What is the BTS diet?

In this article, we are going to discuss the “BTS diet”. I will include the diets of 3 members of the boy band which included restrictive calorie intake and the nutritional values the diets’ provided. I will also add some of the dangerous effects restrictive diets have on the body.

What is the BTS diet?

BTS is a K-pop group, which is one of the most famous boy bands in the world. They are 7 members from South Korea, they have millions of fans worldwide. They have songs that are in English and Korean. The seven group members are RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

The Korean pop industry is packed with unhealthy and extreme diet plans. This is because of the high beauty standards the industry has.  Some of these diets are extreme and unhealthy. It would cause major weight loss in a short period of time.

 Some of these face health issues from low energy, to dizziness, to fainting from the low food they have during the day. On top of that, the vigorous dance practice that they do each and every day.

Different members go for different diets, mostly Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook’s diets are what we will talk about. The other members’ diet information was limited.


Jimin has the most extreme diet of all of them.  His diet includes only a meal per day. This diet will last 10 days. This is a diet known as OMAD, which stands for one meal a day.  Such a diet is not good for general health and should not be followed. 

Such diets should not be followed by people with medical conditions or without consulting their certified medical professional. 

The reason why Jimin did that was to lose weight quickly. Before idols have to perform before fans, they have to maintain a certain image. This is self-deprivation and it contains so few calories that will not provide much energy to carry out long hours of dance practices.


Jin followed an extreme diet to lose weight quickly. Jin had to eat two chicken breasts per day for a whole year. One chicken breast provides 128 calories, 2.7 grams of fat, 44 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of fiber.

Two chicken breasts would contain 256 calories per day. This is extremely low in calories and is considered a low-calorie diet. It only provides protein and fat for the body. Other food groups are not included in Jin’s diet. 

This diet is not healthy and would cause some major nutritional deficiencies over the course of a year. One of them is calcium deficiency which leads to bone loss and fragile bones that can break easily.

The diet does not provide any vitamin C which will increase the risk for infections and a weak immune system. It also contains no iron which will lead to anemia and fatigue.

The weight lost on the chicken breast diet is more likely to be regained when you stop the diet. It is not recommended to stay on an unhealthy low calorie diet for the long term.


Jungkook makes sure to skip junk food and focus on food that helps him build muscles. He tries to keep his meals balanced while reducing his body fat. He goes for traditional healthy Korean dishes. Some of these dishes include kimchi, steamed rice, and bulgogi beef.

Before he filmed a music video, Jungkook went on a water-fasting diet. This diet provides only water for the number of days each person goes for. He went on that diet for 5 days.

What are some dangerous effects of restrictive diets?

Restrictive diets cause some serious health risks for the people following the diet. Sleep will be disrupted, and mood changes will be observed as well. People who starve themselves tend to feel low and frustrated from the constant hunger they feel. 

People are more likely to feel fatigued and tired from the lack of calories such diets provide. It also causes bad breath and changes in digestion and bowel patterns.


In this article, we discussed the “BTS diet”.I included the diets of 3 members of the boy band which included restrictive calorie intake and the nutritional values the diets’ provided. I also added some of the dangerous effects restrictive diets have on the body.


BTS Diet – Should We “Stan” or Stay Away? Learn More Here! (hellodoctor.com.ph)

BTS Diet Plan – Health Yogi (health-yogi.com)

FoodData Central (usda.gov)

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