Do you remember the last time you felt confident? If your answer is yes, I’d love for you to share that moment! If your answer is no, I understand completely. I’ve been there too.
I was once that person hiding beneath over-sized sweaters and jackets, standing in the corner of the room, trying to make sure no one noticed me. I can also remember those days when everyone around me kept telling me I looked great, but all I saw in the mirror were the same flaws I’d always criticized myself for.
Melanie before weight-loss surgery, and Melanie with husband Blair after maintaining 100 lb weight-loss thanks to her surgery and Nutracelle.
We need to stop picking ourselves apart and start putting ourselves together.
Amy Cuddy said it better than we ever could at one of her well renowned TED Talks, “Don’t fake confidence ‘til you make it, fake it ‘til you become it.”
Her tip? Change your body posture! Stand up straight. When you’re feeling insecure, stand like Wonder Woman or Super Man.
After two minutes, you’ll start to feel more confident.
Regular exercise improves your energy levels and produces various chemicals in your brain like endorphins (associated with improved mood, increased pleasure, and minimized pain).
You may dread exercise, but you WON’T dread the euphoric feeling of confidence you receive after you do it.
My tip? Don’t want to go to the gym? Do some yoga at home or go for a 30-minute walk.
After you lose weight, whether you followed a healthy meal plan, hit the gym, or like me – you’ve had bariatric surgery and changed your lifestyle, it’s difficult to see yourself as who you are NOW as opposed to who you were before.
The only way to really appreciate how far you’ve come is to let go of the mental image of your previous self. Realize that you are not the same person you were a year ago, three months ago, last week, or even an hour ago.
YOU are constantly changing and evolving. Accept that and you’re one step closer to being confident!
A lot of the time we’re comparing ourselves to other people. At the gym have you ever compared yourself to the person on the treadmill next to you or the twenty-something who is at a completely different place in life than you?
Comparing ourselves simply causes unnecessary anxiety and pain. It doesn’t accomplish anything.
Focus on YOURSELF. Remind yourself of your victories and how far YOU’VE come.
Who cares if that person on the treadmill next to you is running a two-minute mile, when you walked up four flights of stairs the other day without being winded? Who cares if that body-builder is lifting a hundred pounds more than you, when you can bowl with a 12-pound ball and your arms don’t hurt afterwards?
Your accomplishment are just as amazing and praise-worthy as theirs. Trust me.
“I always wanted people to see the best sides that I thought I had, so I never left the house without makeup and my hair done,” says sleever and Nutracelle customer, Connie Poss(seen below). “But now I can go out without all the makeup and still feel good!”
Success story Connie Poss.
Failure is something that can take a blow to our self-esteem. As a mom, an author, an entrepreneur and especially as someone who has struggled with my weight for most of my life, I know it firsthand.
But it doesn’t have to.
You have to realize that it’s not the end of the world if you fail at something.
Take a look at really successful and confident people! How do they handle failure? They’ve all experienced it. Some of the most successful people have come back from the biggest failures.
They look at each failure and see the positive in it. They view it as an opportunity to learn how to improve for next time.
Did you know that to be successful at something one must fail maybe 5, 10, or 20 times? Each failure is a step forward towards success.
Try to take failure and improve yourself. Listen to the advice from others and try again. If that doesn’t work out, get back up, dust yourself off, and try again! And most importantly – praise yourself for getting out there and trying!
We have faith in you.
Positivity has become a throw-away slogan in our cynical world. But it shouldn’t be! Choosing to be positive is something that you can think, do, and be surrounded by. As you start to think positively, you’ll soon find yourself taking life’s disappointments in stride.
You’ll start to see the glass half-full, rather than half-empty.
My tip? If something disappoints you, try to remember a positive memory! Let’s say your weight plateaued, try to remember how you felt when you finally fit into that dress you’ve been waiting years to wear! Or let’s say you slipped up over the holidays and overate, try to remember how you felt when you stayed on track before. You got this!
Your positive memories aren’t for nothing. Use them to bring you confidence!
Inspiring and motivating music can pump you up and make you feel good.
Do you have a favorite go to song that always puts you in a good mood? PUT IT ON. Blast it. Scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs. Jump around the room. Do a little dance.
You will feel SO much better once the song ends.
And because we love YOU and want you to become confident we’ve thrown together a little Nutrafamily inspired play list:
We all know that channeling your inner confidence will be difficult at first but start small with one or two tips on my list. And know that I feel insecure and self-critical too – you aren’t alone! But the real success is recognizing it and refusing to let it define you.
And as you keep working at it, you won’t have to fake your confidence anymore.
You will BE confident.
Do you have any feel-good songs you’d like us to add to our playlist?
Comment below and let us know!
You’ve probably heard people say “gut health is important for overall health” or something along those lines. But what exactly is “gut health” besides having to do with your stomach? We’ll break down what gut health means, outline the importance of prebiotic fiber in maintaining a healthy gut and provide you with gut-healing recipes using our prebiotic protein powder, Nutralean.
Nutracelle tastes amazing! It’s not chalky and doesn’t have a bad aftertaste like a lot of other protein products. I make the best chocolate banana smoothie for breakfast every morning and put two scoops of my protein powder in it!
I love these powders. The flavours are exceptional and the probiotic fibre really makes a difference in satiety. I highly recommend this brand.
