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I was eating 3,000 calories on most days: Rebel Wilson opens up about weight loss journey

Rebel Wilson, who shed 40 pounds, talked about how she is trying to achieve an overall healthy balance

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2020 8:57:29 am
rebel wilsonRebel Wilson revealed she is following a high-protein diet. (Source: rebelwilson/Instagram)

Rebel Wilson’s remarkable weight loss has been winning a lot of appreciation. The actor, who shed about 40 pounds (18 kg) by following a balanced diet and five-day workout regime, recently revealed details about her healthy weight loss routine.

In an interview with People magazine, the Isn’t It Romantic actor revealed she was eating a high-protein diet. Earlier, she was eating up to “3000 calories most day”, she said, and “would still be hungry”. “So, I’ve really changed to eating a high-protein diet, which is challenging because I didn’t use to eat a lot of meat. I eat fish, salmon, and chicken breast.”

This does not mean the 40-year-old actor is always on a strict diet. “Some weeks are just write offs, and there’s nothing you can do about that,” she was quoted as saying.

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Wilson’s aim, she said, was to achieve an “overall healthy balance”. “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,” she said.

The actor also made sure she rested and destressed well during the lockdown, which also encouraged her to adopt a healthy lifestyle. “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,” she further said in the interview.

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