Lena Dunham has no interest in becoming the poster child for weight loss—and she made that very clear by calling out Us Weekly for featuring a picture of her alongside the headline: "20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using."
As a response, Dunham decided to create her own list on Instagram, explaining exactly what has caused her to lose weight over the past year, starting with "anxiety disorder" and "resultant constant nausea."
20 slimdown diet tips! 1. anxiety disorder * 2. resultant constant nausea 3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus * 6. baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains 8. finally realizing superheroes aren't real (specifically the X-Factor, really thought they'd handle this) 9. marching your ass off 10. a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge 11. sleeping 19 hours a day 12. realizing that even the liberal media wants dem clicks no matter whut 13. worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't 14. realizing who ya real friends are 15. having to switch from Uber to Lyft (lots of calories burned trying to understand a new app, then even more trying to understand if the conflict was resolved) 16. bladder spasms, urinary frequency and urgency * 17. having your phone number leaked and violent images texted to your phone by randos under names like VERYFATCHUCKYBOY@creepz.com 18. keeping your back arched against the wind 19. um, who the fuck cares? 20. I have no tips I give no tips I don't want to be on this cover cuz it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement thanx * Star indicates a pre-existing condition
The Girls creator continued her list by including points like "abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus" and "a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge"—making it apparent that her weight loss is a direct result of medical conditions and the nation's unsettling political atmosphere. (Related: The Scary Way The Trump Presidency Is Affecting Anxiety In America)
"I have no tips I give no tips I don't want to be on this cover cuz it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement."
While Dunham's body has been a topic of discussion lately, she continues to focus on promoting self-love and self-acceptance rather than weight loss.
"I feel I've made it pretty clear over the years that I don't give even the tiniest of shits what anyone else feels about my body," she previously wrote on Instagram. "My weight loss isn't a triumph and it also isn't some sign I've finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME―at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I'm doing with it."