Rebel Wilson announced her “year of health” in January 2020, but the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” star hit her target weight of 165 pounds a month early in November through a combination plan of diet, known as the Mayr Method, and exercise. As anyone who has watched Wilson knows, she has always been confident no matter her size, but she has sung the praises of the Mayr Method for improving her lifestyle and health. If you’re similarly inspired to make this year your own year of health, check out how Rebel Wilson got in shape.
The Mayr Method
According to Good Housekeeping, Wilson traveled to Austria to visit the VivaMayr clinic, where she learned about the clinic’s approach to diet and exercise. The clinic costs quite a bit, even just a consult, and there’s a tight daily schedule for patients who stay there, but Wilson took her health education to-go, training and dieting in her own life.
The regimen focuses on gut health by increasing fiber intake and decreasing gluten. High-alkaline meals include lots of vegetables and fish. Some weeks Wilson has followed a stricter 1,500-calorie, high-protein diet, but she says she is more stable at about 2,000-2,500. The Mayr Method also requires patients nix snacking and do some fasting.
The balanced lifestyle
Wilson told People that she has found a lifestyle balance by occasionally going off her diet program for treats, which only helps sustain her long-term goals. As her trainer, Jono Castano, says, getting healthier is a marathon, not a sprint.
According to Women’s Health, Wilson’s exercise routine includes a lot of high-intensity interval training using full body movements. In videos on her Instagram (and her trainer’s account), Wilson can be seen flipping tires and using battle ropes, boxing and stair sprints, and generally staying active.
The mental health side
During an interview with Drew Barrymore on her CBS talk show, Wilson explained that much of progress was also thanks to a focus on her mental health. She said her international fame had driven more stress eating, so breaking down those impulses and reassessing her own mental wellness was key to finding a diet that worked for her.