Watch your calories not your Veggies

Eating  fruits and veggies alone can’t help you lose weight. But eating more of green leafy vegetables also  won't help you lose weight or  also won't make you gain weight, which may be just as important. So what is  that you need to follow in your diet for weight loss. Fruits and veggies, say researchers, can often fill you up and take the place of higher-calorie foods. And they're obviously a great source for getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. So don't skimp on the fruits and veggies just yet. According to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that eating fruits and vegetables actually has little to no impact on weight loss. Researchers examined data from more than 1,200 test subjects, and found that across the board, eating more healthy fruits and vegetables "had a near-zero effect on weight loss," said Kathryn Kaiser, of the UAB School of Public Health, who helped lead the team. Instead, the people who had the most success with losing extra kgs were those who cut their total calorie intake -- no matter what it was they were eating.

So the key to weight loss is not fruits, veggies or leafy stalks but the overall intake of your calories that you consume through them that helps in losing weight.