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NUTRITION THAT TURNS FAT INTO FUEL

Posted Nov 13 2010 7:47pm

Melaleuca Access Performance Bars OMG a nutrition bar that is seriously delicious and burns fat too!  That sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it.  I thought so until I was introduced to these amazing Access® Bars by Melaleuca.

Melaleuca… funny name… awesome products, and one of my very favorites is the Access Performance Bar!

I’ve Yo-Yo’d Up and Down 150 Pounds Twice!

If you want to read all about my weight loss battles, you can do so here where I go into great detail about the weight loss horror stories I’ve lived over the last 30 years.  Suffice it to say I’m not easily impressed with “wonder foods” or “instant cures”.  This is neither, but it is truly amazing!

I for one have bought into so many “weight loss miracle cures” that were anything but effective and certainly not miracles … including gastric bypass surgery, which was a true nightmare!  To say I’d given up is to put it mildly.  Unfortunately, that’s when I gained all my weight back and I’m playing the losing game again!  This time, for the last time!

So Why Do I Love Access Performance Bars So Much?

First and foremost because Melaleuca’s Access Performance Bar is backed by science.  I’m so tired of all the lies that most manufacturers and scheisters tell to get us to buy their crapola.   And if you’ve ever had more than a few pounds to lose, you’ve probably fallen for more than your share of their lies.  I know I have!

The Access Performance Bar is different!  At the bottom of this post, you can download an awesome 8 page document that totally spells out the science behind the 17 year study of hibernating squirrels and how that can relate to our own fat loss.  Seriously, it’s fascinating!

In case, you don’t like to read study’s and you want me to cut to the chase…

Here’s the Skinny

Your body is full of potential energy.  A pound of fat contains 4,000 calories that can supply your body’s energy needs for more than five hours of strenuous physical activity!

One pound of fat contains enough POTENTIAL energy for you to run 38 miles or walk more than 55 miles – more than the distance of two full marathons – without stopping to eat!

Say whaaat?  Trust me… that being true, I should be able to walk from San Francisco to New York City … AND BACK … and yet I can’t!!

So what’s happening to all that potential energy and why do we feel so completely exhausted after walking a few blocks (or miles) or exercising for an hour?  Blame it on our physiology and our ancestors.

Converting Fat to Energy

Whenever we exercise and we perform a muscle contraction, fuel must be supplied to that muscle.  Muscles run on two main types of fuel: glucose and free fatty acids.  Glucose is created from a sugar called glycogen, which is stored in limited quantities in your liver and in your muscle.  Free fatty acids are formed from the fat that is stored in your fat cells.

Our body’s are constantly using both kinds of fuel to get us through our daily activities – though in different amounts.

Here’s How It Works

Typically, glucose provides all the energy needed for quick high-energy activities. For example, if you’re making a quick sprint to get in line for the fresh “HOT out of the oven” Krispy Kreme doughnuts, glucose is giving you most of the energy required to move your legs and pump your arms. Good to know, right?

If, however, you’ve kicked doughnuts to the curb (and by the way, “hot out of the oven doughnuts” will never make you HOT!), and you’re more into sustained aerobic activities like jogging, swimming, walking, etc. – fatty acids are the preferred fuel – although glucose is used in a joint effort as well.

When the glycogen stored in your muscles is reduced to about 50% of maximum storage, further depletion directly affects high-intensity exercise and makes us tired more quickly.

But … Here’s Where the Science Rocks!

Dr. Wang

Don’t you just love smart people!  I sure do and I’m grateful Dr. Lawrence C.H. Wang cared enough to figure all this out!  So imagine this…

What if using your fat stores for fuel could be enhanced? The glycogen in your muscles would be spared – and muscle fatigue could be delayed.  WOW! You could exercise longer, with less fatigue, and quicker recovery!

And Here’s Where the Access Bar Becomes a Super Hero!

Unfortunately, your body cannot simply put stored fat into immediate use. It must first convert your fat into the more user-friendly fatty acids. This complicated conversion requires a chain reaction involving nerve impulses and enzymes. As long as this process is allowed to proceed unhindered, your muscles have a ready supply of fat fuel and can continue to work.

However– and this is the BIG HOWEVER – during increased physical activity, the body also produces adenosine – a natural by-product of energy use.

So What’s the Problem with Adenosine?

Well, Dr. Lawrence C.H. Wang – the inventor of the Access Bar – discovered that it is adenosine that hinders our ability to continue to use fat efficiently, and it is one of the reasons why it is difficult to use our stored fat.

Adenosine throws a wrench in the process of converting stored fat to fatty acids – essentially shutting down your body’s ability to keep going and exercise effectively.  First, it inhibits the nerve impulse involved, and second, it inhibits the activity of enzyme required for fat deployment.

