Happy mid-week! Oh my, can you believe how fast the weeks are flying by? I’m not sure about you guys and gals but I’m sure looking forward to cooler days now that fall is descending upon us.
Earlier today I was thinking about what I was going to write about this week when I saw the phrase "Do you eat to live or live to eat?” I want to elaborate on that statement a bit. Like many, for most of my life, I had a passionate, intense love affair with food. Every morsel that I ate, every huge meal, decadent dessert, the pies, cakes, cookies.... I loved it all! Every tasty bite was like a drug to me; the more I ate, the more I craved. Chocolate was my drug of choice followed by the salty, greasy crunch of potato chips and other high-fat, empty-calorie foods. It was euphoric! Then, my high would wane and my cravings would start anew. Oh, what a vicious cycle of eating to feel good, then crashing and having to start all over again.
I soon realized I had an unhealthy addiction to food, all kinds of food. Believe me, I didn’t discriminate. Anything edible was fair game.
Over the years I managed to get a grip on my over eating and lose some weight, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve lost my present body weight at least twice over the years.
As hard as it is for me to write this, I want to be completely honest here. Because I had let my over-eating take control of my life, I felt hopeless and worthless. I really hated the "addict" in me. I remember as a child, my mom saying to me "Why can’t you be more like so-and-so, look at all the weight SHE has lost". Do you have any idea how that made the 12-year-old "me" feel? God love my mom, I know she just was trying to encourage me the only way she knew how. However, she didn’t realize that all she did was make me feel like a complete failure. This, of course, made me eat more. I would raid my piggy bank and go buy not one but two bags of chips and maybe a chocolate bar. Why? Because food didn’t judge me. Food made me feel good. I was emotionally messed up and as a result, my relationship with food was messed up too.
I truly was living to eat.
It took me many years to re-train my mind and re-evaluate my relationship with food. Finding Nutracelle has been my salvation on this diet rollercoaster. I know now why diets never really worked for me. Sure, I would do well for a month or so but then I would wind up feeling deprived. How does one live without a sweet treat? The chips and bars I can live without as long as they are not in my house and readily accessible. However, for someone like me who loves to cook and bake, it was still a struggle to control myself.
With Nutracelle, I don’t have to worry about it. I’ve learned to cook using the Natural Nutralean. I’ve made guilt-free pizza, hamburger stew, hamburger buns, waffles and the list just goes on. I use Natural Nutralean in my scrambled eggs, as a coating for fish, chicken and pork chops. Every scoop of this protein powder contains 10 grams of prebiotic fiber for gut health and 30 grams of whey protein! It literally makes any meal healthier.
I’m also able to make sweet, guilt-free treats. This protein powder is so versatile that you can take an ordinary unhealthy sweet treat and turn it into something healthy and delicious! Take my tarts, for example.
Every summer I make strawberry cream cheese tarts to sell. This is one treat that I simply cannot resist. After the rush of sales was over, I sat down to figure out how I could enjoy the taste of those tarts in a way that wouldn’t do my diet in. Instead of the buttery shortbread tart shell, I made up a batch of Nutracelle vanilla crepes. I made the cream cheese filling using low fat cream cheese and I added a scoop of Vanilla Nutralean. I also added a scoop to the pudding mix. The filling turned out awesome, thicker than I was used to but that was a stroke of genius because it stayed better in the crepe. I use a commercially prepared glaze mix and instead of sugar, I sweetened it with stevia. It too turned out amazing. SUCCESS!
I just can’t believe how easy it was to turn something so fattening into a slim dessert and it looks amazing on the plate! Nutralean adds so much fiber and protein which is so filling that you’ll only need 1 crepe to feel completely satisfied. You eat less, consume fewer calories and you stay full for hours. No more vicious cycles of binging and crashing. I’m in complete control now and that is so, so empowering.
I’m finally eating to live. How awesome is that?
As usual I’ll be posting a couple of photos of my not-so-healthy strawberry cream cheese tarts as well as the newer healthier Nutracelle version!
& the healthier version (even MORE delicious)
Thanks for joining me once again and do come back next week!
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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!
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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!