Rebel Wilson Reveals Ozempic Was Part of Her Weight-Loss Success

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Rebel Wilson has been open about her weight-loss journey, which she dubbed her “Year of Health” in 2020. In the past, Wilson has shared insights into her fitness routines, diet and the motivations for choosing a healthier lifestyle. However, she recently disclosed that she briefly used the FDA-approved weight-loss drug Ozempic as part of her weight-management strategy.

The 44-year-old told The Sunday Times that she did try Ozempic along the way. “Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good,” she said.

The Journey to Health

Her commitment to a healthier lifestyle began at the end of 2016, but in 2020 she ramped up her efforts. She set a goal of 165 pounds and embarked changing her diet, increasing activity and supporting mental health. When she spoke to NewBeauty in 2021, she credited those changes, including walking and high-intensity interval training, for her success. 

Ozempic, or Semaglutide, works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone, which promotes a feeling of fullness and reducing appetite. While not initially approved for weight loss, the now FDA-approved drug has been shown to help individuals lose a significant amount of weight when combined with lifestyle changes.

Wilson also made it clear that she no longer uses the medication, suggesting that her use of Ozempic was a temporary measure rather than a cornerstone of her weight-loss strategy. Her openness about it now has sparked discussions about the complexities of weight loss, especially for public figures. 

“I feel strongly that young women shouldn’t try to obsess over looking like Victoria’s Secret models—they should just look like themselves. I know that my relationship with food is complicated,” Wilson told The Times, adding that she’s happy with her current “still curvy and solid” weight.

An “Emotional War”

She also told People this week that she had experienced an emotional war over her weight. “I think to many people I’m a beacon of body positivity because I see people who are considered medically obese if you look at their weight, but I think they are absolutely beautiful. I really think beauty is at any shape and size, so I do really promote that,” she said.

As more celebrities share their stories, it helps further the conversation about GLP-1s. By sharing her experience, she contributes to a broader conversation about overall health and the role of medications like Ozempic.

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