Bill Clinton Swears Off Junk Food

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry in Indianola, Iowa, on Sept. 13, 2003, as Democratic presidential hopefuls Carol Moseley Braun and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, listen. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (not pictured) was also on hand. AP

No more junk food for Bill Clinton - at least not right now.

The former president, whose White House tenure was accompanied by the staples of America's fast-food industry, showed up at his Harlem office Wednesday looking lean, but not mean.

With a wide grin on his face after a news conference to announce a new AIDS initiative, he deadpanned: "No beer." His dark business suit jacket swung open to reveal a flatter stomach, replacing the onetime presidential paunch.

Mr. Clinton says he's been following "The South Beach Diet," and "working out with a German man." He declined to divulge how many pounds he's lost.

A Florida doctor, Arthur Agatston, created the best-selling weight-loss program by slashing carbohydrates and fats such as processed starches and sweets.

  • Francie Grace

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