potato egg salad

anonymous asked:

Have u heard of kpop diets? Wat r some that u think work?

Technically all of the diets work since idols have shown that they have lost weight (not that they really needed to in the first place). Most of them are quick and short term weight loss methods that idols take on before an upcoming debut, album, or tour. A lot of the diets are unhealthy, excessive, and usually it’s  the companies that strictly enforce and moderate the diets. 

Here are the ones I that think give a healthier plan but shouldn’t really be adopted wholly as you should incorporate more meals and snacks to individually suit your weight and schedule:

  • Seo In Young’s Banana Diet - Morning: 1~2 bananas, 2 cups of water. Lunch: healthy and non-greasy Korean meal. Snack: ½~1 banana when feeling hungry. Dinner: Korean meal mostly composed of rice and herbs.”
  • Park Bom’s Lettuce and Corn Diet - “She snacks healthily and sometimes substitutes watermelon for rice to keep her satiated. Bom’s a major snacker so she eats a total of five meals a day – three main meals and two snacking meals. Trainer Hwang created the two snacking meals to allow Bom to enjoy her two favorite foods – corn and nuts.”
  • Yoon Eun Hye’s Diet - Morning: rice 170 g, dried pollack bean spout soup, steamed eggs, seasoned sesame leaves, corn salad, kimchi. Lunch: rice 170 g, crab soup, sweet potato sprouts, three colored cold salad, boiled kidney beans, kimchi. Snack: ½ bag of puffed corn cookies, cherry tomatoes 200g. Dinner: rice 170 g, mushroom stew, roasted herring with salt, stir-fried butterbur, bean sprouts, kimchi. Snack: 10~20 strawberries.”
  • Kim Shin Young’s Diet - “In the morning, I eat a bowl of brown rice with stir-fried vegetables. 2 hours later, I eat 10 almonds, soy milk, and a quarter of an apple. In the afternoon, I eat calamari or any another protein source with vegetables, and 2 hours later I once again eat 10 pieces of almonds and an apple.”
  • Girl’s Generation Diet - “diet that consisted of rice, grilled chicken breast, blanched broccoli, and seasonal vegetables, while for lunch, they had the same rice and grilled chicken breast, but with a cabbage and paprika salad and almonds. For dinner, the girls had sweet potatoes, eggs, and a cabbage and paprika salad.”
  • Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung - “revealed the first secret was sweet potatoes, “I ate half sweet potato a day. With the sweet potato diet I was able to lose 6kg in 2 weeks. I love eating cookies and chocolate, so every time I had cravings for them I would have a bite of sweet potato.” For her second diet secret she credited black juice, which involves in the mixing and grinding of different black foods. Kang Min Kyung explained, “You mix black beans with black rice and milk, then you grind them to drink.”

And here are the ones I do not recommend since you won’t have any energy or nutrients in your body (you’ll most likely gain all the weight back anyways):

  • IU’s Diet - “diet menu consisted of apples, potatoes, and protein drinks.  She would divide the three foods into three separate meals a day (i.e., apple for breakfast, potato for lunch, and protein drink for dinner).”
  • 9 MUSES Paper Cup Diet - “involves eating three paper cups of rice, side dishes, and vegetable or fruit.”
  • KARA Nicole’s Danish Diet - “a diet plan that is used at the Royal Danish Hospital, is a very strict high-protein and low-calorie diet that lasts for 14 days. The majority of the diet plan is composed of animal protein and black coffee.“ 
  • Jung Hye Yeon’s Diet - “Morning: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato, 1 cup of milk, after meal vitamins. Lunch: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato, broccoli. Snack: max of 10 cherry tomatos. Dinner: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato.”
  • Secret’s Diet - “Monday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple, 1 sweet potato. Lunch: chicken breast salad. Dinner: 8 cherry tomatoes, 1 cucumber. Tuesday -  Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 8 strawberries, 5 cherry tomatoes. Wednesday -  Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato, 5 cherry tomatoes. Dinner: 5 strawberries, 1 cucumber. Thursday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: chicken breast, 8 strawberries. Dinner: 5 cherry tomatoes, 1 cucumber. Friday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple. Lunch: 3 eggs, 1 cucumber, 5 cherry tomatoes. Dinner: 10 strawberries, 1 cucumber. Saturday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 1 tofu, 3 cherry tomatoes. Sunday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 1 cucumber.

Remember that idols pair their diets with daily workouts, activities, promotions, and choreography practices that can take up the majority of their day. Most of them are severely under eating, underweight, and sleep deprived.

You should use these diets as a base line guide of what you should be eating, not a set rule that you have to strictly follow. There’s a general trend of incorporating foods such as Korean sweet potatoes, brown rice, boiled eggs, salads, and chicken breasts that you should add to your meals. 

There’s really no need to go through such extreme lengths. They’re idols for a reason and their whole career, income, and reputation are based on their visuals. Good luck :-)


Potato Salad from Wakako Zake

I wanted to try this since I’ve never had boiled eggs in potato salad before, and was so excited I forgot to add in the red onions.


  • Potatoes (3 russet)
  • Spring Onions
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into thin strips.
  • Cooked bacon/ham
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard (to taste)


  1. Boil/Steam Potatoes until you can poke a toothpick through them easily.
  2. Bring off heat and cool.
  3. Chop Spring Onions
  4. Cut bacon/ham into bite sized pieces.
  5. Peel potatoes and mash, but don’t mash too finely! Wakako says that this potato salad is nice because some big chunks of potato are still around.
  6. Mix ingredients together with mayonnaise and mustard, enough for the ingredients to stick together.
  7. Enjoy with Oolong Hai.


Healthy, vegetarian little foods

Hi there! So I see a LOT of little space food which usually include the same old; macaroni, dino nuggets etc
And if you’re either a health nut or a veggie, these aren’t right for you of course! Luckily, I’m both of these things so I’m gonna do a little post for healthy, veggie foods I eat whilst in little space!

All of these options you can learn to make by just doing a quick YouTube search! (Example; “healthy oatmeal banana cookies”)


- fat free natural yogurt with honey and blue berries
- oatmeal with skim milk, banana and honey
- egg and banana pancakes


- carrot/celery/cucumber sticks with hummus
- rice cakes with no Palm oil peanut butter with sliced banana
- lettuce, cucumber sandwich with wholemeal bread “buttered” with avocado cut into your favourite shape


- lettuce rolls stuffed with sweet potato salad
- egg white omelette with spinach and mushroom
- corn on the cobs


- guacamole with sweet potato roasted chips
- soft boiled egg with wholemeal toast
- cut up apple, grapes and strawberries


- zucchini “spaghetti” (just slice it up like spaghetti) with a simple tomato sauce
- veggie dino nuggets (sweetcorn, carrot, peas, sweet potato mash frozen slightly then cut into dino shapes, breaded then oven roasted)
- refried bean tacos with guacamole and low fat sour cream


- banana, raisin and oatmeal cookies
- chia seed pudding
- berries on fat free yogurt with honey

(Because I know littles LOVE their sweets there are healthy alternatives for soooo many sweets online, even brownies!!)

Swap out sodas and flavoured milks for homemade milkshakes, fruit smoothies, infused water and green tea! Just keep that sugar out! Replace sugar with honey, agave or another sugar substitute like stevia

So there you go! I wanted to make this list for any veggie little who are dieting/wants to keep fit whilst still being little!

Hope this helps!