“Our Sensitive Boss.” Hello. I’m high school senior who’s about to die of stress. Is it because of the college entrance exam? No. What makes me nervous is my sister who’s 3 years older. “Let’s eat, sis.” “Are you crazy? I’m going to eat a cucumber.” “Mom and Dad want to go out to eat.” “Are you crazy? I’m going to eat a cucumber.” (She’s obsessed with cucumbers) It will become her popular phrase. My sister, who’s been on a diet for a year and a half, only eats cucumbers for all three meals. As a result, she has lost 95 lbs, and went from weighing 210 lbs to 115 lbs. She only eats cucumbers. (Unbelievable) “How do I look? Does this look okay?” “Yes.” “What? I look good? Are you making fun of me? I know that I look fat!” She’s become the most sensitive person in the world. “What is this smell? Did you eat ramen? I told you not to eat it when I’m home! Get out! Get out of here!” She’s very sensitive. We can’t eat anything in front of her. “Aren’t you going to look after yourself? Look at how fat you are. Stop eating!” “Mom! You’re still eating? Stop eating. You’ll gain more weight!” She even yells at us to lose weight. Our entire family is suffering because of her obsession with being skinny. I miss my sister when she used to be fat and nice. Please help me. The sensitive boss. Has Yunhwa become sensitive? I… Do you understand how this girl feels? (Trying to come up with the correct answer) Many thoughts are going through your head, right? You’re not sure if you should be honest or not? Just a little bit. It’s not too bad. How much weight did you lose? I lost about 50 lbs so far. How much more are you planning to lose? About 20 lbs more. I went on a cucumber diet once and failed. I got so dizzy, so I stayed in bed all day long. My hands and feet were very cold, too. I didn’t know cucumbers were good for dieting. I eat cucumber, too. With other food. Pickles, cold cucumber soup, cucumber kimchi… Cucumber tastes great with pork belly, too. Eating them together. Dip cucumber in soybean paste. – Cold cucumber soup is good, too. / – Yes. Let’s bring her out now. Please come on out. (Who is suffering because of her sister?) (Kim Jusang) (Welcome) Did she really lose 95 lbs in a year and a half? She’s 5’4″ and weighed 210 lbs. – Now she weighs 115 lbs. / – 115 lbs. She eats half of a cucumber per meal. She doesn’t even it a whole cucumber? – For a year now? / – Yes. – Does she it raw? / – Just cucumbers? She eats a chilled cucumber. Peeled or not? Peeled? I don’t know. Does she peel it? She works out at the gym for 90 minutes a day. Wow. She works out for 90 minutes, too? How can she work out like that? Has she reached her goal weight? Her goal is to weigh 95 lbs… (Oh my god) So she’s still on a diet. So she needs to lose 20 lbs more? (Tell her I can’t do it) She was nice when she was fat. But now that she’s skinny, she’s so sensitive. Tell us how sensitive she is now. I wasn’t doing anything and out of the blue she yelled, “How annoying!” and slammed the door. – You weren’t doing anything? / – No. She probably wanted to eat something yummy. How annoying! When I eat something, she tells me to leave so that she can’t smell it. She yells at me. Doesn’t your mom cook something with cucumbers? When mom made cold cucumber soup, she got mad. “Aren’t those my cucumbers?” “Aren’t these my cucumbers?” – They are her staple. / – Right. Food is a sensitive issue when you’re on a diet. That’s right. She asked if Mom used her cucumber? Yes. I think they were her cucumbers. (A surprise turn of events?) The hardest thing in the world is to lose weight. Couldn’t you be understanding and root for her until she reaches her goal weight? I can’t stand that she tells me to diet, too. Is she mean about it? She says, “Lose weight. Take care of yourself.” (She’s quite mean) Let’s meet her sister now. Her sensitive boss sister. Hello. Hello. (Who’s her sensitive sister?) Hello. Could you please stand up? We’re so proud of you. (Skinny) – She’s so skinny. / – Please turn around. Are you slouching because you’re hungry? No, because I’m not confident. Why aren’t you confident? You have a great figure. Why? Then we should be crawling on the floor. Crawl. (Hahahaha) You should stop dieting now. I don’t think so. There are so many skinny people out there. There are many fat people, too. You only see skinny people? Yes, I think so. I only focus on skinny people. She said that you’ve become very sensitive. Do you admit it? Yes, I did become more sensitive. But as my family, they should be understanding. – They should be understanding? / – Yes. Yes, we get that a lot on our program. “As family, they should be more understanding.” Why do you yell at your sister for eating? I have something to say about that. She eats fried chicken and pizza at night. I’m worried about her health. That’s why I nag at her for eating at night. She used to eat with me. I used to be obese and I know how hard it is to lose weight. I don’t want her to go through the same thing. (I can take care of myself) Aren’t you curious about how she looked before? This is the sister that Jusang misses. May we take a look at your old pictures? Yes. All right. Please show us her pictures. (Oh my…) Why did you bring a photo of her with that look on her face? It’s quite shocking. You look so different now. How do you feel when you see these pictures? (There’s more) Oh my. (She’s surprised by her old pictures, too) You have a whole box of cereal in front of you. I used to love carbohydrates. You ate cereal like chips? They taste very good. It tastes great if you pour milk in the box. It tastes