It's easy to get answers about health and nutrition! Just send your question by email to and Dr. Harlan will respond to selected questions of general interest. Answers will be posted in the Ask Dr. Gourmet newsletter (sign up now!) and archived in the Ask Dr. Gourmet section of the website.

Please note that the Ask Dr. Gourmet feature is restricted to questions regarding food and nutrition. Due to the many questions we receive, not all questions may be answered. For more specific questions about your individual health, please contact your doctor. About Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy


Ask Dr. Gourmet

How Can I Customize The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Menu to Account for seasons?

I was thrilled to stumble across your website recently. I've been cooking my way through the Week 1 Sample menu found here:

...with one problem. It's 90+ degrees in New York City this week. I live in a tiny apartment. Nearly all of these recipes involve running the oven at 400 degrees to roast some thing or another.

It would be great if your menu planning tools took the season into account. Besides not wanting to turn up the oven quite so high in summer, I'm also very interested in eating vegetables when they are in season.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Thanks for your email and I love your idea. You can create two week menu plans with our meal planner, The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan. Login to The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan.

After creating a profile for yourself, the planner will create two-week menu plans complete with shopping lists for each week. After creating your menu there is the option to change the recipe choices and you'll be able to tailor the plans to fit your taste and the season.

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet

Just Tell Me What to Eat!

Just Tell Me What to Eat!

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.

Get the prescription for better health as well as healthy weight loss, including:

  • What to eat
  • How to cook it
  • When to eat it
  • What to eat at a restaurant
  • What to eat if you're in a hurry
  • and best of all....
  • Why eating great food is the best health decision you'll ever make.

Hardcover: $19.99 +s/h | Paperback: $15.00 +s/h