Rebel Wilson suffered from ‘emotional eating’ and ‘self-worth’ issues
11 months into her ‘Year of Health’, Rebel Wilson has divulged that coping with fame was a factor in her emotional eating and lack of self-worth. Now, just a couple of kgs away from her goal, the Aussie actor is feeling healthy, confident, and in control.
Rebel Wilson has lost an astonishing 18kg since embarking on her weight loss journey which she’s dubbed her ‘Year of Health’.
But perhaps the biggest challenge for the Aussie actor was shifting her mental mindset and how to stop emotionally eating while coping with the pressures of becoming famous.
Speaking on the Drew Barrymore Show, Rebel said, “I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally. There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just like eating a donut.”
Her ‘Year of Health’ came as she turned 40, realising that she “never focused on [her] health,” having tried “fads and diets.” She now wants to take a “holistic” approach to her lifestyle.
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“So 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,” she explained.
“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.”
Only a few kgs away from her goal weight, Rebel says she still loves her figure.
“I love my curves and stuff, I don’t think I’ll ever go too skinny but I feel so much healthier,” she said. “And I don’t know whether it’s a thing with ladies when you turn 40, I feel like I really have come into my own now and not just with health but with my career. I feel more in control and I get to produce movies now which is amazing and kind of have more control of the content. I just feel like everything seems to be coming together, maybe I’m a late bloomer or something but I’m slowly getting it together.”
Get ‘em, girl.