Rebel Wilson Says She Suffered From "Emotional Eating" Prior to Weight Loss Transformation

During a new interview with Drew Barrymore, Rebel Wilson explained how she previously suffered from “emotional eating” prior to kicking off her health transformation.

By Mona Thomas Nov 10, 2020 5:41 PMTags
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For Rebel Wilson, 2020 has been a transformative year in more ways than one.

During the Nov. 10 episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the Pitch Perfect actress detailed why she decided to start a "year of health" following her 40th birthday in March. 

"I was going all around the world, jet setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar that was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts," The Hustle star explained to Drew Barrymore. "I've tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I'm like, ‘I need to do a really holistic approach this time.' 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 donuts."

She continued, "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. 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."

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Rebel, who has lost around 40 pounds amid her journey, says she's is aiming "to lose a few more" as she also takes more control of her career and business moves.

"I love my curves and stuff, I don't think I'll ever go too skinny but I feel so much healthier," she smiled. "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." 

The comedian also added, "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."