KAT JAMES BIOGRAPHY
Nationally syndicated radio host, award-winning author, and transformation expert Kat James transformed her body and skin beyond recognition after a 12-year eating disorder and autoimmune diseases nearly took her life. Without drugs or deprivation, the principles, strategies and resources that took her years to stumble on ultimately cured not only Kat's heroin-like addiction to food (resulting in a loss of ten dress sizes), but also the skin-disfiguring liver disease and other issues that destroyed her health, beauty, and self-image for more than a decade. Today, in her mid-forties, with none of the effort widely believed necessary to maintain such dramatic weight loss and transformation, Kat continues to debunk the no-pain, no-gain, "boot camp" weight loss and anti-aging myths in her well-researched teachings, the growing track record of her Total Transformation® Program attendees, and in her own vibrant living example.
Called "a master of self-transformation" by Self magazine's Mary Christ Anderson, Kat's advice and programs have been featured on Today, Hallmark Channel's New Morning, TBS' Movie and a Makeover, and in nearly every fashion and natural health magazine, including Vogue, Glamour, Oprah's magazine, O, Better Nutrition, and Natural Health. Through her 2009 Nautilus Book Award-winning, re-released bestseller, The Truth About Beauty, her nationally-syndicated radio show and health columns, PBS special, and acclaimed Total Transformation® programs, Kat has helped thousands to mastermind their own healing transformations using science and strategy, rather than suffering or short-sighted quick-fixes over the last decade. Featuring powerful "lifestyle upgrades" that produce visible change in a matter of days, and her collection of one-of-a-kind resources that spell the difference between failure and success, Kat's teachings have consistently enabled others to replicate her own dramatic health and beauty turnarounds, and garnered the endorsement of many leaders in nutrition and health.
Adding a compelling dimension to Kat's rare perspective are her years in the world of fashion as one of the most sought-after beauty experts and celebrity makeup artists of the 90's. A former consultant and on-camera spokesperson for Maybelline, Max Factor and Revlon, Kat's aesthetic background, along with years of creating illusions of perfection on models as she struggled to conquer her own beauty demons has deepened her grasp of the emotional, physical, and superficial constraints that must be shed in order to unlock the true radiant potential in each of us.
The recent re-release of The Truth About Beauty has garnered James the 2009 Silver Nautilus Book Award. After ascending to #1 out of 200 titles at Beyond Words Publishing in 2006, primarily by word of mouth, publishing giant Simon and Schuster's Atria Books division honored The Truth About Beauty with a Featured Re-release in 2008. Kat's part-memoir, part how-to classic now features forty percent new material, dramatic success stories, and her highly anticipated collection of Recipes for Transformation. For more information on Kat’s book and radio show, visit Kat's website, celebrating its 10th anniversary at www.informedbeauty.com and learn about her radio show at www.ThekatJamesShow.com.