The Real Reason Rebel Wilson Lost 80 Pounds in Her ‘Healthy Year’

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As many of us hoped, Rebel Wilson Actually spent his pandemic year getting in shape.

The ‘Senior Year’ star recently shared how an inevitable break from the spotlight in 2020 gave him the chance to get healthy and lose over 80 pounds.

During her self-proclaimed ‘year of health’, the 42-year-old Australian comedian was inspired to lose weight after seeing a fertility doctor a few years ago, with the intention of freezing her eggs.

“He looked me up and down and said, ‘You’d be a lot better if you were healthier,'” the actress recently told People.

The comedian lost around 80 pounds and found herself in good health in 2020.
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Her desire to become a mother one day encouraged her to put health first. Wilson also suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that can have a big impact on fertility and lead to weight gain.

“I was stunned. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this guy is so rude.’ He was right. I was carrying a lot of excess weight. It’s almost as if I hadn’t thought of my own needs. [When] I thought about the needs of a future child, it really inspired me to be healthier,” she told the magazine.

She began her wellness journey in January 2020. “It wasn’t a goal to reach a certain weight,” she explained. “It was just being the healthiest version of myself.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 10: Rebel Wilson attends Netflix's Senior Year Special Screening at The London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills on May 10, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
Wilson’s desire to become a mother one day drove her to regain her health and lose weight.
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Wilson opened up about her struggle with “emotional eating” and how it caused her to re-evaluate her priorities. She finally realized that her physical transformation was more than the number on the scale.

“It was about dealing with the emotional issues that caused me to emotionally eat, and that’s a process,” she emphasized. “You cry a lot, analyze things. I had never done this before. It’s really hard to know why you don’t feel worthy when people look at my life on paper and say you’ve done all these amazing things. That’s what I’m trying to overcome.

When she was at her heaviest, the “Bridesmaids” alum said she felt “in a way, invisible” despite being famous. “And then suddenly having people wanting to wear your groceries, do nice things for you just because of how you look, it’s interesting,” she remarked.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Rebel Wilson attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
“It wasn’t a goal to hit a certain weight,” the ‘Pitch Perfect’ star said of her wellness journey. “It was just being the healthiest version of myself.”
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The “Pitch Perfect” singer also told People that she “knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the coin.”

She continued, “And now I know what it’s like to draw attention to the positive. There is a societal bias towards what society considers beautiful. It’s not true. It sucks, it’s unfair. I’m sad if someone doesn’t like the body they’re in. You want to celebrate all body types, but I also want to encourage people to be healthy.

While many fans buzzed about how Wilson lost weight, previous reports suggested she was using the Mayr Method – a controversial tactic that focuses on improving gut health and avoiding certain substances like gluten and caffeine.

However, she denied using the method last month and said on social media: ‘It was NEVER my diet’ and that she ‘NEVER endorsed diet pills or magic pills for weight loss’.


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