Our feature guest on the blog is our very own Jeff. If you've ever had your referral bonuses paid out, you've probably communicated with him (though the list of things he handles is much, much longer than that!). Jeff is our finance manager here at Nutracelle, and we're so lucky to have him. Not only is he passionate about his job, numbers, and finding the best way for us to save money (so we can spend it on you!), but he's also passionate about his Nutracelle.
I decided to do this blog a little differently, so we've set it up as an interview! Take a look and let us know what you think!
(This is Jeff and I! Aren't we adorable?!)
Growing up I was a very happy child. I had everything I wanted, which was lots of video games! I would go home and just play some Mario or Zelda. My family is a very close knit family; my grandmother lives next door and I'd spend many nights over there watching tv together. If I wasn't there, you'd find me talking to my mom about Star Trek (yes I am a proud Trekkie ha-ha). I was the definition of a mommy's boy. It wasn't until I was a young adult that I started to lose confidence.
Being underweight especially through Grade 9 to Grade 12 was very difficult, because when I was growing up if you were a skinny boy who wasn't into sports you weren't popular. I was more into my video games and books and studying. I was one of those kids that loved school but hating going to school because I was teased so much. Thinking back, Grade 9 is my earliest memory of where I lost a lot of my confidence as a kid.
(This is Jeff before Nutracelle!)
I happened to be one of the tallest boys in school, being 6 ft 1 and only weighing 125 pounds. I was that tall lanky boy with acne who was beyond awkward and introverted. I thankfully had a close circle of friends that I stuck to like glue to help me through those years.
When I first starting working at Nutracelle I was going in to begin my first accounting job after graduating. I didn't know anything about the importance of a healthy gut flora, or how beneficial protein was for your body. I went in completely clueless! Little did I know how much Nutracelle was going to help me with my self-esteem.
That very first time I tasted Nutracelle I was not expecting how yummy, how filling it would be or how good it would smell! You hear those horror stories about how gross protein shakes can be, where you have to plug your nose and swallow it quickly. NOT NUTRACELLE! It blew my mind! It tasted SO good, and it was incredibly smooth! I have been using Nutracelle now for almost 2.5 years and I still can't get over how many different ways you can use your product.
At first I didn't think Nutracelle could do anything for me. When I was asked at first what Nutracelle was, my very narrow definition was it could help you lose weight. I personally didn't need to lose weight - I was too skinny as it was. So why would I want to use this product? Well, little did I know that if I changed up a few things and started eating differently, Nutracelle would help me reach a healthier weight and just make me feel better about myself!
(This is Jeff AFTER Nutracelle!)
I will always be an introvert and want to avoid people as much as possible ha-ha , but has Nutracelle helped me gain confidence? The answer is 100% YES! I am not ashamed of my body anymore. I am not afraid of summer where I have to show my arms. That was one of the things I hated about summer - wearing a t-shirts and shorts. I was so self-conscious of my small wrists, my small legs and my chest area. I am not ashamed of those parts of my body now because this is the only body I will ever have and with Nutracelle I have learned to love every inch of myself!
(Looking good & feeling good! Loving my new confidence - Jeff)
My favourite thing about my job is seeing the success stories from our customers. I love seeing everyone's before and after photos or hearing about someone's win for that day because it makes me proud to be a part of a company that is doing good in the world.
My favourite shake is 1 scoop Vanilla Cream, 1 Scoop Coffee Mocha added to heavy cream, water and ice. I have this almost daily, and if I'm lucky -- my partner Josh will make it for me before I head to work!
Oh this is a hard one, I love so many of them! I'm going to have to go with our Zucchini Noodles recipe combined with our Meaty Pasta Sauce recipe! I can't imagine ever going back to plain 'ol spaghetti. Nutracelle's healthier version not only tastes better, but it keeps me full for way longer thanks to our Natural Nutralean.
A big thank you to Jeff for sharing his story and introducing us to his struggles of being under-weight. His story is one of many; proof that Nutracelle's versatility extends much further than just the ability to shake, bake, or blend. We're all so proud to be a part of a company that's changing lives and helping people build confidence.
Thanks for reading everyone,
Tracy & Jeff
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This will hands down always be my go-to choice for anything protein related. I am glad it does not even taste like i am having a protein supplement. Since I don't enjoy eating meat often, this is the best alternative!
I love the taste! Even when you mix it with just water it has a creamy taste. You can do so much with the variety of flavours, you can not possibly get bored with Nutracelle!
Absolutely the best shake i have ever tried. Such great flavors... I love it! ☺
Product works when you follow guidelines. Always weighed at Doctor's office
believe it or not i've lost 51 lbs in 9 weeks. 30lbs to go...
