Rebel Wilson praised for holiday weight gain honesty: 'I’ve lost all self-control'

Rebel Wilson has shared a relatable post about gaining weight on holiday, pictured in May 2022. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
Rebel Wilson has shared a relatable Instagram post about gaining weight on holiday. (Getty Images)

Rebel Wilson has been praised for sharing a relatable and inspiring post about putting on weight while on holiday.

The Pitch Perfect actor, 42, who is currently enjoying a trip away with her girlfriend, Ramona Agruma, explained that she has “lost all self-control” but it “doesn’t help to be hard on yourself”.

Sharing an image of herself looking incredible in a one-shouldered, hot pink swimsuit, with a short sarong wrapped round her waist, the Australian star opened up about the fact that she has put on some weight while she's been away.

"I just noticed I put on 3kg’s (approx 7lbs) on my holiday," she wrote. "I’m at an amazing all-inclusive resort…I’ve lost all self control. But you know what? I can get up tomorrow and go to the gym, and hydrate and eat healthy and love myself."

The Senior Year star went on to say that "it doesn't help to be hard on yourself" but she knows what it's like to feel "guilty" and "not great after eating too much".

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The star went on to say that while it is easy to be focussed on your body size, it is important to remember to cut yourself some slack, particularly while you are on holiday.

"If you’re like me just know YOU are more than just your weight, your weight doesn’t define you, just try your best to be healthy and don’t be so hard on yourself.

"Be the best version of you," she ended her empowering post.

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Wilson isn't alone in gaining some weight while enjoying a trip away. A recent survey, by Admiral Travel Insurance, revealed 68% of Brits think they put on some weight on holiday.

A fifth (17%) said they gain an extra two to three lbs (approx 1kg), while around one in seven (14%) gained around four to five lbs (approx 2kg).

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Wilson is currently on holiday with her partner, Ramona Ramona Agruma, pictured together in April 2022. (Getty Images)
Wilson is currently on holiday with her partner, Ramona Ramona Agruma, pictured together in April 2022. (Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, therefore, fans could really relate to Wilson's inspiring message, praising the star's body positive stance on the subject.

"Wow! I really needed to read that!" one user wrote. "I went to Nepal and came back home gaining 3 kgs! I was sad and now I am feeling much better."

"Amen! I gained 20 back when life got a bit messy and you know what I'm still me and will get back on it when it in lines with my spirit!" another fan agreed. "I wish I had a role model like you when I was a kid . Your talent and charisma and star quality doesn't care what dress size you are."

"Nicely said," yet another fan agreed. "It’s not easy when you lose weight and then feel like you’ve failed in some way when you put it back on. Focusing on loving myself through it in the meantime."

"Truth. We need to love ourselves better," another user commented. "We are more than our weight. And guilt is a wasteful emotion. Get up do better. Thanks for the reminder!"

Rebel Wilson has shared an inspiring post about gaining weight on holiday, pictured in September 2021. (Getty Images)
Rebel Wilson has shared an inspiring post about gaining weight on holiday, pictured in September 2021. (Getty Images)

Wilson previously opened up about her decision to lose weight during her 'Year of Health', revealing that before her transformation she felt "invisible" and discussing society's "obsession" with female body shape.

"It's fascinating, why are people so obsessed with it? Like, with women in particular about their looks?" she said in a BBC interview.

"I know what it's like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever.

"It's crazy to try to fit that. It's just better to be the healthiest version," she continues.

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At the beginning of 2020, the Pitch Perfect star decided she was going to make this her 'Year Of Health”, revealing previously that turning 40 had inspired her to rethink her health regime.

Since then she has undergone a dramatic body transformation, but the star has noticed that her weight loss has garnered a lot of attention.

"So is that what a woman has to do in the world, is just lose weight to like, get attention?" she said.

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Wilson says that her decision to overhaul her lifestyle wasn't focussed on changing her body shape and size, but instead on getting healthy.

"Even though I was still very confident being bigger and loved myself and could rock a red carpet, and even though I was probably double the size, sometimes triple the weight of other actresses. But I still felt confident in that," she reveals.

"But I knew deep down inside, some of the emotional eating behaviour I was doing was not healthy."

The actor embarked on a 'Year of Health' at the beginning of 2020, pictured in May 2021. (Getty Images)
The actor embarked on a 'Year of Health' at the beginning of 2020, pictured in May 2021. (Getty Images)

Wilson has been documenting her health journey on Instagram, revealing that she has been achieving her weight loss safely and sustainably through eating healthily and exercising.

This has included high-intensity workouts with her personal trainer Jono Castano Acero.

The actor recently shut down claims that she underwent her weight loss transformation by following one diet in particular.

After reports suggested she stuck to the Mayr Method diet, the comedian shared a screenshot to her Instagram stories and wrote, "This was NEVER my diet, please stop writing this stuff."

The Mayr Method has been around for nearly 100 years and aims to improve digestion and health by altering the foods people eat and how they eat them.

Separately, the Pitch Perfect star added: "Also have NEVER endorsed any diet pills or magic weight loss pills or crypto currency.

"If you see stuff like this online please report it as a scam – do not send it to me as a DM – report it on the social media site you see it on when you see it.

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