Long Island fat loss results are doomed according to these personal trainers

Posted in meta burn on May 12th, 2011 by admin

Coach Rahz here with some great answers to diet solutions from Coach John A.K.A. The Chemist. John has some great information that will save you from destroying your body and not getting the fat loss results you want for the summer.

We aren’t doomed unless we can bring back the basics

Its John over here at The Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio and I just want to take a second to break down some of the diet problems many of you have been facing and see if we can bring simplicity back (simplicity has brought successful fat loss results to our clients). Two of our biggest problems are Time and What to eat. Now I can’t make more time in the day, but I can make it easier for you to utilize the time you do have. Let’s take it back to the caveman day’s by Chris Colucci. Here we are going to break it down to three easy steps.

1) If it’s a green vegetable, you can eat it.
2) If it had a face, or would’ve grown up to have a face, you can eat it.
3) If it’s not green and didn’t have a face, don’t eat it.

Although elimination diets allow the digestive and immune systems a chance to recover from constantly attempting to process foods that it may not actually be designed to process, they often have the “accidental” effect of weight loss and reduced bodyfat. However, most people don’t realize they are burning through muscle as well which slows your metabolism. Slow Metabolism = Disaster when looking to tone up, lose fat, and shape up for the Summer!

The ins and the outs Fruit juices are, from a macronutrient standpoint, no different than regular soda, so those are definitely out of the fridge. While you’re at it, toss the milk, too. We want to eat stuff that was an animal, not something that’s squeezed out of one. You can have one or two pieces of whole fruit with breakfast and one or two pieces with the first meal that immediately follows your weight training session.

However, like with all sets of rules, there is an exception… your peri-workout plan, or what you’ll be eating/drinking while you train. For this we offer great products through Pro/grade or other recommendations based on the individual.

Chris sums it up best, If you’ve ever failed on a fat loss diet before, you might also be aware of the sneaky little snowball of compromise. “It’s just a low-carb wrap, but it’s fine because it’s high fiber,” turns into, “It’s just some milk and sugar in my coffee, but it’s fine because I only drink it at work,” which turns into, “It’s one jelly donut, but it’s fine because I’m still sore from yesterday’s heavy leg training and can put the calories to use.”
Let’s bring back the simplicity of Fat Loss and stop following the shiny objects of all these new diets.

Let’s Get Sexy for the Summer

Dedicated to your results,
Rahz Slaughter
Long Island Personal Trainer

P.S. Leave a comment below with any questions you have about nutrition

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Long Island Personal Trainer Battles Excuse Making

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29th, 2010 by Greg

Long Island Personal Trainer, Rasheen Slaughter from Breakthroughs To Fitness, states “it’s time to stop blaming everything else but yourself for not reaching your goals whether it be fat loss, strength gain, etc. If you’ve been following the Biggest Loser, you will notice one contestant claimed she was doing everything possible to lose weight, but couldn’t”

“The time when she lost 11 pounds before the next weigh in was because her butt was on the line for future challenges. She was accused of game play to work to her advantage.”

So as you can see most people will use excuses to their advantages like Melissa did in the Biggest Loser. Excuses make us feel good because it takes responsibility away from us and puts it on something else.

Breakthroughs To Fitness has seen and heard every excuse about why people can’t be better then where they are. We understand that sometimes medically there are issues that need to be addressed first. If that’s the case then get them addressed!

It’s human nature to make excuses. We all do. That’s where our coaching comes into play so that our clients and subscribers can start seeing point blank they truly are making excuses.

This is what we call the “breakthrough” moment. The moment our clients realize their excuse making is the moment people start making big changes. Moments like these create results like dropping 19 pounds and 6.3% body fat in 12 weeks, dropping 15 pounds in 12 weeks while going through the challenges of Fibromyalgia, eliminating back pain in less then 10 hours of training and flexibility work, and getting the confidence to get on stage for a female body building competition.

Those are results you can achieve when you start recognizing your excuses and start taking action.

Here’s something you can do to overcome these excuses. Write every excuse down why you can’t reach your fitness goals, why you can’t workout, why you can’t eat well, or simply why you can’t get started. Take 20 minutes of your day today. Then when they are all down, write down solutions to each excuse. Even if they do not seem realistic for you.

