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rebel wilson did use ozempic during her 80lb weight loss journey but no longer takes the trendy
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Rebel Wilson DID use Ozempic during her 80lb weight-loss journey, but no longer takes the trendy…

Rebel Wilson has finally confessed to having used the trendy type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic to help her shed 80lbs during her ‘year of health’ back in 2020. The Australian 44-year-old – who’s no longer taking the semaglutide injectable – admitted to The Sunday Times: ‘Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good.’ Rebel – whose polycystic ovarian syndrome affects fertility – originally decided to slim down at the urging of her IVF doctor in 2019. ‘Basically no one apart from my mom wanted me to lose weight,’ Wilson recalled. ‘People thought I’d lose my pigeonhole in my career, playing the fat funny character, and they wanted me to continue in that.’ The SAG Award nominee and her fiancée Ramona Agruma eventually welcomed their 16-month-old daughter Royce Lillian Elizabeth Wilson via surrogate in November 2022. Rebel (born Melanie Bownds) previously claimed to have successfully reached her 165lb goal weight through high-intensity interval workouts with fitness trainer Jono Castano Acero, long hikes, and a high-protein/low-sugar diet. In the past four years, Wilson has admitted to gaining some of it back including 20lbs from ‘stress eating’ leading up to the release of her upcoming memoir Rebel Rising. ‘I feel strongly that young women shouldn’t try to obsess over looking like Victoria’s Secret models — they should just look like themselves,’ Wilson – who’s an ’emotional eater’ – said. ‘I know that my relationship with food is complicated.’ The Pitch Perfect alum – who enjoyed a lavish vacation to Nobu Hotel Los Cabos this weekend – is satisfied with her current 5ft4in figure as it’s ‘still curvy and solid.’ Other celebrities who’ve admitted to taking Ozempic include Elon Musk, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Lauren Manzo, Dolores Catania, Jennifer Fessler, Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi, and Remi Bader. Obesity expert Dr. Andrew Kraftson said most people taking these medications will hit a plateau around the 18-month mark after starting treatment. ‘You could tell someone that they’re going to lose 15 percent of their weight, potentially, on Ozempic or Wegovy. But once they get to 15 percent, it is not like they’re like, “Oh, now I’m satisfied, great,”‘ Kraftson told the New York Times last September. ‘I don’t try to come across as the dream killer, but sometimes you really wonder, what is the hole we’re trying to fill? And will additional weight loss really fill it?’ Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, Mounjaro, and Victoza should only be prescribed to severely overweight patients suffering from type 2 diabetes – and only one of them (Wegovy) has been approved for weight loss by the FDA in 2021. The Novo Nordisk-brand injectable can cost $25/month for qualified patients under insurance, but it costs anywhere in between $600-$1,300 for a month supply of four weekly pens out-of-pocket. Rebel’s 336-page autobiography Rebel Rising: A Memoir hits shelves this Tuesday, and she’ll appear at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan this Wednesday for a reading event. ‘I think once this press tour is over for the book, I’ll just go back to a bit more of a normal schedule and working out how I can be a mum and also take an hour or two in my day to be healthy,’ Wilson claimed to People on Sunday. The blonde funnywoman’s upcoming films include Simon West’s spy comedy Bride Hard, JK Youn’s road trip comedy K-Pop: Lost in America, and Timothy Scott Bogart’s Verona musical based on Romeo & Juliet. Rebel will also make her feature directorial debut with the Australian-set musical comedy The Deb, in which she stars as Janette.

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