Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has declared 2020 to be her “Year of Health,” and she has a big goal that she wants to hit before December 31. The 40-year-old actress told her eight million Instagram followers last month that her end of the year goal weight is 165 pounds, and she is working hard to make it happen.
Wilson has made some major life changes this year with a new mix of regular workouts, hitting daily step goals, and completely revamping her diet. According to People magazine, Wilson’s new routine started late last year after the actress visited VivaMayr, a luxury medical detox and wellness center in Austria.
Wilson reportedly visited VivaMayr with her friend, TV host Carly Steel. And, an insider says that during their stay, Wilson got “amazing results” from following the Mayr Method diet plan. That was enough for Wilson to stick to the diet after leaving the center, and she’s been following it ever since.
Created by Austrian physician Dr. Franz Saver Mayr, the Mayr Method is based on his “Mayr Cure” that he created nearly a century ago. Mayr’s theory was that the foods the majority of people eat – and how they eat them – are actually poisoning their digestive systems.
“Everything starts with the gut,” Dr. Christine Stossier, assistant medical director of VivaMayr, told The Guardian back in 2017. “The fundamental principle is that you can improve someone’s health through digestion.”
The center uses Mayr’s philosophy to change how their clients eat by eliminating snacking and reducing the amount of dairy and gluten in their diet. They also teach their clients a new way to chew their food.
“It’s an approach that eliminates food intolerances, reduces sugar, encourages eating whole foods slowly, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation,” says a source close to Wilson.
Those who follow the Mayr Method diet plan are taught to chew their food extremely slowly, and their diet is focused on eating whole foods with high alkaline content. Examples of foods that regularly show up in the Mayr Method diet plan are vegetables, fresh fish, and sheep’s milk yogurt.
VivaMayr instructs clients to count out 30 chews per mouthful of food, and at breakfast clients train how to focus on slowing down their chewing with a serving of hearty spelt bread. Focusing on the actual act of eating helps with digestion, and that is why it is such a big part of Mayr Method.
While at VivaMayr, clients are not allowed to have their phones with them during meals, they don’t drink water while eating, and meals are scheduled at least four hours apart.
Since leaving VivaMayr, Rebel Wilson has continued to follow the Mayr Method and she has increased her workouts with a personal trainer up to six times per week. She also goes on regular walks and has increased her protein intake.
Wilson said on social media that she’s been “working hard,” and the insider agreed with claims that the actress has been working on “conquering her emotional eating patterns of behavior.”