For example: I can’t workout because I wake up at 5am, go to work, and do not get home til 6:30pm.

Solution: Pack a healthy snack to eat when I leave work and head right to the gym. This will prevent me from getting comfortable. Also, I will cut out 1 hour of T.V. time at night so I can focus on my health.

That’s how simple it is. You may have several solutions to each excuse and pick the one that works best for you.

Want assistance? Email us an excuse why you can’t do something related to your health and we will come up with solutions for you. Email them to b2f@b2finc.com. We want to hear your challenges so we can assist you more.

As always…

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainer

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Hollywood Turmoil Reflective of National Problem

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23rd, 2009 by Greg

A tragic ending for a star that shone brightly, Brittany Murphy’s career was cut short when news broke that the star had gone into cardiac arrest while at her home in California. While early reports have stated that Murphy’s death came from natural causes, many are looking at the star’s history which depicts her in an unhealthy and overly skinny light.

While Murphy has always been depicted as a slight and thin woman, pictures have chronicled what appears to be the stars battle with numerous weight issues.
Rumors of the star abusing diet pills, like the late Anna Nicole Smith, are reflective of a widespread national problem: movie stars are abusing their bodies and health to get skinny, why not me?

While it may not be in direct correlation to this stars death, the abuse that goes into being a highly envied Hollywood star’s body is very indicative of the lifestyle that many of our nation’s citizens want to live.

Stars are portrayed as having some of the best bodies and lifestyles of our nation, but also are reported as having some of the craziest, unhealthy and dangerous diets of all.

While we can award Hollywood with being the top producer of new diets ever, we cannot ignore the fact that stars are looking increasingly unhealthy and dangerously underweight in recent years.

The recent string of celebrity deaths coming to an all time high raises the question: Could Hollywood’s glamour be negatively affecting stars’ health?

Every time South Beach comes out with a new flavor of weight decreasing, toxin cleansing formula, the masses rush out to be the first on line to purchase the new concoction or when we hear about the latest diet tip from an A-list actress, we storm markets to obtain this new fat burning ingredient.

Recently stars we’ve wanted to look like have ribs protruding from their torso, or we can count the bones from their spine yet they continue to grace various covers of magazines.

These markers indicate an unhealthy and dangerous trend that should not be followed or idolized.
While the Hollywood crowd dives further down into the realm of unhealthy diet secrets and tips, why must we go down with the ship?

Health and fitness coach Rahsheen Slaughter reminds our readers to be wary of any diet plans or exercise regimens that try to appeal to the general public. He says you should always consult with a professional before starting any new diets or fitness regimens.

Remember that not all diets follow a healthy and nutritious plan that would be recommended by a doctor, and many fitness routines can often be too strenuous or not be appropriate for your skill level so consulting a health professional can avoid serious injuries or health risks.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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Carbohydrates: the good, the bad and the useful

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11th, 2009 by Greg

There has been much debate among health enthusiasts, personal trainers and even doctors regarding carbohydrates and their advantages and disadvantages. While some of the information has been useful, other pieces have not been useful even mistaken.

So once and for all, here we are to clear up exactly what carbs can do for you and your health goals.

The first thing is that carbs are broken into two categories, “bad” and “good” carbs. The differences between the two is how they effect your body once you ingest them. In recent years there has been debate whether you should limit the amount of carbs you take in or even give them up all together. This is where the information can become misleading.

Carbohydrates are classified into the categories of good and bad not because you should stop eating the bad carbs all together, but more because you should be aware that these carbs should be ingested with moderation. Just like eating too much red meat can be hazardous to your health, eating too many carbs can be dangerous not only to your fight against the bulge but to your blood sugar and other aspects of your health.

Carbohydrates are the fuel that energize your body. Without them, while yes you can survive and go on about your life, your body will begin to kickstart processes which will inevitably be counter productive to any fitness regimen you may be following, not to mention seriously put your health at risk. When you reduce your carb intake below the amount your body needs to survive, your body will begin to take measures to “preserve” what energy it has while using hormones like adipsin and leptin to find other sources of energy. Those sources? Your stored supplies of protein(muscles) and fat.

