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Bill started Step One Foods in April 2021. By November, his total cholesterol improved by 44 points, from 203, down to 159!

Like many people, during the pandemic, Bill gained weight and during his annual visit with his doctor last April, two medications were recommended to improve his health: one to treat diabetes and a statin. 

"I've been taking medication for high blood pressure for years and have worked hard to manage my A1C level, but I've never had an issue with my cholesterol,” he says.

Determined not to add any more medications to his lifestyle, Bill told his Doctor he'd like to try Step One Foods for 6 months to improve his cholesterol, naturally.

“I saw an advertisement for Step One Foods on Facebook and I saw the approach as a logical way to improve cholesterol,” he says. “I wanted to reduce the amount of medications I was taking, I didn’t want to add to it.”

Bill started Step One Foods in April 2021. By November, his total cholesterol improved by 44 points, from 203, down to 159! In addition to his cholesterol drop, Bill’s A1C also improved and his numbers went from the diabetic range to the close to normal range. His triglycerides also improved by 104 points!

“At this point, my doctor told me, ‘just keep doing what you’re doing’,” he says. 

Aside from replacing his late night snack with a Step One snack bar, Bill didn’t make any other changes to his diet. 

“Our menus and diets haven't changed,” he says. “We still prepare our foods the same way and I’m still eating the same foods. We haven’t altered our diets at all.”

With his improved numbers, Bill is now focused on becoming more active and getting back to some of his hobbies, life golfing and leisure travel with his family. 

“I am going to continue to do my best with improving my health, so that I can get back to the things I enjoy and so that I can keep up with my wife and kids,” he says.

After learning of his high cholesterol in April, Bill’s main goal was to reduce his reliance on medications, not add to it. 

“Drugs don’t cure the problem, they mask the problem,” he says. “There’s a medicine for everything but if it doesn’t cure the root cause, what’s the point -- there’s got to be a better way.”

With Step One Foods, Bill has found a better way to improve his health.

 Bill's Health Improvements April 2021 November 2021
Total Cholesterol 203 159
LDL Cholesterol 117 95
Triglycerides 241 137
A1C 7.9 6.3
 Bill's Health Improvements April 2021 November 2021
Total Cholesterol 203 159
LDL Cholesterol 117 95
Triglycerides 241 137
A1C 7.9 6.3

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