WATCH | Rebel Wilson's ambition to become a mother sparked her weight loss

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Rebel Wilson's motherhood ambition prompted her weight loss.

She embarked on a "year of health" in 2020 after a fertility specialist told her that she'd have a much better chance of harvesting and freezing her eggs if she shed some weight.

"He looked me up and down and said, 'you'd do much better if you were healthier'. I was taken aback. I thought, Oh God, this guy's so rude. He was right. I was carrying around a lot of excess weight. It's almost like I didn't think of my own needs. I thought of a future child's needs, that really inspired me to get healthier," the 42-year-old actress recalled.

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The Hollywood star was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can lead to fertility problems. Although she didn't have a specific weight goal in mind, she was determined to become healthier.

"It wasn't a goal to get to a certain weight. It was just being the healthiest version of myself," the Bridesmaid's star, who has lost more than 80 pounds in recent years, told People.

She acknowledged that she's an emotional eater and that her weight loss journey has been much more than her appearance.

"It was about dealing with the emotional issues that caused me to emotionally eat, and that's a process. You cry a lot and analyse things. I'd never done that before. It's really hard to know why you don't feel worthy when people look at my life on paper and say you've done all these amazing things. That's what I am trying to overcome," said Wilson.

The Hollywood star is now trying to find a balance between celebrating different body types and also encouraging her fans to be healthy.

"There is a societal bias towards what society deems as good looking. It's not right. It sucks; it's unfair. I feel sad if somebody doesn't love the body they're in. I want to celebrate all body types, but I also want to encourage people to be healthy," she said.


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