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Rebel Wilson reveals she put on four stone in one year before lifestyle makeover that helped her get to 12 stone

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REBEL Wilson revealed that her initial four stone weight gain occurred in just 12 months – after losing it all in her 2020 lifestyle makeover dubbed her ‘year of health’.

The Aussie actor, 40, lost just a little under four stone, reaching her dream weight of just below 12 stone thanks to a healthy diet and new exercise regime.

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Rebel Wilson joined Ant Middleton for a frank chat in the new Sky One show Straight TalkingCredit: Sky UK Ltd

But now she’s opened up about the lifestyle change to Celebrity SAS star Ant Middleton in a new episode of his Sky One show Straight Talking – confessing that she initially gained the four stone over the course of a year. 

She told former soldier Ant: “When I started gaining quite a lot of weight I was 19 or 20.

“When I went to college, I added 25 kilos [3.93 stone] in a year or two. I was eating a lot.

“I wasn’t loving myself the way I should from 20 to 40. That’s 20 years and I feel so sad I did that to myself, just not loving yourself in the right way.”

Pitch Perfect star Amy really opened up about her lifestyle makeover to former soldier Ant, who is believed to be 40

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Pitch Perfect star Amy really opened up about her lifestyle makeover to former soldier Ant, who is believed to be 40Credit: ©Sky UK Ltd 2020
Rebel, 40, wowed fans on her journey to reach her dream weight of 12 stone

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Rebel, 40, wowed fans on her journey to reach her dream weight of 12 stone
She's often pictured getting active in the outdoors

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She’s often pictured getting active in the outdoorsCredit: BackGrid

Rebel also revealed that she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary System (PCOS), which causes hormone imbalances, as well as turning to comfort eating to deal with her emotions.

She shared: “I’d eat with any emotion. If I was stressed or had exams coming up. 

“But then I’d also eat if I was really happy, like I went out on an awesome night and had a great time.

“Other people would just go home and go to bed but I’ll be like, ‘what am I going to do? I’ll just eat these chips and then go to bed’.

Rebel is also often photographed in workout gear in-between exercise sessions

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Rebel is also often photographed in workout gear in-between exercise sessionsCredit: Splash News
The gorgeous actor, 40, dubbed 2020 her 'year of health' after her 'year of love' in 2019

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The gorgeous actor, 40, dubbed 2020 her ‘year of health’ after her ‘year of love’ in 2019Credit: Rex Features
Though the hilarious star did confess she had mixed emotions about her new look and how it would affect plus-size fans

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Though the hilarious star did confess she had mixed emotions about her new look and how it would affect plus-size fansCredit: PA:Press Association

“What I realise is that, it wasn’t treating myself eating 2,000 calories for dessert, that’s not treating myself, that is putting toxins in my body that I don’t need. Is it momentary comfort? Yes. But the next hour it’s fat and it’s not healthy for you.”

The Pitch Perfect star, who played a character called ‘Fat Amy’ in the musical trilogy, admitted that her new trim physique hasn’t come without it’s own emotional challenges – particularly when thinking about her former impact on the plus-size community.

She confessed: “It’s hard because I was so self-confident and don’t want to project a message to people that girls can’t be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life.”

Rebel’s stint on Ant’s new show also came with another stark revelation – that she’d once been kidnapped as a tourist in Africa.

She said: "I don't want to project a message to people that girls can't be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life."

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She said: “I don’t want to project a message to people that girls can’t be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life.”Credit: Getty – Contributor
Rebel will still continue to star in Hollywood comedies, such as 2016 romcom How To Be Single with Dakota Johnson

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Rebel will still continue to star in Hollywood comedies, such as 2016 romcom How To Be Single with Dakota JohnsonCredit: Handout
AntMiddleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking is available on NOW TV

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AntMiddleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking is available on NOW TVCredit: ©Sky UK Ltd 2020

The Bridesmaids funnywoman was in rural Mozambique with friends when she was held at gunpoint and kept overnight in a strange house.

Despite being “petrified” by the incident, fortunately she and her travel companions were set free the next morning.

SAS Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton says Rebel Wilson is ‘not scared’ of anything after her 40-pound weight loss

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