Rebel Wilson on How She Gave Up Fad Diets and Healed Emotional Eating Patterns

Morgan Fargo
·2-min read

From Women's Health

  • In an interview with Drew Barrymore, Rebel Wilson opened up about her journey with emotional eating

  • The 40-year old actor described how mentally and physically, she wasn't nourishing herself as best she could

  • Describing herself as a former fad dieter, Wilson says her new approach is much more holistic

Star of screen Rebel Wilson continues her 'Year of Health', documenting her journey with emotional eating and how she's learning to fuel her body better. Speaking with Drew Barrymore, Wilson explained how due to the stress and pressure of being internationally known (and the travel and demanding scheduling this entailed) that she saw eating sugar as her 'vice'.

'I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts,' she said. 'I've tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I’m like I need to do a really holistic approach this time.'

'I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally,' she said. 'There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just like eating donuts.'

Whilst we know Rebel Wilson's weight loss journey hasn't seen her give up sugar completely (she still treats herself from time to time which we love to see), she has adjusted her diet to include more protein than before.

'I was working on the mental side of things of why was I doing that and why was I not valuing myself and having better self-worth. And then, also on the nutritional side my diet was mainly all carbs, which are delicious, but for my body type I needed to eat more protein,' she explained.

Working with her PT Jono Castano Acero, Reb's workouts have been challenging to say the least. Featuring tyre flips, hill sprints and battle ropes, she's been putting in the work. Waking up early, getting it in when she doesn't super feel like it and being happy to get after her goals in a safe and sustainable way? *Wipes tear.* We're just, like, really happy for her – OK?

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