Hi! My name is Crystal. I've spent the past 6 weeks doing an internship with Nutracelle. My weight-loss journey starts off maybe a bit differently than most; I didn't start for the weight-loss. That was just an added bonus for me.
Sure I was about 30 lbs overweight, but my main reason for changing to a healthier lifestyle was constant exhaustion. I didn't have to look at the time to know when 1PM rolled around. Like clockwork everyday it would hit me and I would have to nap.
I was puzzled because the amount of food I ate was very little. I was never a big eater, and I always kept my portions in check. What I didn't realize: my problem was what I was eating, not how much. Quality not quantity was definitely not on my radar.
Promising better sleep, mental clarity, weight loss and most intriguing to me, ENERGY! I was skeptical but desperate. I started removing sugars and bad carbs. I was mindful about what I was eating and actually started drinking water. I was a huge cola person so this was a big accomplishment for me!
I even coached others on how to adopt this way of eating into their daily lives. Something I never would have thought I would be confident enough to do!
In a short time, I felt like a new person; I had energy to do things and felt much more positive and happy all of the time. I didn’t realize how what we eat and how we feel were so closely connected.
As a bonus, the weight came off and was the lowest it had ever been since my teenage years. In most people's opinions I was never overweight to begin with and sometimes got asked why I was doing this.
Until all of a sudden before even I realized, i became complacent. I was slipping back into old habits of making poor food choices. My energy was back to that old familiar low, and while the scale was moving upward so was my lethargy. I went about maintenance entirely the wrong way. Instead of upping my daily calorie intake with healthy choices, it was sugars, bread and even back to cola!
Somehow I had forgotten why I had started this whole thing.
As my children started getting older, I started thinking about a career change. Over the years I had been taking temporary jobs to balance home and work life.
Now with an almost 20 year old, and a 17 year old, (where has the time gone?) I felt it was time to do something I enjoyed and make them (and me) proud! But I didn't know what that was. It's not something I had ever really taken the time to think about.
I made the decision to enroll in a course for people who were at a point in their lives where they wanted to explore a new career path.
Little did I know that this choice to go back to school would lead me to getting both my health and career goals back on track all in one decision.
I learned so much about myself and what my strengths are.
The purpose would be to discover hands on if what I had learned about myself and what I might like to do, was right for me. I researched some local companies and went on some informational interviews. Nothing seemed to spark anything in me and I was beginning to think I would be back at square one.
I had been following Nutracelle’s very own Tracy's journey since the beginning (we grew up in the same community). Check out her amazing 100+ lb weight loss story if you haven't already. Such an inspiration! As I was browsing Facebook one day, I saw one of her posts.
The company’s message seemed to value the same things about nutrition that I did and they help people to be their best selves, which I enjoyed doing not too long ago, before I had just given up.
I took a chance and asked them for an informational interview which almost didn't happen (I had car troubles that morning, but I made it! Something was testing me that day!) I went through my typical question sheet with Tracy and Jordan. They both seemed so amazingly happy and so passionate about their jobs.
I left our meeting with a happy, positive feeling for the rest of the day. Even my instructor commented that I was so happy upon returning to class that afternoon, this never happened on the several other interviews I went on. Something was different about this place!
I was ecstatic when I received word I could do my placement at Nutracelle head office with such positive, inspiring people. Things seemed to be looking up!
I spent the day learning so much about the product and how important protein and fiber are to your health! This was one thing I never really gave much thought to in the past. I was always more focused on limiting carbohydrates and staying below my calorie limit.
Having never tried the product, Tracy was making her shake for lunch and offered me one. I figured, sure, I really should try the product if I am going to work there for a bit, right! Again not even thinking about getting myself back on track.
I've tried so many protein powders over the years and it wasn't a positive experience. This stuff was so different! I quickly started replacing the junk with shakes and making delicious recipes with the Natural Nutralean.
My energy even started to come back! It felt so great to be passed the first and hardest step: getting started again.
I am now over a month in and I can say that I am back on track and I have the tools to maintain my weight the proper way when I get back to my goal weight this time around.
Being at Nutracelle’s head office surrounded by amazing positive people every day definitely has been a huge bonus for me! So blessed! I am fortunate to get the opportunity to see this company from the inside.
I am amazed by how they truly care about each and every customer and want to genuinely help. It's not something you see very often these days.
I know if I ever feel myself slipping, there will always be support on the NutraTalk Group or a simple phone call to help me stay on track!
It's funny how these little decisions we make are all connected even though at the time they seem totally unrelated. Sometimes the result is exactly what we need and we just have to go for it and trust the process.
I had no idea by making the decision to go back to school for a career change would get my health back on track, but it did! It all lead me to Nutracelle and I am so thankful that I took a chance!
I just want to thank Melanie and her amazing team for welcoming me and helping me more than they’ll ever know! Even when my time is up for my work placement I know I will remain a part of the Nutracelle family and keep in touch! I have learned so much and am so grateful!
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If you're thinking about jumping on the Nutracelle train, don't do what I did - don't wait! Check out www.nutracelle.com and get started. You won't regret it.
Thank you for reading my story!
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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!