Believe it or not though, you can actually slay hunger pangs by eating the right foods. For example, choosing lean protein and wholegrain noodles and pasta will keep you feeling full for longer - and you'll be amazed how much veg and salad you can add to your plate.
You might also be mistaken in thinking that low-calorie meals will lack flavour, but this doesn't need to be the case if you pick from our delicious recipes, created in our test kitchen with flavour as a priority. We want to show you how simple, quick and delicious low-calorie meals can be so much so, that you won't feel like you're denying yourself anything.
The wholewheat noodles in our salmon teriyaki with soba noodles recipe (pictured) release energy slowly and will keep you feeling full all day - and you'll love the kick of flavour from the teriyaki sauce. At 292 calories, it comes in at just under 300 which means it's both healthy, delicious and also very quick to make.
You'll be surprised how many original and tasty recipes you'll have to choose from, and you can even cook these for your family who'll never know you're sticking to a diet. Choose from warming soups, filling suppers and healthy salads - whether you're looking for simple lunch ideas or a filling, nutritious dinner, we guarantee our mouthwatering recipes will help you stick to that diet effortlessly.
Click through to discover our collection of delicious recipes all under 300 calories...
Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake