Rebel Wilson became emotional as she spoke openly about her decision to embark on a ‘year of health’ having battled with low self esteem.
The 40-year-old confessed she would ‘wear my weight as a barrier’ to mask her feelings of insecurity.
Rebel shared she found it hard to practice self-care and suspected it could be ‘inherited’ or ‘from being a woman’ but had ‘developed low self worth’ over the years.
She also described a ‘cycle’ of ’emotional eating’ and went on a major health kick in 2020 to ‘free’ herself.
The actress, who recently reached her goal weight, said she still hasn’t ‘fully processed’ how her eating habits are linked to her emotions but urged her followers to understand that ‘over eating doesn’t mean you’re a bad person’.
In a lengthy Instagram video posted on Tuesday, the Pitch Perfect star struggled to speak when sharing some of her darker moments.
She said: ‘You guys have seen me in movies and you know me a little bit, and if you’ve struggled like I’ve struggled with emotional eating or over eating, I want you to know it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or you’re guilty or ashamed, everyone has vices and that might happen to be yours.
‘It’s about how you manage it and what you can do to try to replace your unhealthy habits. On the emotional side everyone is different, some people might have triggers in their lives to overeat. I would wear my weight as a barrier so people wouldn’t get close to me or it would be protection in a way because you were bigger. I’d always make jokes because no one’s gonna kidnap a bigger girl.
‘I won’t get too dark with it. It’s hard when I talk about the emotional stuff because it’s hard.’
Composing herself Rebel continued: ‘I wasn’t treating myself with love and respect. Anybody else out there I would treat with love and respect but myself, I probably left myself to last. I just wasn’t valuing myself, and telling myself negative things.
She explained that she is trying to ‘working on self love’ by ‘treating [myself] with more respect’.
The actress previously vowed not to go ‘too skinny’ in her bid to lose weight.
Speaking on Drew Barrymore’s chat show Rebel, who confessed to trying various fads and diets, explained that her sweet tooth was having a negative impact on her health and decided to try ‘a really holistic approach this time’.
‘I love my curves and stuff, I don’t think I’ll ever go too skinny but I feel so much healthier.
‘And I don’t know whether it’s a thing with ladies when you turn 40, I feel like I really have come into my own now and not just with health but with my career.’
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