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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Love this flavor! Definitely appeals to my sweet tooth!
When I opened the bag I couldn't believe how GOOD it smells! It really smells just like fresh picked strawberries. And there are REAL Strawberry flecks in it!!! I watched Melanie's webinar and she said there were dried real strawberries in it, but I didn't realize she meant actual strawberries in it!! omg! I was kind of worried that it would taste like that nestle strawberry milk syrup but it doesn't - it just tastes like you are eating real strawberries. I love that it's not too sweet too. Anyway, if you are thinking about trying it and you like strawberries, you will love this one! I'm changing my monthly order now to make sure I get a bag every month along with the natural I use in everything I eat. I've lost about 7 pounds in the last two months and I just fit back into my favourite jeans again so I'm pumped to get to keep the weight off with strawberry now too! Thank you Nutracelle (and Melanie and Tracy!)
I absolutely love my new cookbook! Such a great selection of recipes and so far every single one I've made is fantastic! Thank you Melanie
The old nutralean was so good and the new blend is even better. Did not thing protein nutralean could get better man it’s better!! And my 2 & 1 year old know what I’m drinking and take my drink all the time for themselves. Love It!!!!
Absolutely loving the new formulas. They mix beautifully with water now... and they taste amazing!
I have trouble finding protein powder I don’t hate. I bought the cafe mocha and chocolate dream to try and didn’t expect to love it but I do!!! It was amazing! No weird after taste or texture. It also came with a shaker cup! I love that the ingredients are all things that I know. Plus it’s made in Canada!
Love these protein powders. Love the recipes...easy and quick!!!
So happy with my product. It’s a great product for anyone who’s on the go and always busy. I can rest easy knowing I’m getting good nutrients, that also taste yummy!
WOW!!! I’m sipping a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie as I’m typing this review. I received my order of the new formulas today and was excited to try it! I’m so impressed with the smooth, creamy consistency and the ease that it blends! 2 thumbs up from me!!!
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!