Rebel Wilson denies using ‘magic weight loss pills’ or specific diet plan during health journey

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Rebel Wilson has denied reports that she used a diet plan known as the Mayr Method to help her lose weight, and warned her fans not to “get scammed” by weight loss advertisements.

The Pitch Perfect star shared a screenshot from a DailyMail article to her Instagram story on Monday, which claimed that Wilson used the Mayr Method diet plan to lose weight.

The Mayr Method, which was developed by Austrian physician Dr Franz Xaver Mayr, is based on the idea that “improving gut health is key to promoting weight loss,” according to Healthline. The weight loss plan focuses on eliminating certain foods from your diet to enhance digestive health, such as sugar, caffeine, gluten and dairy. It also encourages certain eating practices such as “chewing food thoroughly.”

“This was NEVER my diet, please stop writing this stuff,” Wilson wrote over a screenshot of the article. “Also have NEVER endorsed any diet pills or magic weight loss pills or crypto currency.”

Wilson instructed her fans to report weight loss advertisements claiming to be endorsed by her as a scam, unless she has shared the endorsement to her official and verified social media accounts.

“It’s really annoying when people use my image unlawfully or in misleading ways,” Wilson said. “Do NOT want anyone to get scammed.”

The Bridesmaids actor has been documenting her health and fitness journey on social media after declaring 2020 a “year of health.” Since then, Wilson has lost more than 75 pounds. In July 2021, Wilson revealed that her decision to start a new fitness regime was in part due to improving her chances of getting pregnant, after previously being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

In an interview with People, the 42-year-old actor and comedian detailed her high-protein diet, and shared that she used to eat 3,000 calories a day. “Before I was probably eating 3,000 calories most days, and because they were normally carbs, I would still be hungry,” Wilson said.

“So, I’ve really changed to eating a high-protein diet, which is challenging because I didn’t used to eat a lot of meat,” she added. “I eat fish, salmon, and chicken breast.”

Wilson has also spoken candidly about being treated differently by people since losing weight, with the actor describing encounters such as holding doors open for her or carrying her groceries.

“I like to think I looked good at all sizes and stuff and I’ve always been quite confident. So it wasn’t like I wasn’t confident and then now I’m, like, super confident,” she said during an appearance on The Morning Crew With Hughesy, Ed and Erin. “I think what’s been really interesting to me is how other people treat you.

“Sometimes being bigger, people didn’t necessarily look twice at you. And now that I’m in a good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you. I was like: ‘Is this what other people experienced all the time?’”

The Independent has reached out to the DailyMail for comment.