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 have 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 email@example.com, 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 Jordan if she would keep me accountable and even 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!
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!