great if you pour milk in the box. – In the box? / – Directly in the cereal box? Really? (She’s the only one who understands) You pour a whole liter of milk in it? I used to pour milk directly into the box and then shake and eat it. It was good. – Really? / – It was good? Yes. Could you tell us in detail how you lost weight? Some people may be curious to know. (Curious) (Curious) (Tell us how you did it) I ate one cucumber and veggies for breakfast. Then I ate a cucumber and side dishes for lunch. For dinner, I ate one cucumber only. I worked out, too. I did 30 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of weightlifting and I walked up the stairs from the first floor to the 15th floor until I sweated. I drank carbonated water when I got hungry. Carbonated water? Isn’t that fattening? It was refreshing. Carbonated water, not soda. (I must jot this down) You don’t have any health problems? I used to only eat cucumbers. But now, I vary my intake by switching to cabbage on some days or to lettuce on some days. – What about rice? / – That’s carbs. – You don’t eat carbs at all? / – No. You don’t eat meat either? I do eat meat. Carbs are what make you fat. That’s where you are wrong. You must consume some type of carbs – in order to lose weight. / – Right. If not, your nutritional intake is unbalanced, so you could end up gaining weight instead. I know that. But eating carbs makes you fat. She is very adamant. Did your hands and feet ever get cold or did your eyes ever start to quiver? You must endure that to lose weight. No, you shouldn’t. Your body is sending you signals. Have you ever taken diet pills? Some neighbors ask me that, too. I didn’t take any diet pills. Your neighbors ask you? You must be quite popular. There are so many ways to lose weight. What I’ve learned from my experience is that you must choose what suits you best. And you must be determined to do it the next day. (Determination) (We believe it) (You can do it, too) Is there a reason why you decided to lose weight? When I was fat, people teased me and I had low self-esteem. When I was looking at clothes at a store, the clerk came and said, “We don’t carry any clothes in your size. Please do not come to our store.” – She told you not to come? / – Yes. My co-worker told me, “How can you work when you’re so fat? Do you even have a dream?” Many people belittled me. (She was belittled and hurt in the past) Do people treat you differently and do you have higher self-esteem now that you’ve lost weight? I can wear any clothes I want and I feel more confident because I don’t look like I did before. I think she has even less confidence than before. – You think so? / – Yes. She always looks in the mirror and says, “I think I gained weight again! I should lose more weight, right? I’m fat, right?” She has never had a boyfriend. (She’s never been in a relationship?) You’ve never dated anyone? I have. Don’t be ridiculous. She turns down offers for blind dates because she isn’t ready. She says she needs to lose more. Do you have a boyfriend? Of course I used to. But not now. Of course you used to? What a surprising turn of events. Why aren’t you dating anyone now? You said you’ve been in a relationship. I still hold a grudge. I remember how men treated me and I’m afraid I’ll gain weight if I start dating someone. (Wow…) But more men are asking you out or asking for your number, right? – Not really. / – No? How do you relieve stress? I just stay at home. – No. / – I stay at home. You’ll get sick. It must be tough for the family. Their entire family is here today. Hello. (The entire family is at the studio) You are all at a sensitive age. Do you think you look good on camera? No. Are you concerned because of your sister, too? Yes. The three of us often go to the supermarket. We used to buy meat and sausages. But now my sister buys 7-8 cucumbers, which cost $1.50 per cucumber. So we can’t buy anything else. We used to eat spicy noodles and boiled pork. He misses the past. She only eats cucumber on top of the noodles. I feel bad for her, too. Isn’t it impressive that she lost 95 lbs? – Not really. / – Why not? I like the old sister who ate well better. But she is so pretty now. Not really. (Oh gee…) – She was prettier back then? / – Yes. No way. She looks most beautiful when she eats a lot. (You’re beautiful when you eat a lot) (Heartthrob) (What are you saying?) (What do you want me to say?) When she was fat, we’d go to eat at buffets and see who could eat more. We would go to famous restaurants. – You didn’t want to lose? / – That sounds fun. Now I jokingly ask her, “You want fried chicken?” and she shockingly answers, “Why would I eat that?” – She has changed too much. / – Yes. I understand how they feel. I want Yunhwa to stop losing weight because… I eat and drink alcohol by myself these days. Yunhwa won’t eat with me since she’s on a diet. You miss eating with her, right? – Yes. / – Right. For the person who’s on a diet, if people keep saying, “Eat something. Eat. You want this?” it’s very stressful to keep saying no, even though people are saying that because they’re worried. (Right) Mom, what do you think about her going on a diet? I’m proud of her. I was never successful in losing weight, but she did it. She was fat for 15 years, ever since second grade. So I prayed every day that she’d lose weight. She got fat instead of getting tall. But she has lost so much weight, so I changed my prayer now. You’re praying that she gains weight? I want her to eat a normal amount and just live like an ordinary person. You want her to eat well. Why? She’s pretty. She