Bill Clinton's Diet: Former President's Weight Loss, Photos Video
Bill Clinton Went on a Vegan Diet and Lost 24 Pounds As He Told Wolf Blitzer on CNN
Bill Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, and a two stents put in his chest earlier this year, and although he has been known to turn to a vegetarian diet to control his weight and stay healthy, now it appears he has gone one step further by following a vegan diet (except for the little bit of fish).
He told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that:
"I did all this research, and I saw that 82 percent of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-base, no dairy, no meat of any kind, no chicken, no turkey—I eat very little fish, once in a while I'll have a little fish—If you can do it, 82 percent of people have begun to heal themselves."
He said he has a protein supplement every morning and drinks almond milk mixed with fruit and a protein powder.
He got down to the same weight he was in high school but although he did it to lose weight, the biggest reason was that after he had his stent put in, his arteries still clogged up so the cholesterol was still building up. So he changed his diet to avoid that happening and he says he feels better than ever.
He cites Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's study at the Cleveland Clinic, Dean Ornish and the Campbell father and son that wrote The China Study for leading this movement with research and information.
Wolf Blitzer said he hopes Clinton is healthy for many years. The former president said he and Hillary want to be around to 'do their part' if there are any grandchildren.