My whole family loves Nutralean! Great taste and quick shipping.
Nutracelle products are great! Mixes amazingly! No grittiness like those other whey powders. Naturla Nutralean prebiotic protein for baking works awesome to make not just baking, but also make shakes and protein balls. The plain flavour allows incorporation into food without tasting that there is protein powder in it! I would recommend this product to those looking for a good quality protein powder!!
I can literally put it everywhere, whatever food i make i can add some natural protein in it, soup, bake goods, protein balls, pizza dough, etc.
Its amazing and so tasty
I have been in a stall between 208 and 202 for 5 months....in one week of being back on Nutracelle I am now in ONEDERLAND!
The taste and quality of nutracelle is absolutely unparalleled in the protein market. I recommend it to all my friends and family and having been using it daily for almost 2 years now. And still in love!
The Vanilla Cream is a great flavour added to any of my favourite smoothie recipes! Also makes a nice tasting pancake recipe.
Natural Nutralean from Nutracelle is the perfect protein to add to your food!! There is no added taste!! I made a zucchini meat pasta and added 2 scoops of Natural into my meat sauce!! Not only did it give me and my family all the protein we needed for dinner, but it cut back our portion sizes because we felt fuller faster! We have leftovers now for lunches!! I am so happy with my Nutracelle!
The Vanilla Mocha from Nutracelle is to die for!!! If you are like me and need my coffee every morning to function...then this is for you, as it will give you all the energy you need!! It even taste just like something I can get from Tim Horton's but this is good for you to drink every morning!! This is a must for coffee lovers!!!
The Chocolate Dream Protein from Nutracelle is soooo good. Chocolate is my all time favourite snack and with Nutracelle I am able to make these delicious desserts that are actually good for you! This is a must flavour to have!!
Meal plan is realistic and absolutely manageable. My coach checks in post every workout to see if there is any area I struggle in or if maybe the routine was too easy. He is quick at answering any questions I have and is very knowleageable with nutrition and what my body needs to eat and can explain it to me in various ways to make sure I understand as well. I have never worked with someone who is so passionate about fitness and proper nutrition as well as someone who is on top of everything. App is also very user-friendly; super easy to log everything in with a few click so that you dont have to do it urself on paper. Absolutely thrilled to be working with this team to better my fitness life. Highly recommend joining the team!
Nutracelle's Weight Loss kit has made such a huge impact on my life! I was a junk food junky before I found Nutracelle, and now I don't even think about it! It's been months since I've had any kind of junk and I've never felt better! More energy, tons of weight loss, and I've dropped 2 clothing sizes too!! AMAZING!
The weightloss kit has enabled me to wake up each morning knowing that I've got this!! For the first time in my life I've found something that allows me to feel full and satisfied and I can bake and cook with it to curb cravings I have for junky foods! In my first two months I'm down 15 pounds and dropping. Almost everyday there is a decrease on the scale I couldn't be happier!! I'm looking forward to continued success THANK YOU NUTRACELLE!
Nutracelle is the best product I have ever used for protein. All the flavours are fantastic, can't taste the protein. Since I started to take Nutracelle I have consistent energy throughout the day, it keeps me full and satisfied. My recovery from my workouts and running is fantastic. Recommend this product to anyone wanting to lose weight, athletes or to increase your protein intake daily.
Shakes are amazing. I just mix them with (sugar-free) milk and have no problem drinking them. Like at all! I even love the chocolate. I never ever love chocolate protein shakes haha
This Whey protein powder is the most amazing and the most delicious that I have ever tasted.....with it having 30 grams of protein and 10 grams of prebiotic fiber in one serving, not many meals have that so a great way to get that into your diet.....It mixes very well with no clumping and doesn't have the chalky after taste. I find that is is very easy on my stomach as I am lactose intolerant and I have no issues what so ever, it has actually helped with my stomach issues....Love that it mixes very well with just water! I also Love that it is so versatile that I am not just limited to the shakes, that I can use it in my baking and cooking . If I could give it 10 Stars I would.
I have been on nutracelle since January 2017 and absolutely love it!
I'm losing weight and inches, I have so much more energy and it makes me happy! Nutracelle is giving me my life back! #ilovenutracelle
Nutracelle has been the one product that has kept me on track with my weight loss journey. So easy to incorporate into my daily routine and it tastes amazing! Almost all of my immediate family all use and love Nutracelle too!
It tastes amazing & reduces cravings! I'm breastfeeding and was finding my cravings worse than when I was pregnant. I needed something to eat with my meals to help me stay full, be nutritious and curb cravings. This is it!