Rebel Wilson denies saying people ‘only need 600 calories a day’
Rebel Wilson has denied making comments that people only need “600 calories a day” to survive, calling the reporting “untrue and utterly ridiculous and harmful to women”. The actress had reportedly made the comments during a launch party for her Fluid dating app, following a week-long retreat at the Vivamayr medical spa in Austria. Wilson clarified that her advice was not intended for a daily routine and acknowledged that people tend to get hungry while stuck at a desk or in a car. While Wilson has lost more than 70 pounds in recent years, she admitted that she had gained some weight back after welcoming her daughter via surrogate last November, and that her lack of sleep and change of lifestyle had slowed down her workouts. The star had previously revealed that she had wanted to lose weight to help increase her fertility chances.
Rebel Wilson is refuting claims that she said people only needed “600 calories a day” to survive.
“This reporting is UNTRUE and utterly ridiculous and harmful to women!” she wrote on her Instagram Stories Friday over a screenshot of an article from the Mirror.
Earlier that day, reports surfaced that the “Senior Year” star, who has been open about her weight loss over the years, claimed that people don’t actually need as many calories as believed.
“I was just actually in a program where I learned about food, and they taught us that you don’t really need as many calories as you think,” the 43-year-old told the Daily Mail Thursday at a launch party for her Fluid dating app.
Wilson shared that she recently went on a week-long retreat at Vivamayr medical spa in Austria where she learned “you really only need about 600 calories a day,” as opposed to “1,500 or 2,000.”
Though she confessed that the idea “might sound crazy” to some, she said she believes “your body doesn’t need a lot of calories,” especially when detoxing.
“Everyone thinks that you need to eat so much,” she noted, “but if you eat right and you eat small portions, you’ll be just fine.”
Wilson also told the outlet that her advice is “not intended for a daily routine.”
“The problem is that people are stuck at a desk or in their car, and they tend to get hungry,” she added. “They want to eat because that’s how they deal with stress or it’s a habit.”
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While the comedian has lost more than 70 pounds in recent years, she told the outlet that she has gained some of that weight back after welcoming her daughter, Royce, via surrogate last November.
“Now I can’t go to the gym as often as I used to; I’m just not working out as much, so that has slowed me down,” she explained, blaming her “lack of sleep” and “change of lifestyle.”
The “Pitch Perfect” star previously revealed that she wanted to lose weight to help increase her fertility chances.
“It first started when I was looking into fertility stuff and the doctor was like, ‘Well, you’d have a much better chance if you were healthier,’” Wilson shared in July 2021.
She added, “That’s kind of what started it, that if I lost some excess weight that it would give me a better chance for freezing eggs and having the eggs be a better quality. It wasn’t even really myself, it was more thinking of a future mini-me, really.”