WANT to lose weight but don’t know where to start? Try adding these four vegetables to your diet.

Following a healthy diet and regular exercise plan is probably the best way to lose weight, but there are some healthy ways to “trick” your body into burning more fat.

Green vegetables are an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet and they are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, are some of the most beneficial when it comes to weight loss.

Here are four leafy greens you should add to your diet immediately:

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WEIGHT LOSS: Eating more cruciferous vegetables can help promote weight loss (Pic: GETTY)

1. Brussel sprouts

They may not be your favourite Christmas dinner treat, but Brussels sprouts are very beneficial for your health.

The small green vegetables are high in protein, accounting for more than a quarter of their calories.

Eating a high protein diet boosts metabolism, reduces appetite and changes numerous weight-regulating hormones.

Brussels sprouts also high in fibre, which means they fill you up, without filling you out.

Just half a cup of Brussels sprouts also provides 81% of your RDI (recommended daily intake) of vitamin C.

Upping your intake of vitamin C could also help shift unwanted pounds, according to scientific research.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is also high in vitamin C. Foods high in vitamin C can help you zap up to 30% more fat during exercise, research from Arizona State University at Mesa reveals.

It is a particularly low-calorie vegetable, but is high in dietary fibre, which will make you fuller for longer.

Broccoli is also high in protein, making it a great protein-rich source for vegans and vegetarians.

Adding broccoli to your diet can help reduce blood sugar levels, making it good for those with type-2 diabetes.

3. Cabbage

Cabbage is extremely rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Eating the leafy vegetable in any form is beneficial to your health, but fermented cabbage could help aid weight loss further.

Fermented foods contain probiotics which can help speed up metabolism and aid fat burn.

4. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is high in choline nutrient, which can help boost metabolism. The popular vegetable is about 92% water. Eating low-calorie foods with high water content is a great way to increase weight loss.

Here are five other healthy foods that burn stubborn belly fat and boost metabolism.