About the Low-Calorie Diet

What is a low-calorie diet?

It sounds simple, right? A low-calorie diet is just one that is lower in calories -- but how do you ensure that it’s healthy, as well? If you’re following a low-calorie diet, you need to ensure that it’s also nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, full of fiber, and packed with healthy fats.

Should I consider a low-calorie diet?

Most people follow a low-calorie plan for weight-loss and/or to reduce risk factors of heart disease and diabetes. If you’re trying to lose weight, eating low-calorie meals that are rooted in the principles of a Mediterranean-style diet will ensure that you’re still incorporating the necessary elements of a healthy weight-loss plan. (Want to learn more about low-calorie eating and weight-loss? Check out our Real Weight Loss Plan!)

How can I eat a low-calorie diet?

If you’re eating a low-calorie diet, focus on the following components:

  • Nutrient score - Evaluates daily values of protein, fiber, potassium, vitamins A + C, calcium, and iron
  • Anti-inflammatory quotient - Evaluates four key sources known to reduce inflammation in the body
  • Fiber content - Evaluates the percentage of the daily value of dietary fiber
  • Unhealthy fat content - Evaluates the absence of high levels of saturated fat associated with elevated cholesterol

Low-calorie shopping list

Your low-calorie shopping list is full of fresh ingredients packed with flavor! Add these items to your list:

  • Fresh and frozen vegetables
  • Fresh and frozen fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Lean proteins (ex. lean protein, eggs, tofu)
  • Herbs and spices
  • Balsamic and apple cider vinegars

(Want to see our full list? Download the Real Weight Loss Plan!)

Low-calorie delivery with Terra’s Kitchen

We take the guesswork out of eating nutrient-dense, low-calorie meals. It’s a simple filter! On our menu, just select Low-Calorie or Weight Loss to filter.

You can feel confident choosing any of these meals, knowing that they’re evaluated with the Terra’s Kitchen Nutrition Score (TKNS). The TKNS evaluates nutrient density, anti-inflammatory components, fiber content, and healthy fats to ensure a nutritious, filling low-calorie meal.

Terra’s Kitchen offers a variety of dietary options based on the principles of the Mediterranean lifestyles, including Paleo, vegetarian, low-calorie, and gluten-free. Love it all? We have plenty of options for you.

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