7 Secrets to New Year?s Resolutions

Posted in meta burn on January 4th, 2013 by admin

Coach Rahz & Greg

Meet Your Fit Coaches for 2013

With all the talk this past week of “New Year’s Resolutions” I really
got to thinking about a system for setting a goal – I’m big on setting
goals- for the entire year and having 100% success with achieving
it. Here are some observations I’ve made about “Why Resolutions
Don’t Work”

1. Too unspecific: starting the year with a resolution to lose weight
is a recipe for failure. You need to be specific with how much weight
you want to lose, when you want to lose it, why you want to lose it etc.

2. Too far away: setting a goal for the entire year is not bad in itself
but if you don’t break it down into smaller goals with their own individual
deadlines it becomes too large of a task or worse you may feel like you
have all the time in the world to achieve the goals and end up
procrastinating and not achieving any of them.

3. Only solves a tiny problem: setting a resolution like, “I won’t drink
soda all year” is great……for a 1 month goal. After that point it should
be a habit and you should then be focusing on the next new habit. So
instead of one new good habit for the entire year you now have 12.

4. Do or die: most people set out to do a resolution and end up quitting
at the first sign of trouble. “Don’t drink soda for a year” works for a while
until that party comes up that you have a soda and then you go, “damn
I ruined my resolution!” Oh well I guess I can have soda now.” 80% of the
time is better than 0% of the time. Stick to something and realize you’re
not going to be perfect.

5. Resolution boredom: focusing on one singular goal for an entire year
is extremely boring.

6. No Carrot: most people don’t establish the real reason behind their goal.
You set a goal to not drink soda for a year. Why? To lose weight. Why?
Seriously! There are plenty of fat people that don’t care they are fat. Why is
it a problem for you and why is it important for you to change?

7. No stick: Lastly, the big one is that nobody sets a consequence for their
resolution. Establish what will happen if you don’t achieve your goal and
share that with 5 people who will hold you accountable if you fail.

Example: “I want to lose 50 pounds in the next year because I don’t like the
way I look and feel and if I don’t reach this goal I have to take my fitness
Coach Rahz out to a fancy dinner at his favorite restaurant.”

Now that is a resolution?

Go make it happen. I know you can.

Your supporting Coach,

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3 fat-burning pastas (pics and recipes below)

Posted in meta burn on October 26th, 2012 by admin

One of the biggest myths in the fat-loss industry is that carbs like pasta make you fat.

Don’t get me wrong…unhealthy pastas (we’ll get to the 3 healthy ones in a sec), and certain carbs can definitely cause more fat storage. They can also lead to insulin resistance and cause certain food sensitivities that will KEEP you in a fat storing environment.

For example, most folks don’t even realize that today’s modern wheat is TOTALLY different from the wheat our ancestors ate, or even the wheat from just 10 to 20 years ago.

In fact, research is now showing that just two slices of whole wheat bread can increase blood sugar MORE than 2 tablespoons of pure cane sugar.

And this is only the beginning.

  • Store bought fruits and vegetables are now loaded with pesticides, herbicides, and even genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These residual chemicals and modified fake foods can block the absorption of vitamins and minerals — and have been linked to several diseases including cancer.
  • Corn fed beef and pork has been shown to contain 9xs the bad estrogen than natural pasture raised pork and grass fed beef. It also tends to be too high in omega 6 fats compared to its grass fed buddies.
  • Most over the counter dairy are loaded with fillers, hidden chemicals, and poor quality protein. Cottage cheese and Greek yogurt are the only two exceptions to this rule, but watch for hidden sugars and preservatives.
  • Store bought egg yolks can tend to be loaded with hormones passed along from the cage raised chickens.
  • Roasted nuts are an “ok” source of friendly fat, but the roasting process basically destroys all the “good” fats.

Even the most popular trendy grocery store chains have been shown to carry so-called “healthy” foods that contain GMO’s, which is basically “fake” food that causes aggressive cancer tumor growth in mice.

I could go on and on, but hopefully you get the point. Today’s food systems are designed to be fast and convenient.

As a result, the nutrient quality is not only poor…and it can be downright dangerous for your health. I’m not trying to be a fear monger. I’m just trying to raise your level of awareness.

Knowledge is half the battle.

And sometimes things aren’t always as they seem.

However, my good friend and fat-loss expert Shaun Hadsall’s 4 Cycle Fat-Loss product allows you to eat things like pasta to burn MORE fat.

Sound crazy?

