Rebel Wilson reveals 'holistic approach' is the secret to her 40lb weight loss

Marie Claire Dorking
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Rebel Wilson has opened up about her body transformation revealing that taking a “holistic approach” has been the key to her 40lb weight loss.

The Pitch Perfect star was discussing her weight loss and wellbeing journey on The Drew Barrymore Show, explaining that at the beginning of 2020, she decided she was going to make this her “Year Of Health”.

“For the last few years I’ve been theming my years, so I had the Year Of Fun, last year I had the Year Of Love and this year I’m like, ‘It’s going to be the Year Of Health,’” she explained.

The actor went on to say that turning 40 in March had inspired her to rethink her health regime.

“I never really focused on my health, which was probably obvious,” she added.

“I was going all around the world, jet-setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar,” Wilson continued. “That was my vice. I have a very sweet tooth. I love desserts.”

Rebel Wilson has opened up about her health and fitness transformation, pictured at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party February, 2020 (Getty Images)
Rebel Wilson has opened up about her health and fitness transformation, pictured at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party February, 2020 (Getty Images)

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Before she decided to overhaul her health and fitness regime, The Bridesmaids star described herself as an “emotional eater”.

Instead of the fad diets she’d tried in the past, Wilson decided she was going to try a more holistic approach this time.

In order to move forward with her health goals and tackle her emotional eating, the actor realised she had to work on her mental health too and learn to love herself.

“So I was working on the mental side of things and thinking why was I doing that? And why wasn’t I valuing myself and having better self-worth?” she said.

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The actor also changed her eating habits and learned how to fuel her body in a nutritious and healthy way.

“My diet was mainly all carbs,” she continued. “Which were delicious, but for my body type I needed to eat a lot more protein.”

She went on to add that she thinks she has lost around 40lbs this year so far, but she still wants to lose a bit more weight.

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Wilson has been documenting her weight loss journey on Instagram, revealing that she has been achieving it safely and sustainably through eating healthily and exercising.

This has included high-intensity workouts with her personal trainer Jono Castano Acero.

In a recent post, which saw her show off her weight loss in a body skimming navy dress, Wilson updated fans on her progress.

She wrote: “Thanks for all the love so far on my ‘Year of Health’ journey - when I was reaching for the candies last night after dinner I thought to myself ‘hmmmm...better not’ and had a bottle of water instead.

“8kgs to go until I hit my goal - hopefully I can do it by the end of the year.”

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