The comedian Tweets honestly about avoiding refined sugars and grappling with intense Mars Bars temptations

By Maria Yagoda
Updated July 20, 2015 09:00 AM
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If we were to ever to forgo refined sugars for 20 days, we would be lucky to fare as well as Rebel Wilson, who’s been Tweeting her hilarious “diary” on the diet.

The Pitch Perfect 2 actress, 35, announced her ambitious intensions on July 1. “I’m starting a ‘no sugar’ challenge today!! I’ll let you guys know how long I lasted for!!” she wrote.

Five days later, Wilson posted an update – she was still going strong, though faced a serious amount of temptation. “NO (refined) SUGAR CHALLENGE DIARY: it’s been 5 days, went to see Magic Mike, all those shiny G’s made me think of skittles resisted x,” she wrote.

While traveling in Dubai two weeks later, the actress posted a cute poolside selfie, and then yesterday a desert selfie (with a falcon, naturally) affirming that she was still killing the challenge. “No sugar today but plenty of desert x.”

The stress of travel makes us do crazy things, sadly, and Wilson’s 20-day sugar-free streak came to an abrupt end after a stressful cab incident.

“I lost the NO (refined) SUGAR CHALLENGE after 20 days had a scary taxi ride and succumbed to ice-cream & Mars Bar but back on wagon.”

Wilson is still a winner in our book – 20 days without refined sugars is a true accomplishment. And she’s back on the saddle.