Rebel Wilson has been very successful in losing weight and achieving her different fitness goals. But on Wednesday’s episode of Australian radio show The Morning Crew With Hughesy, Ed and Erin, Wilson revealed that since her weight loss people have treated her differently.
“I think what’s been really interesting to me is how other people treat you. Sometimes being bigger, people didn’t necessarily look twice at you,” the 40-year-old actress said. “And now that I’m in a good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you. I was like, ‘Is this what other people experienced all the time?'”
The Pitch Perfect star was quick to dismiss the idea that people are treating her differently due to a change in her confidence rather than a change in her appearance. “I like to think I looked good at all sizes and stuff and I’ve always been quite confident. So it wasn’t like I wasn’t confident and then now I’m, like, super confident.”
While Wilson’s impressive weight loss has certainly been turning heads, this wasn’t the original goal for Wilson. Instead, she was simply focused on her health. She decided that 2020 was going to be a “year of health” for her. And she took things a step further by publicly announcing her plan to reach her goal weight of 165 pounds before 2021.
It sounded like an ambitious goal at the time, but Wilson pulled it off. On top of that, she actually met her goal in November 2020, with a month to spare! Since her year of health began, Wilson has lost an impressive 66 pounds. What, then, was the real secret to this magical transformation?
The honest answer: a little bit of everything. She partnered with personal trainers to develop a workout program and now works out six days a week. She also hired a nutritionist to help her ditch the carbs in favor of high-protein meals.
Above all else, though, was a change in her relationship with food. “I was probably eating 3,000 calories most days, and because they were normally carbs, I would still be hungry,” she told People. “I think I was emotional eating, and overeating at times, because I wasn’t loving myself enough either. And it does come down to that self worth and self love.”
This led to her ultimate realization that health will always be more important than appearance. “I don’t want to project the message that being smaller is better because I don’t really believe that,” she told E! News. “I was just engaging in pretty unhealthy habits, like eating a tub of ice cream every night and stuff, that wasn’t actually helping me. It just felt good in the moment.”
Now, working out and making better choices is a reward unto itself.