"I was a heart attack waiting to happen… I went on an essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits. I drink a protein supplement every morning, no dairy, I drink almond milk mixed in with fruit and protein powder. It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds, and I got back to basically what I weighed in high school."
On February 11, 2010, he was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City after complaining of chest pains, and had two coronary stents implanted in his heart. After this experience, Clinton adopted the plant-based whole foods (vegan) diet recommended by doctors Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn.
Clinton has reportedly begun practicing Buddhist meditation in order to help him relax and achieve a healthier lifestyle.