Rebel Wilson weight loss: Inside the wellness method that has helped the actress to lose three stone

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Actress Rebel Wilson has been grabbing headlines after embarking on a “Year of Health” as she “crawls” – her words – towards her goal of 165 lbs.

The Australian star, 40, has remained tight-lipped on the exact details of her fitness drive, but sources close to her say she was inspired during a visit to the Vivamayr wellness centre in Austria.

Vivamayr, who run clinics across the world, claim their wellness programmes use modern medicine and “traditional diagnostics and therapies” while encouraging “proper nutrition combined with exercise and improved mental awareness” that will “become the building blocks of your new life.”

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Karlie Kloss, Theresa May, Samantha Cameron and Suki Waterhouse are all said to be fans.

Is there madness in the method?

The programmes are based on the century old Mayr Cure, created by Franz Xaver Mayr, which focuses on ‘four pillars’ – medicine, nutrition, exercise, and awareness.

The main nutritional objective is to achieve a healthy gut which is then said to have a beneficial knock-on effect on our overall health.

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So in the initial stages, clients are encouraged to take part in a 14-day detox programme, during which they fast and adopt a restricted diet to ‘calm the body’.

It’s said to eliminate food intolerances, while boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation. Mindful eating is actively encouraged.

So what foods can you eat?

While clients at the Vivamayr clinic are given a personalised eating plan, high-alkaline foods such as fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds, and fish are recommended for all.

Sugary foods, gluten and dairy are, predictably perhaps, reduced.

Suggested proteins include skinless turkey breast, salmon fillets and organic tofu. Vegetables that get the thumbs up range from spinach to sprouts, while fruits such as prunes, berries and oranges are given the green light.

Wholegrains, nuts and seeds are on the list while Stevia and honey satisfy those with a sweet-tooth.

Once dairy is reintroduced, goats cheese and rice or oat milk are just some of the choices that make the list.

If you’re feeling thirsty you can opt for green tea, pomegranate juice and water

It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat

Changing your “emotional eating patterns of behaviour” is key.

On the banned list are snacking, eating too late in the day and eating while you’re on your phone or watching TV.

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The aim is to give yourself the chance to recognise when you feel full. Clients are also encouraged to chew each mouthful at least forty times.

Another tactic is to smell your food before you eat. The idea is that your brain will then recognise what you’re about to tuck in and will signal your digestive system to fire up the right enzymes and acids required to deal with the incoming load.

They like to move it, move it!

Drawing on the holistic nature of the Mayr Method, at the Vivamayr clinic, visitors are encouraged to get moving.

This could involve a gruelling Nordic walk or a more gentle yoga session.

Rebel has certainly been upping her exercise regime, sharing social media posts or herself swimming and going on hikes.

So what’s the nutritionist’s verdict…

Nutritionist Jenna Hope has reservations.

Focusing on the food rules advocated by the Mayr Method, she tells OK! that while there are benefits to mindful eating, the diet promoted by Vivamyr in particular should not be used in the long term.

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“The Mayr Method diet is a restrictive diet and is therefore not sustainable,” she says. “It claims to give you a detox, but your liver and kidneys are there to do that for you, removing unwanted toxins from the body.

“It also has extremely strict rules, many of which lack scientific support. They seem designed to create a significant swift calorie deficit which is the reason the diet is shown to promote weight loss.

“There are certainly benefits to eating more mindfully and reducing total sugar intake as suggested. But the dietary rules are very drastic and I think they could have a negative effect on a person’s overall mental wellbeing.”

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