My decision to start using Nutracelle in April 2016 occurred as a result of several factors. I’d been unhappy with my weight for several years and had been watching the weight creep on as I got older. I watched my mom and other females in my family struggle with losing weight trying different methods such as weight watchers, Herbal Magic and Nutrisystem. They would be successful for a while but eventually, their weight would creep back on. I tried Slim Fast, Green Coffee bean pills, breathing methods, South Beach Diet, and Susan Powder. I read tons of books and articles and tried various recommendations and suggestions. I would make up the charts and create food logs and do the math for healthy weight loss. I counted calories and worked out my macros. I watched the Biggest Loser with skepticism and read success stories with envy. It seemed as though nothing really worked and had resigned myself to the “fact” that this was just a normal part of aging as a female in my family. Every time I made any serious attempt to lose weight through exercise and what I was taught was healthy eating, I would manage to lose a little but it was so hard and so much work!!! I hate cooking and all these diets seemed to require complicated recipes and strange foods I’d never eaten before. I struggled with sticking to a diet either feeling hungry or just deprived of some comfort food. I was already unhappy and food was my happy place. Why would I want to give that up??? Being fat was just my lot in life…or so I believed.
In 2006 I had my beautiful son, in 2009 my gorgeous daughter. In 2011 I lost my mom and I sank into a huge depression and part of me just wanted to die. As I gained weight, more and more of my own clothes became too small so, I started wearing her clothes as she had always been bigger than me. At 39 years of age I was wearing “grandma clothes”. My dad was sick off and on until he died in 2013 and the year following his death was horrendous. I had two little kids, a stressful full-time job and my parent’s estate to deal with. I was fat, lonely, heavy, tired, depressed, stressed out to the max, and just struggled to get through each day. Before my mom died she had been diagnosed with Crone’s or Colitis, they really didn’t know which. They removed her lower intestines a few days before we lost her. She was only 69 years old. I struggled with chronic headaches and upset stomach; I assumed I had IBS but it had never been diagnosed. I was afraid I was headed down the same path as my mom and I too would die young, leaving my children as young adults. I was scared. My kids and husband are also on the heavy side and I thought, this can’t continue, I need to be setting a good example for them. This is not healthy!!! I am not fulfilling my role as a mother and when I feed them garbage foods I’m harming them!!!
A couple of friends posted on Facebook about Nutracelle and the success they were having in losing weight with it. I read these posts with envy and wanted that for myself. One afternoon I was culling out clothes from my closet which I could no longer fit into. I had a bin of size 16 clothes I was hoping I would fit again from the year I got married. I had resigned myself to the fact that I would NEVER fit those clothes again and decided I was going to donate them so I could store the size 18-20 clothes I’d outgrown. I was thinking about my friends, thinking about where I was in life and as I sorted those clothes I became angry. Angry at my mom for leaving me. Angry that I’d let myself get to 245lbs. And mostly angry that I had given up. It was a pivotal moment. Standing in my basement I made a decision. I was going to do whatever I had to do to be the person I knew I was.
I had done some reading and researched Nutracelle and it all made sense to me. I never do anything on a whim. I was cautiously optimistic but had been duped before. I had some inheritance money and in my heart I knew my mom would support my decision to spend some of that money on Nutracelle. Knowing that gave me the confidence to spend that money on myself. But I was still scared it wouldn’t work. I decided, even if it was just the kick start I needed, I had to do something. I was tired of being a sad sack on the couch.
The following week I signed up. I was nervous, excited and so scared because I wanted to have hope but at the same time I was preparing myself for disappointment. I asked my consultant straight out, “Can I really expect to lose fat? My goal is really only 1lb per week…but honestly I’d be happy with one pound a month just to be moving the other direction on the scale.” She replied, “You are about to have such a ‘holy shit’ moment”. I told myself I’d be happy if I just quit GAINING weight…but in the back of my mind I was thinking…I want to lose close to 100lbs. I WANT TO BE A SUCCESS STORY!!!!
I didn’t really know what to expect but as I waited for my product I cut out as many processed carbohydrates, sugars, and simple sugars from my diet as I knew how and started drinking a ton of water. My consultant was wonderful. She brought over samples for me to try and was always there to answer questions and provide recommendations and advice. I tried the samples but as I had never really tried a protein drink before I didn’t really know any different. I had tried to drink an Ensure once and almost gagged but I didn’t even put it in the same category. I thought the Nutracelle tasted good and as long as there was chocolate I was good to go. Since that time I have tried a couple other brands of protein powder and HOLY CRAP!!!! They taste like….CRAP!!!! LOL Thank goodness I have Nutracelle as I would NEVER be able to drink that crap day after day. Nutracelle is so delicious I look forward to it!!! It’s like a treat every day.
Another big deciding factor for me was the versatility of Nutracelle. The fact I can use Nutracelle to bake pizza crust and bread made me feel I wouldn’t have to give up all my favourite foods. I had no idea I could still have those yummy foods so I ran out with recipes in hand to stock up on almond flour, coconut flour, stevia, chia seeds, psyllium husk and ground flax. I had never bought those things before in my life!!! But I was willing to give it a try.
Today I wear a medium or size 12 and weigh 157lbs. I am closing in on my goal weight of 145lbs. But really, if I don’t reach it I’m OK with that. I was able to lose 50lbs without ANY exercise. In January 2017 I started to exercise for half an hour 5 days a week. I lost another 35lbs since then but what I see now is that I am toning up, gaining muscle, and I realize it’s not about the number on the scale, it’s how I feel, and it’s about being healthy, fit and strong. My daughter tells me I look like a man because she can see my muscles and bones. I tell her, “No, I’m a strong woman, and I feel beautiful!!!!” My headaches are rare, my tummy problems are improved, my skin feels amazing, and I am so much happier. I feel like a new person!
If I had not found Nutracelle I’m pretty sure I would still be where I was a year and a half ago; Heavy, tired, depressed, lacking motivation and comforting myself with junk food. Nutracelle is so easy to use and although there have been times I’ve had cravings; it’s been few and far between. With Nutracelle I can make almost everything that I crave, whether it’s pizza, cheesecake, cookies, brownies, bread, buns, or chocolate covered peanut butter balls!!!! Yes, it takes a little effort, but it’s so worth it. I have no intention to ever stop using Nutracelle. I love that I can just mix it into my coffee in the morning and feel confident I’m getting the protein I need. It’s like going back to bad habits when I would skip breakfast and drink coffee all day. Now I can be lazy and lose weight!!!
Nutracelle has been such an amazing game changer for me and I KNOW it really works. I am worth the investment and I plan to be around a long time for my kids. I love how Nutracelle has given me control over my cravings and my eating. I used to feel so out of control, wolfing down food even when I knew I was full. I now feel I have control of my life and my future. I have lost fat but gained so much!!! I’ve gained confidence, pride in my accomplishment, and I feel I am the healthiest I’ve been in years. I wish everyone who struggles with weight would give Nutracelle a try so they too can experience this rejuvenation and feeling of strength and empowerment. I love my Nutracelle!!!