Vegetarian (Lacto-Ovo) Meal Planning Now Available at

An important new feature has been added to The Quality Calorie Diet, available at Vegetarians may now use the software to create meatless (lacto-ovo) diet plans, complete with two weeks of recipes and shopping lists.

New Orleans, LA, March 11, 2009 --( Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., also known as Dr. Gourmet, today announces the newest feature in The Quality Calorie Diet, his free, customizable diet and menu planning software.

Now available at, The Quality Calorie Diet now offers lacto-ovo vegetarians the ability to create two-week meal plans using Dr. Gourmet's easy, healthy recipes, along with the existing features: calorie tracking, recipe storage and analysis, and exercise tracking.

"We've had many requests for a vegetarian option," Dr. Harlan said, "and we're delighted to be able to respond to our users."

The software is based on the 5 areas that research has shown help people with both eating healthy and weight loss.

1. Meal Planning - Provides users with two week menu plans complete with shopping lists. Users can include their own recipes in planning menus.

2. Food Diary – Offers a comprehensive online Food Diary so that users can track their caloric intake.

3. Goal Tracking – Along with the Exercise Diary, the plan allows documenting of calories consumed vs. calories burned and tracks progress toward user-defined goals.

4. Groups Lose Weight Better - The only diet or menu planning software that allows users to create a plan that works for their whole family.

5. Knowledge - The new Recipe Box feature allows users to enter their own recipes for use in meal plans and also analyzes the recipes and provides Nutrition Facts.

The Quality Calorie Diet is available at

About Dr. Gourmet

Dr. Harlan is a practicing internist, Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Raised in the restaurant business, he is also an accomplished chef who owned his first restaurant at the age of twenty-two. He is the author of cookbooks as well as patient education materials, and is the creator of Emmy-winning television programming that helps viewers better understand how to eat healthy. is firmly grounded in evidence-based medicine and its diets and recipes are based on the Mediterranean Diet, the only diet clinically proven to help prevent heart disease. It includes hundreds of recipes for low sodium diets, lactose intolerance and for patients who use warfarin (Coumadin®), as well as those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gluten sensitivity.

For more information: contact Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., at (504) 931-2929,

Dr. Gourmet
Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.