Rebel Wilson denies she lost 35kg following the Mayr Method diet plan

Rebel Wilson has denied that she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan.

The Bridesmaids star, 42, has lost more than 35kg (77lbs or 5.5) in the past 18 months, and her weight loss has been largely attributed to a strategy developed by Austrian doctor Dr Franz Xaver Mayr.

However, she distanced herself from the Mayr Method in a statement on Instagram on Monday, telling her 10.6 million followers: ‘This has never been my diet.’

Setting a record: Rebel Wilson (pictured in August 2012) has denied that she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan

Slimdown: Australian actress (pictured April 2022) has lost over 35kg (77lbs or 5.5) in the last 18 months

Setting a record: Rebel Wilson has denied that she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan. Australian actress (left August 2012; right April 2022) has lost over 35kg (77lbs or 5.5) in the last 18 months

The Mayr method eliminates certain foods, reduces sugar and also encourages certain eating practices such as chewing food thoroughly.

People magazine was the first publication to report Rebel had lost weight with the Mayr Method, citing ‘sources’ close to the actress.

An article published in June 2020 claims Rebel has seen ‘tremendous results’ since adopting the method during her stay at VivaMayr health center in Austria.

Disclaimer: Rebel weight loss has been heavily linked to a strategy developed by physician Dr Franz Xaver Mayr.  However, she distanced herself from the Mayr Method on Monday, telling her 10.6 million Instagram followers: 'This has never been my diet.'  (Pictured at the Oscars in March)

Disclaimer: Rebel weight loss has been heavily linked to a strategy developed by physician Dr Franz Xaver Mayr. However, she distanced herself from the Mayr Method on Monday, telling her 10.6 million Instagram followers: ‘This has never been my diet.’ (Pictured at the Oscars in March)

This information has been repeated many times by other news outlets when it comes to Rebel weight loss.

But she didn’t correct that record until Monday when Daily Mail Australia ran a story about her dramatic weight loss.

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In her Instagram statement, the Pitch Perfect actress also warned fans about diet pill scams that used her image without permission.

While Rebel denies following the Mayr Method diet, she spent the year 2020 in a wellness center using Dr Mayr’s technique, which may be confusing.

Post: While Rebel has denied following the Mayr Method diet, she spent the year 2020 in a wellness center using Dr Mayr's technique, which is probably where the confusion arises.  He documented his stay on Instagram, posting in December of that year: 'Thanks to... the @vivamayraltaussee team in beautiful Austria'

Post: While Rebel has denied following the Mayr Method diet, she spent the year 2020 in a wellness center using Dr Mayr’s technique, which is probably where the confusion arises. He documented his stay on Instagram, posting in December of that year: ‘Thanks to… the @vivamayraltaussee team in beautiful Austria’

He documented his stay on Instagram, posting in December of that year: ‘Thanks to Dr Schubert and all the @vivamayraltaussee team in beautiful Austria.

‘I will start 2021 in an amazing place, with a healthy body and mind… and a boosted immune system!

‘Love the care you all give your patients – I’m so grateful! Now to maintain a healthy weight loss and lifestyle!’

The Vivamayr Altaussee medical center in Austria, where Rebel lives, costs $5,097 for a week while a two-week program can cost up to $9,500.

Fitness: Rebel also attributes her weight loss to a daily walk.  She said in January that walking, rather than high-intensity exercise, was actually the 'best way' for her to lose weight.

Fitness: Rebel also attributes her weight loss to a daily walk. She said in January that walking, rather than high-intensity exercise, was actually the ‘best way’ for her to lose weight.

According to the center’s website, ‘the Vivamayr Weight Loss Treatment program is aimed at optimizing your body weight and consists of both fixed and variable parts’.

Rebel also attributes her weight loss to daily walks.

He told Apple Fitness+ in January that walking, rather than high-intensity exercise, was actually his secret weapon for weight loss.

Rebel said a doctor at a wellness retreat had advised him to do light exercise, insisting it was the ‘best way’ for him to lose weight.

‘The doctor said to me, ‘Rebel, the best way for you to lose unwanted body fat is just by walking,” he explained.

‘It doesn’t have to be high-intensity, it doesn’t have to be uphill, just walk one hour a day. And if you can do it, for you, for your body type, it’s, like, the best way to get rid of unwanted body fat.’

To keep her walks interesting, Rebels says she often listens to podcasts.

Report: People is the first publication to report Rebel has lost weight with the Mayr Method, citing 'sources' close to the actress.  However, he didn't fix the record until Monday

Report: People is the first publication to report Rebel has lost weight with the Mayr Method, citing ‘sources’ close to the actress. However, he didn’t fix the record until Monday

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