Well even though I usually save pasta for my cheat days, Shaun just gave me 3 healthy pastas that are exceptions to the rule.

Holla! :)

3 healthy pastas that can help you burn more fat

By: Shaun Hadsall – CPT and Creator of 4 Cycle Fat-Loss

#1: Gluten Free-Organic Brown Rice Pasta (higher carb)

This pasta is still considered a starch, but if you’re a pasta freak give this a try a few hours before or after a workout with a piece of wild caught fish or a turkey burger.

*Use this on your Carb Up days when you carb cycle.

#2 Gluten Free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti (medium carb)

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. My wife threw some homemade red sauce on it and cooked me up a grass fed burger with some Swiss chard, garlic, and mushrooms on the side.

Man she can cook. :)

This has 16 grams of healthy low glycemic carbs and 20 grams of protein. It also only contains one ingredient. Well two really; black beans and water.

*Use this on your baseline days when you carb cycle.

#3: Shirataki Spaghetti (low carb)

I’m basically working sun up til sun down on the release of my new updated 4 Cycle Fat-Loss system — so I had this particular pasta last night because I’m going low carb this week from not exercising.

It only has 4 grams of carbs per serving, it’s gluten free and vegan…and it tastes like real spaghetti.

My wife cooked it up and than added some free range chicken breasts, shitake mushrooms, garlic, broccoli, bamboo shoots, ginger, red pepper flakes…and then added some gluten free low sodium soy sauce.


*Use this on your carb down or deplete days when you carb cycle.

So there you have it.

Three healthy pastas that can help you burn more fat.

Just make sure to…

  1. Always combine these pastas with a complete protein source (you can get away with eating the black bean spaghetti by itself, but I still recommend adding a little more complete animal protein).
  2. Time your intake of these pastas properly.
  3. Don’t use them everyday.

And that’s pretty much what my new updated 4 Cycle Fat-Loss system is all about. Understanding how to “cycle” healthy carbs using the 4 proven cycles of Macro-Patterning.

And don’t forget about all the bonuses you get when you take action today…

Bonus #1: Food Timing Tricks for RAPID Fat-Loss

Bonus #2: The 7 Day Ab “Targeted” Cardio & Interval Solution

Max out your body’s ability to burn lower belly fat by synergistically using Shaun’s food timing tricks WITH his Ab “Targeted” exercise protocol.

Experience 7 days of your FASTEST fat-loss ever:

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Remember, the price doubles tomorrow and the *free* rapid-fat loss bonuses disappear for good – so take action now.

Here’s to staying lean through the holidays this year!

Coach Rahz and Mr. Nutrition

Long Island Personal Trainer Discovers Best Mexican Restaurant in Glen Cove

Posted in meta burn on July 5th, 2012 by admin

Long Island Personal Trainer Discovers Best Mexican Restaurant in Glen Cove

It’s not often you hear about the smaller places here on Long Island because they have a hard time competing against the bigger restaurants when it comes to popularity in the media or marketing budgets to spread the word.

But…they absolutely compete and most times surpass the bigger competition with great quality food, amazing customer service, and an exceptional experience upon leaving.

Well your two favorite Long Island Personal Trainers from the Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio right here in Locust Valley are on a mission to visit the smaller restaurant, do an honest review, and help uncover the hidden restaurant gems on Long Island.

Today we have our Best Mexican Restaurant on Long Island…


They have some of the best tasting dishes (Mr. Nutrition loves the Avocado and Shrimp salad) and delicious Margaritas!

Here is a video below of us visiting Puerto Vallarta in Glen Cove and talking about our two favorite dishes with some nutrition tips behind them.

Hope you have a chance to visit Puerto Vallarta and odds are you may just run into your favorite and best Long Island Personal Trainers :) . Leave us a comment with any of your small hidden gem restaurants and we will set up a visit to give our review and nutrition advice.

As always, if you found this video or blog gave you some insight on nutrition or fitness, or opened your eyes to a new place to try, share this in social media world by Facebooking the blog link or tweeting it. The more we work together by sharing our favorite places with Social Networking, the longer these places will continue to serve at a high level.

Stay Fit, Stay Firm, The Surgery Free Way!

Coach Rahz and Mr. Nutrition

P.S. If you need more assistance with your fitness or nutrition plan, we are happy to help and offer you a complimentary consultation and tour of our fat loss studio. Just give us a call at 516-203-4534 or Contact Us Online and fill out a form.

