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Rebel Wilson’s Weight Loss – From Chubby to Chiseled

Written by Jane Summerfield

Rebel Wilson, The Pitch Perfect star declared last January that 2020 was going to be her ‘year of health’ and it has paid off significantly well. She lost more than 60 pounds in November!


  • How did Rebel Wilson lose a lot of weight?
  • What does she look like now?

Let’s dive right in and discuss a ton more about her weight loss and fitness journey…

Rebel Wilson, the much-loved Australian comedian, and actress can tell you that if she was able to lose so much weight and look incredulous, so can you!

Just look at her amazing transformation and eat only your heart out, but not the fridge!

Rebel Wilson’s incredible weight loss Journey

Rebel Wilson before after

This gorgeous gal, Rebel Wilson, started a fantastic weight loss journey back in April 2016.

In just eight months on her diet, she already managed to lose 35 pounds. And by November, she’s lost 60 pounds.

She worked hard to get where she was, and her trainer got her working out for seven days a week!

She initially lost weight while filming Cats.

She reported that at this time, she lost 8 lbs in just four days while filming.

She said the set was heated up to almost 100 Fahrenheit, and it was difficult to cool down.

Some of the best dancers in the world were there for the movie and they couldn’t allow their muscles to cool down, otherwise, they could get a serious injury and be out of the movie.

She said the set was like being in a sauna!

She reported that 2020 was going to be her ‘year of health’

So she started in 2019 with her new weight loss program and wanted to continue the journey into 2020…

…letting her fans that she was going to make some lifestyle changes for 2020.

One would be that she was going to load up on much more water and cut out sugar and junk food.

Many of her fans said she already looked fantastic.

And Rebel has been truly sticking to her goals.

At the start of 2020, she set her goal weight to 75 kgs. or 165 lbs – she wants to get there by the end of the year.

She’s also trying to get one of her movies into production by the end of the year, and she says that both these activities have required a huge daily effort…

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…in both of them, she has experienced setbacks.

But nevertheless, she’s “working hard”, she says.

This is what her fitness and nutrition routine look like in 2021…

Rebel Wilson's weight loss

In January 2020, she started by simply walking more and making some smart food swaps.

She had an interview with Hollywood Life, with her coach, Jono. He said that Rebel had been very committed to her workout routine.

Lately, she has included a new workout and that was flipping tires.

Her routine is tough and it includes stair sprints as well and working with battle ropes.

Wilson revealed that she enjoys high-intensity interval training and also enjoys boxing in the ring.

Her daily routine includes cardio, whether it’s running or walking.

The “Pooch Perfect” host aims for 10,000 steps a day, says Jono.

The Pitch Perfect star loves walking outdoors and even shares some photos of her taken on a hike high up on a hill in Palm Springs, FL.

When she hits the gym, her routine is centered on building strength, conditioning, improving coordination and balance, and toning the core.

Jono told Hollywood Life that Rebel’s typical circuit in the gym will involve the assault bike, TRX squats, and battle rope slaps.

The pitch perfect star uses the TRX because it focuses on using body weight and gravity as resistance to building balance, strength, coordination, core, and joint stability, and flexibility.

She’s reportedly following the Mayr Method diet

What diet does Rebel Wilson follow, or has her weight loss been all following her own methods?

Well, Wilson follows the Mayr Method.

This is a restrictive program and aims that people to lose weight when they improve their gut health and make huge lifestyle changes.

Rebel Wilson apparently has achieved amazing results with the Mayr Method.

She took this up after visiting the Austrian Luxury Medical Detox and Wellness Center known as VivaMayr.

This was created by the Austrian physician, Franz Xaver Mayr, M.D. Mayr believed that most people are poisoning their digestive systems with the foods they eat and how they eat them.

So the goal is to improve health through digestion.

It starts off with a caffeine and sugar detox and then suggests certain eating habits like chewing food at least 40-60 times before swallowing, for example.

The Mayr Method also reduces gluten and dairy, and no snacking is allowed. This allowed her to increase her protein intake.

Rebel explained that her weight loss wasn’t just a walk in the park and her trainer says weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint

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According to her’s trainer, Jono Castano Acero, Wilson has the right idea with her “year of health”.

He says that often people just don’t realize how long it can take to transform their health and their body and make changes that will last the rest of their lives.

To start off, anybody has to know what their weight is, their body fat, and their muscle mass.

Rebel’s trainer is a great fan of taking photos each week to watch the transformation progress.

He says two months just isn’t enough time to change your body.

It’s actually putting a lot of stress on yourself to try and change your body in so short a space of time…

…it can actually cause a lot of mental problems.

The best advice is that you need to keep your goals realistic and short and then achieve them and progress from there.

Kick start the coming new year looking fabulous

As we mentioned earlier, Rebel did lose a bit of weight when she was filming the movie, Cats, back in 2018 and when she posted her sultry bikini Instagram snap, it sent fans worldwide wild.

After all, the dance sequences were pretty demanding and rigorous and the temperatures on the set were very hot to keep the muscles of the dancers warmed all the time.

All of those things led to the ‘Pooch perfect’ host losing eight pounds in just four days.

Health and beauty go hand in hand and Rebel’s weight loss journey and her attitude towards being healthy to make her a role model for the body-positive movement.

The actress documented her journey on Instagram.

During the coronavirus pandemic, this is what Wilson has achieved…

While coronavirus has derailed many of our plans this year, it hasn’t stopped Rebel from achieving her health goals.

One dietitian, Kate Save, told Australian Daily Mail that Wilson had lost around 18 kilos so far, and the year is not done yet.

The star had revealed her decision to focus on her health in 2020 and make positive changes during an Instagram Live.

Since beginning her fitness journey at the end of 2019, Rebel’s progress has been a steady pace rather than focusing on fast results.

And it’s an approach that her trainer, Jono, favors as well.

In one interview, he said that diets and programs that promise results in just a few weeks aren’t realistic for the long term.

He recommends that people do five workout sessions every week and then focuses on recovery over the weekend.

You mustn’t overdo it, he says.

She posted on Instagram, that got “amazing results” following the Mayr Method plan of eating.

The Australian actress isn’t just getting fit in the gym.

She also does hiking and walks with her friends.

She also says that “emotional eating” is something she still struggles with.

We truly wish Rebel Wilson all the luck for her future endeavors, and may she achieve all the goals she set out to in 2021!

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She told Good Morning America in an interview on March 2021: “Now the challenge is to keep it off. I’ve never succeeded in my life [done it]. I’ve lost a bit of weight here or there, but I guess last year I set myself a mission.

“2020 is the year of health. I kind of overhauled my whole lifestyle and for the first time in my life really prioritized health.”

On 31st May 2021, the Pitch Perfect star was seen showing off her weight loss in a plunging black swimsuit on a beach in Florida. 

Rebel Wilson wearing a plunging swimsuit

She paired the swimsuit with a blue sun hat and captured her Instagram photo with this hilarious statement “I think I wanna move to Florida now.”

Rebel Wilson is having the time of her life right now and it seems everything is falling in place for her this year. 

In December of 2021, Rebel Wilson was interviewed by BCC where she reveals the latest about her health, weight loss, and career.

It’s a must-watch…

Rock on, Rebel!

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