Reportedly former President Bill Clinton went on a special diet prior to daughter Chelsea's wedding.Â Clinton was looking like he lost considerable weight when he was seen at the wedding ceremony, prompting suspicions over his health situation.
According to NY Daily News though, Clinton's health is great.Â He joked "As far as I know, I'm fine," and said "Yesterday, I was down 24 pounds from my maximum. But I went on a new diet and I'm exercising and I feel great. And I'm trying not to have another heart incident."Â Just this past February he had to undergo a procedure to have a stent inserted following quadruple bypass surgery back in 2004.
Bill Clinton used to be notorious for his love of junk food, but told Wolf Blitzer on CNN he's given that up for a more plant-based diet.Â Clinton noted he enjoys some fish, and stays away from meat and dairy.Â Another item he has added to his diet is almond milk.Â The reasoning wasn't so much Chelsea's wedding, but because his "surgically cleared coronary arteries began to re-clog."Â Now Clinton is back on the track to good health.
It's unfortunate that it takes a scare like heart problems to get some to adopt a more healthy lifestyle.Â That was the wakeup call Clinton needed, and he seems to be enjoying his new slender look and healthier feeling.Â Current President Obama and wife Michelle are on the right track, at least health-wise as they have a special organic garden servicing the White House kitchen.