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Locust Valley Hottest Shoulder Workout

Posted in Coach's Workouts, meta burn on May 23rd, 2012 by admin

Sexy, Hot Shoulder without the Bulk

Hey It’s your Coach Rahz Slaughter here. It’s been along time since we talked so I thought I put up a crazy cool shoulder workout video for you today. If you missed me I’ve been hanging out over at www.metaburnfittv.com Come over and say hello, but more importantly subscribe to MetaBurn Fit TV channel and never miss a show. So with out further ado I introduce you you to the Metaburn Newest team member Elaina Estrada WBFF Fitness Model competitor.

MetaBurn Fit TV Presents:

Sexy Lean Shoulder Exercises for Women | Weight Loss | Tighten Up Tips

Click the YouTube Link and Let me know what you think. Leave your comments below the post.

Stay Fit, Stay Firm, The Surgery Free Way…

Coach Rahz OUT!

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Carb Cycling Path to Rock Hard Abs

Posted in Fat Loss Secret, Fitness Indusrty News, Guest Post, Locust Valley Personal Trainers, Nutrition on April 12th, 2012 by admin

Guest Blog Post

Hey Coach Rahz here and I got a really good guest Blog post today from a fellow Fit Pro from across the pond. His name is Mirsad Hasic and he’s a online publisher for multiple blogs and has a really cool website called Ab-Solutely-Fit.com

So without further a do, Let’s give a Big MetaBurn Welcome to Mirsad Hasic.

Carb Cycling — The Under appreciated Path to Rock Hard Abs

MetaBurn Training Studio|Fat Burning on Long Island| Long Island Personal Training

MetaBurn Training Studio

Yeah, we get it — you’ve heard it all before. Abs are made in the kitchen, not on the gym floor. Ooh, we even got a little poetic flow in there too, who knew?

All jokes aside, we can’t ignore the power of nutrition when it comes to building the bodies we want. Any bodybuilder will tell you that food is fuel and nothing more than that, so if you really want to build your own Ferrari, you need to know how to fuel it up for maximum performance.

Shattering the Diet Myths Surround Ab Work

Getting great abs and keeping them can often be two different things. Yes, there are ways people shortcut their way to getting abs, but they’re temporary. Nothing lasts when you go about it with unsound principles dancing in your head.

To say that diet doesn’t matter would be like saying you don’t really need a good engine in your car to get from Los Angeles to Vegas. Sure, you could travel the length in a soapbox derby car and rely on human power, but it’s going to take you five times as long and you’re going to be exhausted by the time you get there — if you don’t just turn tail and go back to L.A., of course.

Carb Cycling, Defined

Bodybuilders have been using carb cycling tactics for years to do a wide variety of goals with their bodies. If they want to shred fat, they’re going to be carb cycling. If they want to bulk up, they’re going to be carb cycling. But that doesn’t describe what CCing is really all about.

Well, it’s straightforward enough — you want to feed your body different macro-nutrient profiles in order to keep your body guessing so that it doesn’t fall into just burning at a set point and keeping you from your goals.

It does make carbs the star of the show, but it doesn’t just focus on the carbs. You also will need to adjust your protein and fat accordingly.

Most bodybuilders do this basing it on activity rather than just going by “feel”. You will naturally want to adjust later, but there’s nothing wrong with starting with a higher amount of carbs for your lifting days, and then lowering it during times where you’re not lifting.

The body uses carbohydrates as glucose to fuel the system, but protein to feed and build those muscles. You will also need to ensure that you’re giving the brain enough fat to function.

Different percentages work for different people. You might want to try 40% carbs, 40% protein, 20% fat — or switch over to 50% carbs, 45% protein, and 5% fat when you’re lifting. There are so many ways to carb cycle, but the importance is that you’re changing things up. The standard schedule seems to be three days “low”, with 1 day high.

The Quality of Your Carbs Matters

You have to make sure that you’re going with quality sources for all three macro-nutrients. When it comes to carbs, the type of carbs that you choose matter. Don’t just bulk up on pasta and bread and crackers. You will want to go with roots, tubers, and nuts as well. Those are going to give you more energy and also break down slower, nourishing your body better than a loaf of white bread ever could.

Don’t forget the veggies, either — going with cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onions and celery aren’t bad options and they can really make your dishes burst with new flavors. Fruits also have their place — natural sugar isn’t a bad thing at all, and our ancient ancestors would have eaten fruit if it was ripe and in season! Apples, pears, bananas, tropical fruit and more are all great selections to add.

Protein Power?

