He is a vegan! Go figure!

Bill Clinton - The former President of the United States.
United States
August 20, 2011 11:07am CST
Bill Clinton is! Of all people! He recently decided to just give up meat. He was a vegetarian but now he has given up eggs,all diary and other animal products! Clinton is now a vegan! He has lost weight and feels so much better! I still am in shock! Here was a guy who loved his fast food burgers! If it works for him great! I couldn't! I couldn't give up diary!
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@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
21 Aug 11
Onya Bill! That has got to be the best policy he has made so far! He's in no position now to enforce it on the rest of the country, but my guess is that people will be watching him closely from now on to see the effect it has on him. Those who are more educated & / or who have been in positions of power seem more likely to have read or been presented with some good information like this. Perhaps he has been meaning to go vegan for quite some time now & only now has he had the means to put it into practice. He is going to be one healthy dude if he sticks to it! I'm not going to place bets either way, because celebrities tend to swing into & out of vegan diets very frequently. If people only knew what went into dairy products & how they were treated, they would never ever touch them again! Bill Clinton would have gotten to know more than many about exactly what went on regarding the entire process of "dairy production" - good on him for having the guts to put what he knows into practice.
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• United States
23 Aug 11
I heard this started,slowly,when daughter Chelsea,asked him to lose weight for her wedding last year. I think it was 20 lbs. Then Bill switched over to be a vegetarian and finally a vegan. He says he is feeling great and I hope he continues this!
@lampar (7597)
• United States
20 Aug 11
I am glad for the former president, he is feeling better and healthier now after he gave up some of his past fast food binge, at least he will stand a better chance to avoid heart surgery or obesity related illness, at least he is doing a favor for himself, and not worry about U.S this time. I am happy he is a vegan now, so he can live a long and happier life well into the future, hope he can continue to eat properly, and exercise regularly, he should be able to keep his weight off indefinitely.
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• United States
23 Aug 11
I am glad he is feeling better! Bill Clinton has had some heart issues in the past and being a vegan will help him not go there again! I think he will stick with it! He just turned 65 and I think getting older helped in the change!
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 11
It is excellent news that Bill Clinton has changed from being vegetarian to being vegan. I find it interesting that he has lost weight and it is wonderful that he feels much more well that he normally does. I became vegetarian at 4 years old and I gradually over a period of years became vegan. These days I am vegan and I am proud to be an animal lover. People that become vegan get better health and many animals are saved. Cows milk is a drink vegetarians and meat eaters can drink. We vegans like to drink soya drink. There are other cruelty free drinks available like nut milks, rice milks and flavored soya drinks. There is a vegan margarine available and it tastes lovely. There are other choices to look and taste like dairy but they are really vegan. I have found a salad dressing that is vegan and it is delicious.
• United States
23 Aug 11
If being a vegan workes for you and Bill Clinton,great! I am never going to be one! Besides the milk and cheese I would have to give up most of the sweets I love! Not for me! I know of soya milk and seen it. I think it is gross looking and the same with tofu! No offensive but those things are not for me! Being a vegan is not for everyone!
• Adelaide, Australia
23 Aug 11
I hear ya, Blue! I don't like soy products either. I steer clear of them. Too much of one thing is no good for us anyway. Beans & grains acidify the system too much, which isn't good. I like to get the whole bean, organic or bio-dynamic & sprout them. That gives you an extra 1000% protein boost & 300% vitamin & mineral boost over the old bean right there! There are some real disgusting soy milk & tofu varieties out there & I've tried quite a few in my time, but there are some "better-tasting" ones in recent times especially & hopefully Maximax has found a good one she likes & can afford. Maximax has done a lot of traveling & can't always wait around for beans to sprout (the store-bought pre-sprouted's are often half-way to decomposing & can be full of bacteria, etc too), so soy milk might be the only real option for her at the present. Hope soy hasn't put you off of going vegan!
• United States
21 Aug 11
All this means we couldn't have dinner. What I like to eat , he doesn't eat anymore and what he eats I will Never eat. I am glad he feels better but I actually prfer him when he was Just a little bit heavier.
