HER most famous role was as “Fat Amy” but Rebel Wilson is having the last laugh after losing 4st.
This week the comedy actress showed off her slimmed-down figure in a series of Instagram posts.
Referring to the name of her Pitch Perfect character, the Aussie captioned one selfie: “Just call me Fit Amy.”
It comes after superstar singer Adele, 32, revealed the results of her own 7st weight loss through training and “better food choices”.
In January, Rebel announced this would be her “Year of Health”.
She told how her impending 40th birthday, as well as suffering mental health issues over Hollywood’s attitude to weight, had encouraged her decision to overhaul her lifestyle.
She said: “It’s not like I want to lose weight and get to a certain number. It’s more than that.
“It’s about dealing mentally with why I was overeating and I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger at times, which can kind of mess with your head a bit.”
Rebel previously said she associated being bigger with being funnier after casting someone larger than her in a play and that actress getting more laughs.
She said: “I don’t know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought, ‘How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter . . . ’ And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy.”
Here we take a look at Rebel’s impressive transformation since the start of the year.
SHE likes to tag her years so that her resolution lasts for 12 months, and told her 8.8million Instagram fans: “For me, 2020 is going to be called ‘The Year of Health’.
“I went out for a walk, deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food, which is going to be hard after the holidays I’ve just had, but I’m going to do it!
“Who’s with me in making some positive changes this year?”
Weighing 16st at the start of the year, her goal was to slim down to 11st 8lb.
REBEL arrived on our shores to present the Bafta Best Director award.
Her hilarious speech, in which she joked that her black and red gown was made from a dress she wore “to a funeral for the film Cats”, went down a storm.
Despite critics savaging the musical, it was Rebel’s role as Jennyanydots that helped kickstart her fitness goals.
Dancing in the hot, furry costume meant she quickly dropped weight. Rebel said: “I lost 8lb shooting my number in four days.
“One, because there’s a lot of physicalities but also they heated up the set very high, to almost 37C so we could never cool down.”
The comedian enlisted the help of Colombian personal trainer, Jono Castano, five to seven days a week.
THE actress celebrated her 40th birthday at Disneyland and looked noticeably slimmer in a fitted black dress and Minnie Mouse ears.
Jono doesn’t like the word “diet”, but instead talks about finding “balance”.
He insisted on Rebel sticking to a structured workout regime and taking progress pictures for motivation.
REBEL posted a throwback picture to her stay at the five-star VivaMayr wellness centre, in Austria, last year.
It is thought this is where she first discovered the Mayr Method, a diet which eliminates snacking, reduces gluten and dairy intake and promotes mindful eating.
She wrote: “I would walk around this lake every day (which is coincidentally where they filmed the James Bond movie Spectre). It’s so beautiful and as we’re all realising right now, health is so important.”
The Mayr Method was developed by Doctor Franz Xaver Mayr around 1901. He believed good digestion equals good health equals happiness.
Guests at the wellness centre, based on his teachings, are told to refrain from using their phones and watching TV, must leave five hours between meals and chew each mouthful between 30 and 40 times to aid digestion.
It also encourages silence at meal times so that guests can concentrate on chewing.
WHILE many of us pigged out on take-aways and banana bread, Rebel stuck to her new regime with an iron will.
Jono’s workouts included weighted bicep curls, shoulder presses and weighted planks, in which Rebel performed a plank with a bell weight balanced on her back.
He said: “Exercise is just about getting the body moving.
“So, it’s important to combine resistance and cardio to mix things up so your body doesn’t get bored or used to your workout plans.”
SYDNEY-born Rebel started incorporating the city’s famous Opera House into her workouts.
She posted a video of her “epic” step challenge, in which she completed 30 laps up and down the venue’s stairs.
The previous week, Rebel had managed 25, and told her followers that she was “already improving”.
The actress, who also has homes in Hollywood and New York, would use the 5km walk from her £2million apartment to Sydney Opera House as her warm up and cool down.
She shared a picture of herself flexing her muscles, from inside her home overlooking the harbour.
WHEN Rebel hit the halfway mark she told her followers she likes to wake early for 6am hikes and adds in a few 100m sprints.
She joked her pace is “someone else’s slow jog” but added: “Even if you have to crawl towards your goals, keep going, it will be worth it.”
The actress, who shared a snap of herself in matching blue sportswear overlooking Palm Beach, Florida, also took up boxing.
SURF’S up! As an Aussie, it was about time Rebel learned to catch a wave.
She took her first surfing lesson while in Malibu, California, and proudly shared a video of herself in her wetsuit and balancing on the board.
In a separate post, she told fans how their support had helped her to avoid eating sweets.
She said: “Thanks for all the love so far on my Year of Health journey.
“When I was reaching for the candies last night after dinner I thought to myself, ‘Hmm, better not’ and had a bottle of water instead.
“17lbs to go until I hit my goal, hopefully I can do it by the end of the year.”
REBEL is glowing but it isn’t all down to her healthy diet and exercise regime.
The comic revealed she is in a relationship with billionaire Jacob Busch, with a snap of them boarding a helicopter to Monaco.
The couple, who met last year through mutual friends, were on their way to Prince Albert II’s Planetary Health gala with actresses Helen Mirren and Kate Beckinsale.
During a trip on a yacht that month, Rebel joked about doing bicep curls using a 4.5-litre bottle of vodka as a weight.
Jacob, whose family founded the Anheuser-Busch brewery which produces Budweiser beer and is said to be worth £10.3billion, runs dairy-free ice cream firm, Napp’s.
When Rebel posted a bathroom selfie last week, Jacob, 29, commented: “Beautiful”.
ALL her hard work has paid off as Rebel announced she has just 6lb to go until she reaches her goal.
Weighing 12st and with almost three months to go, there is no doubt Rebel will hit her target weight in time for Christmas.
She told her social media followers the secret to her success is allowing the odd treat.
Posing on her balcony with a dessert, she captioned the picture: “Remember though girls, you still gotta treat yourself.
“I just do it with food now only once or twice a week and substitute bubble baths on alternate nights.”
And it’s not just her health that Rebel is winning at.
Her Amazon Prime show Only One Laughing — in which comedians are not allowed to laugh at each other’s jokes — is a success and she has announced her first children’s book, Bella The Brave, will be published next year.
Rebel really is the cat that got the — low fat — cream of course.
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