Protein sources can include chicken, beef, lamb, eggs, tuna, oily fish like salmon and mackerel, as well as cod, halibut, walleye and more.

The Big Fat Question

Fat is something that people have been having a hard time dealing with forever. Here’s a newsflash: your brain needs it! Your body needs it! Your mood depends on it! However, not all fats are created equal.

You will definitely want to make sure that you’re getting it from animal fat, butter, coconut oil and sparingly from olive oil and other polyunsaturated fats. The body gets a lot of Omega-6 fatty acids as it is from a standard Western diet, and this often leads to inflammation and slower recovery. Olive oil has a place, but it doesn’t need to steal the show.

Avoid vegetable, canola, and soybean oils as much as possible — they are often rancid from the beginning, or they become rancid quickly. Overall, now is the time to seize control of your health through nutrition. Even though it might sound boring, it’s really the best way to go if you really want to build those rock hard abs!

Coach Rahz Back… As I said Mirsad delivered a great post and if you liked his post check out is blog too. Let me know if you have any comments or questions about any the the information in this post I will be more than excited to break it down for you.

As Always Stay Fit, Stay Firm the Surgery Free Way!

Coach Rahz :-)


MetaBurn Fitness Studio | Guest Post Rajdeep Paulus

Posted in Guest Post, Locust Valley Personal Trainers, meta burn on March 15th, 2012 by admin

Hello and Wzup it’s your Coach Rahz Here and I am fired up to Bring you another great Guest Post from one of our outstanding and amazing MetaBurn Clients. She’s really shown what it mean to live the Meatburn Effect and embrace living a healthy and positive lifestyle. Raj is a super person and a amazing writer that’s why I’m so super she decided to share her Metaburn experience in her own word. Without further ado I give you Rajdeep Paulus. Enjoy

“Digging deep in 2012” by Rajdeep Paulus

Personal Trainer, Long Island Personal Trainer, Metaburn Studio, Rahz Slaughter

MetaBurn Fitness Studio Locust Valley NY

I love to work out. Well, not exactly. But I do love the side effects, the after effects and the future effects.

I began to take my health more seriously after my fourth daughter was born. When my back decided not to wake up one morning, only days after giving birth, and it took me over twenty minutes just to sit up in bed to nurse my newest princess, I had no choice. I had to go to the doctor. When you’re married to a doctor, you triage ninety per cent of ailments, and save yourself the trip and just detour to the nearest Walgreens. This time, the card I picked up said, “Straight to the MRI center, do not pass go or collect any Advil, until you know what the heck is going on with your back.” Or something to that effect. Come to find out I have four, not one, not two, but FOUR herniated discs in my lower back. Which when aggravated, can make my life a living hell and keep me from doing just about anything.

This was my red light moment. Everyone has one. The point at which you have to stop ignoring your health and take action. I called up my primary care physician and discussed the results. She happens to struggle with back issues as well, and told me the exact words I needed to hear:

“Well, you can get several epidural shots for a temporary fix, you can have a very complicated surgery on your back, or…I’ll see you at the pool.”

“I’ll see you at the pool.”

I knew that I had no choice. If I wanted to continue to do the things I love like hiking, kayaking, and playing basketball, I had to take care of my health, especially my back. And the truth of the matter is, every less inch of unnecessary weight you rid yourself of also decreases the stress on your back.

I’ve worked out pretty consistently for the last four years, but I’ve yet to shed all the prego pounds that have accumulated over the last ten, during which I had my four children. In a recent decision to change gyms, I have yet again made a life altering turn in my progress. When I first walked into the Metaburn studio, I was skeptical, wondering how different could it be from all the other gyms and classes I’ve taken. The first trainer I saw was Greg, and immediately, I laughed. I know this guy. When he used to run classes at the YMCA, he kicked my butt every time. I’d be hurting for days afterward. In a good way.

And sure enough, in a matter of thirty minutes, I probably burned a thousand calories. Okay, maybe closer to four hundred. He also works with your nutrition, helping you to tweak your eating for maximum results. That first day, he had us doing a buzillion squats, lunges, push-ups, weights, and ten burpees to finish. What are burpees you ask? They’re like push-ups power packed inside jumping jacks if you ask me. And I love them! NOT! But they do what Greg and his team argues give you the cardio-metabolic finish that helps you burn fat all day. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Greg’s three words that ring in my ears during his sessions are “You Got This!” And he’s with you till you get there! With a high five in one hand and a protein shake in the other. Well, not really [about the shake], but his enthusiasm brings you back week after week.

