Hi! My name is Tracy. I'm the Director of Customer Service for Nutracelle, and this is my story. If you haven't heard my story yet, I'm here to tell you just how I used Nutracelle's all-natural protein powder to lose over 120 lbs (122 to be exact, and counting!). People ask me all the time what my secret is, where I found my willpower, and just generally seem to tell me all the time, "I just couldn't do it." But the honest truth is: anyone can do this. If I can do it, trust me - YOU can, too.
Before starting my journey I was not in a good place. If I'm being transparent, I hadn't been in a good place in a long, long time. I loved the job I had but the business I worked for closed down (three days after my birthday). I was at my highest weight and my depression was controlling every decision I made: what I ate, where I went, who I spoke to, and more. My friends and family had been telling me for awhile that they were worried about me, but I just brushed it off. "I'm fine!" I'd say, when they asked. "Don't worry about it." I'd tell them, when they'd start to share their concerns. The truth is: I just didn't care. I had given up.
This was a photo I took on a day where I felt good about myself. Looking at this photo, it's not hard to see how unhappy I truly was.
Drastically. My lifestyle was killing me, and I was headed towards a heart attack that, had it happened, would undoubtedly been fatal.
The problem was, I'd tried it all before. I did the gym routine, I tried the plans, the fads, the trends. But I could never get a handle on my relationship with food. Each time I would start to see progress, my self-sabotaging ways would kick in and I would binge on bad food, telling myself, "It's just a cheat day."
It was never JUST a cheat day, though.
One of the hardest realizations I have about my life pre-weight-loss is just how absent I was. If I even showed up to an event or a gathering, I always hovered on the outskirts. I wouldn't join in on the fun, that was WAY too scary. What if my weight got in the way? What if I bent a certain way and my stomach was visible? What if there were no chairs that I could fit into? What if, what if, what if. There were so many reasons NOT to do things, and I believed every one of them was valid.
Ruining a photo, as always.
The idea of someone snapping a photo of me when I wasn't properly angled, posed, and ready was... well, terrifying.
I would always ask people to remove the photos they posted of me from their social media.
If they did snap a photo of me, I always ruined it in some way - just to distract from my size.
I didn't think Nutracelle would help me. I was introduced to it and told it was delicious and would help me lose weight. I remember laughing and thinking to myself, "Right, okay. Some magical protein powder is going to help me lose weight? Just because it has prebiotic fiber in it? SALES PITCH!"
But I was desperate and open to trying anything at this point. I had thought about putting my name on the list for weight-loss surgery but after finding out how long the process could take, that avenue also seemed hopeless. So when offered a taste of Nutracelle (and learning how insanely yummy the Vanilla Cream is) I said, "Sure, let's do this." and placed my first order in February 2016. ↓
I've learned so much about myself on this journey. During my first year and losing one hundred pounds, I learned the affects that sugar has on my body, my terrible relationship with food, and why I spent all of my adult-life feeling gross from the inside out. I learned how to properly fuel my body, and more importantly, I learned the value of taking care of myself. I learned all about gut flora, the power of protein, and (ha-ha) how integral it is to drink enough water every day.
However, once I hit the 100-lbs-down mark... I started becoming complacent.
You would think that having success like that would just fuel my motivation, but instead it did the opposite. I became lenient, lazy, and started incorporating more cheat days. I let my emotions make decisions when it came to food again, and I started watching the scale creep back up.
Plateaus are hard. It's hard to feel like you're putting in the work but not seeing the results. It's important to remember that weight-loss is rarely a consistent drop. Plateaus are normal, and how you navigate your plateau can be your make-or-break moment.
You think it, you read about it, you believe it, you preach it... but until you've lived it - you really have no idea JUST how much you can accomplish when you commit to yourself every day.
They tell you to 'choose you' every day (I mean, heck, I've told people to do it too!) but we all know it's a lot easier said than done, especially when you're not seeing the results you want.
However this is when it's the MOST important to stay on track. Push through, find new ways to keep yourself accountable, and reach out to your support team. Whether that's family, friends, or even us at head office. (You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we're ALWAYS here for you!).
These handy little guys have been a HUGE help for keeping me on track. When they launched, I thought they were adorable and that new folks joining our NutraFam would love them.
