Note To Us Weekly: Lena Dunham Doesn't Have Any 'Diet Tips'

The "Girls" creator refuses to be the poster child for weight loss.
Not the one.
Not the one.
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Tip No. 1: How about we all just don’t.

She’s said it once, and now she’s saying it again: Lena Dunham has zero interest in becoming the poster child for weight loss or dieting.

In the latest round of media attempts to make Dunham into something she’s not, Us Weekly put a photo of the “Girls” creator on the cover of a recent issue with a teasing caption, “how she gets motivated,” next to a story promising “diet tips” in big, bold capital letters.

Dunham took the opportunity to offer up some of her own suggestions over Instagram on Sunday with a list of tips ranging from “a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge” to “an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” and “um, who the fuck cares?”

Our personal favorite? Dunham’s final tip, which sums up her thoughts on the issue: “I have no tips. I give no tips. I don’t want to be on this cover [because] 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.”

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 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

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Dunham has been the target of media fascination due to her apparent recent weight loss, which stemmed from her battle with endometriosis. The chronic disorder led her to seek out trainer Tracy Anderson, who helped counsel the actress in fitness to alleviate her pain and anxiety.

After her appearance at one of Anderson’s fitness events triggered headlines around the internet about Dunham looking “happy and healthy” with before-and-after photos, she took to social media to reiterate how she doesn’t give the “tiniest of shits what anyone else feels about my body.”

“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,” she wrote on Instagram in March. “I refuse to celebrate these bullshit before-and-after pictures. Don’t we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to?”

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