Best diet for weight loss by Rebel Wilson: How the Pitch Perfect lost 35kg

In 2020, her self-described “year of health”, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson shed an astonishing 35kg.

A new report claimed the actress credited her weight loss to the Mayr Method diet plan devised by an Austrian physicist, Dr Franz Xavier Mayr.

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However, the 42-year-old has quashed the claims, saying “this was never my diet”.

“Also have never endorsed any diet pills or magic weight loss pills or crypto currency,” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Monday night.

“If I’m endorsing something you’ll see it only as official posts on my official and verified social media.”

Best diet for weight loss by Rebel Wilson: How the Pitch Perfect lost 35kg
Rebel Wilson at this year’s Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

Her response comes just weeks after Rebel revealed much of her wellness journey has been about re-training her bad eating habits.

Mindful eating

She said she has been on a high protein diet, drinks lots of water and tries to stay under 1,500 calories a day.

She explained that while eating something like chicken, she can do so “mindfully”.

“You feel satisfied and then you stop eating,” she said.

“Whereas if I’m eating a whole frickin’ bag of chips I’m just like devouring that and suddenly there’s a ton of calories and game over and yeah, no weight loss that week.”

Wilson in New York on July 15, 2018.
Wilson in New York on July 15, 2018. Credit: Gotham/GC Images

She said she had grown up eating fast food and has a “real sweet tooth”.

“Basically, I only used to eat like, carbs and sugar,” she said.

Rebel added that nothing is off-limits in her new eating plan, she just is aiming for balance.

‘Year of health’

She started calling 2020 her “year of health” in December 2019 and spent the next 12 months losing weight and getting healthy, reaching her “goal weight” in late November 2020.

Last month, Rebel said she’d been asked so many questions about her wellness journey that she decided to do a sit-down Instagram Live.

“I was determined in 2020 – the year of health – to actually fully change my whole entire lifestyle,” she explained in the March 15 video.

“So it meant not only, like, physically but mentally as well.”

Rebel, 40, revealed the one exercise she recommends to just about everyone – walking.

“I’m in a lucky position … I do have access to really amazing personal trainers but I want you guys to know that the majority of the exercise that I’ve done this year has just been me going out for a walk,” she said.

“That is free, you can do it, it’s safe.”

The Pitch Perfect actor said she listens to several music playlists or audiobooks and podcasts while she walks.

“I know it’s getting colder…but just give it a go. If you can do an hour — that’s what I like to do when I go walking — it is the best,” she added.

“Just get your body moving.”