Earlier this year, Rebel Wilson declared 2020 her ‘Year Of Health‘ and began sharing to Instagram her health and fitness journey. She set herself a goal of losing 20kgs, began training with celebrity trainer (and fellow Aussie) Jono Castano, and according to People, started following the Mayr Method diet.
The Mayr Method is based on the “Mayr Cure,” which was created by an Austrian doctor named Franz Xaver Mayr (sometimes referred to as F.X. Mayr) and is promoted at Viva Mayr, a luxe wellness spa in Austria. Apparently, two of the most popular diets of the last decade — the 5:2 fasting diet and the alkaline plan — first found fame at the wellness spa. Which makes sense when you unpack what the Mayr Method actually involves.
The Mayr Method follows the philosophy that most people poison their digestive systems with the foods they eat and how they eat them. Supposedly, the method involves combining medicine with nutrition, movement and mindfulness to help people become their healthiest selves.
It involves detoxing from things like gluten, dairy, sugar and caffeine, chewing every bite of food 40 to 60 times (to encourage mindful eating and allow you to become more in tune with your hunger and satiety cues), intermittent fasting and a diet that consists of whole foods that are high alkaline, like veggies and fish.
Celebs like Rebel, Karlie Kloss and Suki Waterhouse are rumoured to have spent time at Viva Mayr, but since we probably won’t be travelling anytime soon, you can learn more about the Mayr Method in their book ‘The Viva Mayr Diet‘.
Of course, like with any fitness journey, diet is only part of the equation. Rebel has also been training six-to-seven days a week according to her trainer. She partakes in high-intensity interval training (HIIT), weights, resistance and mobility training, as well as recovery days.
Since starting her journey, Rebel has reportedly lost close to her 20kg (her goal!) following the above diet and exercise regime, while still maintaining a healthy balance, of course. Crushin’ it, “Fit Amy”!
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