Then there’s Rahz. He’s actually a walking miracle. I hope someday I can interview him and give you the lowdown of his humble beginnings to the strong man that he is today. He runs the place, and when you walk in to his class, you know there will be no apologies, no whining, and no excuses. He’ll work you hard and you’ll thank him when you finish.

Rahz says the two words that are my words for 2012. Since my name is Rajdeep after all. Those two words are “Dig Deep!” And when he says them, you just want to dig a little deeper and finish the race.

Another trainer I so admire is Ann-Marie. She’s the female strong woman I aspire to be. She’s gentle yet firm, pushes you to your limits, but also helps you to listen to your body and adjusts your work out to prevent injuries. She always has a smile on her face and her story is also an inspiring one. I hear she’s planning to share it someday on her Blog! So I won’t steal her thunder.

Her three words that she’ll say as you turn the corner and see the finish line ahead of you are “You’re Almost There.” Because she’s not settling for you to give up half way. She sees you through and her voice of encouragement fuels your weary muscles to keep going.

Finally, there’s John. What can I say about the guy who greets me when the sun still hasn’t risen three times a week when I make it to the gym at 6:30 in the morning? He’s all about the mapped out workout. He lays it out on the board so you know exactly where you’re going and he helps you get there. He tells you that you’ll be glad you came. Just not before or during the workout. But definitely afterward. And he’s right. Every time.

John’s two words that remind me time and time again that my health is ultimately in my own choices and in my hands are simply, “Challenge yourself.” Because the truth of the matter is, if you don’t challenge yourself, no one else can do that for you. You have to want it that bad.

And I do. I want the health. The body. And the strength that I am willing to fight for. Cuz it’s a fight. But I’m getting back in that ring every week. Because it’s not about four months or fifteen pounds for me. It’s a lifetime commitment to my family and to myself. I plan to hike mountains on my fiftieth wedding anniversary and run around with my grandkids. I’m planning for that now. Plus, doesn’t hurt to look good. Gotta think about my picture on the back of my book after all.

So what are you waiting for?

Challenge Yourself!

Dig Deep!

You’re Almost There!

You Got this!


For other writings by Rajdeep Paulus, come dive into her Blog at www.insearchofwaterfalls.com …she warns…you will get wet!

Hey Coach Rahz back again, wasn’t that great? Don’t forget to show some Love and leave a comment below in the box you know how I love to hear from my loyal MetaBurn Readers…

See you Soon!

Let’s Burn!

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Never give up | Strength | Perseverance

Posted in Inspiration, Locust Valley Personal Trainers, Motivational, Resolve and Motivation on February 28th, 2012 by admin

Inspiring Story of a Remarkable Women

Hey Coach Rahz here, with an inspiring story from one of our amazing clients. Jillian has become way more than just a client, she has become a friend, mother, and mentor to my team and I. I believe we all require a Jillian in our lives. She brightens up my cloudy days, and brings laughter and love to the studio every time she walks in. One word comes to mind when I think of Jillian: STRENGTH.  Here is her story of Strength, Perseverance and a “Never Give Up” attitude in her own words…

I give you Jillian Ingram…


When Rahz suggested that I have a story worth sharing with other women, I agreed that my recent experiences might resonate with both men and women. I believe all of us meet up with challenges at different times in our lives – often defying prediction and planning. Such was my experience, beginning mid-June 2010.

On a Sunday morning in June, my husband (Paul) woke up to find me passed out on the floor of our bathroom. After waking me up, he guided me back to our bed and called my family physician. I was still with my trusted physician from central New Jersey – so he had to dispense advice from afar. He told Paul to get me to the hospital as quickly as possible. While I have no memory from being on the bathroom floor until eight days later; I am told that I insisted on freshening up before accompanying Paul to the hospital. When we entered the emergency room at Glen Cove Hospital – I summarily waived off offers of wheelchair assistance. Not only did I appear unperturbed, I seemed very upbeat to those around me, despite the fact that I exhibited tremors so pronounced that I was literally “shaking like a leaf.”

I do not remember anything from my eight-day stay in Glen Cove Hospital. I know now that I was in the intensive care unit, with an army of physicians swarming around my bedside trying to get a handle on what was going on for me. They conducted a myriad of tests – determining that I probably had had a drug reaction to a medication prescribed for a tenacious migraine. On Tuesday morning the doctors thought that my condition was improving – but by the end of the day concerns were mounting over my kidney function. By Friday I was in acute kidney failure and was transferred to North Shore University Hospital for dialysis. The physicians at Glen Cove suspected that I had also developed two extremely rare blood disorders: HUS and TTP – disorders affecting the integrity of the red blood cells and platelets respectively.

