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 finally found a protein powder that is completely nut free. This product is great! My daughter uses it everyday at college.
I was slightly skeptic that I wouldn't like this as I haven't found a protein powder that I enjoy. It's always too gritty and I can't stomach it, however this one was not the case. It blends smooth and it's so delicious. I'll definitely be buying this again. And look forward to trying some other items out. As a bonus it's from my home province of PEI. Each day I add a scoop of Vanilla to my smoothie which consists of dragon fruit, pineapple, coconut, and a bit of orange juice and it's a delight each time!
I've never been one to take vitamins - as much as I should! However, now that Nutracelle has their sugar-free multivitamins I actually look forward to it! I've been taking these for a week straight already and I LOVE them. They taste like candy, with no chemical flavor AT all.
I love starting my day with a Nutralean shake that tastes great and makes me feel full for hours. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Dream, it is delicious.
I was really impressed with how good the salted caramel tasted and how good the product is for you!! I will be getting this for awhile and looking forward to trying more flavours!!
My son and I are really enjoying the Nutralean. I love the Salted Caramel and Coffee Mocha. Strawberry is his favorite.
Totally delicious and beat part guilt free!!
Love this product, down 12 pounds and feeling great!
Best protein powder ever! Bowels working so much better. So great to get the prebiotic fiber
I like the taste of the Nutrabites! I didn’t at first, plus they arrived all clumped together (but apparently that is rectified ).
Heating them for eight seconds (per bite) in the microwave makes them taste even better.
Love the amazing recipes !
The Nutrabites are very filling and taste delicious! A sweet treat without the guilt.
Nutralean is the best protein powder on the market. The salted caramel is a great addition to the lineup.
I am so happy to finally be able to use a protein powder that I can use in my blender worry free due to my children's food allergies. I haven't purchased any since we found out our kids had food allergies due to the allergen labels on them. Nutracelle, also tastes better than all the one's I've used in the past. It actually does keep me full for hours. Such a great product!
After using this protein powder for a while. I'm feeling better than I have in a very long time. No reflux or upset tummy.Plus the fact it makes it alot easier to get my daily protein in each day. I really love these shakes and the fact I can also add it to things I'm cooking.Thank you so much for everything.Big Hug
They are delicious & satisfying
Very tasty snacks with a good dose of protein. I especially like the mint ones.
The Nutralean is, as always, delicious and super versatile. Highly recommend for anyone wishing to add protein to their diet without the added rubbish that other brands can contain.
I LOVE IT!!! I like the taste and that I can mix it with water or whatever types of milks I like. It mixes up really well no clumps, no yucky after taste. I also plan to cook with it soon.
They were great tasting, really enjoyed them especially the mint chocolate .would like to see better packaging but other than that I would buy them again :)
These are really delicious!
The product does what it says. The protein is a little thick with small particles in the mix. If you can get past this, it's for you.
I just love Nuracelle so much. I've shared it with family and friends. I've even made things with it and my family loved them.My first order was the best thing I had ever done.my boyfriend loves it too. I thank you for all you so to make things better for all of us that love it.it has changed my and my belief in protein powders. You really have renewed my faith smile I love everyone of them I have tried.thank you again so much ❤
I love both flavors of the nutrabites! They leave me nice and full and I don't go looking to snack any further after I've snacked on a nutrabite!
I am a HUGE fan of mint chocolate and even though I kicked sugar a long time ago I still find the cravings can be so bad sometimes! This is where my new nutrabites have become a game changer. Usually I’d make a nutracelle mug cake or some kind of cheesecake bite but some days more cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do. Now I just grab one or two (sometimes three 🤭) of my mint chocolate nutrabites and I am 100% satisfied and 100% guilt free!!
I love my coffee mocha!!!
I have it ice cold or as a hot frothy drink. Makes my day and keeps me full for a few hours .
It's great for these hot days and don't really feel like eating.
I LOVE my nutrabites!! After trying tons of gross protein bars that were packed with chemicals, it's SO nice to be able to enjoy a legitimately delicious snack that's low cal, zero carb, AND naturally sweetened.
Loved the Coffee Mocha sample. Will definitely be in my next order
NUTRALEAN Prebiotic Protein Powder | Coffee Mocha
Love the chewy dense texture, crunchy bits, flavour & find them very filling. Chocolate mint isn't too minty, but just right. Chocolate chunk needs improvement as I've yet to find any chocolate chunks/chips no matter how small a bite I take.
These little guys are so yummy! Dense, chewy and super chocolatey, they are perfect for an afternoon snack or to kick a craving.
Ok seriously this is the best protein treat I’ve had. Yummy !!!
I had a bad first experience that I have already addressed with Jordan, my votes arrived all clumped together due to the heat. I love the protein powder but for the price of these nutrabites I am going to attempt to make my own using the recipe in the book.
These are absolutely delicious! I cannot get enough of them! I have to hide them so my son doesn’t eat them all on me.
Like the title says the mint balls are my favorite. I like the chocolate chunk but the taste of flax seed is very prominent in the chocolate one and im not a fan. Ill buy for sure again but only the mint one.
These bites taste insanely delicious! I am not usually fond of chocolate or any sweets at all, but these bites are definitely exceptional and my bias! I cannot choose which one is may favourite but love both flavours. I have them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! And what I love love about these little guys is that they are sugar free and no carbs! Never find protein bars at store that has no sugar and no carbs, will definitely get more!