'I think if people ate more fruits and vegetables every day they would have enough calories left over at the end of the day to have a higher calorie meal for dinner. '
I agree. That was my point. You can have the low-calorie veggies (raw or otherwise - they're still pretty low-calorie, as a group) AND have the room in your daily diet for something a little 'richer' in calories. You balance it. It's the 'feast and famine' pattern where you say, 'If I'm going to really have a good time, forgetting all about calories and eating whatever I want, then I have to pay for it by eating minimal calories and depriving myself'' that gives calorie-counting a bad name!
I'm not saying anything new. It's how Weight Watchers works, for example.