The Startling Realization Rebel Wilson Had After Weight Loss

Rebel Wilson has been making waves online since declaring 2020 her "Year of Health" on Instagram (a declaration that earned her over 620,000 likes). However, as she continues to make and crush her health and fitness goals, she's also been making some less-exciting observations about how others treat her now that she is smaller (via Prevention).

The Pitch Perfect star called out this double standard on an Australian morning show, stating: "I think what's been really interesting to me is how other people treat you... Sometimes being bigger, people didn't necessarily look twice at you. And now that I'm in a good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you. I was like, 'Is this what other people experienced all the time?'" (via Women's Health). Some might assume the change might have something to do with an increase in self-confidence since starting to work out, but Wilson is quick to dispel that theory: "I like to think I looked good at all sizes and stuff and I've always been quite confident. So, it wasn't like I wasn't confident and then now I'm, like, super confident." Instead, it says a lot about how much we judge each other, whether consciously or unconsciously, at a single glance. 

What Rebel Wilson thinks matters about her health journey

Despite the fact that plenty of media outlets are focusing on how Wilson has lost weight, Wilson herself is more interested in the why, stressing health and confidence on social media rather than looks, calories, or pounds (via Delish). In fact, in the caption of a recent Instagram post showing herself in a robe in front of a scale, Wilson wrote: "Rather than step on the scale, look at yourself in the mirror and be like 'dammmm girrrrrl're smart and talented and accomplished and perfect just the way you are" (via Instagram). 

She's been consistent about her positivity and wholesome motivation all year, as she expressed in a recent interview: "I would say to everyone out there don't be obsessed about how much you actually weigh. It's more about all the healthy practices, and then the changes to your whole lifestyle" (via People). She closed off her last post of 2020 with this message: "Believe in yourself, work hard, you can do it! Lots of love, Rebs" (also via Instagram). Of course, the end of 2020 doesn't mean Wilson is stopping or even slowing down. Her Instagram shows she is still working out, and working on some fun new projects including a dog grooming show coming out later this year called — wait for it — "Pooch Perfect."