The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
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.
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.
"Eating well and eating healthy is the same thing," says Dr. Tim Harlan, aka "Dr. Gourmet," who discovered his love of food long before embarking on a successful career as a physician. By the age of 18, Harlan was managing his first restaurant and had learned cooking techniques from some of the finest chefs. He subsequently opened an intimate French bistro at age 22.
Returning to school to pursue a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Dr. Harlan found his way to medicine. While completing his degree at Emory University School of Medicine, he began writing about the clear link between food and health, blending his extensive knowledge of food and nutrition with his medical expertise.
On television, "Dr. Gourmet" has been the on-air expert for the Food Network show "Cooking Thin" and host of the DIY Network show "AskDIY." His 2002 public broadcast program "The Dr. Gourmet Show" earned an Emmy Award for excellence in medical programming. As a recognized expert, Dr. Harlan has also appeared on KWGN and KMGH in Denver, WJXT in Jacksonville, KNTV in San Francisco, KPIX in San Francisco, WTMJ and WITI in Milwaukee, and WLS and WGN in Chicago, IL, demonstrating how to cook healthy meals. In addition, he has been featured on CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as other top-tier media outlets.
Teaching patients that eating great food is the easiest path to health, Dr. Harlan launched DrGourmet.com as the definitive evidence-based source for diet, health, wellness and lifestyle information. His books, It's Heartly Fare and Hand On Heart, guide readers on what they can eat for optimum health.
His most recent book is Just Tell Me What to Eat! For anyone tired of restricted meals and unappetizing strategies (who really wants to avoid pasta for the rest of their life?), Just Tell Me What to Eat! is a 6-week meal plan that takes the guesswork out of eating well. It emphasizes delicious, hearty meals, a Mediterranean-style diet, high-quality calories, and home cooking whenever possible. Find out more about Just Tell Me What to Eat!
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS, is a practicing, board-certified Internist. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University and Director of the GW Culinary Medicine Program.
Health meets Food: the Culinary Medicine Curriculum, is an innovative program teaching medical students about diet and lifestyle that bridges the gap between the basic sciences, clinical medicine, the community, and culinary education. Medical students work side-by-side in the kitchen with culinary students to teach each other, and most importantly, teach the community and patients how to return to their kitchens and transform their health.
He served as Associate Dean for Clinical Services at Tulane University School of Medicine and is the founder and Senior Advisor of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, the first of its kind teaching kitchen operated by a medical school.
Dr. Harlan attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and pursued his residency at Emory University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Harlan is happy to accommodate as many telephone and email interviews as he can within the time constraints of his busy clinical practice and administrative duties. Please send your requests to [email protected] and Dr. Harlan will reply as soon as he can (typically within 24 hours). If you have a deadline, please state your deadline in your inquiry.
This Doctor Is Prescribing Food as Medicine, and It's Making Patients Healthier, EatingWell (American Food Heroes) 2021
"A Food Fight Against Disease," USNews, 2018
Culinary Medicine: A Recipe for Better Health, USNews, 2018
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine Winner of the 2017 Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education, Strategies to Overcome & Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, 2017
Interview with Dr. Timothy Harlan, Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 2017
Tulane teaching doctors to use food as medicine at Goldring Center, The Advocate, 2017
Inside the Culinary Medical Program at Tulane University, Bon Appetít, 2014