Rebel Wilson is opening up about her weight loss journey.
The “Pitch Perfect” actress, 40, has been very open on social media about her “year of health,” recently revealing that she’d lost around 40 pounds.
Now, the star has spilled her secrets to shedding the weight in a new interview with People magazine.
“Before I was probably eating 3,000 calories most days, and because they were normally carbs, I would still be hungry,” she confessed. “So, I’ve really changed to eating a high-protein diet, which is challenging because I didn’t used to eat a lot of meat.”
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The “Cats” actress added: “I eat fish, salmon, and chicken breast.”
Rebel Wilson dubbed 2020 her ‘year of health’ and set out on a weight loss journey to shed about 40 pounds. (Photo by SC Pool – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
However, like most diet-conscious individuals, Wilson said she cuts herself some slack sometimes when it comes to keeping to such rules.
“It doesn’t mean every week is a healthy week,” she explained. “Some weeks are just write-offs, and there’s nothing you can do about that.”
Instead, the star is looking at the big picture as she works to obtain her goal weight.
“I’m just trying to go for overall balance, overall healthy balance,” said Wilson. “I have this state of being, which is not my quote, but I go ‘Nothing is forbidden.’ We’ll be like, ‘Should we get In-N-Out burger?’ And I’m like, ‘Nothing is forbidden.’ I can go there, I just might eat half of what I used to eat before. You know? And I’ll have a burger, and a few fries, and then you feel fine.”
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Being stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic has been helpful for her weight loss as well.
“I really took it as time to get really well-rested and de-stress,” recalled the star. “Because most of my stress is work-related.”
She’s spent her extra at-home time working to correct “bad habits to healthier ones.”
“I think I was emotional eating, and overeating at times, because I wasn’t loving myself enough either,” she said. “And it does come down to that self-worth and self-love.”
During a recent visit to “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the “Bridesmaids” actress expanded on the idea of paying closer attention to her health.
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“I never really focused on my health, which was probably obvious. I was going all around the world jet-setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar,” she admitted. “That was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts.”
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Eating was a way of dealing with the stress of becoming a celebrity, she said.
“I think what I really suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally,” Wilson said. “There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just eating donuts.”
Nowadays, she said, she’s feeling “more in control” of her life and career.