FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC) Millions set goals for the new year and if yours was to eat healthy or maybe trim the waist line a bit, some experts say diets may not be the way to go.

Samantha Kay, a registered dietitian from Dupont Hospital joined morning anchors Pauleen Le and Krista Miller in the studio Thursday morning. 

She said diets can be restricting and may only help in the short term. 

Instead, she suggests trying to incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet over time. Doing so can also provide more benefits other than just weight loss. 

"There's a lot of non-scale victories out there as well," she said. "With healthy eating and watching what we're eating and increasing the quality of what we're eating, that might also help our viewers who are maybe having some joint pain or with their energy level throughout the day." 

She said ideally, people should try for 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit every day. 

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables are just as good as fresh. Canned fruits and veggies are also good as long as its canned in its own juice.