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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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.