You know that Melaleuca’s Access Bars and Shakes can help you increase lean muscle and reduce fat.
You want to get the most out of your workouts and weight-loss efforts, and you’ve read that Access is formulated to:
- Increase endurance with less fatigue and soreness
- Reduce body fat
- Increase lean muscle tone
- Prevent weight regain
Just one question remains:
How do you get started with Access?
1. You must use the Access Bar or Shake on an empty stomach
Don’t eat anything for two or three hours before you eat it. Why? The Access Bar is a special formulation of natural food ingredients and must not be disturbed by other food items. So don’t mix it with sugar or any calorie-containing food or drink.
“But,” you say, “I get thirsty while I’m working out.”
No problem. You can drink water at any time, and 30 minutes into your workout you can drink Sustain® Sport to replenish your electrolytes.
2. Eat or drink your Access 15 minutes before starting your workout
You can eat Access on your way to the hiking trail or the gym. It doesn’t even have to be what you’d usually consider a workout; you can eat Access before you mow the lawn, shovel snow or do vigorous housework.
If you’re doing something that lasts longer, say a four-hour hike, you can eat another Access Bar or Shake after an hour and a half or two hours. Many athletes like to cut the bar into smaller pieces and then eat them as they go, and that’s fine as well.
Some ultra-marathon runners whose events last more than 12 hours tell me that they eat a piece of bar every 20 or 30 minutes, and they repeat this all day.
Now … consider these Exercise Essentials from Melaleuca’s Vitality: Simple Steps to Your Ideal Weight guide.
Work toward a goal of doing moderate exercise for 45 minutes daily
- Make time to play: Whether it’s basketball in the driveway or tag with the kids, play is a great way to inject activity into your day.
- Pick something you like: Hate the treadmill? Go for a scenic walk along the river instead. Look for ways to make the activities you already like more active.
- Start slowly and build up: Start with three 10-minute segments. Gradually add time or intensity to your activity every week. You’ll not only see results sooner, you’ll avoid burnout and develop a habit you can sustain for life.
- Schedule the time: The best way to never have time to exercise is to just “squeeze it in” sometime during the day. Plan your workout time just like you’d plan an important meeting.
- Add some variety: Begin adding short strength-training sessions to your walking routine, or try biking or swimming, and don’t forget stretching or yoga. The key is developing a program you can and want to maintain for life.