By: karengray | June 17, 2019

Vegetables come in every color of the rainbow, almost every believable shape and size, and the flavors they share are absolutely astounding. Whether you’re talking about the staple vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions, or the diverse range of vegetables from around the world like Bok Choy and watercress, there is something for everyone.

Vegetables were one of the hallmarks of civilization. As we perfected our ability to grow them they became part of the foundation of our culture and cuisine. As time went on we learned about the many benefits to eating them.

Eventually, it was established by science that they were a vital source of nutrients that were hard or impossible to get from eating  just animals. These nutrients can help t...

By: karengray | May 27, 2019

Now that we have kicked off the unofficial start of Summer, we can start to shift our attention to the shape we are in. Even if you have struggled with your weight this last Winter, this is the perfect time to reshape those habits and get stronger, healthier, and feel better.

Here’s the thing - restrictive diets and demanding exercise programs don’t work. Yes, you will probably stick with them for a while, maybe even months. And yes, you will lose weight while you follow those plans. But the moment you stop following the restrictions, you will gain the weight back.

They don’t work because they aren’t sustainable. They aren’t sustainable because they don’t do anything about those habits and behaviors we have about eating and exercise. Those ha...

By: karengray | August 06, 2018

Close your eyes. Imagine your food cravings floating away. Imagine a day of eating only what's good for you. Imagine hypnosis actually helping you lose weight, because the fact is: It does. Certified Hypnotist and Registered Nurse Karen Gray gives you ten hypnotic suggestions to try right now.

When I talk to people about how I make much of my living, as a hypnotist helping people to think themselves slim, they often ask me: Does it work? My answer usually brightens their eyes with something between excitement and incredulity.

Most people, including many of the physicians and trainers that I work with, don't realize that adding trance to your weight loss efforts can help you lose more weight and keep it off longer.

Hypnosis predates carb and c...

By: karengray | May 14, 2018

For the last two years, I have been helping people to get control over their weight by empowering then to choose the right foods, eliminate cravings, and have the natural motivation to move their bodies more. Moving more can be a challenge, especially when it seems like we just don’t have the motivation or energy to do anything else with our day.

I understand how difficult it can seem to move more during the day. My office is small. It is a single room, large enough for a couple bookcases, my desk, and a very comfortable leather recliner (where “the Magic” happens!). Most of my time in my office is spent sitting, either at my desk, or in my task chair, where I sit and hypnotize my clients. There just isn’t a whole lot of opportunity to strol...

By: karengray | May 01, 2018

Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. It’s a common topic, and we know that excess weight is associated with potentially serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol. Excess weight is also a factor that contributes to sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and back and knee problems, among other things. Oh! And we can’t forget the way it makes us feel about our appearance, how it affects our self esteem, and contributes to depression.

It is tempting to try for the “Easy Out.” There certainly are hundreds of “fad diets” out there that all promise to shed away the pounds easily and quickly. Those programs may work in the short term, but they are difficult to maintain over a longe...