I love how smooth the shake is in just the shaker! I crave them and can’t wait to drink it!!!
My husband and I have been following a lowcarb/keto lifestyle for the past 5 months. We were so excited to finally find a sugar free vitamin gummies! Not only do they taste great, they are keto friendly 😊 highly recommend!
I absolutely love, love, love this product. They taste great, are good for you, and are an easy part of my daily routine. My only criticism is that I wish they were a candy that I could eat by the handful instead of only 2 per day!!
This Nutracelle protein powder is our favourite! We love adding it to our smoothies! Highly recommend this protein powder!!
It’s a must have for me! Salted caramel and strawberry are my faves
I was introduced to this by a friend...i truly love the flavors of the protein powder and the endless ways ro use it. I know have started a friend on it and sbsolutely loves it
Nutracelle's protein powder is by far the best purchase I have ever made! I have tried several protein powders in the past, and they never worked for me. Nutracelle's powder tastes great, is great for cooking/baking, and is so easy on my stomach! I will never use anything else.
I couldn't get these on Amazon last month and it said it didn't know when or if they would get them again. Whew, I see they're back. These are the best, however they taste like candy...a really good candy and so you need to make a sugar free candy version we can just eat, lol.
I love the shaker! It’s convenient, really helps mix the powder with my favorite milk, and is so durable. Highly recommend!
Tastes great and keeps me feeling full for hours.
I have just tried the Nutravegan and fell in love with it! Added some ice, water and shook. It feels so smooth and not gritty/chalky!! Thank you Nutracelle!!!
I bought the family pack including 3 flavours Nutracelle, 2 tubs of Gummies and 4 packs of Protein Bites. Very pleased with everything. Lost 8 lbs in 2 weeks making shakes 2 times a day. Very tasty and we do not miss the sweets.😊
We like that they hold a good amount, we can make our breakfast shake and go about our business on the Resort, taking a sip now and then. Nice design and easy to clean.
I workout everyday and I found it hard to get all the proteins that I need. For the last 5 years, I've been searching for a protein shake that suits me well. Sadly, all the proteins shake I tried got "additives" in it that exacerbate my migraines. Then I found Nutracelle. Natural ingredients and nothing "not needed" in it. Plus, it's yummy and affordable. Never got a migraine because I drink it. Thank you Nutracelle, I love it so much!
New! Vitamin Gummies - Sugar Free
I have tried tons of protein and vegan shakes and this by far is the best i have ever tried. I have strawberry, vanilla cream and the vegan chocolate and vanilla. An amazing Canadian product.
I love these gummies so much! I only wish I could have more than 2 a day! Best I've ever had! Highly recommend!
I’ve been using Nutracelle for 2 years daily and absolutely love it!
Love these little snacks
Perfect little sweet or something to grab when busy. Great low carb treat. Mint is my favourite ❤️
I love ♥ my Nutracelle Vitamin Gummies! They are convenient, they taste great and they give me the extra energy I was looking for. I also love that they are 100% nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and guilt-free!
I have already had one for over a year and love it so much I wanted another one. It's a great shaker cup.
These vitamins are great tasting with an amazing texture. I've tried other gummy vitamins and they are more rubbery. These are soft, delicious and sugar free! All you could want in a daily vitamin.
Love them! They taste so great and they are very convenient to grab to eat when on the go.
Easy grip, carrying handle, design of the cap allows for easier drinking. Plus it is purple and you can pick 1 if 3 sayings on it.
I have to say, while many of my close friends were "over-indulging and over-paying" in festive specialty coffee drinks, I stuck to my shakes or made them fancy with chrused ice and added some spices for extra touch. Never have I felt soooo good, satiated and healthy during my previous holiday seasons, THANK YOU Nutracelle!
I’ve always had shaker cups with the metal springs and they’re ok as long as your drink isn’t really thick. I love these nutracelle balls they are solid and break up the clumps that the nutralean loves to make
I love my shakes, super filling. So good AND affordable.
I love everything!!
I could eat the gummies like candy! I have to remind myself that they’re vitamins lol.
These are the best shaker cups, I’ve had a couple other brands of cups but these are the best, makes my Nutralean chocolate dream shake faster and easier than my blender bottle brand one that’s why I ordered a second one.
The cookbook I recessives was missing pages, as they had been double copied over other pages. I wrote Nutracelle right away and sent pictures of my issues, they replied very fast stating they would replace the book. However I am still waiting to receive it. I trust them and realize it’s a busy season and this may not be the only book with printing issues.
Coffee Mocha just became my new favourite addittion to coffee
It is delicious, and indulgent, wonderful and healthy addition to my morning java or delicious evening snack that I can make at home with some blended ice and a touch of raspberry syrup :-)
I've been using plant-based proteins for a few years now because my body can't process whey. NutraVegan (Vanilla) is the first one I've found that I actually look forward to having every day. It mixes really easy, is the perfect amount of sweet, and my husband even likes it. He prefers it to his preworkout before going to the gym now. Looking forward to trying the Chocolate when this bag runs out.
HAVE TO ADMIT THIS ONE IS A STAPLE IN MY KITCHEN. MY FAMILY AND I LOVE IT! Probably my 5 th bag since I became a member of the Nutracelle Family this past summer. Highly recommend, try it you'll LOVE IT!