The probability of a person developing either one of these blood disorders is approximately one in a half a million people – yet tests conducted at North Shore confirmed that I had both. I was given a three percent chance of survival. Treatment for these blood disorders is a blood cleaning process called Plasmapheresis: a lengthy process requiring three and a half to four hours to complete. I experienced many unpleasant side-effects during each treatment – from nausea and severe abdominal cramping to intense body chills. For nine weeks, I received plasmapheresis every day, plus three and a half hours of dialysis every other day. Every second day was excruciatingly brutal; as dialysis is accompanied by its own set of nasty side-effects.

Discharge from North Shore in mid-August was not a “get out of jail free card.” I was transferred to a rehabilitation facility that also provided dialysis. After being bed-ridden for nine weeks I had to learn how to sit upright, stand, and eventually walk again. Greg (Mr. Nutrition) gave me valuable advice on what to look for in a rehabilitation program, as well as sharing a personal recommendation. Every day for two weeks I worked with a physical therapist for two one-hour sessions, and for an additional hour with an occupational therapist. By the time I left rehab I could walk with a walker, climb stairs with a handrail, and dress myself.

Despite early assurances from my first nephrology team, whom I eventually fired, I did not regain my kidney function. Many challenges accompanied my return home. I was still physically very weak and required dialysis three times a week. I was in complete renal failure; so that short of a transplant, I would require dialysis indefinitely. I had to learn the parameters of a renal diet and measure my fluid intake to the ounce (maximum 32 oz/day). My new nephrologist started campaigning for a transplant as soon as I began outpatient dialysis, advising me to “never become complacent with dialysis.” I felt overwhelmed! At the outset, the notion of an organ transplant seemed out-of-reach to me. As the weeks went by, my doctor stressed that transplantation was a necessity, not only for my survival, but also for a certain quality of life. In addition to all of these new issues confronting me – I had other matters that were waiting for my attention since June – not the least of which was the completion of my Master’s thesis in Developmental Psychology.

I contacted my thesis adviser while I was in rehab. She suggested that it would probably be best for me to set aside my thesis and concentrate on my health. Her advice did not sit well with me; as this would mean I would give up the opportunity of completing my degree. I had already satisfied 75% of the academic requirements for my degree – quitting was not an option. So I became reacquainted with my partially-completed thesis – working on it as my physical and mental energies allowed. On June 20, one year plus seven days since my initial hospitalization, my thesis was accepted by the university, and ten days later a Master of Arts degree was conferred upon me.

Eight days after I completed my degree requirements, I received a kidney from my husband. The fact that Paul was a match was nothing short of a miracle – as we are not biologically related and I am a rare blood type. Most people react to my story with the comment “It wasn’t your time.” While this sounds like a sage explanation – I invite you to look back over the last twenty months of my life through another set of lenses.

I attribute my recovery and good fortune to several factors: my indomitable will to live; the love and support I received from Paul, my children, sister, mother, and my friends near and far; learning and strictly following a renal diet plan; making every dialysis appointment; the attentive care I received from many physicians overseeing my treatment at both hospitals; the professional support and inspiration from my treating nephrologist; building a strong network of other physicians – while not hesitating to let go of those doctors who did not meet my needs; resuming my work-outs with Rahz twice a week, every week, from November until transplant; contacting the Transplant Center at LIJ North Shore University Hospital; the exceptional knowledge and skill of this transplant team; making and keeping all of the doctors’ appointments necessary for a medical clearance for an organ transplant; realizing a dream – by completing my degree in psychology; putting my intention out to the universe that I was going to have a kidney transplant; and greeting each new day as an opportunity for change.

What have I learned from these experiences? Never give up – because you cannot predict what tomorrow will bring. Each new day is an invitation to experience something new – if you are open to the possibility.


Coach Rahz Back….. Are you inspired to step up and take your life to new heights? Jillian is and always will be our MetaBurn Shining Star, Will you join Her? It’s your choice.

