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Tips For Getting Back In Shape From An Olympic Champion, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Feb 03, 2014 | Updated Feb 03, 2014

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has an interesting take on getting back in shape after overcoming many health obstacles in his own life.

“Quit something today!” he chimed. “So far, I’ve quit soda and red meat. It’s not so much doing something new, but sometimes you have to quit something.”

After beating cancer and brain tumors, Scott was told his cholesterol was going up, so after doing some basic research, he was able to drop some foods from his diet, add others and eventually lower his cholesterol by 100 points.

To lower his cholesterol, Scott dropped red meat and avoids chicken since a lot can be genetically engineered. He eats fish, a vegetable-heavy, plant-based diet and adds flax seed meal into his oatmeal every morning. “My body has slimmed down, I have more energy and I sleep better,” he told us.

For more of Scott's life and career, see the slideshow below:

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