Age: 41

Health gains: After 30 days on Step One Foods, my LDL cholesterol improved by more than 80 points.

What I like most about Step One Foods: Trying lifestyle first instead of going straight to pills.

My favorite food: Oatmeal and Smoothie Mix.

John R.

John R.

Step One Foods Customer Since July 2012

Age: 41

July 2012

"I'm an athlete who watches my diet closely, so I was shocked when my annual physician revealed that my LDL was 175.

When my physician wrote me a prescription for Crestor, I was incredulous. What happened to trying lifestyle changes first? Without skipping a beat I put myself on two servings of Step One Foods a day: Oatmeal in the morning, Smoothie Mix in the evening.

My LDL improved by more than 80 points. I'm a physician and I did not believe it was possible, so I tested my cholesterol at two other facilities. The tests confirmed the results were real and I was thrilled."

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Age: 74

Health gains: After 90 days on Step One Foods, my LDL cholesterol went down 53 points from 148 to 95.  My blood pressure was 100/60, the lowest it has been in years. And I’ve lost about 8 lbs.

What I like most about Step One Foods: I like the taste of all the Step One Foods and find them easy to incorporate into my meals or snacks every day. The oatmeal and pancakes are so easy to prepare because every packet is measured and all you have to do is add water.

My favorite food: I have three favorites! The Pancake Mix is especially delicious, even plain with no butter or syrup. The Oatmeal is also delicious. I add fresh blueberries, raspberries and yogurt or almond milk to the oatmeal. And I look forward to the Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar every day! I like it better than all those many health bars out there.

Susan C.

Susan C.

Step One Foods Customer Since March 2016

Age: 74

March 2016

"I have had high cholesterol for several years and cannot take statins due to the muscle and joint pain they cause. I tried Red Yeast Rice which caused the same problems. My cardiologist recommended Step One Foods, so I ordered all of the products and ate two different Step One products every day for three months.

I saw my doctor 90 days later and we were both elated with the results of my blood test!  My cholesterol has dropped to within a normal and healthy range for the first time in years.

Needless to say, I am very happy my doctor recommended Step One Foods to me and I will continue eating two products every day! Thank you, Dr. Klodas, for developing these healthy foods!!"

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Age: 56

Health gains: After 3 months of eating Step One Foods, my blood test showed that my LDL went down 57 points. I have been a bit up and down in the past year or so - my fault. But it certainly proved, once again, how effective the foods are.

What I like most about Step One Foods: Everything tastes good - very important! They can prevent the need for medication. They were created by a cardiologist.

My favorite food: The Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar because it is delicious, filling, portable --and takes care of my need for a sweet treat.

Laura H.

Laura H.

Step One Foods Customer Since March 2014

Age: 56

March 2014

"When my doctor told me I had high cholesterol, she recommended a statin. I said no because I wanted to avoid the side effects and the costs. I decided to try Step One Foods instead.

I ordered the Smoothie Mix and Chocolate bar. After eating one serving of each per day for 3 months, my bad cholesterol dropped 57 points and I no longer need medication.

I feel better. From an emotional standpoint, I feel like I'm taking charge of things. I am so encouraged with the results of my blood test. I really feel that this is the start of a much healthier life for me."

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Age: 65

Health gains: Despite a genetic predisposition for high cholesterol, Step One Foods brought my total cholesterol down from 317 to 221.

What I like best about Step One Foods: They are easily accessible foods and taste so good I feel like I'm "cheating."

My favorite food: My favorite is the Chocolate Crunch Bar, but the Pancake Mix is right up there.

MaryAnne P.

MaryAnne P.

Step One Foods Customer Since September 2015

Age: 65

September 2015

"At a health screening at my office, I found out my total cholesterol was at an all time high. I told the health screening nurse I didn’t want to use medication so she recommended Step On Foods.

I used the products twice a day for 8 weeks and had my cholesterol checked again. It was lower by almost 100 points.

Because of my family history and genetics, my cardiologist advised me to begin using a statin and I also continued using SOF twice a day because I know they are heart healthy foods and they taste delicious!

I plan to be good to myself and continue to use Step One Foods."

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Age: 48

Health gains: After 30 days my cholesterol was 40 points lower!

What I like most about Step One Foods: Made with real food, tasty, easy and convenient.

My favorite food: The chocolate bar....need I say why, it's chocolate!

Darren T.

Darren T.

Step One Foods Customer Since October 2015

Age: 48

October 2015

"I just finished my first 30 day order. My lipid profile shows my over-all cholesterol dropped 40 points!

I began using Step One Foods after valve repair surgery because my cardiologist was extremely concerned about cholesterol levels. Mine was right on the high borderline. I wanted to find something other than a statin or medication to lower this.

I'm so glad I found this product. In a world where food and vitamin supplements make such "amazing" claims and often times don't or can't deliver, Step One Foods DOES! My doctor said, "Keep eating your sprinkles!"

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Age: 56
Husband 59

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.

Linda R.

Linda R.

Step One Foods Customer Since November 2015

Age: 56

November 2015

"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."

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Age: 49

Health gains: My total cholesterol dropped from 230 to 191. My Triglycerides dropped from 150 to 99, my HDL rose from 45 to 53 and my LDL dropped from 155 to 118.

My favorite food: Cranberry Pecan Bars. My daughters think they taste so good that I have to hide them.
Rob K.

Rob K.

Step One Foods Customer Since December 2013

Age: 49

December 2013

"I have struggled with cholesterol and weight issues for most of my adult life. My doctor recently suggested a calcium scan and when we saw the results he said it's time to start doing something.

I tried a lot of different diets. I tried magic pills. I tried extreme exercise. And nothing really was sustainable. So to have come across something accidentally that has really changed my heart health has been a lifesaver.

I ate two servings a day for a month, and when I had my blood work done again, the results were so great that my physician said he was astonished."

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