Lena is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. She is well-known for being the star, creator, and writer of the HBO series, Girls.
Dunham has won two Golden Globe Awards for the show and has received multiple Emmy Award nominations. She is also the first woman to win the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directing.
As she recently appeared on the red carpet, Lena shocked her fans with a slim figure. It concerned her fans as she seemed quite different compared to before. The weight loss was so massive that Dunham’s fans were worried about her health.
And it turned out, there was a reason to be worried. In fact, it was a very big reason. Lena had just broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Jack Antonoff and she was having a very tough time. Besides that, there were also multiple medical reasons for Dunham’s weight loss.
She was having a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. The good news, however, is that as of now, Dunham is totally fine and in good health. So, how did this transformation take place? Let’s find out about the whole weight loss and weight gain journey of Dunham.
Also, read about Angelina Jolie‘s health struggles.
Lena Dunham’s Weight Loss
“Sadness is the only thing that’s ever made me lose weight,” Lena talked about the changes in her body. “Two years ago, during the last gasps of my six-year relationship, I lost weight. Not a little weight.”
She added, “Not the kind of weight where your bras feel kind of generous and you marvel at your subtle but oh-wow-it’s-definitely-there-now clavicle. No, it was a lot of weight.” Not only were there her breakup and medical conditions that contributed to Dunham’s weight loss, but her drug addiction played its part too.
However, Dunham took the right step at the right time by changing her daily routine. By doing that, she transformed her life completely in a good way.
Lena Dunham’s Diet Plan
To even things and gain the lost weight, Dunham altered her diet plan. She started maintaining a diary about her diet, whereas before she never gave her diet much thought. However, Lena had to take care that she keep things simple and did not gain much weight too fast.
Otherwise, instead of improving her health, she would have worsened it. Lena started sorting food out for her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She would eat eggs and oatmeal for lunch along with a cup of coffee. For lunch and dinner, Durham would choose from salad, pasta, chicken, and fish depending on her mood.
All this healthy eating helped her in gaining weight back slowly and gradually. Within months, she was on her old healthy physique. Her weight fluctuations changed the way Lena looked at health before. Now, she is a very responsible person when it comes to food and health.
Lena’s Workout Plan
Exercising is one of the main parts of living a healthy and fulfilled life. Lena knew this perfectly and that’s why she added a workout plan to her daily routine as well.
After waking up, Dunham would hit the road, she would walk for an hour daily. She also practiced yoga and meditation on a daily basis.
Lena’s Going to Rehab
To fight off her drug addiction, Dunham took the help of rehab. Talking about this, she told People, “I had also completed in-patient treatment, known to the public as rehab for trauma and prescription drug dependency or, as I like to call it, a five-star hotel where they take away your razors.”
“It took a week, but as the drugs left my body and I made peace with the fact that I was here to heal, not just to cut my own bangs and weep,” she added, “I got really hungry real fast. If it wasn’t nailed down, I ate it.”
Before & After Weight Loss
Because of her drug addiction and breakup, Lena’s daily routine was so disturbed that she lost 30 pounds.
After this, her weight dropped to 120 pounds, an alarming number. The good news is that Lena is back to her old healthy physique. “I’m 5-foot-3 and 150 pounds. Statistically the average American female body,” Dunham told Daily Mail.
Lena’s Reply to Body Shammers
As Lena gained her lost weight back, she was criticized severely by some people online. Talking about the situation, Dunham said, “It’s a little too easy to feel the glow of support and forget about the cesspool lurking behind it. So I took a peek, and saw some gnarly s*it, most, not worth responding to or even sharing with you.”
She is a strong and confident woman and she surely knows how to handle bullies. Dunham replied to critics saying “I don’t care about what those keyboard warriors say. These changes have allowed me to be the kind of sister, friend, and daughter that I want to be.”
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It has been a roller coaster of emotions for Lena but everything is settled now. As she reached her previous physique, Dunham is very happy with it.
She doesn’t care about what haters say and she shouldn’t. Sure, Lena is still struggling with Endometriosis but things are more settled than before and she is getting better with the passing of time.