April 2021

Secrets behind Korean Celebrities S-Line Figure | Shens Aesthetics

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Have you ever wondered how some top Korean idols can achieve and further maintain the ever sought after S-Line figure despite their hectic schedule? In short, the S-Line is used to describe women who have a well-shaped and curvy (or an hourglass) figure. This body shape is one of the most desirable body shapes defined by ample breasts and buttocks when viewed from the side.

With that, it isn’t surprising to note that having a slim physique and achieving an incredible body shape is essential for individuals in Korea’s stardom. A slim physique often means much more than what meets the eye — it’s not just entirely about eating less and working out more. Rather, it’s about focusing on the targeted area which you want to accentuate. 

Without further ado, let us delve into the secrets behind the S-Line figure and how you can achieve it too!

Diet Management

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No matter your size or weight, your body’s shape can reveal a lot about what you consume and your health. For any individual looking to get into shape (especially the ideal S-Line figure), keeping yourself accounted for and what you consume plays a big part in achieving your goals.

With that, you have probably heard of the 80/20 ratio (Diet vs Exercise) when it comes to weight loss and for individuals who are striving to get their ideal body shape. You might be questioning, “does it really work better that way?” And, our answer is yes!

According to Women’s Health Magazine, it is much easier for you to get into the ideal body shape by focusing on your diet rather than burning off more than what you eat by exercising. Regarding the effects of exercise, fitness can help you push past your plateaus and help you achieve your ultimate body goals.

The following are some pointers you may want to look into when crafting out your diet plan.

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  • Reduce Sodium Intake

According to Korean Idol, Soyou (former member of the girl group SISTAR) has shared that the low sodium and high-carbohydrate diet helped her maintain her perfect S-Line figure. She has emphasised that just by lowering your sodium intake, you would be able to lose a lot of weight. Food such as processed items, fast food, or frozen meals often contains a high amount of sodium and tends to also be high in unhealthy fats and calories. By eliminating them from your diet, you would cut down on the salt and a significant amount of unwanted calories consumption.

In one of our previous posts, we have mentioned that high sodium intake’s adverse effect can further cause water retention in the body. In short, sodium binds to water in our body and helps maintain the balance of fluids both inside and outside of cells. If you often eat meals that are high in salt, such as many processed foods, your body may start to retain a higher amount of fluid which makes you look bloated.

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  • Lets Go Keto

We’re sure by now that you would have some knowledge about the keto diet. In general, the high-fat, low-carb “ketogenic diet” works because when you restrict dietary carbs – your body’s main energy source – your body breaks down the stored fat and creates ketones to use for energy instead. Yes, this means that you are burning off your stored fat for energy rather than using carbohydrates as the main energy provider. 

However, it is important to note that the amount of calories you consume still matters. If you overeat protein and fat, and your total calories are beyond what your body is burning, you will not reach your ideal body shape or weight loss goals. Therefore, essentially, you would need to keep track of what you are eating and how much you are eating.

With you going on a “no-carb” diet, it will also reduce a significant amount of water retention. In summary, our body stores carbs with water, so when you use up your carb stores, you lose water weight too.

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  • Time Your Meals & Fast

Intermittent fasting and having to time your meals so that you can reduce the chances of overeating have been in the diet management trend for a long while now. Timing your meals and not consuming your food past certain hours can reduce excess calories not being utilised and further stored as fats in the body.

Not familiar with how intermittent fasting works? No worries. In short, Intermittent fasting involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. Most types of this dietary pattern focus on limiting your meals and snacks to a specific time window — typically between 6 and 8 hours of the day. For example, 16/8 intermittent fasting involves restricting food intake to just 8 hours per day and abstaining from eating during the remaining 16 hours.

If you were to combine this method with the above suggestions (reduce sodium & going Keto), it would help your body attune to utilise the stored fat as the main energy source more efficiently. Your body would be forced to use the excess fat stored and increase your calorie-burning as it speeds up ketosis (a metabolic state that forces your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs).

According to clinical studies, it shows that intermittent fasting can also improve blood sugar levels, decrease cholesterol, and boost longevity. Furthermore, this eating pattern may reduce levels of insulin, a hormone involved in blood sugar management. Decreased levels can bump up fat burning.

Hence, with the above information on dieting, let us bump up the target areas and accentuate those curves on your body via exercises!

Workout

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Yes, workouts. With all the dieting tips above, you may be shedding loads of water weight and burning off calories. However, to achieve that S-Line figure, you would need to exercise the targeted areas to accentuate those curvatures. You won’t be getting that perky bubble butt or the ideal abdominal muscles by just running on the treadmill.

So, lets get to it!

An S-Line figure typically consists of a smaller waist balanced by a larger bust and curvier hips. That means there are three target areas to work on for more of an hourglass shape:

  • your upper body
  • your waist
  • your glutes, upper thighs, and hips

The emphasis of what you work on will depend on your natural shape.

If you’re already slim all around, you may want to start by building muscle around your shoulders and chest area to get broader on top. If you carry weight around your midsection, you’ll likely want to prioritise whittling that away.

Instead of listing many exercises that you could try out to work on the targeted areas, why not follow the workout video below? It makes it more fun and educational to follow the exercises as the video progresses!

Non-Invasive Treatments

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As much as you would love to get that S-Line figure immediately, it is unrealistic to think that it is achievable in a short amount of time or without going through invasive surgeries such as Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or Breast Augmentation. Hence, surgical procedures would also mean that there would be some downtime or a certain extent of scarring. 

With that, other than just dieting and workouts, there are other ways to help you accelerate the timeline on achieving the goal of an S-Line figure! At Shens Aesthetics, we will recommend a non-invasive treatment that can help you melt down the stored fat, even on those hard to reach areas (back fat, thigh fat and the pesky fats on the waistline etc.)

Shens Aesthetics’s Recommendation: Medical Indiba® BodySlim Systemwoman undergoing Medical Indiba® BodySlim System treatment

Medical Indiba® is clinically proven to visibly reduce visceral fat and circumferential width using three synergistic treatment modalities: radiofrequency energy, thermal and mechanical stimuli. Stubborn fat deposits are reduced, and fat build-up is prevented at the cellular level. With this treatment, Medical Indiba® uses higher energy levels and delivers a more effective treatment than other beauty based Indiba or traditional radio frequency machines.

The treatment feels like a warm massage and is pleasant and soothing. The radiofrequency energy’s synergistic actions, thermal and mechanical modalities combine to heat adipocytes (known as fat cells) to the optimal temperature to cause apoptosis (death of fat cells), which is then removed via the body’s lymphatic system.

The treatment also induces biological effects at the cellular level, which interferes with the production of fat cells and fat deposits.

Recommended treatment: Intensive Treatment (6 – 10 sessions, weekly) and followed by the maintenance session (1 session per month).

The Bottom Line


The hourglass figure is typically hard to achieve. Hence, do not be too disheartened if the progress is slow at the start because every little effort counts! 

However, it is also important to be realistic with your intended goals and always remember that measurements do not define you. Shens Aesthetics believes that every individual is beautiful in their very own way.

With that, if you’re interested in the recommended Indiba Body Slim System which we have mentioned above, feel free to contact our customer support team via our hotline or WhatsApp.

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