Rebel Wilson opens up about her weight-loss journey

The actress told People magazine about the big lifestyle changes she made to lose 40 pounds.
2:23 | 11/19/20

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Now to our "Gma" cover story featuring rebel Wilson opening up to "People" magazine about how she lost 40 pounds by making two big lifestyle changes and Diane Macedo H all the details. Good morning, Diane. Reporter: Hi, George. Most would describe 2020 with words we can't say on national but rebel Wilson calls this her year of health. The actress says she's use this is time off from work as an opportunity to improve her habits and her mind-set and the results are incredible. Reporter: This morning actrd comedia rebel Wilson revealing how she went from this to this. The 40-year-old tells "People," you never want it to be about the number because it really isn't about that. It's about I doing some unhealthy things to my body and I just wanted to change it and become a healthier person. She adds it comes down to self-worth and self-love. One big change, her diet as she recently explained on "The drew barrymore show." My diet was mainly all carbs which are delicious but for my body type I needed to eat a lot more protein so I lost like I think it's 40 pounds this year so far and I want to lose more. Reporter: Wilson says she used to eat roughly 3,000 calories a day mostly from carbs like sweets and chooses healthier options like fish and chicken while giving herself two cheat days a week. Awe log yourself have a little something every now and then brings fun into the whole Yes. Reporter: The other big change, her exercise routine which now includes regular high intensity workouts. Still, Wilson says it's important to remember nothing is forbidden, even fast food, saying, I just might eat half of what I used to eat before, you know and I'll have a burger and I few fries then you feel fine. She adds ultimately I'm just trying to go for overall balance. Really need to put the conversation more around what does healthy look like, what does healthy feel like? And less about how you look and less about the before and after. Reporter: And Wilson says a key to her success was realizing she was emotionally eating and then addressing why. So this really was not just about her pcacal health but also her mental health and she says she's not only learned better habits but also to value and love herself that much more, George. We are glad she is doing so well. Okay, Diane, thanks very much.

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