The #1 Diet that rules them all…

Posted in Locust Valley Personal Trainers, Nutrition, Tips and Strategies, Wellness on January 19th, 2012 by admin

This is How We Get it Done at the MetaBurn Fat Loss Studio of Locust Valley

Hey what’s up out there It’s your Coach Rahz back with a great post from my right-hand man, and best friend Mr. Nutrition Greg Kalafatic.It’s been a crazy 18 days here at the Metaburn Fat Loss Studio in Locust Valley. We’ve been swamped training our clients, and launching a new online fat loss program called 10X Fat Loss. O’yeah and it is that little weekly Fat Loss Show for women that launched on Jan. 9th. If you haven’t checked it out yet

Before we get into his awesome post about #1 DIET that rules them all, I got a great quote for you today. Let me know if this quote gets your juices flowing and inspires you to step up you output over the few weeks.

Awesome Quote: By: Brendan Burchard – One of my Personal Favorite Authors and Thought Leaders

“You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it; This is going to be my day.”

We Welcome Mr. Nutrition,

There is a lot of hype out there about burning fat at a rapid pace. So much hype you don’t know what or who to believe.

This is called having “too many Chefs in the kitchen”

When you listen to all these diet gurus, you will most definitely hear conflicting data,

yet they can back it up with science.

So who do you believe?

Well you can’t believe anyone until you try it out and see if it works. That’s a tough statement

to absorb. I created my 10X Fat Loss System. It’s backed by science and also backed but hundreds of transformations. But is it right for you in your current state? Maybe?

But I am not here to talk about 10X. I am here to talk about the 1 Diet that rules them all.

It doesn’t have a cool sounding name (like 10 X :) ) but it’s pretty damn powerful.

It the Diet that control INSULIN…

I know you have heard about it, but do you understand the importance?

You see INSULIN is a very powerful transporter of nutrients. More powerful then a Columbian drug lord.  Like a drug lord it can create a lot of chaos in this world, but it can also create alot of good when used properly.

This funky “little” hormone needs to be controlled in order to win the fat loss game and come out victorious with a lean, fit & firm body.


You can’t eliminate INSULIN because it’s a necessary hormone, but you can control it. Here are my Top 3 Secret ways to control INSULIN:

1. Try your best to eat at least one cup of vegetables with each meal. If you can’t at least with your main meals. The phytonutrients and fiber from vegetables will slow down the how fast carbohydrates enter the  body and convert into glucose in the blood stream.  Therefore keeping a steady flow of minimal insulin pumping (this is a good thing)

2. Eat some type of protein with each and every meal. The termogenic effect of proteins again will help slow down the absorption of carb and keep insulin to a minimum. Here is the link to the webinar where I explain a little more about that www.10XFatLoss.com/presentation

3.  Have healthy fats with each meal. Fat’s take a while to break down and get absorbed into the bloodstream, therefore whatever else is with it slows down as well. Healthy fats are Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado, Mixed Raw Nuts, Grass fed Organic Beef, Salmon, Flaxseeds.

WARNING!!! The only time I highly recommend not eating fats is right after a workout, especially when using my Replenish method right after a workout. I explain that in 10X, but I’ll clip it out just for your eyes only.

There you have, 3 simple straight forward strategies to control your insulin (there’s more but not today).

If you want to burn more fat, be healthier, and look leaner and tighter you must follow the diet that controls INSULIN at all costs…

or you’ll be paying for it later on.

Your Fat Loss Coach,

Mr. Nutrition

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Eat Less Meat and Burn Fat

Posted in meta burn on January 5th, 2012 by admin

To EAT Meat or Not That is the Question?

It’s You Choice make it Fit your Goals and lifestyle…..

Hey it’s coach Rahz here with a post that may shock our loyal readers.  Many of you know my love for body building and sports in general. I would consider myself a purest when it comes to eating like a bodybuilder. I feel we’re all bodybuilders of sort. You are either building a strong Adonis body or a soft Michelin man body. What you eat directly influences how you look and feel. So with that said brings me to the topic of should we eat meat or not?

Old school bodybuilder were carnivore and that’s what I’ve been my whole life until now. Over the last few months I’ve been studying and researching alternative ways of eating healthy and not losing my hard earned lean muscle. After a few hundred hours of reading, I’m going to make a bold statement. “Not eating meat will not make you lose muscle.” Not training hard and sitting on your ass is what make your body loss muscle.

So here’s where I am today. one of my 2012 goals is to eat significantly less animal protein and kick up my natural plant based protein. I feel I’ve discovered a happy medium between my animal protein and plant based protein ratio. I’m not going to become a 100% veggie guy because it just not for me. I don’t knock those who are vegetarian or vegans, I just have my personal opinion on the subject and it works for my clients and I.

