About Sherry

Hi my name is Sherry Rothwell.

I am a holistic nutritionist who helps people take their health back into their own hands, so that they can heal themselves and lose weight naturally without dieting.

As the founder of Protein Powered, I help people prioritize protein on their plate, which is central to balanced meals and optimal nutrition (not just for muscle health, but for balanced hormones and so much more)!

Besides being high in protein, low-carb and gluten-free, what sets our product apart, is its versatility. This product is so reminiscent of wheat, that it gives both diabetics and celiacs and other gluten-free (and low-carb people like me) that “flour-like feeling" we crave, without compromising our health or triggering cravings and weight gain.

With my background as a holistic nutritionist who understands both human nutritional needs and real-world challenges, I am committed to the development of products that are both nutrient-dense for health reasons and easy for customers to make, so that they can eat healthy without slaving over the stove!

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How Protein Powered Was Born

My Protein Powered grass fed pancake mix was initially inspired by trying to find an alternative to white flour pancakes for a sweet little toddler who loved to eat pancakes for breakfast (this had to stop because eating conventional ones is pretty much like eating sugar for breakfast)!

After trying a few keto recipes with almond flour (which fell apart and didn’t taste enough like wheat pancakes to pass the toddler taste test), I had the thought, “I wonder if I could just use pure grass-fed protein powder instead of flour?”. No one was more shocked than I was, that it worked! Not only did it work, but it looked like, and cooked up like a white flour pancake ....and by the way it did pass the kid test!

Lo and behold, I had no idea that this recipe was also going to be the solution for my own health, nutrition, and weight challenges.

It all started in my mid-thirties when I ended up obese, even though I was eating a natural whole foods vegetarian diet! It just made no sense to me at the time.

It turned out that, being that I am indigenous and with my biological father being diabetic, I had a hereditary tendency to slide down the slippery slope of insulin resistance, that leads to diabetes.

All of that in combination with my high carb, low protein vegetarian diet had culminated in blood sugar issues and a case of raging hormone havoc, that resulted in an excess of 20 lbs in less than two months - even though I hadn’t changed my diet!

The truth is, that 1 in 4 Canadians are pre-diabetic, so this doesn’t just affect indigenous people and vegetarians - anyone can eventually become diabetic, when they don’t eat balanced meals, eat too many processed carbs, white sugar, processed food in general and exclusively eat low-quality vegetarian protein alternatives, which are deficient in essential amino acids.

While I now incorporate quality sources of meat into my diet whenever I can for nutritional reasons, the truth is that my taste buds still tend toward eating primarily plant-based foods.

While I initially dropped 12 dress sizes by finally bringing animal foods back into my diet and being very strategic about how I eat carbohydrates (including giving up starches), it has still always been a challenge to get enough protein due to my aversion to meat.

The Protein Pancake mix has not only been the perfect solution for me to prioritize protein on my plate (as a meat alternative), but it’s also perfect for my clients. Now we can all have the pleasure of having our (pan)cakes and eating them too - but without having to pay for it later, with blood sugar swings, inflammation, and weight gain.

Not to mention, one of the biggest complaints that I hear from clients is that they don’t have time to cook 3 whole-food meals from scratch every day. Now they can make a balanced whole food, fast food meal in minutes.

With a quick whisk of the mix, some shredded cheese, and veggies, everyone can have a balanced, protein-forward savoury, whole-food meal on the table in 10 minutes or less!

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Before and After Prioritizing Protein

The before photo is before I prioritized protein on my plate and the after photo is the balance my body achieved as the result of prioritizing protein - which automatically balances hormones and displaces excess carbohydrates.

Weight Loss Before and After