The five key additions to Rebel Wilson’s fitness regime, which have seen the actress lose an estimated 18kgs, have been revealed as she continues her 2020 ‘year of health’.
The 40-year-old star relies on a combination of boxing, hiking, battle ropes and stair climbing to shed the unwanted kilos, as well a diet called the ‘Mayr Method’ – which requires chewing every mouthful of food 40 times.
Dietitian Kate Save told Daily Mail Australia that she estimates Rebel has lost about 18kg already, or 2.8 stone.
So what are the actress’ effective weight-loss methods?
The main technique Rebel has adopted is lifting heavy weights, which torch fat and quickly hone and tone your physique.
The actress can often be seen flipping tyres and pulling heavy items on her Instagram page, under the watchful gaze of her celebrity personal trainer Jono Castano.
Jono says Rebel works out seven days per week, and some sort of weight training isi involved every day to build up upper and lower body strength.
‘Friday vibes but Rebel Wilson has been putting in the hard yards seven days per week,’ Jono captioned a recent snap online.
High intensity exercise or HIIT has long had a reputation for being among the best ways to ditch unwanted kilos.
And Rebel’s weekly workouts include stair sprints and bouts with battle ropes.
The 40-year-old takes boxing sessions at Jono’s gym, as the martial art is one of the best workouts for creating lean, toned muscles.
By mixing things up, she is able to get broader benefits than focusing on a particular form of training.
Rebel has become a fan of hiking this year, sharing snaps from Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Sydney’s Palm Beach after doing the Lighthouse Walk.
The lighthouse walk is only 2.2km but takes around 90 minutes to complete due to its steep sections.
Her photos show the actress favours workout gear by the UK brand Gymshark.
Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, Rebel’s trainer Jono said the best things to do if you want to transform your body is ‘focus on your nutrition, train around five days a week, ensure you’re recovering well by stretching and sleeping, and make sure you’re taking enough supplementation and multivitamins’.
‘Treat your body like a temple!’ Jono said.
When it comes to diet, Rebel is a devout follower of the ‘Mayr method’.
Rebel apparently started using the approach when she visited the luxury medical detox and wellness centre, VivaMayr in Austria.
The ‘Mayr method’ is an approach that eliminates food intolerances, reduces sugar, encourages eating whole foods slowly, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.
The method eliminates snacking, reduces gluten and dairy intake, and encourages followers to follow mindful eating techniques like chewing food slowly and eating without distractions.
The program recommends chewing each bite up to 40 times.
Rebel’s new diet includes plenty of lean protein and green, leafy vegetables.
While Rebel’s weight loss has become apparent with each uploaded photo set, her trainer has said the fitness kick is only worthwhile if maintained for the long term.
Jono said that a year is a good length of time for committing to an initial fitness regime.
‘Don’t forget, two months, you’re putting a lot of stress on yourself,’ he told Yahoo.
‘So, my advice is keep your goals realistic, short and then achieve them and progress from there.’
In March, Jono told Daily Mail Australia his top tips to help people lose weight.
The Sydney gym buff said that people should be working out for at least 45 minutes a day to shed the kilos.
While calorie intake is important, dieters don’t have to sacrifice cheat days.
‘At a minimum, I preach to always get in 45 minutes daily. Whether that be a workout, a walk or something else that’s physical that you enjoy doing,’ Jono told FEMAIL.
Jono, 28, believes that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the best form of exercise for weight loss.
‘What I do for most of my clients looking to shed some pounds is incorporating a mix of different exercises into their session. Short bursts of intense cardio combined with resistance training and weights is my special formula,’ he said.
‘It fires up the heart rate and calorie burn as well as builds lean muscle so your body continues to burn calories at a high rate throughout the day.’
Diet is just as important as exercise, and Jono recommends eating at a ‘calorie deficit’ if you want to lose weight.
‘Think about it, if you train one hour a day, it’s very important what you do in the other 23 hours,’ he said.
‘If you’re looking to shed some pounds, it’s important to eat at a calorie deficit meaning your total daily calorie expenditure needs to be higher than your calorie intake through what you eat.’