The more I thought about them, the more I realized this is exactly what I needed. Up until April, I was yo-yoing with my weight. In February of this year, I suffered the loss of a good friend that set me off track and derailed my progress. Trying to navigate my grief and focus on self-love just didn't work, and the grief won... every time. So not only was I dealing with my grief, I was also dealing with guilt for being off-plan, and frustration for not being able to get back on track fully.
I started by simply checking off each day that I had a shake, and I found by the end of the week that I was holding myself more accountable. Throughout the weekend I was making better choices knowing that I had spent the prior week treating myself right.
Month after month I stayed focused, worked at losing the weight I had gained (I called it my grief-gain), and am happy to announce that presently I am at the lowest weight I've seen on a scale as an adult.
I asked my roommate and co-worker Jordan (you can learn more about her here) if she would keep me accountable, and told my family that I was done with the cheats. No more "okay just one bite" -- I knew exactly where that one bite would lead.
Consistency is key; you will never reach a goal that you give up on. Your journey may not look the way you envisioned, but I promise it's worth it. You're worth it.
If you find yourself frustrated or off-plan, remember these three steps:
After all, your success is our success ♥
Thanks for reading, fam!
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I love this product. Other Whey protein powder upsets my stomach. This doesn’t!
Love this stuff! Love that it keeps the bloat down, it’s a great meal replacer for promoting fat loss. It’s a great way to keep your protein intake up, most of us don’t get enough, and this is a yummy way to make sure you do. I always get the bundles now it’s a great deal! It’s has become part of regular
2 Pack Bundle
If you have teens, you can symphatize...they like what they like and are hard to crack to get them trying new things, so I thought! My teen daughter is first year resident away from home, needles to say sometimes I worry about the eating habits she results to. I convinced her to try the SALTED CARAMEL on her last visit at home, and showed her how EASY it is to make, literally add water, shake and go! She loves SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM nad belive me I was blown away when she made a remark that this tastes JUST like that. THANK YOU NUTRACELLE, it's one step at a time, but this was a HUGE ONE FOR US!!!
I love the salted Caramel in my coffee .
I mix my strawberry with almond and coconut milk, add a coulpe of extra berries to it and I sweat it tastes like a milk shake and it is actually good for you! The whole family is hooked on it! THe nutra bites are my "not so guily pleasure" treats, love them!
takes no time at all, simple ingredients, LOVE IT! made chocolate bread topped with nut butter and fresh berries. No left over - says a lot!
I’ve made the chicken wings now twice getting my book I just love it. The smoothies are are very delicious
All flavours are sooo good! Cafe Mocha is my Favourite by far though!
healthy and delecious lunch on the go!
I have been using Nutracelle for a few years now. It is by far the best protein I have ever tried! I love how nice and smoothly it mixes and that it tastes great in water.
I have been using Nutracelle products for about 3-4 years and haven't strayed to date. It is by far, without a doubt, the smoothest, most delicious tasting fulfilling protein on the market. We would run out and be lost without it. It is not only a daily part of our diet but in most cases part of our childrens diet. Couldn't be happier with our most resent order. The bites are so convenient and tasty!!!.
Just received my latest order of Vanilla Cream and Coffee Mocha. These two are the top of my favourites list. I ran out and had to order more. Thanks for the quick delivery and the great taste. 👍
I love love love this protein powder.. It mixes sooo well into everything I make. I use the natural a lot & put it in every meal I make
Vanilla Cream is one of my favorite flavours! Water and whipping cream and it tastes like a vanilla milkshake!!
There are few sugar free, gluten free, soy free.... and GREAT TASTING GUMMIE VITAMINS out there. I've got my family to try and everyone's loved them!
More Than Smoothies Cookbook digital download cook book - We tried the chocolate bread last night with the family topping it with some nut butter and raspberries, I guess that tere is no leftover a 5 satr review that speaks for itself! THANK YOU!
NUTRALEAN Prebiotic Protein Powder | Vanilla Cream
Really enjoying the easy to make recipes in the cookbook. Plenty of great ideas and uses with your Nutralean Powders
I'm loving using the Natural Nutralean in recipes and smoothies. These powders are amazing
I’ve never been a big fan of protein powders, most of them made me nauseous and I hated the taste. So I was a bit skeptical waiting in my Nutracelle order. I thought I’d try the salted caramel first and oh my goodness, I loved the taste and actually look forward to having it each morning. I’m already noticing after 2 weeks that my tummy flab is slowly going away!
