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!
After searching for a long time for a the right protein shake, I found Nutracelle. It's the only one that not exacerbate my chronic migraines (because there's no chemical additives) and help me stay healthy and help me manage the sides effects of my medication.
The flavors are yummy (my favorite one is Salted caramel but all the flavors are amazing), the price is affordable and the quality is amazing. Plus, it's proudly Canadian 😀
I love the vitamins, they are so tasty. I am going to start making the protein snacks tomorrow
I honestly cant live without my nutralean! I am grateful that this product has helped me lose weight and maintain it for years! Thank you! ❤
with socail distancin, no school, "comfort food" at your reach it's hard to keep a strickt routine. YOu know you are domg something right when your 2 teenage kids are asking you for a Strawberry Nutralean protein "icecream". THANK YOU, NUTRACELLE
I’ve been a fan of the Nutralean protein powder for a long time and thought I’d try out the vitamin gummies and they are equally as great! I highly recommend both products!
A nice "clean" protein powder carefully made in Canada. The ingredient list is short ...... the taste is great. Helps me keep to my low Potassium diet. Nut free allowed me to share it with my 30 something son. You won't go wrong!
I ordered both nutravegan chocolate and vanilla, both so good. I'm definitely going to try nutralean line next!
Great product. Delicious, thank you
I ordered the vanilla, chocolate dream & strawberry. They are so good mixed with frozen avocado or berries, I find it masks the stevia aftertaste. I tried vanilla first with just unsweetened coconut milk and noticed the stevia instantly, I can't taste it when I blend with berries. I feel satisfied and don't feel like I am starving which has happened with other protein powders. It also helps satisfy the sweet tooth.
Very smooth and creamy shake. I use frozen berries and unsweetened almond milk. No clumps delish.
I find all is good except the Salted Carmel , I love the nutra bites
I'm loving my first purchases so far. I got the strawberry and the salted caramel. They blend so well with my almond or coconut milk. I am very pleased. Would highly recommend!
Best vegan protein powder I've tried. Smooth and creamy. Great addition to my cupboard. Lo e it with frozen fruit.
I've tried a lot of protein powders, but this is awesome. I have food allergies and lots of protein powders are not safe for me. This is the yummiest.
I absolutely love the product! Not too sweet and so smooth !
I have been searching for a long time for a dairy free protein powder that tastes good. I had not found anything I loved until now! The Nutravegan products are delicious, have a great consistency, are filling and best of all don’t hurt my belly at all! I will continue to be a customer for a long time coming.
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!
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