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Rebel Wilson admits she tried Ozempic for weight loss
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Rebel Wilson admits she tried Ozempic for weight loss

The actor opened up about her weight loss journey

Rebel Wilson has revealed that she had previously used Ozempic during her weight loss journey.

The Pitch Perfect star told the Sunday Times that she used the drug briefly as a way of maintaining her weight loss.

The actor had previously lost around 80 pounds, and added that she no longer uses the medication.

Wilson decided to start losing weight in 2020 after a doctor told her that she would have a better chance of successful IVF treatment if she did so.

She began by making small changes, including long walks and a diet which was low in sugar and high in protein.

Over time she worked up to more intense workouts, with sessions lasting some two-and-a-half hours.

Wilson managed to lose around 80lbs.

The star admitted that she dabbled with Ozempic as a way to keep the weight off once she had lost it, and spoke positively about it.

Rebel Wilson has opened up about her use of Ozempic.
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She told the Sunday Times: “Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good."

Wilson also opened up about reaching her 'goal weight' and maintaining it afterwards.

But she revealed that initially people were not as supportive as might be expected, saying: "Basically no one apart from my mom wanted me to lose weight."

She added: “People thought I’d lose my pigeonhole in my career, playing the fat funny character, and they wanted me to continue in that.”

Wilson has often been very candid about her relationship with her weight, including saying that she gained weight after she and her fiancée Ramona Agruma had their daughter.

Wilson and her fiancée Ramona Agruma welcomed a baby girl in November 2022.
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She said: “It makes me feel bad about myself… it shouldn’t… but it does.

“I’m really proud of the work I’ve been doing on new movies and my memoir, it’s just been a LOT and I’ve lost focus on my healthy lifestyle.”

The star has also recently opened up about losing her virginity when she was 35 years old.

Wilson said that she hopes she can foster an attitude where people don't feel pressured to have sex before they feel ready.

She explained: "Not everybody has to lose their virginity as a teenager. People can wait till they're ready or wait till they're a bit more mature.

"And I think that could be a positive message. You obviously don't have to wait until you're in your thirties like me, but you shouldn't feel pressure as a young person."

Wilson opens up about her life even more in her new memoir Rebel Rising - which comes out on April 2.

Topics: Australia, Celebrity, Rebel Wilson, Health