I ordered Chocolate and Vanilla along eith the 2 flavours of Nutrabites and I’m addicted to it all.
ok, I have tried Strawberry and Chocolate dream, and don't get me wrong they were both really yummy, BUT the Salted Caramel is my ABSOLUTE FAVE! I do share it with my teenage son (sparingly) and my spouse, who both agree it is very decadent and satisfying! Just like a creamy dessert in a shake form. I do find it is very palatable, keeps us full for hours gentle on our gut and super easy to consume even on it's own just mixed with water. I am very greatful and fan for sure!
Already thinking about the Holidays and indulging and I was a bit frightened "to fall of the wagon" with all the temptations the season brings....These bites are perfect to curb that sudden urge to snack on something sinful :) they are perfect size and I fell great about munching on them, guilt free! I don't find them satiating, however as I said just perfect to satisfy my senses when the urge hits!
It took a while for me to choose my next flavour as I am a bit anxious of trying "new flavours" but I must say I am glad I did. So refreshing, easy to blend, add a couple of mushed berries to my shake some plant based milk and oh so yummy!!
I’ve been using nutracelle for about 4+ years now,( not consistently I must confess). I really like the chocolate and mocha espresso. I usually mix 1 scoop of each with 1cup if almond milk & ice & blend well with blender. It is satisfying & filling, (but does give a gassy feeling a few hours later). Symptoms settle once used for awhile😊.
Connie keeps me on track, I don't know what I would do without her! I gained almost 40 pounds back after losing over 125 pounds at my lowest and I was devastated. Connie not only helped me see where I was eating more than I realized, she created a meal plan that is super easy for me to stick to. And because she had weight loss surgery she really knows what works and what doesn't. I had tried a dietitician through my doctor, but they just kept telling me to exercise more and eat more meals and I was getting depressed. Connie showed me how to change my thinking and she keeps me accountable and motivated. She is always there and and I finally feel in control again. THANK YOU CONNIE!!!
I promised myself to include protein at every meal. Not as easy as it sounds! This protein powder tastes great and makes my protein intake easier. I use the coffee mocha with almond milk in my daily coffee. I use the vanilla cream in my smoothies. I have more flavours on the way to try and recently received the cookbook so I am looking forward to trying some new ways to use NutraLean.
All I can say is the Chocolate Dream is life, I’ve been eating the Keto way since June and it didn’t take me long to find the monotony of eggs for breakfast every day frustrating. Then my sister gave me a bag of Chocolate Dream and I started to look forward to breakfast. When I joined the gym in August the trainer asked me what my favourite Keto meal was and I said my Chocolate Dream shake from nutracelle, he was quite surprised by my answer, but it’s true sometimes the thought of my delicious shake is just the motivation I need to get out of bed in the morning. I love it.
Great taste, no fuss when it comes to my kids taking them. Thank you!
Dear Nutracelle Team, I can't begin to tell you how many protein powders, drinks, bars etc I have tried over the last couple of years, and none of them stayed in my life permanently...the taste, texture or versatility was always off, so I was left with barely used containers that I had spent quite a bit of money on and was left feeling guilty for not using them, but even that wasn't enough to make me stick to the plan. I have to be honest with you, my first purchase was the Salted Caramel protein powder through Amazon.ca. I came across it just by accident searching for a prebiotic protein powder and viola! I figured what the heck if I can't consume it for what ever reason I'll just use it up baking...WELL, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I AM HOOKED!!! The taste, texture and what it does to my body, I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! My Teens LOVE it too which I am sooooo grateful for as well! My next purchase was the Chocolate dream with the same intention, if not f=great on it's own I'll just use it up in my baking or dessert recipes. I find the taste mild so I added some raw cacao powder and a touch of peppermint oil and oh yummmm! Thank you for all the care and research you out into your products, I am one satisfied, returning customer!!!
I bought the Vanilla Cream flavour of Nutralean protein powder and I love it! So creamy, not chalky like some other protein powders I’ve tried. I will definitely be buying more in other flavours.
Nutrabites Protein Balls
Easy to take, melt in your mouth, and taste very good.