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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I finally found a protein powder that is completely nut free. This product is great! My daughter uses it everyday at college.
I was slightly skeptic that I wouldn't like this as I haven't found a protein powder that I enjoy. It's always too gritty and I can't stomach it, however this one was not the case. It blends smooth and it's so delicious. I'll definitely be buying this again. And look forward to trying some other items out. As a bonus it's from my home province of PEI. Each day I add a scoop of Vanilla to my smoothie which consists of dragon fruit, pineapple, coconut, and a bit of orange juice and it's a delight each time!
I've never been one to take vitamins - as much as I should! However, now that Nutracelle has their sugar-free multivitamins I actually look forward to it! I've been taking these for a week straight already and I LOVE them. They taste like candy, with no chemical flavor AT all.
I love starting my day with a Nutralean shake that tastes great and makes me feel full for hours. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Dream, it is delicious.
I was really impressed with how good the salted caramel tasted and how good the product is for you!! I will be getting this for awhile and looking forward to trying more flavours!!
My son and I are really enjoying the Nutralean. I love the Salted Caramel and Coffee Mocha. Strawberry is his favorite.
Totally delicious and beat part guilt free!!
Love this product, down 12 pounds and feeling great!
Best protein powder ever! Bowels working so much better. So great to get the prebiotic fiber
I like the taste of the Nutrabites! I didn’t at first, plus they arrived all clumped together (but apparently that is rectified ).
Heating them for eight seconds (per bite) in the microwave makes them taste even better.
Love the amazing recipes !
The Nutrabites are very filling and taste delicious! A sweet treat without the guilt.
Nutralean is the best protein powder on the market. The salted caramel is a great addition to the lineup.
I am so happy to finally be able to use a protein powder that I can use in my blender worry free due to my children's food allergies. I haven't purchased any since we found out our kids had food allergies due to the allergen labels on them. Nutracelle, also tastes better than all the one's I've used in the past. It actually does keep me full for hours. Such a great product!
After using this protein powder for a while. I'm feeling better than I have in a very long time. No reflux or upset tummy.Plus the fact it makes it alot easier to get my daily protein in each day. I really love these shakes and the fact I can also add it to things I'm cooking.Thank you so much for everything.Big Hug
They are delicious & satisfying
Very tasty snacks with a good dose of protein. I especially like the mint ones.
The Nutralean is, as always, delicious and super versatile. Highly recommend for anyone wishing to add protein to their diet without the added rubbish that other brands can contain.
I LOVE IT!!! I like the taste and that I can mix it with water or whatever types of milks I like. It mixes up really well no clumps, no yucky after taste. I also plan to cook with it soon.
They were great tasting, really enjoyed them especially the mint chocolate .would like to see better packaging but other than that I would buy them again :)
These are really delicious!
The product does what it says. The protein is a little thick with small particles in the mix. If you can get past this, it's for you.
I just love Nuracelle so much. I've shared it with family and friends. I've even made things with it and my family loved them.My first order was the best thing I had ever done.my boyfriend loves it too. I thank you for all you so to make things better for all of us that love it.it has changed my and my belief in protein powders. You really have renewed my faith smile I love everyone of them I have tried.thank you again so much ❤
I love both flavors of the nutrabites! They leave me nice and full and I don't go looking to snack any further after I've snacked on a nutrabite!
I am a HUGE fan of mint chocolate and even though I kicked sugar a long time ago I still find the cravings can be so bad sometimes! This is where my new nutrabites have become a game changer. Usually I’d make a nutracelle mug cake or some kind of cheesecake bite but some days more cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do. Now I just grab one or two (sometimes three 🤭) of my mint chocolate nutrabites and I am 100% satisfied and 100% guilt free!!
I love my coffee mocha!!!
I have it ice cold or as a hot frothy drink. Makes my day and keeps me full for a few hours .
It's great for these hot days and don't really feel like eating.
I LOVE my nutrabites!! After trying tons of gross protein bars that were packed with chemicals, it's SO nice to be able to enjoy a legitimately delicious snack that's low cal, zero carb, AND naturally sweetened.
Loved the Coffee Mocha sample. Will definitely be in my next order
NUTRALEAN Prebiotic Protein Powder | Coffee Mocha
Love the chewy dense texture, crunchy bits, flavour & find them very filling. Chocolate mint isn't too minty, but just right. Chocolate chunk needs improvement as I've yet to find any chocolate chunks/chips no matter how small a bite I take.
These little guys are so yummy! Dense, chewy and super chocolatey, they are perfect for an afternoon snack or to kick a craving.
Ok seriously this is the best protein treat I’ve had. Yummy !!!
I had a bad first experience that I have already addressed with Jordan, my votes arrived all clumped together due to the heat. I love the protein powder but for the price of these nutrabites I am going to attempt to make my own using the recipe in the book.
These are absolutely delicious! I cannot get enough of them! I have to hide them so my son doesn’t eat them all on me.
Like the title says the mint balls are my favorite. I like the chocolate chunk but the taste of flax seed is very prominent in the chocolate one and im not a fan. Ill buy for sure again but only the mint one.
These bites taste insanely delicious! I am not usually fond of chocolate or any sweets at all, but these bites are definitely exceptional and my bias! I cannot choose which one is may favourite but love both flavours. I have them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! And what I love love about these little guys is that they are sugar free and no carbs! Never find protein bars at store that has no sugar and no carbs, will definitely get more!
I LOVE these protein bites! They're great for on the go or a quick snack. I have tried many protein bars in the past and wasn't happy at all with the taste and all of the unhealthy ingredients! These are so filling and help me stay on track with my healthy eating plan. I will be stocking up!
These protein bites are so tasty and filling. The whole family loves them. A great little treat to have on hand. The price is right aswell especially when comparing to other protein bars.These are the right size and dont have that weird chalky after taste. Very chocolatey tasting. FINALLY a protein bar I love...
I love love love the chocolate chunk... I wasn’t a fan of the mint ones but they’re OK... I would love to see you make a coconut flavor or vanilla 😋
I love the new bites!! I've tried both flavors the cchocolate chunk is my favorite. The chocolate mint is also so good, there is a nice subtle taste of mint and not the usual toothpaste flavor that can be expected from choco mint snacks. They are an easy grab and go snack for busy days. They keep me from caving into junk food cravings when I have them close by.