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Rebel Wilson Refutes Report of Needing to Only Eat ‘600 Calories' Per Day

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By Favour Adegoke on June 17, 2023 at 9:45 PM EDT

Rebel Wilson has cleared the air on her alleged statements that people need only 600 calories daily. Reports recently circulated that the actress made the statements during the launch party for her Fluid app. 

Wilson has been open about her weight loss and shared that she gained some back after her daughter's birth. The actress shared how her dating experiences inspired the dating app during the launch party. 

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Rebel Wilson Calls Report 'Untrue'

Rebel Wilson at the Premiere of "The Almond And The Seahorse"

Rebel Wilson has denied ever saying that people require only "600 calories" to survive each day. The actress shared a screenshot of The Mirror's article on the claims on her Instagram story and wrote, per Page Six, "This reporting is UNTRUE and utterly ridiculous and harmful to women!" 

A report had previously circulated that Wilson said there's a misconception about how many calories people actually need to survive. 

During the launch party for her new dating app, Fluid, she told the Daily Mail, "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."

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She Learned The Information At A Medical Retreat

Rebel Wilson
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In her conversation with Daily Mail, Wilson explained that she was recently on a retreat at the Vivamayr medical spa in Austria. The "Pitch Perfect" star shared that she learned that people "only need about 600 calories a day" instead of the "1,500 or 2,000" requirement. 

Wilson said that the 600-calorie requirement "might sound crazy" but that the human body doesn't need high calories. She added, "Everyone thinks you need to eat so much, but if you eat right and eat small portions, you'll be just fine."

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However, Wilson noted that she wasn't sharing the advice for use as a daily routine, and it was only for detox purposes. The actress concluded by saying, "The problem is that people are stuck at a desk or in their car, and they tend to get hungry. They want to eat because that's how they deal with stress or it's a habit."

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Rebel Wilson Gained Weight After Welcoming Her Daughter

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Over the past few years, Wilson has been open about losing over 70 pounds and changing her life. However, she revealed that she's gained weight back after the birth of her daughter, Royce, through a surrogate last year. Wilson explained that her "lack of sleep" and lifestyle changes had been a contributing factor. 

She said, "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." The "Senior Year" star shared that she started her weight loss journey to improve her fertility, as her doctor advised. 

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Wilson added, "That's kind of what started it, that if I lost some excess weight, it would give me a better chance for freezing eggs and having the eggs be better quality. It wasn't even really myself, it was more thinking of a future mini-me, really."

Rebel Wilson Speaks About Her New Dating App

London, UK . Rebel Wilson at the Cats film photocall held at Corinthia Hotel, London. 13 December 2019.

Wilson launched her Fluid app with a party on the rooftop of "Funke," a new Beverly Hills restaurant. She shared Casamigos, pasta, artichokes, and Pizza for her guests as she introduced the new dating app with "no labels."

She said, per Daily Mail, "My dating app is really cool for people because you don't have to tick a lot of boxes - you don't have to describe what you like; you can just be a regular human being and look for what you want in the world; You don't have to say if you want a man or a woman in your life, you can just meet the right person."

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Wilson further explained that the app was inspired by her dating experiences and how she met and fell for her partner, Romana. She said, "So the app does not limit people. Are you looking for love? That person you fall in love with could be a man or woman. The app Fluid doesn't have a label in the motto is no labels, and it's done really well; people have received it really nicely. They like the message."

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