is so obsessed with losing weight that she is not able to do any hobbies like reading or playing the flute, which she used to love doing. I never enjoyed playing the flute or reading books. She’s forcing those hobbies on me. I am still doing the hobbies that I like. What hobbies do you have? I like reading comic books. I like playing with my phone on my bed. The little things. What do you think, sir? I think my wife should be the one to lose weight. Why would you say that? I’m just worried that as she loses weight, our family will become victims. We’re not a happy family anymore. When I come home from work, my two daughters are fighting almost every other day. My eldest daughter relieves stress by dissing her sister and brother. (He’s got swag) A family should bond by eating together. That’s what family is for. Yes, that’s what a family does. She eats by herself, so I think she only eats with us once or twice a month. Do you normally talk like that? Both of them are speaking in that tone. We sound unnatural because we’ve never done this. When I first saw their parents, they looked so familiar to me. I was wondering if I had met them somewhere. I think that’s us in the future. They are just like us in the future. That’s right. You’re right. (They do look alike) The rest of your family walks on eggshells around you and they are suffering. How do you feel about it? I do feel bad in a way, but they’re not being completely fair. I started to lose weight partially because of them. They always nagged at me. What did they say? “You pig! When will you lose weight?” “You’re in your 20s. Don’t waste your life away.” Who said that? Your parents? Your siblings? All of them. (Everyone is at fault!) Our whole family got together once on Seollal. There was an ad about liposuction on TV. Our relative said, “You should get that done.” My family laughed instead of protecting me. That was very hurtful. I once said that I want to be an actress and my dad said, “You’re too fat. How can you become an actress?” I was so shocked to hear that and that’s why I was more determined to lose weight. The cause of this issue is the family. One time, I was with a friend and I ran into my sister. I was embarrassed to say hi, so I purposefully avoided her. Was it because she’s your sister? Or was it because she was fat? Be honest with us. To be honest, it was because she was fat. (Bitter) She lost weight because of her dream. How did you feel when she told you her dream? I thought she had no chance of becoming one. No one rooted for her dream. She’s skinny now. Can’t you root for her dream? But in order to become an actress she needs to go out to meet people and experience more things in life. But she won’t go out to meet her friends. If I hang out with my friends, I’ll want to eat. We’ll go to cafes or go eat at a buffet. Do you think people with average weight don’t meet friends? They do. That’s right. But they were skinny to begin with. No one is skinny from birth. Of course some people stay skinny naturally. Nayoung, do you not meet friends? I work out, too. She goes out and meets friends, too. How much do you weigh? Less than 100lbs? Somewhere around there. Are you happy there? What? Are you happy to weigh that little? She’s asking how it feels to be skinny. I’m actually trying to gain some weight. You want to gain weight? I think being healthy is most important. Let me tell you this. I’m close to 200 lbs, but I’m happy. (I still want to weigh 99lbs!) What gives you joy in your life? Nothing. You went on a diet and lost weight. Are you happy now? Are you happy now? No, I’m not happy at all. Eating food gives a person so much joy. It leads to other desires. So I’m not happy. That’s what happens when you’re on a diet. You lose the will to live. But once I reach my goal, won’t I be happy? No, not at all. You’ll struggle to keep that weight. “If I eat, I’ll be 100 lbs. I can’t eat.” So you won’t be happy then either. But I am happier now than when I was fat. You’re not fat at all now. I want her to reach her goal weight. Then you’ll realize it doesn’t mean much. She needs to realize it herself? Then make a promise. Once you reach your goal, come to my restaurant. That’s enough. Even now. What do you sell there? (We have so much good food) You know musical actress Hong Jimin? She made headlines for losing so much weight recently. She said that if a person doesn’t eat carbs at all, then one day, that person will gain it all back. I don’t think reaching your goal is important. You need to go out to meet people and watch your family eat as you learn the ability to control your appetite. Don’t pig out thinking that you ruined your diet. Learn to eat a little at a time. I think that’s more important for you. You can’t eat cucumbers for the rest of your life. I do feel bad about how I treated my family. I was too harsh to my precious family members. Will you still strive to weigh less than 100 lbs? – I do want to reach it once. / – Do it. But you could end up in a hospital. (Sigh…) Chef Choi Hyunseok. I think it’s a concern for her family. I think it’s a concern. You could really damage your health. You’re beautiful now. I want you to lose weight in a healthy way. Don’t get stressed over it. You could eat 2 chickens and not gain weight now. – You would. / – Yunhwa. There are many women in the audience, so I think they can all relate to this issue. Please press the button. (What does the audience think?) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Please stop. Please show us the result. 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