As a result …

  • The conversion of fat to fatty acids is reduced and your muscles are without a sufficient supply of this vital fuel.
  • In addition, adenosine inhibits the nerve impulses required to stimulate muscle contraction.
  • And finally, adenosine inhibits the full utilization of glucose.
  • Instead, adenosine favors the conversion of glucose into lactic acid – the substance left over from exercise that often builds up in your muscles, causing soreness.

The combined effects of adenosine are, therefore, totally counter-productive to sustaining ongoing physical activity. You simply can’t continue exercising – you can’t keep going – you “bonk”!

Why would adenosine work against our fat-burning efforts? Centuries ago, when primitive man continually fought nature’s challenges to find food, adenosine …

  • served as a valuable regulator to prevent wasted energy
  • it promoted fatigue – thereby ensuring energy conservation
  • its presence ensured that we would not use all our fat stores so we could keep some in reserve for future needs like during periods of food shortages of famines.

The importance of this protective mechanism is still evident today in societies where food availability remains unpredictable. However, in highly developed societies, where food is as close as the nearest grocery store or corner restaurant, getting enough energy is not a problem. Using it all up is. Yet adenosine continues on as if nothing has changed. Unfortunately, adenosine is most active when our activity levels are the highest, such as during intense exercise. In other words, just when we’re working our hardest to get rid of excess fat, adenosine is working just as hard to keep it stored away!

Access is Designed to Minimize the Impact of Adenosine

So here’s where I love smart scientists!  The patented food technology in Access Bars and Drinks contain “adenosine receptor antagonists,” which can minimize the impact of adenosine, and thereby reduce its inhibitory effect on fat use.

This release of adenosine’s inhibitory properties is compared by Dr. Wang to the release of a hand brake in a fast-moving car.

When eaten 15 minutes before engaging in any sustained exercise or activity, the Access Bar helps:

  • “Override” the energy-sapping effects of adenosine to help you burn more fat
  • Boost your energy levels
  • Minimize fatigue
  • Reduce lactic acid buildup and
  • Increase muscle fiber recruitment for a more efficient workout.

After all, with greater “access” to the fuel that makes your muscles work better, you’ll naturally burn more fat and get much more out of your efforts.

Access Is For Everyone!

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to benefit from the Access Bar.  Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, mowing the lawn, or hiking for miles, a delicious Access Bar will help keep you going – accessing stored fat for fuel to help you achieve a body you’ll love.

A Seemingly Impossible Challenge Achieved with Access Bars

She holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, has over 10 swimming titles, and is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever seen. She’s Tammy van Wisse from Victoria, Australia.  Tammy has swum over 37,282 miles in her career – equivalent to 1 ½ times around the world. And she credits much of her success to the Access Bar.

Going the Distance … and Beyond

Tammy van Wisse first started swimming at age 11 after she was teased at school for being overweight. She has been swimming her way through title after title ever since. As part of her pre-swim training, Tammy intentionally gains 15 – 20 pounds of extra fat to use as fuel during her swim. She then loses this weight while swimming with the help of Access.

Tammy entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1996 as the first person to swim the Bass Strait one of the most treacherous waterways in the world. “That’s when I first realized the true power of the Access Bar,” Tammy says. Access Bars helped fuel her endurance and kept her muscles going.

In February 2001, Tammy completed her greatest challenge ever by swimming the entire length of South Australia’s Murray River, a feat that no one else in the world has achieved. Starting from Corryong in Victoria’s high country, it took Tammy 106 days to reach Murray Mouth – a distance of 1,515 miles. “I couldn’t possibly have done this without Access Bars,” Tammy says.  “Swimming up to 18.5 miles every day for 3.5 months was hard work. Access Bars helped my body to achieve this seemingly impossible challenge by tapping into my stored fat. Thanks to the Access Bar, my muscles were given an abundance of energy, which in turn heavily reduced muscle fatigue. The further I went, the fitter I felt.”

Tammy says Access Bars have also helped prolong her normal training workouts by providing energy and endurance, as well as minimizing lactic acid buildup and preventing muscle soreness. “But you don’t have to be a marathon swimmer to get the most out of the Access Bar,” she says. “These amazing bars can help anyone maximize their workouts and burn fat, whether it’s going for a brisk walk, mowing the lawn, or gardening.”

There’s Science Behind the Magic!

CLICK to Read the Scientific Research

If you’re like me and you want to read all the science and “technical stuff”, you’ll enjoy the full 8 page document published by the inventor of the Access Bar, Lawrence C.H. Wang, Phd, titled …  “ How Does the Access Bar Work… the Physiological Mode of Action

If you want an much easier read, check out the Melaleuca Access Performance Bar brochure.

The Access Bar is most effective when consumed on an empty stomach 15 minutes prior to activity. During sustained exercise, consume one Access Bar every two hours.

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I’VE YO-YO’D UP AND DOWN 150 POUNDS TWICE!

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