I'm trying to drop a few pounds, nothing too big, just so that I can feel healthy again. I keep to fairly small portions, I have about 5 small meals a day, and I chow down on tons of fruits and veggies (my dad has a HUGE garden!). I get plenty of exercise: I ride horses (quite a workout), walk my dog a lot, and do light strength training 3 days a week). I also eat a LOT of beans. I just realized though, that my diet is fairly carb-heavy. I eat cereals every morning, and beans have lots of carbs in them, along with the wraps and tortillas that I eat them with.
Maybe this is my problem in losing a few pounds? No matter what I do, I can't seem to lose anything. I'm not really willing to cut back on beans, because they are my main source of protein (I don't like "fake" meats or things like tofu). Are there any substitutes or anything else I can do to finally make these few pounds come off?