Rebel Wilson weight loss: The diet and exercise plan behind the 5.5st transformation is ‘simple’
Rebel Wilson, 41, has lost more than five stone after her ‘Year of Health’. The actress used walking and healthy eating to slim down.
She told fans, “An Austrian doctor said ‘Rebel, the best way for you to lose unwanted body fat is just to walk.
“’It doesn’t have to be high intensity, not necessarily uphill, just moderate walking for an hour a day.
“‘And if you can do it, for you, for your body type, that’s, like, the best way to lose unwanted body fat.'”
The actress reportedly followed the Mayr Method diet and focused on adding more vegetables while occasionally indulging in treats.
Alex Crockford, fitness expert and founder of CrockFit, analyzed Rebel’s weight loss methods.
He told Express.co.uk: “The diet is good because the suggested foods to eat and avoid are what we would traditionally consider a healthy approach.
“Eat fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, etc., while avoiding sugar, processed foods, dairy products and carbonated drinks.
“It makes this diet quite simple to follow and apply, which then increases adherence, making it a successful diet.”
Discussing the Mayr Method, Alex explained, “The goal of this diet is to improve gut health, which promotes weight loss and health.
“That may be true, but a person on this diet is more likely to lose weight due to the reduced calorie intake and controlled dieting, compared to their previous eating habits.”
Alex advocates mindful eating, a practice advocated by the plan.
He said: “The diet’s suggestion of mindful eating is also excellent – chewing food longer and limiting distractions is a way to increase gratitude for food, enjoyment and satisfaction in the moment, promoting stop when you’re full, and of course the digestion benefits of breaking down food too.
“Everyone’s weight loss journey is very personal, so restricting certain food groups may be a good approach for some, but may not be the best approach mentally and emotionally for others, where restriction can lead to long-term negative eating habits.
“However, it seems Rebel’s approach is really well balanced keeping diet as the main base while she enjoys the things she likes once in a while like ice cream and chocolate to keep it going. This is really true for any diet in my opinion.”
Walking has been a big part of Rebel’s fitness. The actress claims to walk an hour a day to stay active.
Alex said: “Rebel has increased her walking to 60 minutes a day which is a great way to increase her calorie burn to create the calorie deficit needed to burn fat.
“I would also suggest adding forms of resistance training like home bodyweight workouts or lifting weights, to build muscle and further enhance fat loss while shaping the body with muscle tone.”
Finally, Alex praised the Aussie actress for speaking out about her emotional eating.
He told Express.co.uk: “I love her comments about her lessons in emotional eating and how she managed to manage her emotions better and become healthier because of it.
“It’s a great source of inspiration for anyone looking to improve their relationship with food.”