Rebel Wilson Says 'Just Walking' Was Major Factor In Her Weight Loss

By Emily Lee

February 12, 2021

Over the course of 2020, Rebel Wilson documented her "year of health" on social media. The Pitch Perfect actress detailed her goals in an Instagram post early last year, telling her followers her main focus was to lose 60 lbs. Wilson ultimately reached her "year of health" goals and has been sharing more about her journey, including how walking became an important part of her exercise routine.

“I would often go on little diets and things and try to lose a few pounds here and there,” Wilson told Extra. “This is the first time I haven’t gained any weight back.”

Wilson believes things were different this time around because she looked at the full picture of her health as opposed to only wanting to lose weight. “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, was classical emotional eating," she revealed. "So I really worked on that side.”

Fans of Wilson may be surprised to learn that walking played a major role in her "year of health" journey. “The one biggest thing is just walking,” Wilson shared "I got all these high-tech tests done on me during my year of health. They said that walking was actually the best way for me to lose unnecessary body fat.”

This isn't the first time the 40-year-old actress has gushed about the health benefits of walking, either. Back in December, she shared an IGTV video talking about her own experience with incorporating more walking into her exercise routine. “I know I’m in a lucky position, I do have access to really amazing personal trainers. But I want you guys to know that the majority of exercise I’ve done this year has just been me going out for a walk,” she told her followers. “That is free, you can do it, it’s safe.”

“Walking is the best way for me—for my body type—to metabolize fat,” she continued. “On the physical side, my biggest tip, guys, is get out there and walk. If you can do an hour, that’s what I like to do, when I go walking, and it is the best. Just get your body moving.”

Wilson also raved about her newfound love for hiking. “I never thought I would like hiking—walking uphill. Who would have thought that would be a fun activity? But freak, it’s good!” she said. “Get out in nature. Get air into your lungs. I really, really love it, so I do it now all the time.”

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