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Rebel Wilson Opens up About 75-Pound Weight Loss in New Photo: "It's Never Too Late"

The "Senior Year" reveals what helped her stay motivated when she was at her lowest.

Rebel Wilson has already shed an astonishing 75 pounds during her self-proclaimed "year of health." Now, she's opening up about the steps she took to become the "best version" of herself.

In a new Instagram post, the star of the upcoming film Senior Year reveals what helped her stay motivated when she was at her lowest—and why "it's never too late" to get healthy. Read on to discover exactly how Wilson transformed her body.

Related: For more on how your favorite stars stay fit, Chris Hemsworth's Trainer Reveals His Exact Workout Plan.

Wilson says she once used food to "numb" her emotions.

 

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Though Wilson has more recently shared snaps that show off her slim figure, the actor just posted a pic of herself at her former weight on Instagram.

"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. My father had passed away of a heart attack and it was such a sad time. I didn't think highly of myself and wasn't valuing myself how I should have," she captioned the Aug. 18 photo, in which she poses with tennis star Novak Djokovic, who she calls "such a nice guy."

"It's interesting that I'm still smiling and still trying to be active…despite being in so much pain. I look back now at that girl and am so proud of what she's become and achieved. And just wanted to send out some encouragement to everyone out there struggling with weight or body issues or emotional eating. I feel you. I know what it's like. But it's never too late to start improving yourself and trying to be the best version of YOU possible."

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Wilson replaced treats with new rewards.

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While Wilson used food as a way to treat herself in the past, she admitted in a recent interview that she'd found a new vice as of late.

"I just bought a Yves Saint Laurent handbag after finishing The Almond and the Seahorse because I'm trying to be healthier and treat myself with things that are not food anymore," she revealed to InStyle.

Wilson has made incremental changes.

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Instead of trying to completely revamp every aspect of her eating and exercise habits in one fell swoop, Wilson said it was the small changes to her daily routine that actually made the biggest difference.

"What I learned is it's really the little things that I do every day that make a difference . . . Anyone can go on walks and drink more water and do little, consistent things that'll improve their lives," she also told InStyle.

Wilson lost weight with a specific goal in mind.

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It wasn't just looking better or feeling more confident that prompted Wilson to lose the weight. The actor revealed during an Instagram Live in May that a major part of her decision to lose weight was her desire to become a mother.

"I was thinking fertility and having quality eggs in the bank," she explained. "I was like, 'OK, I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna get healthy.'"

For more amazing celebrity slimdowns, check out These Are the Exact Foods Ciara Ate to Lose 39 Pounds.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more