Adult Books

Run Your Fat Off

By Jason R. Karp, PhD

Subject: Health
Trade Paper | 256 pages | 6 X 9
US$19.99 | CAN$26.99
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 9781621453352
EBOOK: 9781621453369

Based on the latest research, RUN YOUR FAT OFF gives everyone—men and women, marathon runners to casual runners to nonrunners—a personalized plan on the best running workouts to lose the most weight.

Running burns more calories than any other physical activity, making it the most effective weight loss strategy. Running is accessible to everyone in the world, and is second only to walking as the most popular physical activity in America. As any overweight, out-of-shape person who's tried running will tell you, running is also one of the best ways to get in shape.

Despite its effectiveness, running has been largely ignored by the weight loss experts. Until now. Blending author Dr. Jason R. Karp's unique expertise as a researcher, running coach, and lifelong runner into a practical running program, Run Your Fat Off includes:

  • day-by-day running workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners that detail the most effective mix of runs for weight loss (i.e., long runs, fast runs, hill runs, interval runs, etc.)
  • 6 phases per level that allow runners to progress at their own pace, depending upon fitness level and weight loss goals
  • drills to perfect your running technique so that you can burn more calories
  • an eating plan that emphasizes the right mix of nutrients to fuel your runs without adding calories, complete with easy-to-prepare meals and recipes
  • a special section for beginners on how to start running and not be intimidated

Unlike other running books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the best ways to run to lose weight. And unlike other weight loss books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the most effective weight loss activity, running. Featuring success stories from people who have lost weight and changed their lives through running, Run Your Fat Off combines two of America's leading obsessions into one effective plan.


Jason Karp, PhD, is an internationally recognized running expert and the owner of Run-Fit, LLC, which provides coaching and educational services to runners and fitness professionals around the world. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Karp became one of the youngest college head coaches at age 24, leading the Georgian Court University cross country team to the regional championship. As a private running coach, he has helped many runners reach their potential, ranging from a first-time race participant to an Olympic Trials qualifier. Creator of the REVO2LUTION RUNNING certification, Dr. Karp has published his research in the scientific journals Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. He is also the author of six books for the general consumer, including The Inner Runner and Running a Marathon for Dummies, and has published articles in Runner's World, Running Times, Shape, and many others. He has been a featured speaker at most of the world's top fitness conferences and coaching clinics, including the IDEA World Fitness Convention, has taught USA Track & Field's highest level coaching certification, and has led coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Dr. Karp received his PhD in exercise physiology from Indiana University, his master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and his bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State University. The 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and 2014 recipient of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, Jason lives and works in San Diego, California.