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Rebel Wilson in Bathing Suit Says "Peace Out to 2021" 

Here are her go-to diet and fitness tips.

'Tis the season to show off her swimsuit body! Rebel Wilson celebrated the holidays by sharing photos from her recent Fijian getaway! The 41-year-old, who is featured in the island nation's latest tourism campaign, looked gorgeous in her latest photo shared to her Instagram stories, posing in an orange zip down swimsuit on the beach. She also shared one in a red swimsuit with an ode to her past year: "Thank you everyone for being on this epic year with me! I love you guys. You know how I've been theming my years for the past few years? Well this year was the The Year of The Rainbow 🌈… after the storm always comes the rainbow," she captioned it. How did Rebel completely overhaul her approach to health? Read on to see 8 of Rebel Wilson's best tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Find a Fitness Role Model


Rebel explained to Australia's Daily Telegraph that she understands why others are captivated by her health journey. In fact, she herself has used other people's transformations as motivation. "People are so obsessed with it," she explained. "But I get it. Oprah is one of my heroes. She's certainly struggled with eating issues and I would always watch her episodes when she spoke about that."


Be Empowered

Wilson explained to the Daily Telegraph that she viewed her weight loss as empowering. "It's not about being a certain size or body weight or anything," she said. "It's just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you're on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power."


Don't Emotionally Eat

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"For the first time in my life I've lost weight and maintained it," Rebel explained to the Daily Telegraph. "So I'm more proud of that fact. It worked because it was the whole lifestyle approach and dealing with emotional eating. I'm not totally cured. I don't think you can be. But I've learnt to manage it — and it's not by reaching for a bowl of ice cream."


Avoid Focusing on Numbers

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"To me what the year of health was, was just being a healthier version," Rebel told Jamila Rizvi on The Weekend Briefing per Yahoo Australia. "I think people are beautiful in all different sizes, and I would feel just as confident rocking my size 16 dress as I do now. I'm about a size 8 now," she said. "I loved being bigger and it never stopped me from achieving anything in my life."


Accountability Is Key

Rebel shares lots of photos of her health journey on social media, even though it may "annoy some people," explaining that it is one of the ways she stays accountable. "I feel really good within myself and I like to celebrate the journey," she said. "And also, why I did it publicly was for accountability as well, because it's all good and well just having a little experiment and if you don't tell people about it you could just easily fail, whereas if I tell the whole world on social media, then that's pretty good motivation."


Sleep and Hydrate

"Adequate sleep, walking, hydrating, [and] drinking water," she revealed during a Q&A about her health secrets. "You'll always see me with a FIJI [water] in my hand, and balance it with the nutrition."


Work On Your Issues

Rebel had to tackle some of her inner issues as part of her journey. "I think because I approached it from all areas … the biggest thing that I haven't ever worked on was the emotional side, what I suffered from, I guess, as classical emotional eating … so I really worked on that side," she told Extra.



Rebel regularly exercises even when she is busy. "This week was super busy but I got up super early 3 times (6am 😜) and went on a hike…even did a couple of 100m sprints to get the heart rate even higher (although my 'sprint' is probably someone else's 'slow jog' 😝) but I felt proud of myself and now only 3kg's away from my goal weight!" she wrote on Instagram.

Leah Groth
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