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Rebel Wilson in Black Swimsuit Channels 1950s Pin Up Girl 

Here’s how the Pitch Perfect star recently shed 75 pounds.

Rebel Wilson is a 1950s pin up girl! The Pitch Perfect offered fans a blast-to-the-past swimsuit moment over the weekend, sharing a stunning photo of herself bathing in tropical waters wearing a retro-style black swimsuit with oversized sunglasses. The 41-year-old recently revealed that she has dropped possibly more than 75 pounds in 1.5 years. How exactly has she gotten into the best shape of her life? Read on to see 7 ways Rebel Wilson dropped 75 pounds and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


Her Focus Has Always Been on Her Health

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Rebel's first secret to weight loss is focusing less on the number on the scale and more on her overall health. "To me what the year of health was, was just being a healthier version," she told Jamila Rizvi on The Weekend Briefing per Yahoo Australia. "It wasn't about losing a set amount of weight, although I did put a goal originally of 75 kilos so I could have something tangible to work towards. But it's not about a number or a dress size, or anything like that.'It was just about being the healthiest version of me and I dedicated all of 2020 to doing that, and I'm proud of myself." 


Accountability Has Been Key

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Rebel constantly shares photos of her health journey on social media, even though it may "annoy some people," she explains.  "I feel really good within myself and I like to celebrate the journey. 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."


Rebel Loves Herself No Matter Her Clothing Size

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Rebel explained to The Weekend Briefing that her weight loss hasn't made her love herself any more than she already did. "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."


She Hydrates and Sleeps


During her recent Q&A, Rebel revealed that a few healthy habits help her stay in shape. "Adequate sleep, walking, hydrating, [and] drinking water," she said. "You'll always see me with a FIJI [water] in my hand, and balance it with the nutrition."


Health Is An Inside Job

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Physical health is an inside job, per Rebel. "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 explained to Extra about her weight loss.


She Is On a Diet

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Rebel follows the Mayr Method diet, even visiting the VivaMayr clinic a few times, detoxing via spa treatments, mental health sessions, and undergoing diet and fitness revamps. One of the big changes she made to her diet was reducing gluten and dairy, and amping up high alkaline food intake like veggies and fish and altering her dietary approach, which includes when and how she eats. 


She Exercises

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Rebel makes sure to slip in a workout, even when she is extremely 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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