While you may be thinking great, now my body will use my fat storages up so I will be losing weight, you’re only half correct. At the beginning you will see weight loss, but that will quickly change once adipsin enters the equation. Adipsin will start turning carbs into fat, easily changing any carbs you consume into fat quicker than you will be consuming them. And from our past blog, you know leptin acts similar in its mission to slow down your metabolism, so in turn once you fly past the initial weight loss after cutting or limiting your carbs you actually will begin gaining weight from the decrease in metabolism, the easier it will be for your body to store fat and not to mention an increase in your appetite.

So while we do acknowledge that cutting back on “bad” carbs is a good idea to lose weight, you may want to remember a few things before you go Jack the Ripper on carbs. Carbs supply your body with energy, fiber, B-vitamins, magnesium and other nutrients. Cutting carbs to an unhealthy level will inevitably cause your body to easily store fat, lower your metabolism and increase your levels of counter productive hormones like adipsin and leptin.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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Long Island personal trainer reveals truth about your resting metabolic rate

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4th, 2009 by Greg
RMR Test

RMR Test

Many people don’t realize the importance of your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) when trying to lose fat and become healthier, many don’t even know what it is. Perhaps it’s the various confusing definitions used by health professionals.

We at Breakthroughs to Fitness consider it a very vital piece of information to know, so we are breaking down the complex definitions so everybody can understand exactly what your RMR does and eventually how that information can help you. To receive a more personal explanation and how it relates to you, you can request a complimentary metabolic blueprint consultation and also can a copy on our e-book How To Master Your Metabolism by visiting www.WhatsYourMetabolism.com

There are a few ways that RMR is defined and each is unique in what it tells you. The rate at which your body burns calories when you are comfortably at rest is one definition used, it means that your RMR is the amount of calories that your body burns when you aren’t doing anything.

This is important because it is the number of calories you need to consume in order for your body to be able to perform all the automatic functions you need to perform daily, i.e.-breathing, digesting or even just having your heart pump out blood. If your body doesn’t receive this number of calories you will inevitably find yourself becoming fatigued, find it hard to concentrate and an increase in appetite.

Another widely used definition is put as the minimum number of calories your body needs to perform optimally. This definition makes it clear that your RMR should be the minimum number of calories you ingest so your body can do everything you need to do throughout your day.

A common mistake that people make when dieting is severely cutting the number of calories they intake, the mistake? The amount of calories they cut leaves them with less calories(energy) than their RMR requires which causes the body to kick itself into self preservation mode or fat storing mode. The body takes serious measures to conserve calories, measures like decreasing your metabolism and using up your protein storage rather than your fat storages.

At Breakthroughs, we use the BodyGem, a device that uses a breath test to accurately determine a person’s target metabolic rate. Once we have obtained this information, it becomes much easier to design not only an exercise routine, but allows us to help you with your nutritional goals as well. Remember you cannot effectively lose weight if you’re consuming more calories than you burn, so for all of you starting down your fitness path, a very good place to start is to obtain your RMR.

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainer

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Thanksgiving: The Enemy Holiday?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26th, 2009 by Greg

While many of us may be dreading the return of the holiday which is associated with huge feasts, bountiful banquets, and loosening of belts, the truth is that we are dreading a wrongly condemned holiday. Thanksgiving isn’t the culprit behind the gorging…we are.

Let’s remind ourselves we didn’t get the idea of topping yams or sweet potatoes with marshmallows from the pilgrims. So here we are once more, bringing you the Thanksgiving survival guide so you aren’t the adult non-chalantly undoing your belt buckle under the table…yea we know what you’re really doing.

While many of us think that the mistakes are happening when the serving spoon is already in our hands that’s not always the case. The first tip we have is don’t skip any meals Thanksgiving day because you’re trying to “save” calories for later. Remember when you’re starving, you’re more likely to load your plate with your eyes than with your stomach. So eat like you normally would on any other day so that when you approach the feast, you’re not already thinking of grabbing two plates to “space” everything better.

