02/12/2020 11:41 GMT | Updated 02/12/2020 11:48 GMT

Rebel Wilson Emotionally Opens Up About Weight Loss In Her 'Year Of Health’

“I’m working on self love, and that’s a hard concept to master,” she said.

Rebel Wilson held back tears as she opened up about her weight loss in what she described as her “year of health”.

The Australian actor, 40, has lost over four stone (28kg) after setting herself a target of getting down to just over 11.5 stone (75kg) earlier this year. 

In an hour-long Instagram Live video, Rebel said that she had failed to treat herself with “love and respect” in the past but was on her way to developing “self love”.

The emotional Pitch Perfect star said: “It’s hard when I talk about the emotional stuff. It’s hard. I can do this.

“I wasn’t valuing myself and telling myself negative things. That was hard. I’m trying to change those patterns, so you’re more loving and treating yourself with respect.

“I’m working on self love, and that’s a hard concept to master.”

In the video, titled “Year of Health 2020”, Rebel revealed that she has been consuming under 1,500 calories a day while exercising “like a beast” in order to lose weight. 

She said: “Nutritionally, the only thing is I do try to stay under 1,500 calories because of my body type. If want to lose weight in that week, I kind of have to stay under the 1,500 each day.”

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Rebel Wilson set herself the challenge of losing over four stone this year

Rebel explained that she was motivated to improve her diet by the desire to freeze her eggs in case she wanted to start a family in the future.

She said: “I was thinking about fertility and having good quality eggs in the bank, so I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to do this. I’m going to get healthy.’

“And how I started is I did go to a professional place to do a detox.”

Rebel also credited a stay at Austria’s VivaMayr wellness centre with leading her to change her diet and start exercising more.

“I wrote a little letter to myself about how I’m really gonna give it my all this year, and then I did,” she said.