Rebel Wilson Workout and diet
Rebel Wilson is from Australia. Always an excellent student, Wilson won the 2003 Australian Theatre for Young People International Scholarship funded by Nicole Kidman and moved to New York where she trained with The Second City. She wrote, starred and produced the stage musical, The Westie Monologues, and also appeared in Australian tv shows and films including The Wedge and Fat Pizza. In the US, Wilson landed roles on the big and small screens, such as Bridesmaids, Cats, Rules of Engagement and Workaholics. She created a plus-size t-shirt collection and a clothing line and wrote a children’s book called Bella the Brave. Wilson was a spokesperson for Jenny Craig in Australia and she endorses Olly brand supplements. She is an advocate for body positivity and lost 60 lbs. in 2020. Wilson has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet,4 inches tall and weighs about 165 lbs.
Rebel Wilson’s Diet
Wilson began losing weight while filming Cats as the role was physically demanding. Her initial progress encouraged her to continue. She enrolled in the Mayr Method Diet at the VivaMayr health center in Australia. The diet has restrictions during the initial phase including eating no gluten, dairy, or other common food allergens or processed food. It also includes a lot of chewing. Wilson also had to give up alcohol, caffeine, and sugar for the first two weeks. She focused on protein at all meals: eggs or a protein shake for breakfast, and meat and veggies for lunch and dinner. Carbs aren’t entirely off the menu, however and she might have polenta or other whole grains. Although she sometimes falls off the wagon, she has lost 60 lbs. and is very proud of her accomplishment.
- Low-Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Protein 50% 50%
The idea behind giving up processed foods, gluten, dairy, and sugar is to allow the gut to heal from damage due to allergens and unhealthy eating habits.
Chew, Chew, Chew
With the Mayr Method, food should be chewed 40 times before swallowing. This has 3 effects: it breaks down your food which aids in the digestive process; it slows you down so your body has time to signal satiation; and it also forces you to pay attention to what you’re eating.
Meals on the Mayr Method are eaten every 4 hours. They’re taken without drinks as it is believed liquids can dilute digestive acids, thus impeding digestion.
Choose Your Beverages Wisely
Besides giving up alcohol, caffeine and sugar, Wilson now sticks to green tea and only has coffee occasionally.
Wilson’s biggest meal of the day is lunch, typically a salad with protein such as smoked salmon or grilled turkey breast. Dinner is a smaller version of lunch, and all veggies must be cooked because in the Mayr Method raw vegetables are believed to be difficult to digest.
The Mayr Method also does not allow the use of screens during meals, again, so the individual focuses solely on what they’re eating.
Serious Sweet Tooth
Wilson admits to having a raging sweet tooth and will eat any donut in sight, but she is committed to her goal of healthy eating and does not let her cravings get out of control.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Looking at a Screen While Eating
Alcohol (initial phase)
Sugar (initial phase)
Caffeine (initial phase)
Wilson on Her New Diet
‘It doesn’t mean every week is a healthy week. Some weeks are just write-offs and there’s nothing you can do about that.’
Wilson on Healthy Rewards
If you eat cake and Ho Hos, and that’s all you eat, that’s what your body uses to regenerate cells, that’s what your body uses to grow. All of your tissue is eventually going to be made out of everything you eat.
Wilson’s Advice on Improving Health
‘Anyone can go on walks and drink more water and do little, consistent things that’ll improve their lives.’
Wilson on Waiting Till 40 to Lose Weight
‘Now that I know I can do it, sometimes I feel sad that I didn’t do it earlier.’
Rebel Wilson’s Workout Routine
The Year of Health
Wilson declared 2020 to be her ‘Year of Health.’ She stuck with that resolution and dropped an impressive 60 lbs.
Wilson’s training schedule includes 3 days a week of HIIT, 1 day of weight training, 1 days of TRX and 2 (non-consecutive) days of active rest, which means she does something physical even if she doesn’t go to the gym.
Get a Trainer
Wilson knew she needed help on her fitness journey. She hired trainer Jono Castano Acero, creator of ATS (the Acero Training Series), which includes 45 minutes of exercise in any form daily.
Wilson got started on fitness with her Cats workout, and she kept up the momentum. She does something physical every day, preferably first thing so she has no excuse to not do it.
Wilson focuses on cardio and keeping her heart rate up when she hits the gym. She does a lot of high-intensity training including battle ropes and stair sprints. She also doesn’t like to sit around, and will go for long hikes and walks.
Wilson is a big fan of resistance training. She uses free weights, does TRX and tire flips, as well as good old-fashion bodyweight to get toned and burn fat.
A Rebel Wilson Routine
Cardio: HIIT, walk, hike, or do anything that gets your heart rate up
Weight training: bodyweight, free weights, TRX, tire flips, anything that appeals
Do something every day to stay active.
Wilson on Her Determination to Lose Weight and Get Fit
‘I’m going to do it!’
Wilson on Her Commitment to Health & Fitness
‘I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk.’
Wilson’s Trainer on How to Get Fit
‘Results come through consistency.’
Wilson on Her New Fit Bod
‘Look out! Australia’s latest action hero is turning up!’
Rebel Wilson’s Supplements
Natural Sleep Aid
Rebel Wilson’s Lifestyle
Late Night Stress Buster
Wilson will take a dip in her pool late at night if she can’t sleep. Floating around and pretending to be a mermaid helps her to relax.
What’s in a Name?
Wilson has 3 siblings: brother Ryot and sisters Liberty and Annaleise who, not to be outdone by her sibs, calls herself ‘Annarchi.’
Wilson says because she was always good with numbers, she originally planned to go into mathematics as a career.
Wilson decided to pursue acting after experiencing malaria-induced hallucinations in which she vividly saw herself as an Oscar-winning actress.
The Downside of Fame
Wilson won a $4 million lawsuit against Bauer Media Group for defamation of character which caused harm to her career. Bauer appealed, the suit was overturned, and she had to pay almost all of it back, plus 80% of Bauer’s appeal costs.
Wilson isn’t much into wearing jewelry, and has never even had her ears pierced. As for her style icons: Adele and Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller.
Wilson on Beating Stress
‘I’ve got a swimming pool and I pretend to be like a mermaid, like in the middle of the night. It kind of de-stresses me.’
Wilson on Getting What You Want
‘At school, nobody thought I was smart, and I became smart. Nobody wanted to be my friend, and then I had lots of friends.’
Wilson on Career Choices
‘I loved Ally McBeal. That was one of the main reasons I went to law school.’
Wilson on Becoming An Actress
‘I got malaria really badly and was put in intensive care, and I had a hallucination because they give you this cocktail of drugs…I had this hallucination that I was at the Oscars and I won…it was so real that when I came out of the hospital, I started saying to people “I’m going to become an actress.”’
Wilson on What Matters
‘Work hard to achieve integrity in your work and your relationships with the people you work with.’
Wilson on Her Weight
‘I stay fat because it just wouldn’t be fair to all the thin people if I were this good-looking, intelligent, funny, and thin. It’s a public service, really.’
Wilson on Body Image
‘I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.’