Ladies' Code Sojung did not have period for a year due to diet

4 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago
Although it's hard to notice on TV, Ladies' Code's Sojung showed just how skinny she has gotten underneath her baggy clothes and revealed the shocking consequences of her extreme diet.

On the September 3rd broadcast of 'Incarnation', Sojung shared, "The reason I started my diet was because I met my members for the first time and they were all so pretty. But I don't have a pretty face. Only my voice is like that. [When I featured on 'Voice Korea'], I was 49 kg (~108 lbs.) but I lost 12 kg (~26 lbs.). Honestly, 49 kg is a normal weight but when I saw myself on TV, I received a big shock. I thought to myself that even with this figure, I come out this big on TV. Nothing fits me right now. I am a size 33."

According to Allkpop, RiSe shared, "Whenever we shoot a pictorial, they slim down our figures through editing. But for Sojung, they have to widen her figure."

Sojung shared, "I don't have the thought of wanting to eat. I hated that I wanted to eat something so I didn't eat anything. I didn't eat anything and I just worked out. I just didn't eat. I used to drink only water all day. For 2-3 days, I ate only 5 cherry tomatoes. I just hated myself when I wanted to eat. When I get hungry, my stomach starts growling. But I would tell my stomach that I wasn't hungry. I would tell my stomach, 'I'm not hungry so why are you growling?' Now that I look back on it, I wonder why I did all that."

"When I first started my diet, I work out and didn't eat. I would feel dizzy and my hand  would shake. I was washing myself in the shower when I felt like my body was breaking apart. I was wiping my body with a towel but it hurt so much..."

"This is a sensitive topic but when you start a diet, women experience something once-a-month. But I didn't have my period for close to a year. At first, I thought it was comfortable. But since I didn't have it for close to a year, I started to get worried.

So I went to the hospital and the doctors told me that my physical condition became like the body of a 5th grade student in elementary school. They told me that my hormone levels dropped to the floor.

I asked them what that means and they told me that my hormones are on the level of a woman who is going through menopause. I asked them what should I do?

They told me that if I don't increase my body fat by 5 kg, I might have to live like that forever.

Right now, I only have 5 kg (~11 lbs.) of body fat throughout my whole body. When I heard that, I realized that this wasn't right."

She assured fans, "I'm almost fully recovered now and I'm above 40 kg (~88 lbs.)", leading the MCs and guests to advise her to gain more weight as they're concerned for her health.

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