BIO

Bio
JIM KARAS BIO
Jim Karas is a Lifestyle Expert who combines a degree from the Wharton School of Business with over thirty years of unparalleled success in helping people look and feel their very best.

Jim is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body and the New York Times bestsellers, Flip The Switch, The Cardio-Free Diet, The 7-Day Energy Surge, The Petite Advantage Diet and The Ultimate Diet Revolution.

Jim has been the Fitness Contributor on ABC's Good Morning America (he helped former co-host Diane Sawyer lose over 25 pounds), is frequently seen on The Dr. Oz Show and The View. Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles and been profiled in countless other national publications including the New York Times, Business Week, Time, Town & Country, Vogue and "O" The Oprah Magazine.

Jim is a widely sought after as a keynote speaker for many of the world's most prominent corporations and organizations such as the World Future Society, Kraft Foods, Fortune Brands, Northwestern and Lake Forest Hospitals, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, both the Young and World Presidents’ Organizations and at Oprah’s “O-You” events.

He has served as a spokesperson for Wrigley, Nabisco, Conagra, Health Care Service Corporation and SPRI Products, to name a few.


Jim sits on the board of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and is the Chairman of the Philanthropic Advisory Council of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine.

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