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Welcome to Step One Foods!

Congratulations on taking 'step one' towards better heart health! Step One was created to help people who can't or don't want to rely solely on medications to improve their health. We are looking forward to becoming a partner in your in health to help you achieve your goals. 

This page contains all the information you need to get started with Step One Foods. Please read through and reach out if you have any questions. Our team is here to help you every step of the way. 


  • Enjoy two servings of Step One Foods per day.

  • Eat the rest of your meals like normal.

  • Use Step One Foods twice per day for at least 30 days. 

  • Talk with your doctor. 

1. Enjoy two servings of Step One Foods per day. Use your Step One products as a substitution for something you would normally eat. Many of our customers enjoy Step One Foods for breakfast and an afternoon snack, but you can do what works best for you!

2. Eat the rest of your meals like normal. There are no other daily dietary or lifestyle changes needed to start seeing results.

3. Use Step One Foods twice per day for at least 30 days. You can see results after 30 days of consistent use! Continue to use the products up until your next cholesterol test.

4. Talk with your doctor. It's always best to coordinate care with your physician. If you’re currently taking statins or other medications, continue using them as normal.


What you can expect. 

Measurable results in just 30 days.

2/3 of our clinical trial participants saw results with Step One Foods.

Trial participants saw 20, 30 even close to 40% LDL drops.

Real food. Real Science. Real results. 

Step One Whole Oats Pancake Mix

When you’re eating for heart health, you’re eating for overall health! No side-effects, only side-benefits!

  • Reduced total and LDL cholesterol

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Improved blood flow

  • Better control of blood sugars

  • Weight loss

Our team is here to support you every step of the way. 

Reach out with your questions and comments and results. 

Common Questions

How do I use the products? 

Dr. Klodas developed Step One Foods to be simple, convenient, and delicious. Simply use our products twice per day as a substitution for something you would normally eat. This typically represents breakfast and a snack for our customers, however, you can integrate the products in a way that fits your lifestyle. There are no other dietary or lifestyle changes required to start seeing results. Continue with your two servings of Step One Foods per day for at least 30 days. 

Do I need to stop my statin when I use Step One?

We never recommend that you stop a medication without speaking with your physician. Our foods were created to help lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health. So, over time, it's realistic to expect you will require, for example, lower doses of statin drugs to control your cholesterol readings. However, your doctor is in the best position to advise you regarding your medication regimen.

What else do I eat? 

Step One’s foods were created to make switching to a more whole-food plant-based eating approach easy and convenient. Our clinical trial participants saw cholesterol reduction in just 30 days by substituting two servings of Step One Foods for something they would normally eat. No other dietary or lifestyle changes are required to start seeing results. However, Step One Foods was named ‘Step One’ because it is our hope that this healthy decision will lead to other healthy choices. 

Dr. Klodas writes a weekly blog that is full of information to help you live your healthiest life! Here are a couple of blogs that are a great place to start: 

Will I lose weight? 

Many of our customers will experience weight loss while using Step One. Step One Foods are highly nutritious and very satisfying. High fiber content, complex carbohydrates and healthful fats ensure slow digestion and steady blood sugar levels, keeping you feeling fuller longer. Our foods are also meant to be used as a substitution for something you were eating before which typically represents a calorie reduction.

How do I subscribe to Step One? 

Step One Foods was created to make eating for heart health as simple and convenient as possible. When you subscribe to Step One Foods you get an automatic delivery of the products you choose on the delivery schedule you choose. Every subscription order receives an automatic 10% discount! Subscriptions are completely customizable and you can make edits or cancel at any time. 

Learn more about our subscription here.

Where does the sugar and carbohydrate content come from in the products? 

Our products contain mostly naturally occurring sugar (like the sugar found in fruit). Sugar that is derived naturally from fruit is different because the whole fruit package also delivers fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and other phytonutrients). When sugar is consumed with whole food fiber (like that found in our products and in foods like fruits and vegetables) and complex, unprocessed carbohydrates (like the carbs in our products) the absorption of sugar is slowed which means insulin levels don't go up at much, leading to high HDL and lower LDL cholesterol.  Read more about the sugar in our products. 

All of the carbohydrates in our products are unprocessed complex carbohydrates (like whole grains and fruits). Our products do not contain processed simple carbohydrates. The carbs in our products allow our products to deliver the essential natural nutrients like fiber and antioxidants that make our products effective. Read more about carbohydrates. 

What if I don't have results with Step One Foods? 

Unfortunately, not everyone is a food responder. Step One Foods conducted a clinical trial to test our products and we found that About 2/3rds of people achieved clinically meaningful cholesterol reductions. This is actually similar to what is seen with most drug trials – about 1/3 of people don’t respond or even have an opposite response to a medication being tested. 

But what’s different about a drug non-response is that all you’re left with are potential side effects. With Step One, even if you don’t have a cholesterol response, all you get are potential side benefits. There is far more to heart health – and outcomes - than just cholesterol. For example, adding in 10 grams of whole food fiber per day (the amount present in 2 servings of Step One) reduces the risk of experiencing a heart event by 14% and the risk of dying from heart disease by 24%. 

Learn more about the importance of managing risk. 

What is your 100% satisfaction guarantee? 

We want you to be completely satisfied with your Step One experience. If you have any concerns about your order or our program, reach out to our customer support team and we will do everything we can to ensure you are satisfied. 

Other questions? Contact us! We're here to help. 

What is 'Step Two'? 

After using Step One Foods twice a day for 30 days, test your cholesterol to see what the ‘Step One difference’ is all about. Dr. Klodas shares more about what to do at the end of your 30-day trial.

Step One Stories

Laura H. Testimonial

“My bad cholesterol dropped 57 points and I no longer need medication.”

- Laura H. 

Rob K. Testimonial

“I ate two servings a day for a month...the results were so great that my physician said he was astonished."

- Rob K.  

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"Step One Foods addresses the root cause - so pills can be used as a last resort."

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas