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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Karas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1962 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jim is a Chicago based Life Style Expert. He lives in the city of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Karas is a lifestyle and weight-loss expert who combines a degree from the Wharton School of Business with over twenty-six years of unparalleled success in helping people look and feel their very best. Jim is the owner of Jim Karas Personal Training, Inc., in Chicago and New York and is the author of five New York Times bestselling books, including the number one bestseller The Business Plan for the Body. Jim has been the fitness contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America and is frequently seen on The View and The Dr. Oz Show. He has been a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping magazine, has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including O, the Oprah Magazine and is a keynote speaker all over the world.

Published Works

  • Business Plan for the Body, Headline Paperbacks, 2003
  • Flip the Switch: Lose the Excuses, Lose the Weight, and Get the Body You've Always Wanted , Three Rivers Press, 2004
  • The Cardio-Free Diet, Gallery Books, 2007
  • The Seven Day Energy Surge, Rodale Books, 2009
  • The Petite Advantage Diet: Achieve That Long, Lean Look. The Specialized Plan for Women 5'4 and Under., Harper One, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

The business plan for the body /
ISBN: 0755310470. OCLC Number:

Headline,. London :. 2003.

Flip the switch :
ISBN: 1400049709. OCLC Number:

Harmony Books,. New York :. ©2002.

Blast through the excuses with a series of revealing self-test that help you confront, understand, and ultimately overcome your issues of denial; slim down with a detailed set of eating guidelines, including a seven-day jump-start diet plan with menus and shopping lists; hack through the nonsense and negative mental graffiti that are holding you back, and firm up with three quick and simple exercise routines.

The cardio-free diet /
ISBN: 1416949135. OCLC Number:

Simon Spotlight Entertainment,. New York :. ©2007.

Cardiovascular workouts burn far fewer calories than you think. And the more cardio you do, the hungrier you feel. The Cardio-Free Diet is a four-phase program that emphasizes strength training to boost your metabolism; build lean, sexy muscles; and achieve all the same heart-healthy benefits of cardio. With just twenty minutes a day, three days a week, you can look and feel noticeably leaner, stronger, and younger. Provides recipes, detailed shopping lists, a variety of daily menus, and helpful tips on how to maintain your diet when eating out or ordering in.--From publisher description.

The 7-day energy surge :
ISBN: 1605298808. OCLC Number:

Rodale,. [Emmaus, Pa.] :. ©2009.

We all know what it feels like to be "on"--To wake up feeling refreshed and rested, to bound through the day feeling like you can conquer the world as you bounce between work, family, and friends, and go to bed feeling relaxed and satisfied with your accomplishments. What makes all the difference during those highly productive days? Energy. Here is a simple program to increase your energy immediately, and keep it up throughout the day, every day. Personal trainer Jim Karas has identified the ten components that contribute to your personal balance-of-energy equation, and created the 7-Day Energy Surge to help you put all ten to work for you. He exposes the bad habits that sabotage energy, lays out the principles for increasing your energy and offers simple strategies that are easily customizable for anyone to use anywhere, at any time.--From publisher description.

The petite advantage diet :
ISBN: 0062025457. OCLC Number:

HarperOne,. New York, NY :. ©2011.

The author, a weight loss expert, delivers a lifestyle guide that is already revolutionizing the world of health and fitness in this book designed exclusively for women 5'4" and under. In his previous book The Business Plan for the Body he gives advice designed to help women find their way to fitter, firmer, healthier, and happier lives. Now the lifestyle expert reveals a specially designed program designed for women whom The Belly Fat Cure cannot cure and 21 Pounds in 21 Days takes too much too quickly. This new work aims to help petite women achieve that long, lean look, and eat the right foods to feel full fast, with the specialized diet for women 5'4" and under!

Speaking Engagements

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