Coach Rahz’s 2012 Resolutions

So I thought I share some of the ways I’m committed to eating less animal protein in 2012.

  1. Meatless Monday- No Meat in my diet all day Monday
  2. 1 meal per day will consist of Nuts or Bean Protein Only
  3. Reduce my Macro-nutrient ratio to 45%/30%/25% – Carbs, Protein, fat- My Protein intake was higher last year about 35%
  4. Start each Weekday Morning with Greens Smoothie or a cup Green Tea & Fruit at 4:30am :-) Genesis

I thought I would also share my favorite Green Machine Power Shake Recipe which I am going to be start my weekdays off with as of Jan. 2nd

Greens Veggie Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut, rice, or almond milk, or water [I Prefer Water]
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of another fruit (fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 4 or 5 ice cubes to make cold

Blend all the ingredients together and you are all set to kick-start your body’s fat burning engine. If you rather not have to blend all the fruits and veggies up or you’re just tight for time Prograde Nutrition makes a great green mix call Genesis. It tastes really good and very convenient. I’m super impressed but the taste, and how good I feel hours after drinking the shake. If you would like to get more details on the Genesis Green drink or any other Prograde Supplement  [CLICK HERE]

If you liked this post don’t forget to pass it on to your social networks. Also let me know your your favorite morning drink.

Have a outstanding day, and I’ll chat with you all again real soon.

Post Summary: You make your decision to eat more meat or less, but I’m committed to less because it’s clear as the day is bright that less animal protein is better for your health. So as a matter of health start slow and make healthier choices daily. Go Green!

Coach Rahz :-)

MetaBurn Fat Loss Studio

Locust Valley, NY

Alcohol Kills Fat Loss Results

Posted in Locust Valley Personal Trainers, Long Island Health News, Tips and Strategies on December 22nd, 2011 by admin

Alcohol is Ruining your Fat Lose Results…Period

Fast way to setback fat loss, Drink Acohol.

You work hard all day. So when you come home from work, or finally get the kids down to sleep, you probably want to chill out. Many people do that by having a few glasses of wine with dinner. That’s one of the health mistakes many of my clients are making that is keeping them from losing weight. I’ll share a quick story about a young lady who was able to make some daily alcohol modification and her results went through the roof.

Now, I’m not saying you should cut out alcohol completely. A glass or two with dinner is just fine. But I want to make sure you understand that, when you’re trying to lose weight, a big issue with alcohol is not only its calorie content, but also the way the body metabolizes it.

Alcohol brings fat burning to a complete STOP! Please Read that Again!

Stop Ruining your Results

Warning! I’m about to toss in a little science talk, but don’t worry, I’ll keep it REAL with cha as I  always do. When alcohol is ingested, it passes through the stomach and intestines, into the bloodstream, then into the liver. In the liver, it is converted into acetaldehyde, which is then converted into acetate. Because acetate is readily bio-available, your body will burn it first… instead of carbs, protein, or fat.

The problem with that is now your carbs, proteins, or fats are storage as fat within the cells of your body. Here’s the non-science explanation, it’s like tossing litter fluid on a fire…Poof… It’s gone before you say Now that’s a Fire! If you never watched the Eddie Murphy standup movie RAW you have no clue what that last statement meant, but now you have a funny movie to go and buy. Laughing actually help you burn calories too :-) so go buy it now!

So if you choose to consume alcohol, here are three tips to help you from totally ruining your fat loss results.

Tip #1: Always eat fat and protein with alcohol to slow down its absorption rate and protect the lining of the stomach and small intestine.

Tip #2: Drink wine from organic sources whenever possible.

Tip #3: Enjoy your wine – but drink in moderation.

Instead of three glasses of wine every night with dinner, I recommend gradually cutting down to two glasses and then to one. By cutting your alcohol intake, intensifying your exercise routine, and making a few changes to your diet, you’ll easily be able to lose 15 to 28 pounds and lower your body fat by 5 to 8%. (By the way, some night you can skip the wine and replace it with a healthy alternative drink like green tea, or lemon water. Kim was able to lower her alcohol consumption and has lost an amazing 22 pounds and is working toward her 2012 goal of 30 more pounds lost.

You can improve your own health and get leaner by making similar changes. Get started today.

If you’re looking to see results like Kim Lo, Coach Rahz and the MetaBurn team can help. Starting January we will be offering a special online training program for people who can’t make it to his studio. Learn how to burn up to 28 pounds of fat in 6-8 weeks right here.

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