When you’re finally in front of the banquet and your eyes light up by the sight of all the choices you have, remember to make smart choices. Help yourself to a little of everything first rather than loading up your plate and then coming back for an equally portioned second plate of the things you missed.
Properly porportion out the things that are higher in fat (like dishes made with cheeses, milk or cream), this doesn’t mean you cant have them but have less of them since they’re stacked with calories. Eating your turkey helping skinless also reduces the intake of calories while also reducing the cholesterol content. Don’t neglect the side dishes that contain vegetables, pumpkin, cranberries and greenbeans are Thanksgiving favorites and provide high amounts of vitamin’s and antioxidants.
Lastly, remember that you also want to watch your intake of beverages. Alcohol and coffee can dehydrate your body, while sugary beverages like apple cider won’t help with trying to cut back on calories. So remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day and meal to better keep your body hydrated, feeling quenched and satisfied.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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Being Healthy and Looking Healthy are Two Different Things

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9th, 2009 by Greg

When many fitness and nutrition companies are marketing “sexy” and “chiseled” to consumers of their products, Breakthroughs to Fitness knows that looking good comes as a bonus to being healthy. While many of those companies would be quick to say that these two concepts go hand-in-hand, they in fact do not.

“How to Live to 100″, an article published by Dr. Maoshing Ni, details habits that we have that can actually cause us to age quicker. Lack of exercise and a poor diet are two items on his list but Dr. Mao goes on to list stress, unhappiness and an overload of toxins as culprits that add extra years to the inevitable aging process.

Dr. Mao’s article sheds light on factors that many people do not think of when they prepare to battle their unhealthy lifestyles. While most of us seeking eternal fitness glory know that exercise and diet are key elements to achieving our goals, we might not be aware that things like stress, exhaustion and intake of toxins also play a role in our dwindling health.

While yes, the desire to have abs of steel will motivate us to get to the gym, what about the toxic environments that cause us immense amounts of stress, exhaustion or unhappiness. Things that have been proven to shorten our life spans in the long run are never things we think to take care of when we think fitness. Isn’t the bigger picture to be “healthy” not just “sexy”?

We here at Breakthroughs not only strive to obtain the body you’ve always wanted, but also get the health you so richly deserve. Not only will the outside look great but the inside will feel great. So we remind you to make attempts to reduce stress in your life, try to reduce negative toxins that enter your body (i.e.-smoking, refined sugars and preservatives associated with over processed foods) and remember that a good night’s sleep revitalizes our bodies.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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Long Island Personal Trainers Launch Your Best Body Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22nd, 2009 by Greg
Coach Rahz and Coach Anna at Your Best Body Event-Long Island Personal Trainers

Coach Rahz and Coach Anna at Your Best Body Event-Long Island Personal Trainers

So we began the climb to reach our coveted “best bodies” on Saturday at the Your Best Body 8-week Challenge, and the event brought to light our greatest obstacle, commitment. Though many have registered and said that they want to participate in our event, only a handful of dedicated participants arrived at the registration location to fulfill their desire.

While we realize that the path to our and your goals is a difficult mountain climb, we remind everybody that the difficult part is not watching your diet or finding the time to exercise but to remain committed. Perhaps the most treacherous and difficult of characteristics, commitment is the first essential necessity of any challenge that a person might face in life.

So while we commend and praise the participants that arrived on Saturday full of determination to accomplish their pre-determined goals, we would like to remind any stragglers that all you have to do is put forth the effort and commitment to achieve your fitness goals and we can help with the rest.

It is not too late to register for our event and we welcome all late contestants with open arms, just go to www.LongIslandBestBodyChallenge.com and register before Friday, September 25, 2009. The contest will officially begin on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Don’t forget to download your free transformation guide and be prepared for our live Q&A teleconference calls to be on your way to your best body.

To our registered contestants we remind you that helping you reach your best body is only part of our goal, helping you keep your best body is the ultimate goal we are reaching for. So here are a few reminders and important points from our registration event:

-remain committed to the goal’s you have set for yourself and remember that we are here for support

-remember that you have to take things slow, change does not come all at once it’s more of a gradual steady change

-small changes for the first couple of weeks will help make the transition easier to make in the long run so start off with things like:

-take a short walk after your dinner to help with digestion and to help get you started exercising

-substitute soda consumption with water (not only does it quench your thirst better than soda but it also reduces unnecessary calorie consumption)

-substitute less healthy snacks like chips, cakes, candy with healthier options like pretzels, fruit or yogurt to satisfy your munching sensation.

