Lena Dunham Blames Donald Trump-Induced Stress for Her Weight Loss

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If the first few weeks of the Donald Trump presidency has been stressing you out, you're not alone. On a recent appearance on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, Lena Dunham explained the reason for her sudden weight loss - and apparently, it's had everything to do with her stress about what's been in the news lately.

"Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food," she said "Everyone's been asking like, 'What have you been doing?' And I'm like, 'Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight."

While Dunham was clearly half-joking, she later posted an Instagram about what her typical daily eating habits looked like under the Trump presidency, and it's definitely not a diet anyone should be aspiring to considering it involves nothing but green tea, a croissant and dizziness before 1 p.m.


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All joking aside, Lena's "Trump diet" is an important reminder of how self-care is more necessary than ever. We're all for staying woke and paying attention to what's going on - but when it starts affecting your mental health or eating habits, it's time to unplug for awhile. 

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Caroline Pirozzolo is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is majoring in Journalism. In her free time, Caroline enjoys buying more fashion magazines and books than she can ever possibly read, being an art history nerd, consuming mass amounts of coffee and Chipotle, and fawning over pictures of French Bulldog puppies. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo.