Linda R.'s Step One Story: Journey to better health with her husband
"My husband and I started using Step One Foods upon a friend's recommendation, because my husband was on statin medication, he had recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and both of us were continuing to gain weight, especially around our abdomens, and losing energy.
Within the first few days we noticed the Step One products were leaving us feeling more full and energetic without snack cravings, giving us more impetus to make healthy meal and snack choices and allowing us to actively decrease portion sizes without feeling deprived, shaky or irritable.
We immediately started increasing vegetable consumption, actively worked on portion control and concentrated on pursuing a Mediterranean type diet with emphasis on vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, fish, less meat with leaner cuts--trying to eliminate processed foods. The transition was remarkably easy using Step One products twice a day as a foundation. Energy, sense of well being improved. Weight fell off by itself. Junk food cravings were essentially gone which for me is a miracle."
Health gains: We have each lost at least 20 pounds, have muscle and energy to do heavy duty hiking and other activities, and my husband's "numbers" at his heart clinic visits have improved so dramatically that his clinician said "wow!" and asked for details. His cholesterol, HDL, LDL and other labs are within normal limits now, per his report.
We also had significant issues with heartburn in the past and used lots of Tums and proton pump inhibitor medications. We have eliminated those medications and the heartburn symptoms now, which we believe is thanks to Step One Foods.
My favorite food: My husband likes the Anytime Sprinkles best because they are so easy to add to cereals and smoothies. I like all the products and prefer to alternate daily. The Crunch Bar has such a rich chocolate flavor that it is extremely satisfying and fills the psychological need to eat chocolate.
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