normal. She looks like she’s fine, but her life doesn’t seem happy. She goes out to exercise and then she comes home. All she does is go to the gym. Her life seems so boring. She doesn’t meet her friends often. One time, I said I’d set her up with a guy. She said she wasn’t interested in men. How do you feel? Are you happy now? No, I’m not happy. You live for happiness. You aren’t happy after exercising and dieting? Dieting is really difficult. – Sure. / – And so is exercising. That’s why I’ve never felt happy in my life. I think I just try to stay alive. You haven’t found something fun yet. All your focus is on dieting, so you can’t get a hobby. Your entire life revolves around dieting. Dieting doesn’t make you happy. You just do it because you have to. Do you have a goal? An ideal weight? – Yes. / – What’s your ideal weight? 52kg. My ideal weight is 92kg. I can’t hit my goal no matter how much I eat. That’s my concern. Why does it have to be 52kg? You must have some basis. Why 52kg? Just because. So there’s no special reason. You don’t know why you have to diet. (You need to stop dieting like this) We all have happy memories, right? For me, it’s when I order food at home. And you’re waiting. I imagine where the delivery guy is. You can see that on apps these days. They show you that on food delivery apps. I get so happy that I go crazy! How about for you, Yejin? When are you the happiest? Me? When I’m happy? (Think hard) When I get off work. Yeah, that’s true for all office workers. I didn’t diet when I was younger. I went to Gangwon-do with my family. We ate instant noodles. It was so exciting. Even the day before we went. Have you ever felt happy since you started dieting? No. She’s 25 now and I said this to her. “Yejin, do you want to meet a man?” “Yejin, want to get married?” (At age 25? That’s so early!) I thought maybe she’d start having some fun. Just imagine how I felt to say that. But I don’t think she’s interested in guys yet. Are you really not interested in guys? And you don’t meet your friends? We’d end up eating and I’d worry about calories. And for blind dates… I’m more interested in exercising. Can we talk about the kind of guy you like? Let’s talk about that. Let’s get a little off-topic. Kim Jongkook… I want to meet a guy that exercises. She should date someone like that. Kim Jongkook always talks about exercising and chicken breast on TV, but he eats his mother’s cooking too. He takes his younger siblings out to dinner a lot. Jongkook says food is fuel for exercising. I think you can be happy if you eat and exercise in moderation. We’ve all been on diets, but it isn’t a goal, it’s a process. Like losing weight to fit into a bikini. Or going on a diet to become healthy again. But after hearing from you… What is this? You don’t have any goals. You just want to weigh 52kg. You’ve suppressed yourself. – You force yourself to diet. / – Yes. – You’ve put this on yourself, right? / – Yes. You love it when you get off work. You should get off dieting too. – Wow! / – Wouldn’t that be nice? (Automatic applause) You love getting off work. Now you can travel with your family again. (Yeah) is there anything on your bucket list besides dieting and exercising? I want to travel abroad with my friends and family. Traveling abroad. I want to earn a lot and buy an imported car. That’s a goal too. Sure. Ma’am, say something to your daughter. To my beloved daughter… Our hearts are breaking because of you. But I’m thankful that you regained your health. I wish you can tell me when you’re my age that you were happy in your 20s. I love you, my daughter. I’m always rooting for you. I love you. She’s an ordinary mother. A warm-hearted mother. Yejin, I don’t want you to date a guy like Kim Jongkook. And you should come out with me to get food and go shopping when I ask you to. Let’s try to enjoy the same hobbies. These sisters seem close. I had no idea my family was so worried. So I’m going to work at this. I want my entire family to be healthy. And I want us to be happy. Well said. (Time for them to be happy now) It’s good that you came today. Well said. Time for our guest panel to vote. Sangyeol. You don’t have to totally change course. Just make a few small changes. Don’t let it stress you out. This is not a concern. I hope you don’t exercise so much that it’s bad for your health. And remember, if it tastes good, it’s zero calories. I don’t think it’s a concern. I hope the people around you tell you that it’s okay to eat and that you look fine the way you are. I don’t think it’s a concern. If you think this is a concern for the family, press the button! (What do the people think?) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Time’s up! Let’s see the results. How many votes? Over 100? Will it go over? 72 votes. Please be happy. That means today’s winner is “I Want to Stop Dreaming”! Today’s winners get a cash prize. Congratulations! Until the day Korea has no concerns… Hello Counselor will be rooting for you all! – Thank you! / – Thank you!