Rebel Wilson opens up about weight loss and weight gain

Rebel Wilson had a moment of vulnerability while discussing body image and what it’s like to gain weight after a significant loss of weight.

Rebel Wilson made a concerted effort to change her body during her “Year of Health” and ended up losing an astounding 77 pounds (almost 35kg).

Now that the comedian has been living it up on holiday with her hot new girlfriend, she’s noticed a little weight gain and taken the opportunity to share an earnest thought about her body with fans.

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Rebel posted a cute picture of herself in a swimsuit to Instagram on Sunday, July and stated that she noticed she’s gained a few kilos.

“I just noticed I put on 3 kg’s on my holiday,” the actor observed. 

“I’m at an amazing all-inclusive resort…I’ve lost all self control. But you know what? I can get up tomorrow and go to the gym, and hydrate and eat healthy and love myself.

“It doesn’t help to be hard on yourself but I know what it’s like to feel guilty and not great after eating too much. 

“But if you’re like me just know YOU are more than just your weight, your weight doesn’t define you, just try your best to be healthy and don’t be so hard on yourself.”


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While someone’s weight is certainly not something to comment on let alone write about but since Rebel has been documenting her own weight loss journey and is pretty open about it all, publications have been able to have an open dialogue with the star.

Body positivity is now a thing of the past since people seemed to find the glorification of all bodies problematic, not to mention the notion that the movement that was started for and by Black women was pretty much upended by white women.

Nowadays body neutrality is where it’s all at and it’s cool to have an iconic figure in the media like Rebel speaking about the subject with such candour.

Last year the Pitch Perfect actor told TODAY that “it’s just about keeping your body moving and keeping the blood pumping.”

Absolutely love that kind of messaging and the continued documentation of Rebel’s journey in a realistic fashion.

Sometimes weight fluctuates, why on earth should that make you feel so bad? In the wise words of Rebel Wilson: “Be the best version of you,”