Want to try the Korean diet? Here are 7 meal replacement and low-carb products to consider
Thanks to the Korean wave, kimchi-land is now well-known for their music, dramas, and skincare products. And now it seems Korean weight loss products are catching the fancy of people around the world as they aspire to achieve the enviable figures that many K-pop idols are known for. Thankfully, there’s now a wide variety of Korean meal replacement products available in Singapore to make your Korean diet conversion a fuss-free one.
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Labnosh food shakes and bars
If you fancy going on an all-liquid diet, try the Labnosh food shakes which are like nutrient-packed meal replacement smoothies. Thick and delicious, the shakes taste as good as they look and best of all, keep you full all afternoon. The starter kit (available on labnosh_official.kr) includes five delicious flavours. The multi-grain flavour, which consists of a blend of brown rice, barley, corn, white sesame and white corvania, tastes like wholemeal biscuits, while those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the blueberry yogurt and chocolate flavours. Need a quick caffeine fix? Ditch your regular Joe for the coffee variant which features creamy Vietnamese and Colombian coffee latte.
If you're unable to go more than an hour or two before reaching for a snack, stock up on Labnosh food bars. Each bar contains 200kcal and can be a meal in itself. Flavours include sweet and sour chocolate-coated strawberry pie flavour, banana crunch, and choco.
Labnosh porridge and konjac noodles
For something more substantial, there's Labnosh's porridge which is conveniently packed in a microwaveable juice bag, making it easy to prepare and consume.
We highly recommend the Kobe style curry porridge (110kcal), which tastes like Japanese curry rice with addictive barley bits, and comforting ginseng chicken porridge (85kcal). If you’re craving for something sweet, try the honey sweet pumpkin porridge (140kcal) or sweet red bean porridge (170kcal) - the perfect guilt-free supper treats.
Another healthy alternative is the konjac noodles which have a wonderful springy texture and are unbelievably low in calories. The gluten-free instant noodles come in four flavours and can be enjoyed hot or cold - think authentic Korean naengmyeon on a hot summer day.
We like the Konjac Donkotsu Ramen (165kcal) for its rich and flavourful pork bone broth, as well as the fiery Konjac Hot Chicken Ramen (70kcal). Other offerings are Konjac Warm Soba (95kcal) and Konjac Rice Noodle (105kcal) which tastes like to Vietnamese pho.
Ever Bikini Korea Diet Oats Shake
Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re on a Korean diet. A hearty breakfast keeps you full for longer which in turn reduces your calorie intake throughout the day. The Ever Bikini Korea Diet Oats Shake makes for a great breakfast choice as it contains a mixture of boiled and roasted oats to keep you feeling satisfied. Not to mention, it is unbelievably nutritious and rich in antioxidants too.
The Ever Bikini Korea Diet Oat Shakes (168kcal) contain a soluble fibre known as Beta-Glucan, which dissolves in water to become a thick, gel-like solution that will keep you full for hours. All you need to do is add 200ml of low-fat milk into the bottle, shake thoroughly and voila - it's quick and easy to prepare even when you are in a rush in the mornings.
Dr. You Energy Diet Bars
Dr. You Energy Diet Bars aren't just great for fuelling your workout, they also make nutritious snacks. Packed with almonds, peanuts, dried cranberries, and raisins, each bar provides the same amount of protein as an egg in addition to a rich supply of Vitamin A, B, C, E, niacin and folic acid. While the regular Dr. You Energy Diet Bar contains 197kcal, you can opt for the Dr. You Oat And Honey Light Bar that only contains 99kcal to keep within your diet restrictions.
Calobye Diet Water Jelly
Touted as the secret behind K-pop idols’ incredible figures, the Calobye Diet Water Jelly is one of the most popular Korean meal replacement products in Singapore. At less than 200kcal per juice pouch, Calobye Diet Water Jelly can be consumed for breakfast, a quick snack or even a post-workout treat.
Each pack contains 600mg of apple phenon, a nutritious and effective ingredient known for targeting excess body fat. Instead of using sugar, Calobye uses erythritol as a calorie-free sweetener to provide the water jelly with a light and delicious taste. Choose from a wide variety of flavours, including green apple, grapefruit, calamansi and blueberry.