• United States
23 Aug 11
When he was heavier he was eating all those burgers from places,like Burger King! I think eating all thise burgers helped with his heart problems! There is alot of stuff I eat he wouldn't either! Dinner would not work! LOL!
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• United States
23 Aug 11
Those were the good old days . I liked the idea that my president eats burgers and he wasn't so thin. I Finally had a president I could relate to And would love to have dinner with . Now The dream is gone.
@amkiller (533)
20 Aug 11
why and how can he. I just don't get how people give up meat, it is the best. for example so mmuch stuff is made out of it like burger,chiken nuggets and more it is tasty.
• United States
23 Aug 11
I have no idea how people can become vegan. I can see how people become vegetarian! Some do eat eggs,fish and chicken from time to time. I probaly could be a vegaterian but not vegan! I would have to give up cheese and milk which I love! I would have to give up candy bars and othet stuff like that! I couldn't do it! It isn't for everyone!
@amkiller (533)
23 Aug 11
You like cheese as will,I love it as well, My sisters tend to run away from the smell, but they don't know what they are missing.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug 11
hi blue65packer why the surprise. All people can and do change so he is just a person like any of u s only an ex president and ex womanizer. S o he is vegan and supposedly will be super healthy. I myself would starve as I have to have some sort of began diet as I need protein in my diet. I am a diabetic so I have to watch carbs and get enough protein to keep my blood gluc
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug 11
words left out, why I do not know should be enough protein to keep my blood glucose level where it belongs
• United States
23 Aug 11
Being a vegan sure is not for everyone! It would not work for you and other diabetics! My neice,who's a vegetarian,has thought of being a vegan. I think she could do it but I think right now she is happy as a vegatarian! I could give up meat and egge but not the dairy products! I love milk and cheese! I have seen soy milk and I am not going to drink it! Just looking at it makes me sick! I couldn't be a vegan!
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
22 Aug 11
Good for him. I would love to have self discipline to do something like that. I am eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking more water, and I don't eat a whole of meat and dairy, but I have a long way to go to be vegan.
• United States
24 Aug 11
I don't have the discipline to even become a vegetarian much less a vegan! If Bill Clinton and other people can be a vegan,good for them! My oldest neice is a vegetarian and has had thought of becoming a vegan. I think for now she will stay a vegetarian!
21 Aug 11
hi:) oh it's nice to know that former pres. Bill Clinton is already a vegan,better that he is now healthier, good for him. I like to be vegan too, but I don't know when will I fulfill that, for the meantime I'll just eat more veggies and fruits until I get there.
• United States
24 Aug 11
I am still surprised Bill Clinton became a vegan! I hope he sticks with it! He says he is feeling better and healthier! It is not something everyone could do. if a person does,good for them!
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
20 Aug 11
Personally over all there is No way that I could go Vegan or Vegetarian even if it was for just a short time. Personally I enjoy my Meat, etc. Yes, most of the time I eat a lot of chicken and proteins, but I also Love my Dairy, Cheese, etc. so this type of lifestyle would not work for me. I guess in reality it is always what suits you the best.
• United States
23 Aug 11
Being a vegan is not for everyone! It can be done and Bill Clinton ,of all people, made the transtion. My neice,the vegetarian, has talked about being a vegan. I don't think she will! I know she loves her cheese and milk! Anyway it is now Bill Clinton's thing and I hope he sticks with it!
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
I guess that's what happens when you get old enough to realize that you need to be healthy before its too late. I admire how he can get through with this, I coudn't image giving up dairy as well, meat I can avoid but Milk is a must for me.
• United States
23 Aug 11
I heard his daughter Chelsea wanted him to lose weight for her wedding last years and he lost like 20 lbs. Then he became a vegatarian. Now he is a vegan! I think becoming older,Clinton is 65 now,had alot to do with this! Being a vegan isn't for everyone!
• United States
20 Aug 11
Good for him! I would have never guessed him, it's good he's taking care of himself.