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Exactly one year ago, Rebel celebrated the milestone of reaching her goal weight—a month earlier than she anticipated. To date, she’s now lost more than 77 pounds, far exceeding her original goal of getting to 165 pounds. And she’s seen drastic improvements in her health because of it.
These days, Rebel’s all about maintaining the progress she made during her year of health. And The Pitch Perfect star is ready to talk about stepping back her intense regimen from 2020—and settling into a routine that fits with her new lifestyle.
Rebel manages her emotional eating impulses.
Rebel has made some lasting, life-long changes, she shared exclusively during a sit-down interview with Women's Health.“The biggest lesson I’ve learned is how to deal with my emotional eating, learning to process my emotions and deal with my emotions better," she says. "That’s what's really changed my life for the better.”
Back in August, she got incredibly candid in an Instagram post about how she used to manage her feelings with food.
“Okay so I know that I normally post flattering photos of myself…but found this old photo in my emails and was like: whoa!” she wrote in the caption. “I remember this was when I was at my most unhealthiest—being overweight and indulging way too much with junk food. Using food to numb my emotions.”
Rebel's loosened up her diet.
And now that Rebel's hit her weight loss goal, she's eased up when it comes to what she eats. “Last year I was aggressively trying to lose weight and this year it was all about maintenance," she said. “There were times last year where I was eating on a very strict diet and then now it’s more about balance."
Since she's not trying to lose weight anymore, she's enjoying more snacks, including the occasional ice cream and chocolate. To her, this approach feels more "maintainable." She also finds ways to incorporate healthy food into some of her staple meals. For example, she loves to add shredded carrots and avocados to tacos.
She's not going hard all the time when it comes to workouts.
Rebel's also made adjustments to her fitness routine. "I don’t have to do such extreme workouts,” she revealed. She’s now focused on finding ways to work out that feel good. “It's really about enjoying exercise and physical activity, so I will just go on a light walk," she says. "I’m not killing myself at the gym.”
Throughout her "year of health," Rebel often said that her favorite workout was also the most low-key one: walking.
Rebel makes time for self-care.
She recently partnered with OLLY Wellness to lead a walk in Central Park where she talked about her new self-care routine.
Her new wellness to-dos include taking her vitamins, and soaking in a bath with Epsom salt or bath oil. (FYI, she swears by OLLY Wellness Undeniable Beauty Vitamins.)
Cheers to a new lifestyle!
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