-try to minimize any sugary snacks or dessert intake (we recommend trying to limit consumption of snacks and/or desserts after 5pm when your body takes longer to digest food)

Dedicated to your Results

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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4 Keys To Developing the The NewBody Tranforamation Mindset

Posted in Inspiration, Motivational, Personal Development, Resolve and Motivation, Wellness on October 29th, 2008 by admin

 4 Keys To Developing the The NewBody Tranforamation Mindset

“What the Mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill in His Great Book Think and Grow Rich

What is mindset?  We hear the word used everyday in different areas of our lives, but what does it mean to you? Here’s what I found online; A fixed state of mind; A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations. They both work for me. A persons mindset determines how he or she will react or respond in a certain situation. How a person reacts is a key fundamental when it comes to creating the body you desire.

As Coach Greg Kalafatic posted in a previous posting on Saturday October 25, I have transformed my body many times, and I will not begin to tell you it was easy. Simple yes, because I used the 4 keys to a Newbody transformation.  In this post I will cover each of these fours keys, and in addition, I will offer 15 minutes of Wellness Coaching to anyone who comments and leaves feedback about this post.

The 4 Keys To The New body Tranformation Mindset

  1. Decide
  2. Create a Plan
  3. Visualize the End
  4. Never Quit

A simple system to achieve anything you desire in life.

You’re going be amazed at how simple it is to create the body you desire. This system can be used in any area of your life. It has assisted me in my career as a Top Wellness Coach, Bodybuilder, and becoming the person that attracts great people into my life.

How to use the 4 Keys:

  • First you have to Decide what it is you really want to achieve. Deciding is the starting point of all your success’s or failures.  
  • Second step is Creating the Plan. The plan is super important because without it you will be like a sailboat with no sail. A great quote I love to share is, “Fail to Plan, and you Plan to Fail.” The plan give you a step by step map to follow and keep you going in the right direction.
  • Third is Visualizing the End. I can’t stress this enough. Visualization has assisted so many successful people because it works. The subconscious mind is super powerful, and we can use it to our benefit if we simply trust it. In order for this to work you have to do it daily, and always put yourself in the positive state of mind prior to your success visualization session. It doesn’t have to be long, just 5 minutes daily will greatly assist you in your process to reach the new body transformation you’re striving to achieve. Keeping your  End in Mind throughout the transformation process will keep you focused when times get rough and I promise you they will.  
  • Last but not least Never Quit. Quitting is never an option. When you set your sights on a goal, always finish it. Life is about finishing what you start. The main reason we have so many diets, gyms, and Bullshit Weight loss systems is because people are always seeking the next best Gimmick. Use the 4 keys to a New Body Transformation with the assistance of your B2f Team and you’ll be on the Road to creating a amazing body and mind Transformation…

For more information on The New Body Transformaiton  Workshop Visit www.newbodyworkshop.com

Only visit if you’re serious about changing your body and mind, It’s not for people not ready to make the decision to Make It Happen…

As Always Bwell, Coach Rahz Slaughter,

Long Islands Top Wellness Coach

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Long Island’s #1 Wellness Coach Launches Online Health Show

Posted in Long Island Health News, The B2F Wellness Show, Wellness on September 26th, 2008 by admin

The B2F Wellness show begin Next Week September 30th

Click Below to view intrduction video of the B2F Wellness Show

Long Island’s top personal trainers have join forces with breakthroughtofitness.com to create a health show that is going to change health and wellness world forever. Coach Rahz Slaughter will be sharing his 10 plus years in the health and wellness industryto the world wide web every week. If you’re not up-to-date on wellness coaching then you should definitely tune in and get the latest health news from long island’s #1 wellness coach Mineola’s own Rahz Slaughter.

The show will be short in length, but packed with high level usable content. If you’re seeking to create the body you deserve then this is the online health show for you…

” I have one thing to say, Get ready to burn the fat, and increase the muscle the Smart and Healthy way.”

Coach Rahz :-)

Please email me with any questions you may have concerning your health and wellness. The B2F Team of coaches are excited and looking forward to assisting everyone who is serious about getting healthy and Fit.

As always Bwell…..

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